Amritsar is a Vistara City
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About Amritsar

The peaceful city of Amritsar is one of the largest cities of Punjab, founded in the 16th century. Home to the glorious, spiritual and cultural centre, the Golden Temple; Amritsar derives its name from ‘Amrit Sarovar’ meaning the pool of nector.

Known for its Jallianwala Bagh massacre and proximity to Wagah Border, Amritsar witnesses a flock of tourists every year. The city is immensely popular for its famous cuisine and traditional road side ‘dhabas’ churning out some of the best food in the country from Amritsari kulchas to fish tikkas. The city is known for its textiles and handicrafts as well.

While the summer and winter months experience extreme temperatures, Amritsar can be enjoyed during the pleasant months of September to December and February to March. With a rich history, legendary food, colourful festivals and warm hospitality, the city of Amritsar is a must visit.

About Amritsar Airport

Amritsar Raja Sansi International Airport is located 11 kilometers northwest of the city centre. The airport serves the Indian states of Punjab, Jammu and Himachal Pradesh.

It is the largest airport in the state of Punjab. In 2009, an integrated terminal was inaugurated which doubled the passenger capacity of the airport. The airport also offers rental car services for your ease of travel.

Visit the holy city of Amritsar with Vistara’s world class offerings!

  • Places To Visit
  • Things To Do

1. Golden Temple

The enchanting Golden Temple, also known as Sri Harmindar Sahib, is the holiest shrine in Sikhism. Pilgrims gather to listen to the sacred chants and pay obeisance to the Guru Granth Sahib (the Holy Scripture) which is read here. A tribute to brotherhood and equality, Golden Temple is frequented by Indians and foreign tourists seeking religious fulfilment. The striking golden body of the temple complete with a mystic pond, a lingering sense of tranquillity in the air, the delicious prasad and the spiritual chants in the background make this a one-of-a kind experience.

2. Jallianwala Bagh

Spreading over 6.5 acres of land, the Jallianwala Bagh is located near the Golden Temple. The Jallianwala Bagh is a garden commemorating the martyrs that were cruelly massacred by the British force. The incident left a deep and ever lasting impact on the city. Today, a huge memorial stone is found in Jalianwala Bagh where every traveller in Punjab pays their respect to the martyrs.

3. Wagah Border

Wagah Border is the border line drawn upon the Partition, dividing India and Pakistan. The border line runs along the Grand Trunk Road between Amritsar in Punjab and Lahore in Pakistan. The border is popular for the Beating Retreat Ceremony, held every day before sunset.

 

Shop

When in Amritsar, do visit the Hall Bazaar offering everything ranging from electronics, books, clothes and handicrafts. Besides this, the city is also popular for their traditional textiles and carpets.

Eat

Eat to your heart’s content at Amritsar’s many legendary food places. The food haven offers mouth-watering local specialities to some of the best dishes of North India. Do try the sweet lassi for a refreshing experience.