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Sri Akal Takht Amritsar

Sri Akal Takht literally means eternal throne and is the supreme throne of the Temporal Authority of Khalsa. At the same time, it is also the center point of spiritual activities of Sikhs. This throne, built by the sixth Sikh Guru, Guru Hargobind, is the oldest and most important of the five planks in India.

Sikh tourists going to Amritsar must visit Sri Akal Takht located in the Harmandir Sahib Complex. Sri Akal Takht is a five tala structure symbolizing the sovereignty of the Sikh community. It is studded with marble and also has a gold-dome. In addition there is a semicircular platform, which opens into the passageway. In the day time, Adi Gandha is kept in the Golden Temple, while at night it is kept in the holy premises of Sri Akal Takht. Those ancient weapons are also kept here, which were used by the Sikhs during the 1984 attack on the Golden Temple.

Best Time to Visit Sri Akal Takht Amritsar

If you are planning to visit the Sri Akal Takht during the summer holidays, then do not even think about coming here at this time. Because it is very hot here, this time is not good for visiting here. You can come here in the monsoon season between July to August. Otherwise, October to March is the best time to visit here.

How to reach Sri Akal Takht Amritsar

Akal Takht is located within the Harmandir Sahib area, opposite to the Darbar Sahib. Being the most important place in Punjab. If you are going from Delhi to Amritsar train or by road, then it will take about 9 hours while flight will cost only 1 hour. If you are going for the Golden Temple then there is Rajasansi Airport here. It takes 15 minutes to reach here from Amritsar. If you are going to Delhi by road then you can reach Amritsar by Grand Trunk Road. With this, if you are going by highway, then you can reach Amritsar even after passing from Karnal, Ambala, Khanna, Jalandhar and Ludhiana.

Content last updated in January 2021


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