Are you planning to visit the Golden Temple in Amritsar, and are not sure about the timings & travel details of the temple? Don’t worry, TravelerSharma is here to help you. Here I will tell you about my trip experience to the Golden Temple in 2023.
Recently I got the privilege to visit the Golden Temple in Amritsar city of Punjab. In this article, I will tell you about my recent visit to the Golden Temple, visiting hours, and a complete travel guide on how to reach the Golden Temple in Amritsar.
Golden Temple is one of the most popular destinations to visit in India. Golden Temple, also known as Gurdwara Harmandir Sahib, is spiritually the most significant shrine in Sikhism.
My Travel Experience to The Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab
We came to Amritsar so that we could visit the Golden Temple. It is a bustling place full of worshippers and sightseers but preserves serenity and spirituality. The main chamber of the Golden Temple Gurdwara is located in the middle of a pool and worshippers can pray and pay respect in a very peaceful and orderly manner.
We entered Golden Temple at around 1:00 PM and stayed there till 7:00 PM. However, on average, it takes around 1 to 2 hours to visit the temple, depending on the crowd. We stayed there so long because me and my friend feeling a divine experience inside the Gurudwara premises.
No words can describe the peace & calmness one can experience at the Golden Temple Gurudwara in Amritsar, Punjab. It is a very beautiful, peaceful, calm, and divine place to visit in Amritsar. If you have time only to do one thing in Amritsar, then without a second thought, go to the Golden Temple.
Opening & Closing Timings of the Golden Temple, Amritsar
However, the Golden Temple is open 24*7 on all days of the week it has a basic timing for some specific events throughout the day-
- Golden Temple opening time (for tourists): 04:00 AM
- Golden Temple closing time (for tourists): 11:00 PM
- Kiwad Opening time: 02:15 AM
- Kirtan at Amrit Vela time: 02:30 AM
- Asa di Var time: 03:15 AM
- The departure of Palki Sahib from Sri Akal Takhat Sahib time: 04:15 AM
- First Hukamnama time: 04:45 AM
- First Ardas time: 05:15 AM
- Asa Di War Samapti time: 06:15 AM
- Second Ardas & Hukamnama time: 06:30 AM
- Hukamnama at night time: 10:15 PM
- Departure of Palki Sahib from Sri Harimandir Sahib time: 10:30 PM
- Sukh-Aasan Sahib at Sri Akal Takhat Sahib time: 10:45 PM
It is noteworthy that the timings of the Golden Temple Gurdwara in Amritsar may slightly vary in festive seasons.
How to Reach Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab – Complete Travel Guide
Amritsar is well connected to all the major cities of India via road, rail, and air means of transport. It is very easy to reach the Golden Temple Gurdwara in Amritsar as it is located in a very prime location of the city.
Amritsar Railway Station to Golden Temple Distance: Approx. 3 kilometers
Amritsar Airport to Golden Temple Distance: Approx. 13 kilometers
Amritsar Bus Stand to Golden Temple Distance: Approx. 2 kilometers
One can easily book a cab or get a taxi from any of the above-mentioned locations in Amritsar to go to the Golden Temple. If you are at Amritsar railway station then you can also use the free bus service facility to go to the Golden Temple. This service is arranged by Golden Temple Trust.