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Amritsar Travel Guide


Founded by the 4th Sikh Guru Ram Das in 1577, Amritsar (in Punjab) is the home to the holiest shrine of Sikhs, the Harmandir Sahib – popularly known as the Golden Temple. This city, like most Indian cities, has an old establishment and a new counterpart. The old city, houses the Golden Temple and several other historic sites. Travelers enjoy exploring the capillary network of narrow streets and hustle-bustle markets with its old-world charm. Apart from the Golden Temple, other popular points of interest in Amritsarto visit on India day tour to Amristsar are Jallianwala Bagh, Durgiana Temple, Mandir Mata Lal Devi, Summer Palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, Chand Baori - the step well, and a few miles away from the city is the very famous Indo-Pak boarder - Wagah and its ceremony. An ecstasy for a shopaholic, the markets of Amritsar offer a wide variety of inlaid wood carvings, jootis, phulkari dupattas, woolen garments, shawls, dry-fruits and more.

How to visit:

By road: Amritsar is easily accessible from all the neighbouring states. There is also a bus service to Lahore, 35 km away, which is the only overland connection between India and Pakistan.

By rail: The train station name of Amritsar is Amritsar Junction (ASR), and is connected by direct trains to major Indian cities like Delhi, Jammu, Mumbai, Nagpur, Calcutta and Chandigarh

By air: Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport is about 11 km. from town. It is connected by domestic flights to Delhi, Srinagar and Chandigarh.

Fast Facts

Location - Punjab, North India

Places of Interest - Sri Harimandir Sahib (Golden Temple), Jallianwala Bagh Wagah Border, Durgiana Temple.

Best time to visit - October to April

Language - Hindi, English, Punjabi

Festivals - Baisakhi, Guru Parv, Hola Mohalla

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