Akal Takht

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    Location: Harmandir Sahib, Golden Temple Rd, Atta Mandi, Katra Ahluwalia, Amritsar, Punjab 143006, India.

    Estimated Visiting Time: 1 hour

    The Akal Takht is one of the five takes of the Sikhs and it was built by Shri Guru Hargobind. This place is located in the Golden Temple complex in Amritsar. The current Jathedar Of Akal Takht appointed by the SGPC is Giani Harpreet Singh while the Sarbat Kalsa calls for the reinstitution of Jagtar Singh Hawara.


    This place is full of beauty and especially the modern building of a five-story structure with marble inlay and a gold-leafed done is so beautiful. There are also three of the stories that were added by Ranjit Singh in the 1700s and contemporary restoration work found a layer of paint decorated line paster which might have been part of the original structure but later than the time of Harminder. All these things attract all the visitors very much and this place is so peaceful  That’s why people want to visit this place again and again.


    Beautiful upper view of Akal takht.

    Originally this place was known as Akal Gunga and the building directly opposite the Golden temple was founded by the sixth Sikh Guru, Guru Hargobind as a symbol of political sovereignty. 

    Bhai Gurdas, Baba Buddha, and the sixth Sikh Guru built a nine-foot-high concrete slab.

    The Akal Takht was Damaged when the Indian army stormed the Golden temple under the order of Indira Gandhi on 4 July 1984.

    Inside/Outside Views

    Beautiful night view of Akal Takht. Holy shrine of the Sikhs radiates brilliance.

    This place was built on a site where there existed only a high mound of earth across a wide-open space and this place was where Guru Hargobind played as a child. The original Takht was a normal platform 11ft where Guru Hargobind would sit in court to receive petitions and administer Justice. He was surrounded by royalty such as the flywhisk and parasol. Painted wall panels are depicting Europeans and there was an open-air semi-circular structure built on marble pillars.

    Opening Hours

    2.30 am to 10.00 pm is the visiting time of this place. So you can visit this time of this place.

    Entry & Others Fees

    No there is no entry fee for this place for all visitors.

    How to Reach

    By air: Amritsar airport is the nearest airport to this place.

    By rail: the nearest railway station from this place is Amritsar railway station. You can so easily reach there.

    By road: By road is the best way to reach there. You can take a car or bus to reach this place easily.

    Tips for Travellers

    You Should Carry Water Bottles In This Trip.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes it’s safe to visit.

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: No photography is not allowed in this place.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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