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A golden city of kirtans, kulchas, phulkari suits, and papad wariyan

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  • Jallian wala Bagh
  • Wagah Border
  • Temple
How To Reach Amritsar

Amritsar tourism is highlighted by the Golden Temple, delectable food, historical attractions, and shopping. The city is considered one of the holiest places in Sikhism. Thousands of pilgrims and travelers visit this city to bow before their maker and enjoy the hearty cuisine. The Wagah Border is another major attraction near Amritsar.

Being the second largest city in Punjab, it is well connected with major cities in Punjab and the rest of India. It is located about 450 kilometers from Delhi, the capital of India, and 228 km from Chandigarh, the capital of Punjab. Grab the latest Amritsar map to plan a memorable holiday in Punjab. Here are different modes of transport for those wondering how to reach Amritsar:


By Air

Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport (ATQ) is the nearest airport to Amritsar. It is about 11 km northwest of the city of Amritsar. The airport is connected to cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, and Jammu. Airlines including Air India, IndiGo, Jet Airways, Qatar Airways, Vistara, Scoot, and Malindo Air connect international destinations like Birmingham, Doha, Singapore, Tashkent, and London with Amritsar. For those traveling from Delhi should opt for train or road travel, while it’s best to book a flight to Amritsar when visiting from Mumbai or Kolkata to cut back travel time. Taxi rentals are available at the airport to take visitors to their respective hotels in Amritsar.


By Train

The city is well connected with other major cities such as New Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata by the extensive rail network. Amritsar Railway Station (ASR) is the main train station in the city. Shatabdi Express, Shan-e-Punjab Express, Paschim Express, Jan Shatabdi Express, Howrah-Amritsar Mail, and Golden Temple Mail are major trains connecting Amritsar with major Indian cities. The Samjhauta Express runs from New Delhi to Lahore in Pakistan via Amritsar. The distance between Lahore and Amritsar in only about 60 kilometers.


By Road

Amritsar lies on the Grand Trunk Road (GT Road) which is also known as National Highway 1. It runs from Delhi to Amritsar via Chandigarh. The distance between Delhi and Amritsar by road can be covered in about 10 hours. The distance between Chandigarh and Amritsar can be traversed in about 5 hours. The highway also connects Amritsar to cities in Punjab and Haryana such as Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Ambala, and Panipat.

Punjab Roadways has a large fleet of non-AC and AC buses that provide regular, economical transportation to neighboring states like Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh. For transportation within the city of Amritsar, travelers can opt for hand-pulled rickshaws, auto rickshaws, cabs, and buses to get around. There is a free bus service from Amritsar train station to the Golden Temple for visitors.


DistanceBy AirBy RoadBy TrainBy Sea
New Delhi to AmritsarN/A1.0 hours8.0 hours6.0 hoursN/A
Mumbai to AmritsarN/A3.0 hours12.0 hours32.0 hoursN/A
Pune to AmritsarN/A7.0 hours16.0 hours15.0 hoursN/A
Bangalore to AmritsarN/A5.0 hours11.0 hours12.0 hoursN/A
Chennai to AmritsarN/A7.0 hours17.0 hours17.0 hoursN/A
Kolkata to AmritsarN/A5.0 hours16.0 hours29.0 hoursN/A
Ahmedabad to AmritsarN/A4.0 hours16.0 hours28.0 hoursN/A
Hyderabad to AmritsarN/A7.0 hoursN/AN/AN/A
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Regular taxis and buses are available for tourists in Amritsar. One can plan a day trip to Wagah Border and Pul Kanjri from Amritsar.  

One can simply contact other volunteers at the kitchen or visit the main office for more information.

People can find dormitories, AC and non-AC rooms at the Golden Temple for accommodation. The langar at this gurudwara offers free food.

The ideal time to visit Amritsar is between October and March. Although it’s a little crowded, this time of the year has perfect weather and plenty of festivals.

Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport (ATQ) has direct flights from cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, and Jammu.

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