It is believed to be the site of the Ashram of Maharishi Balmiki, the legendary sage who composed the great epic Ramayana. Sita, the consort of Lord Rama is said to have staved here and given birth to the twin sons, Luv and Kush. The pilgrim center has an ancient tank and many temples.
Tarn Taran (22 kms.)
The famous golden-domed Gurudwara at Tarn Taran was built by Sri Arjan Dev Ji, the fifth Sikh Guru. The water of the holy pool is said to possess miraculous powers, especially for those suffering from leprosy.
Wagah Border (28 kms.)
The spectacular ceremony of “Beating the Retreat” held every evening at the Wagah border near Attari has become an important tourist attraction on both sides of the Indo – Pak border. A number of buses ply between Amritsar and Attari.