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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

Best Places to visit in amritsar

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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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Jallianwala Bagh

Jallianwala Bagh

Heritage

Spend approx 2 hours

Jallianwala Bagh is a public garden that features a memorial of n...
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Gurudwara Baba Atal Rai

Gurudwara Baba Atal Rai

Religious

Spend approx 2 hours

One of the tallest building in Amritsar, Gurudwara Baba Atal Rai ...
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Kaiser Bagh Park

Kaiser Bagh Park

Gardens-Woods

Spend approx 2 hours

Also called as the Ceaser's Park, Kaiser Bagh is the most ex...
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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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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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Charming Chicken

Charming Chicken

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 300

As the name aptly suggests about the restaurant, Charming Chicken...
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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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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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Places to stay in amritsar

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Popular Flights To amritsar

    • DELDelhi
      ATQAmritsar
    • Vistara
      UK-691
    • 13:45 14:50
      Non Stop
    • 01h 05m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.2,905
    • SXRSrinagar
      ATQAmritsar
    • Indigo
      6E-2554
    • 15:05 21:25
      1 Stop
    • 06h 20m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.3,384
    • IXJJammu
      ATQAmritsar
    • Indigo
      6E-2559
    • 10:00 21:25
      1 Stop
    • 11h 25m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.4,297
    • PATPatna
      ATQAmritsar
    • Indigo
      6E-501
    • 23:15 10:15
      1 Stop
    • 11h 00m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.4,316
    • CCUKolkata
      ATQAmritsar
    • Indigo
      6E-854
    • 11:15 21:25
      1 Stop
    • 10h 10m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.4,528
    • BOMMumbai
      ATQAmritsar
    • Spicejet
      SG-8152
    • 07:20 19:35
      1 Stop
    • 12h 15m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.4,741
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