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Akal Takht

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Address: Harmandir Sahib Complex | Opp. Darshani Deohri, Amritsar 143001, India
Phone Number: 919914404090

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Entrance to holy and divine Golden temple

A huge open space in the entrance of golden temple. Surrounded with many shops where one can buy souvenir and special things of Amritsar. Also need to park your shoe there. Very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Vadodara, India
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Vadodara, India
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59 reviews 59 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

A huge open space in the entrance of golden temple. Surrounded with many shops where one can buy souvenir and special things of Amritsar. Also need to park your shoe there. Very neat and clean place.

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Gurgaon, Haryana, India
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

A must visit place if you have come to Amritsar. Everything that you would have read in your history books will come alive.

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Vasai, Maharashtra, India
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The intricate designs and carvings in the Akaal Takht are breathtaking and to be able to move freely around the place is amazing.

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Haryana, India
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This is the first Takht and is situated inside Golden Temple, Amritsar. its really awesome holy place.. what great peace. Best part No cheating there, everyone will help for "SEVA" not for money

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National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

another Gurudwara within the premises of golden temple. also have history with Sikh religions. also been taken as a place for Sikh political decisions.

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Bhopal, India
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

You get in semi trans, the moment you enter the temple premises.. Do kar Sewa (free service) at the temple premises.. The largest free food service (Langar, Prasad) goes on day n night.. Your soul gets detoxe in seconds, just by taking a dip in the holy water... What an experience..

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Srinagar, India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I would suggest to everyone please visit once, its really awesome holy place.. what great peace. Best part No cheating there, everyone will help for "SEVA" not for money. Please visit.

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Ghaziabad, India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Awesome place to visit. Must see for all who visit Amritsar. Out of the world for sure.Awesome place to visit. Must see for all who visit Amritsar. Out of the world for sure.

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Bhopal, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Out of 5 Takhts in India for Sikh Religion, Akal Takht is the most sacred place. This is the first Takht and is situated inside Golden Temple, Amritsar. There must be more than one lakh devotees visiting Golden Temple every day to take the blessings from Akal Takht.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

It's right next to Golden Temple nd everyone should visit it once....the Sikh people can come nd see how Panthak(religious) decisions are taken nd Non believers can visit it for a unique understanding of a operating procedures of Sikh religion. It's like Vatican City for Catholics except it looks after Sikh religion's affairs around the world....A very interesting fact:- "Any... More 

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