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Amritsar

Amritsar

Weather

Amritsar falls in the semiarid zone and hence experiences extreme seasons. The summers (April to June) are very hot with the mercury rising to 45 °C and in winters (November to March), the temperature can dip to as low as 19 °C. Amritsar experiences reasonably good monsoons (July to September). The best time to visit the city is the autumn season that falls between September to November. 

How To Reach

By Road:

Amritsar is located in the north western Indian state of Punjab on the Grand Trunk Road which connects it to New Delhi. Buses and Taxis well connect Amritsar to various cities in North India. Sleeper, Volvo, AC and Non AC bus service is available to cities like New Delhi (447 kms), Chandigarh (217 kms), Jammu (219 kms), Jalandhar (83kms), Dharamshala (199 kms). 


By Air:

Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport is located in Amritsar. It connects Amritsar with many parts of Europe and Central Asia. This airport is about 11 km from the Amritsar City Center. Amritsar to New Delhi is only an hour by flight.



By Rail:

Amritsar railway station is a major junction connected to all important cities of North India. Many express trains ply to different parts of the country to and from Amritsar. and it has a booking counter in the Golden Temple complex. A special train named the Samjhota Express goes to Pakistan via the Attari Border. 


Overview

As anyone talks about the rich Punjabi culture, a place that strikes one’s mind first will be Amritsar. It is an enthralling place with a wonderful feel attached to it. Be it the aura of the Golden temple or the legacy of the Jallianwala Bagh, the city of Amritsar is steeped in a mystic aura. In addition to being a place of high religious sanctity, Amritsar ranks high in the list of travel buffs visiting India.

 

Tourists generally visit Amritsar with a sense of spirituality and religious affinity. Besides, one can get deeply involved in the interesting Punjabi culture with many colourful festivals and the patriotic moments that Amritsar has to offer.

 

Apart from this, over the years, Amritsar has grown considerably maintaining a fine balance between its cultural ethos and modern values. Punjab government has made special efforts to make Amritsar as one of the most sought destinations in India.

 

The cuisines of this place are mouth watering. From ‘dal makhni’, ‘jalebi’ to ‘sarso ka saag’, this city offers a variety of cuisines to tantalize one’s taste buds. Shopping in Amritsar is another must do as Amritsar is a big producer of handicrafts, garments, carpets, etc.