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Amritsar. Not only Golden Temple

Amritsar, a city in the northern part of India (state of Punjab) was founded by Guru Ram Das in 1574 on land bought by him for 700 rupees from the owners of the village of Tung. Central walled city has narrow streets mostly developed in the 17th and 18th century. The city is a peculiar example of an introverted planning system with unique areas called Katras. The Katras are self styled residential units that provided unique defence system during attacks on the city. Today, city’s population is over 1,500,000. The main commercial activities include tourism, carpets and fabrics, farm produce,  handicraft, service trades and light engineering. Amritsar also is an education hub for the region with many educational institutions ranging from engineering to arts. But mostly Amritsar is known for Harmandir Sahib or Golden Temple. But, besides beautiful and very spiritual Golden Temple, city with it’s people is a very special place to enjoy daily life boiling in the streets with a lot of history and vibe…

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3 responses

  1. Beautiful photos!

    September 12, 2011 at 18:28

  2. I love the atmosphere in these – something I’m trying to do with my street/travel photography

    September 27, 2011 at 22:20

  3. There is certainly a lot to learn about this topic.
    I really like all of the points you have made.

    June 8, 2013 at 08:00

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