Amritsar is a city in northwest India’s northern Punjab state. It is located around 25 kilometers (15 miles) east of the Pakistani border. The largest and most significant city in Punjab, Amritsar serves as a key hub for commerce, culture, and transportation.
The Harmandir Sahib, or Golden Temple, is the main place of worship for Sikhs there, and it serves as the religion’s epicenter.
Along with housing hundreds of thousands of Sikhs, Amritsar serves as the main place of worship for Sikhs who reside outside of India and internationally. The Golden Temple and its complex of numerous neighboring buildings that are centered around the tank are the pilgrims’ main points of interest.