City break in Amritsar. Active leisure ideas for Amritsar - attractions, recreation and nightlife

Having explored the signature architectural landmarks of the city, many tourists want to relax in picturesque local parks. Some of these parks have an important historic background. Jallianwala Bagh is one of these symbolic places. In 1919, a sad event happened on the site of today’s park. One of the biggest rebellions took place in Amritsar at that time. The British fired their rifles into unarmed locals who were fighting for the independence of their homeland. Almost 400 people were killed and over 1200 people were injured during the event known today as the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre.
India is rich in sacred cities, and Amritsar is definitely one of them. Moreover, this city is the holy area of the Sikh religion. It is situated in the northwestern part of the Punjab … Open
Nowadays, the memorial park features many symbolic monuments dedicated to local people who were killed during the liberation fight. The eternal light in the park is a reminder of the deceased. Gorgeous trees and decorative plants add charm to the park. Jallianwala Bagh is an attractive and well-kept area. Visitors can take pictures near the symbolic monuments and relax in the shade of old trees.
Nature enthusiasts enjoy taking strolls in Ram Bagh Park. This park is situated in one of the newest neighborhoods in Amritsar. Ram Bagh Park got its name after the founder of Amritsar. This is one of the most beautiful landscaped gardens in the city. There is an interesting collection of conifers in this park. A part of the park is reserved for cultivating herbs. Numerous manmade canals and a pond with goldfish create a tranquil atmosphere. Gorgeous fountains decorate the central part of the park. It is hard to think of a better place to relax in Amritsar on a hot day. Copyright
It is hard to call Amritsar a large tourist city – there are not many entertainment centers and mind-blowing amusements here. Take your children to cozy public parks, visit amusement … Open
You will also have an opportunity to visit interesting suburban parks and reserves located not far from Amritsar. Both locals and tourists enjoy visiting Harike Wetland and Bird Sanctuary. This reserve is established around the picturesque Harike Wetland area. Large deposits of freshwater attract multiple birds to this area. It is possible to see really rare species here. Many interesting hiking and cycling trails are laid in the reserve. They take guests to the most beautiful parts of Harike Wetland and offer striking views of the lake. Needless to say, boat rides in Harike Lake remain one of the most popular activities for tourists.
The city doesn’t have many bars and nightclubs because this pastime is simply not common here. Local people do not consume alcohol, so tourists who enjoy sipping their favorite cocktails in the evening need to choose large hotels for their stay in Amritsar. Modern cinemas are affordable and popular evening entertainment. The most popular cinemas are open in shopping malls. BIG Cinemas and Cinepolis are among the most well-known.
Taking into consideration the unique culture and traditions of Amritsar, it is no wonder why spectacular Harmandir Sahib is the main landmark in this Indian city. Many travelers know this … Open
In the evening, head to one of the big city restaurants that frequently offer interesting entertainment programs. Musicians and dancers often perform in local restaurants, and for tourists this is an amazing opportunity to get acquainted with the local culture. Do not miss an opportunity to take a walk in the city after sunset. Stylish illumination, which turns on in the evening, makes multiple streets and historic attractions in Amritsar even more attractive. Do not visit remote neighborhoods in the evening but popular public areas and famous attractions are always crowded in the evening, so it is safe to visit them.
A walk among the rows in local markets is also an interesting activity. Although many modern shopping centers opened in the city in recent years, traditional Indian markets continue working and do not lose their popularity. The most interesting markets are open in the historic part of the city. They have artisan workshops where generations of masters work and sell their crafts. You will have an opportunity to see how skilled professionals make copper tableware and other accessories. At the old market, there are also jewelry shops with open workshops that let visitors see how exquisite jewelry is being made.
Just like many Indian cities, Amritsar has a selection of picturesque markets and shops. The majority of goods are affordable even for budget tourists. You will have an opportunity to … Open
Amritsar is home to many unique historic landmarks and religious sites that attract pilgrims from all over the world. Nevertheless, it is hard to call the city a typical tourist destination. Even a simple walk on the city streets can become interesting entertainment for foreigners because they can see the typical lifestyle of an Indian city. This is one of the reasons why tourists enjoy hiring rickshaws – it is inexpensive and interesting to see the traditional life of Amritsar from a small cart. Today, many historic landmarks offer entertainment programs for tourists. As a rule, these programs include performances of dancers, musicians, acrobats, yogis, and artists practicing other cultural traditions of India.
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Amusement parks near Amritsar
♥   Amusement park 'Sozo Water Park' Lahore, 37.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Sindbad' Fortress Stadium, 49.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Joyland' Lahore, 49.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park' Lahore, 56.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Sindbad' Sialkot Cantt, 103 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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