Amritsar is a home to the Harmandir Sahib (referred to as the "Golden Temple"), the spiritual and cultural center for the Sikh religion. This important Sikh shrine attracts more visitors than the Taj Mahal with more than 100,000 visitors on week days alone and is the most popular destination for Non-resident Indians (NRI) in the whole of India. The city also houses the Sikh temporal and political authority, Akal Takht, as well as the Sikh Parliament.
The largest city in Punjab, Ludhiana is one of North India's major industrial centres and is also sometimes referred to as the Manchester of India. Ludhiana lies on the old bank of the river Sutlej, which today flows a few kilometres South.The city has several tourist attractions including the 500-year old Lodhi Fort constructed by Sikander Lodhi, the Maharaj Ranjit Singh War Museum, the shrine of Pir-i-Dastgir and Gurudwara Charan Kamal. Other places of interest are the Guru Nanak Bhavan and the Nehru Rose Garden. The famous Punjab Agricultural University is located here. The city is an important pilgrimage spot as it is the site of several Gurudwaras and Temples.
Sri Muktsar Sahib
Sri Muktsar Sahib district is one of the twenty two districts in the Indian Punjab and earlier known as khidraane di dhaab. Its capital, the city of Sri Muktsar Sahib, is renamed from Muktsar to Sri Muktsar Sahib and so the district.
The main gurdwara in Muktsar is Gurudwara Tuti Gandi Sahib, which was built by the first Sikh residents of the city that settled in the city in 1743. The gurdwara has a large holy pool, and the darbar sahib is located on the western bank of the pool. The building has been since renovated several times. The holy shrine was built in the memory of the 40 muktas who died fighting for the 10th Sikh guru, Guru Gobind Singh. Tuti gandi, which literally translated means "broken ties", which is referred to Guru Gobind Singh nullifying the document that he was no longer the Guru of the 40 Sikhs, in the context of battle of Muktar.
Muktsar has several Hindu temples, the prominent ones includes Durga Mandir, Shiv Mandir on Kotkapura road and Mahadev Mandir.
The city as a historical mosque called Jama Masjid. Also known as Angooran wali maseet, it was built in November 1894 by Nawab Maulvi Razav Ali Mian Badruddin Shah. It is built with the minarets and domes on the top of it.