Weekend Trip to Amritsar, Punjab
Summer 24 to 45°C
Winter 4 to 27°C
Distance / Traveling Time
From Delhi: 450 kilometers / 6 h ,59 m
Best Time To Visit
Historically known as Ramdaspur, Amritsar is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Punjab. It is every year visited by a large number of tourists from all around the world. Being home to the world-popular Golden temple or the Harmandir Sahib, it is one of the spiritual centres of the followers of the Sikh religion. This Sikh shrine attracts more visitors than UNESCO World Heritage Site-the Taj Mahal with more than 100,000 visitors during weekdays alone (Source: Wikipedia). This vivacious and bustling city is also known for historical importance. This multi-cultural city is a must-visit during weekends, if you stay in Delhi. Amritsar is quite popular for its food such as Amritsart Kulche and chole, Kulfi and lassi and colourful markets selling some amazing stuff including traditional Juttis, parandis, phulkari dupattas and more. Visiting Amritsar and its nearby villages is a real cultural delight.
How to Reach Amritsar
Reaching Amritsar by train is the best way. The Amritsar railway station is well- linked to the other rail heads and thus, is also well-connected to most of the cities in India including Delhi, through daily trains.
The Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport of Amritsar is around 11 km, towards the northwest of the city. It is located on the Amritsar-Ajnala Road. Regular flights ply between Delhi and Amritsar, two of the most important cities in India.
Amritsar city is well-linked to Delhi by Grand Trunk Road. Hiring a private taxi is a suitable option. Then, there is an option of state- run buses and private buses, which are available to and from Delhi. You can also go for a luxury bus from Delhi.