Amritsar also colloquially known as ambarsar is a city in the northwestern part of India and is the administrative headquarters of Amritsar district Langar in the state of Punjab,India.
It is home to the Harmandir Sahib, known as the Golden Temple, the spiritual and cultural center of the Sikhreligion. This important Sikh shrine attracts more visitors than the Taj Mahal in Amritsar as it has more than 100,000 visitors on week days alone and is the number one destination for non-resident-Indians (NRI) in the whole of India.The city boasts of being the main centre of Sikhs’ cultural, religious and political history. Amritsar is also known for the incidents of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre in 1919 under British Rule and Operation Bluestar in 1984 under the late Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi. The main commercial activities include tourism, carpets and fabrics, farm produce, handicrafts, service trades and light engineering. The city is known for its food and culture. Amritsar is also home to Central Khalsa Orphanage, which was once a home for Shaheed Udham Singh, a prominent figure in the Indian independence movement.