Amritsar City Guide

Golden Temple

Amritsar - the holy city of Sikhs, has grown from a sacred village pond into a spiritual temporal centre of Sikh culture. The city gets its name from the pool-Amritsar (Pool of Nectar), which was constructed by the fourth religious preceptor of the Sikh faith. It also lies on the Asian Highway.

It is also the city where Jaliyan-wala-bagh, the garden where scores of innocent Indian men, women, children were massacred by the British. Events of such magnitude catalysed the struggle for Indian independence.


Temperature (deg C): Summer- Max. 34, Min. 15; Winter- Max. 18, Min. 0.
Rainfall: 59.2 cms.
Clothing : Cotton in summer and Woollen in Winter.
STD Code : 0183.


Air : Amritsar is connected by air with Delhi and Srinagar.

Rail: Amritsar is connected by rail with Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Varanasi, Wagah (Attari Border) and some other places in India.

Road: Amritsar is connected by bus with Ambala, Chandigarh, Delhi, Ferozepur, Jammu etc. Some of the road distances are as follows:- Jammu 216 kms, Ferozepur 160 kms, Chandigarh 235 kms, Delhi 435 kms and Wagah 29 kms.

Local Transport: Cycle Rickshaws, Taxis, City buses.


Golden Temple, Akal Takht, Durgiana Temple, Jallayanwala Bagh, Saragarhi Gurudwara, Tower of Baba Atal, Academy of Fine Arts, Central Museum & S.G.Thakur Singh Art Gallery.


Gobindwal Sahib- 30 kms, Taran Taaran- 22 kms, Baba Bakala Gurudwara 45 kms, Ram Tirath- 10 kms, Preet Nagar- 20 kms, Amanat Khan Sarai and Hari-ke-Patten- 38 kms.

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