Golden Temple - Nearby Places
Golden temple is the most attractive place which tourists love to visit in Amritsar. Besides this, there are many other places to visit nearby the temple. Some of these places are as follows −
Jallianwala Bagh is commemorated for the massacre that occurred in 1919 when General Dyer ordered to shoot the people. Thousands of people died or injured in this massacre. In 1951, the government established the memorial for commemoration. The bagh is one kilometre away from the Golden Temple.
Wagah Border is a popular tourist place which is the border between India and Pakistan. Two popular events are held here which are Beating Retreat and Change of Guard. The soldiers of both countries participate in the events in which they show patriotism for their country.
Durgiana Temple is around 2km away from Golden Temple. It is a Hindu Temple and was built in the same way as the Golden Temple. In other words, it can be said that the temple is the replica of Golden Temple.
The temple was built by Harsai Mal Kapoor and is dedicated to Goddess Durga. Other deities worshipped in the temple are Hanuman, Goddess Shitla, Goddess Lakshmi, and Lord Narain.
Tarn Taran is a district which has a pilgrimage site of the same name. The city is 22km away from Golden Temple. Guru Arjun Dev constructed the temple. There is a pond in the temple which is believed to be the largest one among all the Sikh shrines.
Jama Masjid Khairuddin
Jama Masjid Khairuddin was built by Mohammad Khairuddin in 1876. The mosque is situated in the Hall Bazar which is considered as a holy place because Tootie-e-Hind Shah Attaullah Bukhari raised his voice against the British. The mosque is very beautiful and one of the popular attractions of Amritsar.