The Golden Temple named 'World's Most Visited Place' by World Book of Records

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Amritsar's iconic Golden Temple has been named the 'World's Most Visited Place' by the World Book of Records.

The award was officially presented to Shriomani Gurdwara Pharbandhak Committee (SGPC), the management body of the temple by the London based organization.

WBR's general secretary, Surbhi Kaul, who was on a visit to the city from London this past Friday, awarded the temple management with the title, citing its increasing number of visits every year. 

According to temple management, the place of worship, which is also looked upon as one of the biggest tourist attractions of the city, boasts of a daily visitor count of over 1 lakh. 

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Interestingly, the Golden Temple isn't the only holy place from India to have been included in WBR's list, other famous spots from across the country include Vaishno Devi, Mount Abu, Shirdi Sai Baba temple and the Durgiana Temple at Amritsar and Attari-Wagah border.

Cited as the 'holiest Gurdwara' and the most significant pilgrim destination in Sikhism, Golden Temple was build more than 400 years ago and still effectively manages its constantly increasing footfall with the help of an effective management of the consistently growing crowd.

A moment of pride, not just for Amritsar, but for the nation. 

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