Amritsar is a city in Punjab and is the center to the Sikh religion as it is where the very famous and popular Sikh temple (Gurudwara) Harmandir Sahib is or commonly known as the Golden Temple. Historically Amritsar is known as Ramdaspur. Amritsar is a place full of history, culture and tradition, and also famous for the food which is served there. Here is a look at the tourist attractions at Amritsar. Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib) Harmandir Sahib (gurudwara) more commonly known as Golden Temple is a very important and sacred pilgrimage place for Sikh's. People from across the world pay their respects at the Gurudwara, and there are more visitors who visit the gurudwara than the Taj Mahal. On weekdays there are around 100,000 visitors, so you can imagine how popular this religious place is. The name Golden Temple name comes from the distinctive golden look of the gurudwara, as the dome is fully covered with gold. The gurudwara also has a sarovar (pool), where Sikhs bathe. Along with all other gurudwaras the Golden Temple also provides langar (free meals) to people. Wagah Border Wagah Border is something not to be missed when in Amritsar. Wagah Border is a post which is on the Grand Trunk Road and is between India and Pakistan, and this is the only road crossing between the two countries. Every evening there is a ceremony which is held where the gates from the both sides are closed and flags from both countries are lowered. Jallianwala Bagh Jallianwala Bagh is located close to the Golden Temple and it is a place of sorrow and tragedy. It is this very place where a brutal massacre had taken place in 1919 during the pre independence time. A memorial was built in 1951 for the people who lost their lives during the massacre and it then became a public garden for the public where they can see proof and read about the place and how people lost their lives.