amritsar

The Sikh’s holy city of Amritsar , site of the fabled Golden Temple, is the largest city in Punjab, noisy, dirty, dusty and hopelessly congested. Its one saving grace is the Golden Temple, whose golden domes soar above the teeming streets. Visit the Golden temple The sacred Sikh sanctuary, marbled, bronzed & covered with gold leaf wherein the Guru Granth Sahib- The ‘Sacred Book’ of the Sikhs is placed reverently. Visit the historic Jalianwalla Bagh where Gen. Dyer’s bullets killed scores of innocent Indians and the beautiful Ram Bagh Gardens. Amritsar – the holy city of Sikhs, has grown from a sacred village pond into spiritual temporal centre of Sikh culture. Amritsar is also an important staging post for those crossing the Indo-Pakistani frontier at Wagha, 29km west .The city gets its name from the pool-Amritsar (Pool of Nectar), which was constructed by the fourth religious preceptor of the Sikh faith.A mass of factories, mosques, temple and high-rise offices, Gujarat’s commercial hub, Ahmedabad , sprawls along the banks of the River Sabarmati some 90 km from its mouth in the Bay of Cam bay. A wander through the bazaars and pols of the bustling old city is rewarding enough, but Ahmedabad is also packed with diverse architectural styles, with over fifty mosques and tombs, as well as Hindus and Jain temples and grand step-well. In addition, assorted museums provide a good introduction to Gujarati culture-

AMRITSAR FACTS AND FIGURES
Altitude 234 meters
Temperature Summer : Max 34 °C, Min 15 °C.
Winter : Max 18°C, Min 0 °C.
Language English, Hindi, Punjabi
STD code 011
Rainfall 59.2 cms.
Best Time to Visit September to March
AMRITSAR TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
Golden Temple Jallianwala Bagh Ram Bagh
AMRITSAR EXCURSION
Wagha Border

AMRITSAR TRAVEL INFO
By Air – The Rajasansi airport at Amritsar is well linked by flights from all over India. Recently, it was elevated to an international airport. Chandigarh has excellent air service, and it is linked with Delhi. Ludhiana and Amritsar also have daily air service to New Delhi

By Rail – With around 200 railway stations, it is another convenient mode of traveling in Kerala. Railways connect most of the places in the state to places in the other parts of the country and inside the state. Long-distance express trains connect to almost all places outside the state like Mumbai, New Delhi. The state of Kerala is a narrow strip located along Arabian Sea in the southernmost tip of Indian Peninsula. The natural backwaters have given birth to internal water , Chennai, and Kolkata

By Road – Almost all major towns and cities have buses going to Chandigarh. Between the major cities, New Delhi, Patiala, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar, and Chandigarh, there is deluxe bus services. In addition, there is taxi service available in various towns.

AMRITSAR SHOPPING
Amritsar has a fabulous and colourful bazaar. Hall Bazaar is the main shopping complex of Amritsar displaying products of varied range, including Electronics goods, Readymade Garments, Handicrafts, Ornaments and Bookshops. Dharam Singh Market another market offering wide variety of products. Near the Golden Temple there are numerous souvenir shops, which displays local crafts.