Golden Temple (Sri Harmandir Sahib), the world’s holiest shrine for Sikhs, in Amritsar, India attracts approximately seven million tourists in a month.
Its architecture represents a unique harmony between the Muslim and the Hindu way of construction work and this is considered as one of the best architectural specimens of the world.
It is often quoted that this architecture has created an independent Sikh school of architecture in the history of art in India.
The temple is a noted combination of stupendous beauty and sublime peacefulness.
It can be said that the heart of Sikhism lies here.
The doorframe of the arch is about 10ft in height and 8ft 6inches in breadth. It opens on to the causeway or bridge that leads to the main building of Sri Harmandir Sahib. The bridge is connected with the 13 feet wide 'Pardakshna' (circumambulatory path).
It runs around the main shrine and it leads to the 'Har ki Paure' (steps of God).
Amritsar is a city with a splendid blend of tradition and culture.
With important religious centers and historical sites, the city reveals a magnificent past and a promising future. There are several heritage and religious attractions in Amritsar.