Gurudwara Guru Ka Mahal

If we conclude our lives then we will figure out that we are not running behind money, cars, jobs, followers, good numbers or anything, but we are just living our life to make it peaceful. 

We are just looking for peace and nothing else. While the worst part is, people try to find peace for their whole life, hence are unable to find it.

In case you are someone with the same situation, then this post is for you. As here we are going to talk about a place that is filled with peace. 

The name of that place is Gurudwara Guru Ka Mahal, Amritsar. If you want to live your life peacefully at least for some time, then this should be your next travel destination.

Don’t know how to travel to this place? We are here to help you out. 

History of Gurudwara Guru Ka Mahal

Exactly at a distance of 1.5 Km from Amritsar junction, you would be able to visit a place known as Gurdwara Sri Guru Ka Mahal. In case if you are visiting Guru Ka Bazaar which is also the main street to reach Golden Temple, come a bit forward and you will find another peaceful and spiritual place to fill your mind with positivity and that is Guru Ka Mahal Gurudwara. 

This was all about the location of the Gurudwara, but we are here to talk about the history of Gurudwara Guru Ka Mahal. 

You would be shocked to know that Gurudwara Guru Ka Mahal was built as a hut in 1573 CE by Guru Ram Das Ji, the 4th Guru of Sikhs. Guru Ram Das ji was the founder of Amritsar and they created this hut as their own residence. 

Some quick facts about this place are as follows:

– Baba Atal Rai and Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur ji were also born at this place. 

– Sri Guru HarGobind Sahib Ji also lived here for some time. 

– After a few years the whole hut was redesigned by Guru Arjan Dev ji and his son. 

If you visit this place, then you will notice that it has been converted into a gurdwara. The major reason because of which this gurudwara is famous is for the sacred book of the Sikhs, Guru Granth Sahib ji. 

This is a three storey gurudwara, and at the ground floor there is a special place where people can meditate. If you want to check out the main festival of this gurudwara then make sure that you are visiting here on the birth anniversary of Guru Tegh Bahadur ji, who was born here on Baisakhi. 

How to reach Gurudwara Guru Ka Mahal? 

There are a number of ways with the help of which you can reach Gurudwara Guru Ka Mahal. If you are also planning to visit this place and don’t know how to reach here, then this section is for you.

Let us have a look at all the available options: 

1- The first way to reach Gurudwara Guru ka Mahal is with the help of a flight. Let’s assume you are traveling from a place out of Punjab, then we would suggest you to travel via flight because it is an easy and faster way to travel. You can take a direct flight to Amritsar and right after that you will find direct buses for Guru Ka Mahal that will drop you at the place.

2- The next method if you have a bit lower budget is by traveling via a train. You can directly take a train to Amritsar, and right outside of the Amritsar Junction you can take cabs. The distance from Amritsar junction to Gurudwara Guru Ka Mahal is 1.5KM, for which you can take a cab and they will directly take you to the place. 

3- At last if you are not ready to travel via flight or train, then the last option left with us is via a bus. You would have to reach Amritsar via bus and then you can take a direct bus to Gurudwara Guru ka Mahal. 

If you are planning a road trip, then you would be able to travel via your car as well. You can directly plan a road trip via car, where you directly need to travel to Amritsar and then you can reach Gurudwara Guru Ka Mahal. 

The timings for Gurudwara Guru Ka Mahal is between 5AM to 10PM. 

Local Cuisine

Well if you are traveling to a new place it is suggested to check out their local cuisine as well. With the help of this you can learn and explore more about that place. 

1- The first and most loved local cuisine of this place is Guru Ka Langar. Yes, you heard it right. There are a number of Gurudwaras in Amritsar which you can visit and check out their divine food. 

2- Whenever you are going to visit Amritsar you will notice a number of places that serve the best Cholle Bhature and even if you have tried cholle bhature from other places then we would suggest you to try them out at this place also. 

3- The next thing that you should try out whenever you are visiting Guru Ka Mahal is lassi. There are going to be a number of places in AMritsar that offer the best lassi and we would suggest you check them out for sure. 

They come in a variety of options, such as sweet and sour lassi. 

Do’s & Don’ts 

– Make sure that you are not taking any sharp item with you while traveling at Gurudwara Guru Ka Mahal. 

– In case if you are stuck at a place, then we would suggest you take help from the locals. They are extremely helpful and you would be able to get rid of any such situation easily. 

Conclusion

Afraid of traveling to Gurudwara Guru Ka Mahal because you have never visited that place ever? If yes, then this post has everything you need to know about, here we have discussed how to travel and every single detail that you would need to visit this gurudwara. 

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