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About amritsar

The meaning of the word ‘Amritsar’ translates to ‘a pool of nectar.' This beautiful, holy city lives up to its name in every way. Located in Punjab, the city is close to Pakistan geographically, with the Wagah Border situated 28 kilometers from the city. Amritsar is a city with a small-town feel. The city has prospered immensely and houses upmarket hotels and fancy malls. However, it is still deeply rooted in its rich history and culture, represented by its holy shrines and rich cuisine. \r\n\r\nThe city is home to the Harmandir Sahib, popularly known as the Golden Temple. It is a key spiritual center for the Sikh religion and attracts millions of visitors every year, from all over the country and the world. Another famous temple in the city is the Ramtirth temple, which is believed to be the site of the ashram of Maharishi Valmiki, the writer of the Hindu epic Ramayana. Other tourist attractions are the summer palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and Mata Temple. Amritsar played an important role in the Indian Independence Movement when it suffered from the tragic Jallianwala Bagh massacre. The site has been converted into a memorial, where people can pay homage to the martyrs.

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  • Best time to visit amritsar During winters, which lasts from November to March, Amritsar experiences a chilly weather. The temperatures ge...Read More
  • How to reach amritsar Amritsar is well-connected to major cities in India and abroad, via air. Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Ai...Read More
  • Transport In amritsar Residents and tourists in Amritsar commute from one place in the city to another, via a number of private and ...Read More
  • People of amritsar The people of Amritsar are proud of their city’s rich heritage and culture. The city has been on the forefront...Read More
  • Languages of amritsar Punjabi is the official language of the state and is also the most widely spoken language in Amritsar. Hindi i...Read More
  • History of amritsar The history of Amritsar goes back to the sixteenth century. The origin of the city lies in the village of Tung...Read More
  • Culture of amritsar Amritsar has contributed immensely to Punjabi literature, spirituality and folk culture. It has been aptly nam...Read More
  • Weather of amritsar Amritsar experiences a semi-arid climate, which is typical of North-western India. The city goes to extreme cl...Read More
  • Map of amritsar Amritsar lies at a distance of 217 kilometres from Chandigarh, the state capital. The city is located in the s...Read More

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ISKCON Mandir

ISKCON Mandir

Religious

Spend approx 2 hours

Also known as Sri Sri Gaur Radha Gokulananda Temple, this temple ...
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Dera Baba Jaimal Singh Ji

Dera Baba Jaimal Singh Ji

Religious

Spend approx 2 hours

Dera Baba Jaimal Singh Ji is an important religious site in Amrit...
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Gurudwara Saragrahi Sahib

Gurudwara Saragrahi Sahib

Religious

Spend approx 2 hours

Often called as the Saragarhi Memorial, the gurudwara is a protec...
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Akal Takth

Akal Takth

Religious

Spend approx 2 hours

Meaning throne of the timeless one, Akal Takht is one of the five...
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Neelam's

Neelam's

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 200

Neelam’s is a small eating joint located at a walkable distance f...
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Surjit Food Plaza

Surjit Food Plaza

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 1000

This restaurant started as a tiny shop many years ago. It soon tr...
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Giani Tea Stall

Giani Tea Stall

Street Food

Cost for Two - INR 200

Giani Tea Stall, which came up in Amritsar about 58 years ago, ha...
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Brother's Dhaba

Brother's Dhaba

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 100

One of the award-winning dhabas situated very close to the Golden...
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Stars N Bars

Stars N Bars

Pubs

Cost for Two - INR 1500

Stars ‘N’ Bars is a venture of an internationally famous restaura...
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Experience Amritsar’s Rich Folk Song And Dance Forms On Your Next Trip

Experience Amritsar’s Rich Folk Song And Dance Forms On Your Next Trip

Experience the vibrant culture of Amritsar through various kinds of Punjabi folk music and dances.

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4 Ways To Have A Blissful Honeymoon In Amritsar!

4 Ways To Have A Blissful Honeymoon In Amritsar!

History, Spirituality, a vibrant culture and delicious street fares conjures up a blissful experience for newlyweds in Amritsar!

14 Aug 2018  | 3-minute read
From Phulkaris To Juttis, What’s Not To Love About Shopping In Amritsar

From Phulkaris To Juttis, What’s Not To Love About Shopping In Amritsar

Amritsar is a binge shopper’s paradise. Make your pick from an array of clothing, footwear, ornaments and handicrafts.

06 Aug 2018  | 3-minute read

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Places to stay in amritsar

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Popular Flights To amritsar

    • DELDelhi
      ATQAmritsar
    • Air India
      AI-479
    • 21:15 22:20
      Non Stop
    • 01h 05m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.2,547
    • JAIJaipur
      ATQAmritsar
    • Spicejet
      SG-2982
    • 16:55 18:45
      Non Stop
    • 01h 50m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.3,902
    • LKOLucknow
      ATQAmritsar
    • Indigo
      6E-306
    • 15:10 22:45
      1 Stop
    • 07h 35m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.3,935
    • BOMMumbai
      ATQAmritsar
    • Spicejet
      SG-6371
    • 12:00 14:55
      Non Stop
    • 02h 55m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.5,030
    • PATPatna
      ATQAmritsar
    • Indigo
      6E-191
    • 14:30 22:45
      1 Stop
    • 08h 15m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.5,204
    • IDRIndore
      ATQAmritsar
    • Indigo
      6E-6409
    • 16:55 22:45
      1 Stop
    • 05h 50m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.5,665
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