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Amritsar

About Amritsar

With literal meaning “Pool of Nectar”, the Amritsar City descends its name from the Amrit Sarovar surrounding the renowned Golden Temple in Amritsar. Justifying the name, the temple complex depicts itself as the heart of the city. It is one of the holiest shrines for Sikhs. The complex itself is house to one of the busiest and most popular Indian market.

Flights to Amritsar

The domestic airport in the city, the Rajasansi airport, is situated at a distance of 11kms from the town. The domestic Amritsar flights connect the city to major cities including Delhi and Chandigarh. Find the list of cheap flights to Amritsar here and book your air tickets without much effort.

Accommodation

The city offers wide accommodation options ranging from deluxe hotels to budget accommodations. Additionally, pilgrims can also avail cheap accommodation with basic facilities inside the temple complex. Check here to compare accommodation in and around the city.

Activities and Sightseeing

Most of to-do things in Amritsar revolve around the temple complex. Apart from making a visit to this holy shrine, you can go nearby places like:

  • Jallianwala Bagh – Situated at a walking distance from the complex, this beautiful garden marks the independence struggle of India during the British rule.
  • Wagah Border – This ultimate place offers the delicacy to watch Indian and Pakistani soldiers show off their goose stepping prowess.
The city is also known to possess a legendary cuisine. Don’t miss the most delicious Amritsari fish and chole kulchas at the street dhabas.

The local market is a house to amazing phulkari suits, dupattas and Punjabi juttis with exquisite embroidery. The papads and wadis are the highlight of the city.

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Travel Tip

When planning your trip to Amritsar, pack light cottons for summer season. However, winters would require woollens, especially during night. You would be asked to cover your heads while at Gurudwara. So make sure to carry a scarf or a simple handkerchief would also serve the purpose.

Visiting Amritsar city is really a calm and wonderful experience.