“The city of cities” – Amritsar
“The city of cities” – Amritsar Tourism
One of the most pristine cities with Guru-vaani humming from the Gurudwaras, Amritsar is renowned world over for the Golden Temple, also known as Harmandir Sahib Gurudwara.
Amritsar, literally meaning “holy pool of nectar” is the spiritual and cultural centre of the Sikh Religion. Baisakhi festival brings out Amritsar’s resplendent face with its finest food, clothes and merry-making. This place is also famous for its Jallianwala Bagh massacre and its proximity to Wagah Border. Amritsari cuisine is also very famous. The satiating food and generous dollops of legendary Punjabi hospitality further connive to cast a spell upon the visitor. From the Operation Blue Star in the Golden Temple to the tragedy of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, Amritsar has seen the worst of situations and yet emerged like a phoenix through testing times. Amritsar today is a thriving city with active trade and tourism industries. One of the most agriculturally productive cities of India, Amritsar is well connected with most of the important cities of India.
Best Time to Visit Amritsar
The perfect time to visit the Golden temple of Amritsar it to plan a trip in months between November to March. The temperature remains pleasing and suitable for exploring nearby location without much tiredness. Amritsar has too cold temperature during winters, too hot during summers and humid during Monsoons. Thus, all through the year it has various climates that influence the travelers to the place.
Summer (March – June)Summers are too hot here where temperature is high along with hot and dust breeze. The temperature during this season reaches up to 49 Degrees Celsius. The summer season remains from April to June and during it, visitors avoid planning trip to it.
Monsoon (July – September)Monsoon season in Amritsar starts from July to October where the city experience heavy rains and provides relief from hot summer. The weather remains cloudy and pleasing for the travelers to enjoy time at the holy place.
Autumn (October – November)The best time to visit Amritsar is between November and March, when the weather is comparatively pleasant and ideal for sightseeing and visiting the Golden Temple. … July to October – After the scorching heat of the summers, the monsoon season brings a welcome relief to the city of Amritsar.
Winter (December – March)The winters of Amritsar are too cold where temperature reached 4 Degree Celsius. The climate is highly suitable for visiting the place without any tiredness. This is the most pleasing, cool and ideal time for exploring and sightseeing various nearby locations of Amritsar. The winter season remains from November to March.
Other Places Near Amritsar
Jallianwala Bagh,Wagah Border, Hall Bazaar,Gurudwara Mata Kaulan
How To Reach Amritsar
ome to Sikhism’s holiest shrine, the Harmandir Sahib (commonly known as the Golden Temple), Amritsar is a famous travel destination of India. It is said that this shrine attracts more visitors than the Taj Mahal, with more than 100,000 visitors on weekdays alone. Some of the other must see tourist attractions of the city include Akal Takht, Jallianwala Bagh, Durgiana Temple, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum, Harike Wetland and Bird Sanctuary etc. When it comes to connectivity, Amritsar is well-connected to other major Indian cities by air, road and rail.
How to Reach Amritsar by Flight
ocated around 11 km away from the city-centre, the Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport of Amritsar has more than 160 domestic and international flights. There are daily direct flights to and from Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chandigarh, London, Doha, Dubai and Kuala Lumpur.
How to Reach Amritsar by Road
Being located on the National Highway 1, Amritsar is well connected by road. Daily bus services, including both government and private run, to and from Ambala, Patiala, Delhi, Chandigarh and Jammu. For transportation within the city, you can take rickshaws, auto rickshaws, taxis or buses.
How to Reach Amritsar by Train
The Amritsar Railway Station connects the city to almost all major Indian cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Agra, Ahmedabad, Kolkata and Chandigarh. A train journey from Delhi to Amritsar takes about 6 hours.
Commuting Within Amritsar
Auto rickshaws, cycle rickshaws, local buses and taxis are other means of transport. Cab aggregator services like Uber and Ola are also good options to travel within the city.