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Akal Takht

Harmandir Sahib Complex | Opp. Darshani Deohri, Amritsar 143001, India
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Ranked #3 of 43 attractions in Amritsar
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Dehradun, India
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70 reviews 70 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The Granth Sahib is kept in the Temple during the day and is kept in the Akal Takht or Eternal Throne in the night. Considered the highest seat of the Sikh authority, the Akal Takht was built by Guru Hargovind in the year 1609. The traditional arms and weapons used by the earlier Gurus and Sikh warriors are displayed every... More

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Chandigarh, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

It is worth seeing the Akal Takht that is in Amritsar. It has always been the focus of civil disobedience movements, as it was in 1984 sadly before the authorities began a massacre there. The sovereign throne, temporal seat of God..............amazing

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Akal Takht Sahib literally means Eternal Throne. It is also part of the Golden Temple complex in Amritsar. Its foundation was laid by Guru Hargobind Sahib, the sixth Sikh Guru. While the Golden Temple stands for spiritual guidance the Akal Takht symbolizes the dispensing of justice and temporal activity. During the day the Guru Granth Sahib is kept in the... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

No guided tours for foreigners, but free to roam around yourself, so why not-so I did! Many nice things there to have your picture taken against, best to give this whole site a whole day to visit.

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Strolling around and looking at pilgrims. Iconic place to take pictures. Beware of the sun as it can be pretty hot but arcades will provide the required shade when necessary.

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

There is nothing to dislike about this place, it is the inner peace that u get here, it is supposed to be the place where the Sarpanch take decesions regarding the running of the city in those days, Today also there is a body governing the running of the Harmandir Sahib and it is also the resting place of the... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Again a peaceful place inside the temple premises and kept cool too.Crowd was less here. Wanted to know more , most of the people there were unable to communicate in Hindi or English

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This place is inside the Golden Tempe complex. It is right opposite to the start of the line on the bridge to enter the main temple complex at the center of the pond. It has a small hall where you can sit down for a while. Need to strictly maintain silence. Not advisable if you are taking kids along.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This just added to the sublime atmosphere within the Golden Temple. Beautiful architecture and an imposing yet elegant structure.

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Pune
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

The Akal Takht is part of the Golden Temple complex - and a 'must visit' for every traveler. Spiritually, historically, architecturally, holistically - there's something here for all of us. There are sermons or hymns being constantly broadcast on PA systems - but the decibels are not jarring and the tone of delivery is soothing to even a non-punjabi ear... More

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