Amritsar, historically also known as Rāmdāspur and colloquially as Ambarsar, is a city in northwestern India which is the administrative headquarters of the Amristar district and is located in the Majha region of the Indian state of Punjab.

Amritsar has been chosen as one of the heritage cities for HRIDAY- Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana scheme of Government of India. Amritsar is home to Harmandir Sahib, popularly known as “the Golden Temple,” one of Sikhism’s most spiritually significant and most-visited Gurudwaras. The city is also known for its wooden chessboards and chess pieces manufacturing industry.