Heritage Street at Amritsar, Golden Temple, Punjab

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The Heritage Street in the holy city of Amritsar, Punjab is a beautiful example of thoughtful urban redevelopment in making public spaces accessible & more enjoyable. Thousands of visitors come here everyday and on my recent visit to Amritsar, I could experience the difference in walking around in this old part of the city connecting to the Golden Temple, compared to my last visit couple of years back. Sharing my experience of walking around Heritage street in Golden Temple, Amritsar.

Heritage Street Amritsar

As I got out of the covered parking lot (which has also been constructed as part of the redevelopment), I came out to the towering stature of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and immediately I noticed the spacious street in front of me, bright lamp posts in vintage style, statues and buildings facade reminiscent of Mughal and Rajputana architecture.

Maharaja Ranjit Singh statue
Dancers of Punjab depiction at the Heritage Street, Amritsar
Inaugration stone along with information

The statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh at Chowk Phowara is very eye catching and when after sun set, it is lit up beautifully aling with gigantic LED panels showing live kirtan from Darbar Sahib around it at the Chowk. The Chowk itself also has a series of artificial waterfalls, water animations and a digital water show.

The market place buildings have a pinkish façadem, with homogenous signboards. The best part about the redevelopment is the widening of the street itself with dust bins at visible places, street furniture to sit around and restriction of any vehicle movement (i.e. making it pedestrian only area) within 1 km of the heritage street area. I also noticed sanitation workers picking up garbage.

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Beautiful building facades – The heritage street Amritsar

The Jallianwala Bagh, the street leading to which earlier used to be very congested, now has a poignant attraction—a flame-shaped marble installation christened ‘Smriti’. The monument was erected as a memorial to martyrs who lost their lives in the 1919 massacre.

Smriti Memorial

Read my visit to Jallianwala Bagh

Read about my food trail in Amritsar.

Read about day visit to Wagah Border.

Read about my Golden Temple visit.


A temple intelligently incorporated homogenously in the facade
Maharaja Ranjit Singh statue lit up in evening at The heritage street Amritsar

As I walked up to Golden temple, I felt a sense of happiness with the Heritage street. It is very difficult in India to execute urban redevelopment projects in the right way. So the Heritage street stood out for me a testimony of work done the right way in development sector.

One thought on “Heritage Street at Amritsar, Golden Temple, Punjab”

  1. बीते दस साल में अमृतसर में बहुत कुछ बदल गया लगता है।
    आपने जो भी दिखाया है वो सब अपने से छूट गया था। अब आपका लेख देख लग रहा है कि दुबारा जाना ही पडेगा।

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