Today Amritsar is called the Golden city because of the Golden temple. The golden temple is one of the most sacred shrines of the world.
How Amritsar got its name?
The city gets its name from the pool Amritsar (literally, the tank of nectar of immortality). It was founded by the fourth Sikh Guru Shri Ram Das Ji in 1577. Amritsar is a city in the northwestern part of India.
There are various nicknames of Amritsar
- The Golden Temple city
- The Holy city
- Pool of nectar
- Sifti da Ghar
- Guru ki Nagri
- Sri Harmandir Sahib (the abode of God)
Weather in Amritsar
Time period of the summer season starts from april and ends in the month of june. The season is very hot and the temperature reaches upto 49 degrees Celsius. Travelers generally avoid this season because of the hot climate.
From july to October the season mark as the monsoon. People generally love to travel in the season as the climate remains moderate in temperature. It gives much relief from the heat of the summer when it rains.
In north region winters generally starts from November and last until march. The temperature range during this season is 4 to 18 degrees Celsius. January is the coldest month of the period.
How to reach Amritsar?
Amritsar is well connected by road with all the major cities in north India. It is easily accessible by bus or car. The nearest inter-state bus terminus is 1.1 Km away from the city center.
The railway station of Amritsar is about 1.7 Km from the city center. It is well connected with major cities like Delhi, Ludhiana, Mumbai.
Amritsar international airport is called Shree Guru Ram das Ji international Airport which is about 11 kilometers of the city center. After you get down the airport, you can grab a taxi or you can hire a taxi in the Holy city.
Punjabi is the eminent language in Amritsar. There are many languages spoken in Amritsar, the following are the prominent ones.
Malls and movie theaters
- Café coffee day
- Backbenchers café and restaurant
- Café OZ
- Sandella’s flatbread café
Perfect shopping places in Amritsar to head to:
It is on the way of the Golden temple. There are many things you can buy. There are shops for juti which is the traditional footwear. Patiala salwar kameez is considered as the traditional dress for the women of Punjab. Shops of weaponry sell swords and daggers called kirpan. And we consider this place to be one of the best shopping places in the holy city.
Katra Jaimal Singh bazaar
This bazaar is famous for textile and clothing items. the place sells colorful and fine fabrics. This market is famous for phulkari and wool.
Guru bazaar is for jewelry shopping. The main attraction you can find here is the traditional Indian jewelry which is called jadau.
Lawrence road is the shopping where everything from branded clothing stores.
This place is a buyer’s hub due to it being one of the most popular wholesale market for textile and garments in Amritsar
Sights to visit
The Golden Temple, Amritsar is not only a central religious place of the Sikhs from all over the world but is symbolic of brotherhood and equality. You can hire a taxi from your hotel, book a cab or local transport in form of autos and rickshaws are available. And We also recommend you to visit Golden temple at night as well as at Daytime because seeing it at both the time will be a great experience.
It is a historical fort of maharaja Ranjit Singh located in the center of the city of Amritsar. The entre ticket is INR 25 without the inclusion of shows.
It is at a walkable distance from the Golden temple. It is a public garden and holds a history that leaves people teary-eyed. There is no free entry.
Wagah border joins India and Pakistan. Thus border attracts large no. of tourists due to wagah border ceremony every evening before sunset. It is easy to hire a taxi from jallianwala bagh to wagah border. There is no entry fee for the wagah border.
Sadda pind is a perfect imitation of the Punjabi culture in form of village scene depicted by mud houses, women singing regional songs, shops selling ethnic goods.
- Langar ka Prasad
- Amritsari kulcha
- Sarson ka saag with Makki ki roti
- Tandoori chicken
- Papad warian
International Hotels in Amritsar
- Taj Swarna restaurant
- Radisson Blu restaurant
- Holiday Inn
Italia Restaurants in Amritsar
- Bon Gateau