Amritsar is a holy city and the most important pilgrimage centre for Sikhs. It is the site of Harmandir Sahib (the Golden Temple) housing the sacred Adi Granth scripture. It is a four hundred years old city and an important center of Sikh history and culture.
Major tourist sites in and around the city: Harmandir Sahib (the Golden Temple), Durgiana Temple, Mata Temple, Summer Palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, Jallianwala Bagh Garden, Baba Atal Rai Tower, etc.
When to visit: best time to visit is October to March.
HOW TO REACH
Nearest railway station: Amritsar (IR station code: ASR) is well connected to major cities in India through daily trains.
For detailed train timings and other information log on to www.indianrailways.gov.in or https://www.irctc.co.in/nget/train-search
Nearest airport: Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport (IATA: ATQ) is about 11 km (6.8 mi) from the city.
Buses: Amritsar is well-connected by bus to most major cities of India. The main Inter State Bus Terminal is located about 3 km (1.86 mi) north of the Golden Temple, near Mahan Singh Gate.
By road: The distance from Amritsar to New Delhi is about 451 km (280 mi) via NH 44. It takes around 8 hours.
The distance from Amritsar to Chandigarh is about 227 km (141 mi) via Grand Trunk Rd. It takes around 4-5 hours.
The distance from Amritsar to Pathankot is about 115 km (71.4 mi) via NH54. It takes around 2 hours.
The distance from Amritsar to Jalandhar is about 83 km (51.5 mi) via Grand Trunk Rd. It takes around 2 hours.
The distance from Amritsar to Jammu is about 214 km (132.9 mi) via NH54 and Srinagar - Kanyakumari Hwy. It takes around 4 hours.
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