Things to do
Amritsar Day tour- This north-western city of India, renowned for the Sikh shrine and Wagah border, is much more than the Golden Temple and Jallianwallah Bagh. A city of many flavours, Amritsar is loved as much for its temples and food as for its people. Begin your day with a visit to Sri Harmandir Sahib, popularly called the Golden Temple because of its gold-plated walls.
Amritsar Heritage Walk- Falling on major trade routes, Amritsar has a long history and everyone who lived or ruled here have left their mark on the city. This heritage walk of Amritsar takes you down the memory lane and introduces you to this multi-faceted city. The walk starts from the town hall and moves through small lanes and alleys where old structures still remain in use. Exquisite woodwork and paintings are remnants of the British era buildings.
Trip to Wagah border- Apart from the holy Golden Temple, Amritsar is known for the Wagah Border. The border is around 32 kilometres from the city and serves as a goods transit terminal and a railway station between India and Pakistan. The closest city on the Pakistan side is Lahore, which is around 22 kilometres from the border. In the afternoon, we head to the Wagah border to witness the elaborate 'lowering of the flags ceremony'.
Punjab Farm Day Tour- Punjab is known as the 'Bread Basket of India' and it rightly deserves this title. The 'land of five rivers' is very fertile and the harvest id abundant. Life here revolves around agriculture. The folk songs, movies and the postcards, all speak of the mustard blooms and the rice fields. A day tour of a farm is the best way to enjoy and immerse in the culture of Punjab.
Best time to visit October to June
This border town experiences its best climate from October to April. After the rains have halted, October sees clear skies. The months of December and January are peak winter months and it gets pretty cold. But it is a great time to be outdoors, soaking up the winter sun. The best months to spend an entire day at the Golden Temple here. Hot winds blow starting the end of April and lasts until the end of June. These months are hot and dry with scanty rainfall. The rains arrive by July and bring the temperatures down while there's a spike in the humidity.
How to reach
Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport also known as Raja Sansi International Airport is located on outskirts of Amritsar. It is 11 kilometre away from city centre. You can take cab to reach your destination in Amritsar. Raja Sansi International Airport is well connected to International as well as domestic destination. You will find daily flights to and from Chandigarh, Srinagar, Delhi, London, Toronto, Dubai and many more cities.
Amritsar has its own railway station which lies in main city. Amritsar Railway Station is well connected to almost every major city in India including Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Agra, Chandigarh, etc. A train from Delhi to Amritsar will take around 6-7 hour.
The Grand Trunk Road connects Amritsar to Ludhiana, Kurukshetra, Delhi, Kanpur, Varanasi, and Howrah. You can use cab service to reach Amritsar. You can also find buses in regular interval of time leaving for Amritsar.