Historically known as Ramdaspur, the city of Amritsar is one of the holiest sites for both Hindus and Sikhs. Apart from religious and historical sites, Amritsar is well-known for its fabrics, cuisines, handicrafts and farm produce. It is one of the most visited destinations of North India. Below is a short description on how to reach Amritsar from Chennai via various available means.
Commutation via air is the most fastest way to reach anywhere, especially when there is a huge distance. The aerial distance from Chennai to Amritsar is around 2135 Kms. However, as there are no direct flights operating between the two cities, one can take up flights to Delhi and then take connecting flight to Amritsar. A number of airlines like Air India, Vistara, Indigo etc. The approximate flight duration of Chennai to Amritsar is 6-7 hours.
Railways offer an efficient and convenient alternative to airways. However, as there are no direct Chennai to Amritsar train one can commute to Delhi and then take trains to the city of Amritsar. Trains operating between Chennai and Delhi include Rajdhani Express, Sampark Kranti, Puducherry New Delhi Express and several others. Trains operating between Delhi and Amritsar include Katihar Amritsar Express, Amritsar Express, Shane Punjab, Amritsar Shatabdi and Swarna Shtbdi. Train commutation from Chennai to Amritsar approximately takes 16-17 hours.
A road trip from North to South is one of the most exhilarating experiences that one can ever cherish. However, due to the exhausting long journey, few tourists opt for this mode of commutation. The distance from Chennai to Amritsar is 2,635 Kms. As there are no direct buses operating between Chennai and Amritsar, one can either commute to Delhi via bus or car and then board bus to Amritsar. Another option is to hire a cab or taxi or take one’s vehicle for a direct commutation from Chennai to Amritsar. It approximately takes 43 hours to commute to Amritsar from Chennai via road.