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Amritsar Travel Guide

Amritsar is a holy city in the state of Punjab visited by lakhs of tourists every day. The star attraction of this city is Harmanidir Sahib, popularly known as The Golden Temple. The centre sanctum of the gurdwara is covered with gold that glitters beautifully day and night. The gurdwara is surrounded by the holy Amrit Sarovar tank where the devotees take bathe.
This city has also seen the worst of the events like the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre and Operation Blue star. Other important tourist attractions include Bibeksar Sahib, Jallianwala Bagh, Baba Atal Sahib, Akal Takht, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum, Khair-ud-Din-Masjid, Gobindgarh Fort, Wagah Border and many more. The best time to visit is in the months between November and March. The food of Amritsar is finger-licking good. Amritsari Kulcha, Chhole Bhatura, Tandoori Chicken are some of the famous cuisine available. Do visit Hall Bazaar to shop accessories, handicrafts, and electronic items.
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How to Reach Amritsar
Home to Sikhism’s holiest shrine, the Harmandir Sahib (commonly known as the Golden Temple), Amritsar is a famous travel destination of India. It is said that this shrine attracts more visitors than the Taj Mahal, with more than 100,000 visitors on weekdays alone. Some of the other must see tourist attractions of the city include Akal Takht, Jallianwala Bagh, Durgiana Temple, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum, Harike Wetland and Bird Sanctuary etc. When it comes to connectivity, Amritsar is well-connected to other major Indian cities by air, road and rail.
 
How to Reach Amritsar by Air
 
Located around 11 km away from the city-centre, the Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport of Amritsar has more than 160 domestic and international flights. There are daily direct flights to and from Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chandigarh, London, Doha, Dubai and Kuala Lumpur.
 
How to Reach Amritsar by Road
 
Being located on the National Highway 1, Amritsar is well connected by road. Daily bus services, including both government and private run, to and from Ambala, Patiala, Delhi, Chandigarh and Jammu. For transportation within the city, you can take rickshaws, auto rickshaws, taxis or buses.
 
How to Reach Amritsar by Rail
 
The Amritsar Railway Station connects the city to almost all major Indian cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Agra, Ahmedabad, Kolkata and Chandigarh. A train journey from Delhi to Amritsar takes about 6 hours.

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plz tell me best hotel in Amirtsar rupes between 600 -700 rs today??
Bharawan da dhaba , near Golden Temple
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I want to book a hotel near the Golden Temple for 5 adults and 2 children. Please suggest me a good budget hotel. Our check in date is 24 June and check out date is 25 June.
Star Metro Inn Just 1Km frm Golden temple and walking distance frm Bus stand..with ENtire MOdern facilities !!
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I want a 3 bedded room near Amandeep hospital. Please suggest some hotels.
Grand Galaxy Have 2 Bedded Room available Nearst of Hosiptal 1.5kms Distance
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how much would a taxi for two persons cost with waiting charges to Wagah border? we would require a drop back to station as well
you may take Hop on Hop off tour, would be able to see more sites. At attari border parade starts around 6.00 PM. people start reaching there by 3.30 PM. Its quite hot these days. It would be better to reach by 5.00 PM so that you don't have to wait long in hot sun.
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Which is the best place to visit at near amritsar golden tampal?
1.Golden Temple/2.Jallianwala Bagh/3.Durgiana Temple/4.Guru Bazar i.e. Gold Market,etc.
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