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Introduction

The Sikh's holy city of Amritsar , site of the fabled Golden Temple, is the largest city in Punjab, noisy, dirty, dusty and hopelessly congested. Its one saving grace is the Golden Temple, whose golden domes soar above the teeming streets. Visit the Golden temple The sacred Sikh sanctuary, marbled, bronzed & covered with gold leaf wherein the Guru Granth Sahib- The 'Sacred Book' of the Sikhs is placed reverently. Visit the historic Jalianwalla Bagh where Gen. Dyer's bullets killed scores of innocent Indians and the beautiful Ram Bagh Gardens. Amritsar - the holy city of Sikhs, has grown from a sacred village pond into spiritual temporal centre of Sikh culture. Amritsar is also an important staging post for those crossing the Indo-Pakistani frontier at Wagha, 29km west .The city gets its name from the pool-Amritsar (Pool of Nectar), which was constructed by the fourth religious preceptor of the Sikh faith.

Area 234 sq. km.
Altitude Summer : Max 34 °C, Min 15 °C.
Temperature Winter : Max 18°C, Min 0 °C.
Language English, Hindi, Punjabi
STD Code 011
Rainfall 59.2 cms.
Best Time to Visit September to March

Amritsar MapOther cities map


How to get there

  1. Air :-The Rajasansi airport at Amritsar is well linked by flights from all over India. Recently, it was elevated to an international airport. Chandigarh has excellent air service, and it is linked with Delhi. Ludhiana and Amritsar also have daily air service to New Delhi.
  2. Rail:-Amritsar is connected by rail with Delhi, Calcutta, Bombay, Varanasi, Wagah (Attari Border) and some other places in India.
  3. Road:-Almost all major towns and cities have buses going to Chandigarh. Between the major cities, New Delhi, Patiala, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar, and Chandigarh, there is deluxe bus services. In addition, there is taxi service available in various towns.

Places to Visit

Golden Temple Jallianwala Bagh Ram Bagh Academy of Fine Arts

Excursion

Wagha Border Taran Taaran

Shopping

Amritsar has a fabulous and colourful bazaar. Hall Bazaar is the main shopping complex of Amritsar displaying products of varied range, including Electronics goods, Readymade Garments, Handicrafts, Ornaments and Bookshops. Dharam Singh Market another market offering wide variety of products. Near the Golden Temple there are numerous souvenir shops, which displays local crafts.

Accommodation

Hotel Mohan International Hotel Ritz Plaza Hotel Grand Legacy Hotel Khyber Continental