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¤ Gurudwara Taran Taran
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¤ Sri Keshgarh Sahib
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¤ Durgiana Temple
¤ Ram Tirath Temple
Hotels in Amritsar
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¤ Mohan International Hotel
¤ MK Hotel
Two Star Hotels
¤ Hotel Ritz Plaza
¤ Hotel Royal Castle
¤ Hotel Astoria
¤ The Grand
¤ Ranjit's Svassa
¤ Hotel Blue Moon
¤ KR Resorts
¤ Hotel Lawrence
Sikh Culture
¤ Ten Gurus of Sikhs
¤ Khalsa Panth
Recreational places in Amritsar
¤ Harike Bird Sanctuary
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Historical Places in Amritsar
¤ Jallianwala Bagh
¤ Ram Bagh
Places nearby Amritsar
¤ Wagah Border
¤ Gurudwara Anandpur Sahib
¤ Gurudwara Kiratpur Sahib
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Amritsar

Location: Amritsar is located in Punjab state of India between 31°37'59.16" N 74°51'56.16" E latitudes. The city of Amritsar spreads on an area of 5075 km². Ideally located in the northwest part of India, Amritsar is at a distance of 32 miles from Lahore and Pakistan. The district of Amritsar falls in Jallandhar division and has a trapezium shape.

Population: According to 2001 census, Amritsar has a population of about 3,074,207.

Geography

  • Topography
    Amritsar lies amidst River Beas (to the east) separating Amritsar from Kapurthala and River Ravi (to the west). It is located in the lower part of Upper Bari Doab. It is very interesting that river Beas joins Satluj River at the confluence of Lahore (Pakistan), Firozpur, Amritsar and Kapurthala. As Punjab plain is a part of Indo-Gangetic system, Amritsar also has alluvial deposits brought by Beas and Ravi Rivers. The soil in Amritsar is a light reddish-yellow loam (colloquially called maira) that becomes somewhat stiffer at the doab, finally deteriorating into sandy and slightly uneven soil (colloquially called tibba).

    Amritsar has a levelled plain and is situated at an elevation of 200 metres in the northeast to about 175 metres in the southwest. The terrain of Amritsar can be put under three categories: The Upland Plain, Bluff along the Beas and Floodplain of Satluj.

  • Major Rivers: River Beas and Ravi, the distributaries of River Indus drench the land of Amritsar. Saki Nala, a perennial river also flows through Amritsar.

    Amritsar is derived with a combination of two words Amrit (meaning nectar) and Sar (meaning pool). So it can be called "a pool of nectar". The city is dominated by Sikhs. Golden Temple, most revered place in Sikh history is in Amritsar. It is believed that the tank surrounding the Golden Temple was originally a small natural pool. But when Guru Ram Das migrated to this spot, the pool came to be known as a dukh niwaran pool (free from pains). People from far off places started coming to visit this holy place to plunge in the pool and get rid of their skin problems. Guru Ram Das laid the foundation of Golden Temple and the pool was converted into a tank.

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