Amritsar, literally a Pool of Nectar, derives its name from Amrit Sarovar, the holy tank that surrounds the fabulous Golden Temple. Golden Temple also known as Sri Darbar Sahib or Sri Harmandir Sahib is named after Hari (God) the temple of God. The Sikhs all over the world, daily wish to pay visit to Sri Amritsar and to pay obeisance at Sri Harmandir Sahib in their Ardas.Amritsar is situated in northern Punjab state of northwestern India lies about 25 km east of the border with Pakistan. Amritsar is an important city of Punjab and is a major commercial, cultural, and transportation centre.
The ‘Rajasansi International Airport’, about 11 km. from town, is connected by domestic flights to Delhi, Srinagar and Chandigarh. International flights to U.K, Singapore, Canada & Sharjah etc. Amongst other sights is Jallianwala Bagh, site of the gruesome massacre of unarmed Indians by British troops. A major tourist attraction these days is the Indo-Pakistan border crossing at Wagah, just a short distance from Amritsar, with its elaborate change-of-guards drill with a lot of strutting and intimidator showing off by both side.