Home to Sikhism’s holiest shrine, the majestic Golden Temple, Amritsar is the spiritual and cultural centre of the Sikh religion. A great city of worship and pilgrimage, a visit to Amirtsar is believed to cleanse the soul of the pilgrim. The gold plated Gurdwara, a place of worship in the Sikh religion, sits majestically in its ‘holy pool of nectar’, a unique site that rivals the majesty of the Taj Mahal. The surrounding city consists of busy lanes full of friendly locals selling folk arts and exceptional cuisine. In addition to the city’s number one attraction, there re a number of other sacred monuments, temples and shrines worth visiting.