Amritsar Attractions

Amritsar, literally a Pool of Nectar, derives its name from Amrit Sarovar, the holy tank that surrounds the splendid Golden Temple. Guru Ramdas, the fourth Guru of the Sikh faith, founded Amritsar in 1579. He constructed a pool on land gifted by the Mughal Emperor Akbar and called it Amritsar.
Home to the world famous Golden Temple, the 400-year-old city of Amritsar is the most important seat of Sikh history and culture.
One of the most poignant memorials of free India — Jallianwala Bagh – is also located in the city. Amritsar district was once a part of the vast area covered by the Indus valley Civilisation during the early period of history.

Altitude : 760 feet

Temperature :  Summer: 42 – 23 C  Winter: 24 – 1 C

Rainfall : 59.2 cm

STD Code: 0183

Tourism Centre:
Punjab Tourist Information Centre, Outgate Railway Station, Amritsar.
Tel: 0183 2402452.

Where to Stay

Ranjeet Avenue,
Tel: 0183 2504610-11, Fax: 2507910.

Mohan International Hotel,
Albert Road,
Tel: 0183 3010100, 2227801-5, Fax: 2226520,

Hotel Ritz Plaza,
45, The Mall,
Tel: 0183 2562836-9, 2566818-9,
2560024/5, Fax: 2226657,

Royal Castle,
309, Albert Road,
Tel: 0183 2225562-64, Fax: 5005204,

Hotel Sanjog,
51, Court Road, Amritsar,
Tel: 0183 5095393, 5008892/3, Telefax: 5015945,

Hotel Randhawa International, 
J&K Road,
Tel: 01835002571-3, 5009574, Fax: 500272,

Hotel S.S. Residency,
Chowk Regent Cinema,
Katra Sher Singh,
Tel: 0183 2555991-92, Fax: 2556234,

Hotel Astoria,
1, Queen’s Road,
Tel: 0183 2566046/414, 2401222, Fax: 2564443,

C J International,
Near Golden Temple Car Parking,
Telefax: 0183 2543478, 2535677/8, 2542346,

Grand Hotel,
Opp. Railway Stn.,
Tel: 0183 2562977, 2562424, Fax: 2229677,

Sun City Towers,
84/15-2, Queen’s Road,
Tel: 0183 2229636-38, Fax: 2222117,

Hotel Grand Legacy,
8, GT Road,
Tel: 0183 5069991/2/3/4, Fax: 5069995,

Getting There
How would you like to travel?

The Rajasansi airport, about 11 km from city centre, is connected by domestic flights to Delhi, Srinagar and Chandigarh.

Amritsar is connected by rail with major cities in India.

Amritsar is connected by bus with:
Agra 643 km
Chandigarh 235 km
Delhi 435 km
Ferozpur 160 km
Jalandhar 80 km
Jammu 219 km
Kolkata 1850 km
Kullu 389 km
Ludhiana 137 km
Pathankot 111 km
Srinagar 515 km
Wagah Border 29 km


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7 thoughts on “Amritsar Attractions”

  1. There are various Tourist Places in Amritsar for the interest of tourists. It is an essential city in the History of Sikh religion. Golden Temple is a pilgrimage for Sikh community. Jallianwala Bagh is a historical landmark situated in the heart of the city Amritsar. Summer place of Maharaja Ranjit Singh is placed in the heart of the garden called Ram Bagh.

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