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.