Golden Temple - Overview


Golden Temple was designed by Guru Arjun Dev who was the fifth Guru of the Sikhs. The temple is the place of pilgrimage for the people of Sikh community and many people come to worship here every day. There is no restriction and people of any religion can come and worship here.

Golden Temple


Amritsar is one of the largest cities of Punjab and India which is popular for the Golden Temple. Previously, Amritsar was also known as Ambrasar and Ramdaspur. Pakistan border is just 28km away from the city. Besides Golden Temple, Akal Takht is also popular which authorises the upkeep of Gurudwaras.


Ramtirth Temple is visited by the Hindu devotees as it is believed that it was the ashram of Maharishi Valmiki and is the place where Goddess Sita gave birth to Lava and Kush. Amritsar is also popular for handicrafts, carpets, light engineering and Punjabi cuisine.

Visiting Hours

Golden Temple is opened for the people from 4:00am to 11:00pm. It takes around two hours to visit the whole temple complex. The temple is opened on all days of the week including the government holidays.


There is no entry fees to visit the temple and people can visit it any time during the visiting hours.

Best time to visit

The period to visit the temple is from September to March as the climate is very pleasant in these months. Though the months of December and January are chilly but still people enjoy visiting the city. The period from April to June is very hot as the temperature reaches up to 49 degrees. In the months of July and August, climate becomes hot and humid.

Where to Stay?

There are more than 300 hotels in Amritsar where people can enjoy their stay. The hotels range from cheap hotels to expensive five-star hotels. Some of the hotels in the city are as follows −

  • Five-Star Hotels

    • Hyatt located at G.T. Road

    • Taj Swarna located at Majitha Verka Bypass

    • Radisson Blu Hotel located at Airport Road

    • Ista located at Main G.T. Road

    • Holiday Inn located at Ranjit Avenue

  • Four-Star Hotels

    • The Fern Residency located at The Mall, Sona Chandi Towers

    • Hotel Ritz Plaza located at Mall Road

    • Hotel Comfort Inn Alstonia located at Ranjit Avenue

    • Humble Hotel located at Lawrence Road

    • Ramada Hotel located near Golden Temple

  • Three-Star Hotels

    • Hotel Hong Kong Inn located at Queens Road

    • Hotel Abode located near Golden Temple

    • Hotel Namaskar Residency located at Queens Road

    • Hotel Robin located near Golden Temple

    • Hotel Fairway located at Court Road

  • Budget or Two-Star Hotels

    • Hotel Singh International located near Bus Stand

    • Hotel Veenus International located at Queens Road

    • Hotel Basera located at Queens Road

    • Hotel Axis Inn located near Bus Stand

    • Hotel Sukhman International located at Queens Road

  • Cheap or One-Star Hotels

    • Asha Guest House located near Golden Temple

    • Hotel Grace located near Golden Temple

    • Hotel Grace located near Golden Temple

    • Hotel Sitara Niwas located at Brahm Batta Market

    • Hotel Indus located near Golden Temple