Cheap Flights to Amritsar, India

Amritsar – Only place to witness Golden Sunrises

Amritsar city located in the state of Punjab in India was earlier known as Ramdaspur and also Ambarsar. The city is geographically situated in the Northern west region of India and is the administrative hub for the district of Amritsar in the Majha region of Punjab. As per the survey done in the year of 2011 the population of Amritsar ranged somewhere around 1132,761 and is about 217 km away from the capital of Punjab – Chandigarh. Its proximity from Pakistan with Wagah Border being in middle is about 28 km. The airport of the city is International one wherein tourists from other countries around the world can directly land in the city without needing any interconnecting flights from any other city. Passengers can book flight for this beautiful city and witness the way of living of Sikh community at its best.

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The census done in the year of 2011 the details that came forward regarding the demographics of Amritsar following made the news:

  • Urban population of Amritsar is somewhere around 1,183,705 while the municipality of the city boasts of 1,132,761 individuals in the city.
  • The area of Amritsar gender ration showed that for every 1000 males in the city there were 879 females.
  • The population of children preferably under the age of 6 years ranged around 9.7 % of total population of Amritsar city.
  • Total Literacy rate of the city was 85.27% out of which literacy rate for males was around 88.09% and for females around 82.09%.

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Peak & off Season

The weather of a place is huge catalyst point in the decision of the peak season and which months should be avoided. Although it is not necessary that off season is exactly worse time to visit as in this season the tourists can garner quite good deals on booking of accommodation and activities, however there are certain activities that can be done only in the peak season.

The same is the case with Amritsar city of Punjab. The city is located at 31.63°N 74.87°E with elevation of about 7698 ft. The weather of Amritsar is called semiarid climate which is what is generally faced in the Northern West region of India. There are four main seasons, namely

  • Summer Season – Starting from month of April till month of June with maximum temperature being around 42 °C
  • Rainy Season – This starts from July onwards to September
  • Post Monsoon Season – From the month October and November
  • Winter Season – Starting from month of December till month of March with maximum temperature being around 15 °C.
  • Annual Rainfall faced by Amritsar is about 26.8 inches
  • On one hand the record of minimum temperature has gone down to −7.6 °C in the year 1996 and on the other hand maximum has gone up to 48.1 °C in the year 2013.

Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport

The International Airport of Amritsar named Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport is named in honor of fourth Sikh Guru – Guru Ram Das who is also the principal architect of the city Amritsar. The airport is about 11 km away in the direction of Northern west of the city and constructed on the rod of Amritsar – Ajnala nearby Raja Sansi village. Apart from the city, the airport also caters for the areas surrounding Punjab, Southern sector of Jammu & Kashmir and western area of Himachal Pradesh. The airport is fitted with a new terminal that has brought in double the capacity of passengers than that with an old terminal. Catering for both international and domestic airlines, the airport offers many facilities, some of which are:

  • The airport offers assistance to physically disable or medical emergency passengers with availability of wheelchair.
  • Passengers can go in for shopping of exotic products at good price without paying duty as the shop is Duty Free.
  • Access to Internet with free Wi-Fi facility ensures that passengers can connect with others through social media.
  • For those passengers who have some trouble navigating through the airport, they can approach the help desk.

Airlines Landing in Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport

This is one of the busiest airports in the state of Punjab in India. The airport caters for both International and Domestic airlines that not only connects different states of India to Punjab and more notably Amritsar city while International airlines ensures direct influx of tourists right into Amritsar without needing any interconnecting flights. The complex networking of domestic airlines connecting several cities of India with that of Amritsar is made much simpler by the expertise of Air Traffic Controller of this airport along with ground staff working within the airport as well. Airlines landing in Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport and respective city destinations are mentioned below:

  • Air India – Birmingham, Delhi
  • Air India Express – Dubai–International
  • Jet Airways – Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai
  • Malindo Air – Kuala Lumpur–International
  • Qatar Airways – Doha
  • Scoot – Singapore
  • SpiceJet – Bangalore, Delhi, Dubai–International, Mumbai, Srinagar
  • Turkmenistan Airlines – Ashgabat
  • Uzbekistan Airways – Tashkent

Fine Dining Options in Amritsar, India

Indian cuisine is one of the spiciest cuisines in the world. The dining options in Amritsar mostly have Indian cuisines as the main one; however, there are many restaurants and cafes that offer different than just Punjabi style of cooking. The restros and bistros here provide authentic Indian experience through warm and welcoming staff, cultural ambience and of course the Indian twist to other delicacies of different cuisines. Keeping the taste and experience in mind, many of these restaurants have received nominations in Top Choices award. Some of these restaurants to get nominated are mentioned below:

Punjabi Cuisine

Brother’s Dhaba

The Brother’s Dhaba has this authentic Indian cultural feel to its ambience and is nominated for having the tastiest and scrumptious Kulcha in whole of Amritsar. The herbs and way of making food in this Dhaba results in explosion of several different tastes to come out the moment you take a bite.

  • Price – Starting From Rs. 100 to 200
  • Timings – 7:30 am to 12:30 pm

Multi-Cuisine

Shudh Veg Food Court

One of the busiest food court in Amritsar, this place offers diverse range of cuisines from thali costing about Rs. 115 – Rs 210 and yummy Kulchas of just Rs. 50 to Pizza, Pastas and other cuisines of other countries. In mood for something other than just Indian then Shudh Veg Food Court is the place to be.

  • Price – Starting From Rs. 100 – 200
  • Timings – 8 am to 11:30 pm

Spell Binding Experiences in Amritsar, India

Amritsar is the religious ground of Punjab with the main attraction being the Golden Temple. The city holds religious beliefs for all the Indians, especially the Sikh community. The place boasts of lush green environment perfect for relaxing walks in the evenings and warm days in which touristy activities can be done without much hassle. The tourists can also indulge in some shopping of authentic Indian attire apart from visiting the notable monuments and buildings. Although one of the best destination of India, Amritsar combined with other cities make for best excursion and tour around the Northern India. Two most opted for tours of Amritsar are:

  • 6 Days Golden Temple and Haridwar Rishikesh Tour –

    Enhance your trip to Amritsar by embarking on this eventful journey as go from touring Chandigarh, having the honor of being the first planned city after Indian Independence to Shimla, summer capital under British Raj and now a resort city. The trip is filled with fun activities like ropeway ride and auspicious aarti along the banks of River Ganges in Haridwar as well as rafting in Rishikesh.

    • Duration – 6 days
    • Price – Starting From $1120
    • Itinerary
      • Day 1 : New Delhi – [B, D]
      • Day 2 : Amritsar – [B, D]
      • Day 3 : Shimla – [B, D]
      • Day 4 : Shimla – [B, D]
      • Day 5 : Rishikesh – [B, D]
      • Day 6 : Hardwar – Rishikesh – [B, D]
  • 5-Day Private Amritsar and Golden Triangle Tour –

    Excursions around Amritsar and more so around Punjab doesn’t get any better than this. Get yourself acquainted with Indian culture as you try this authentic tour with start from Agra’s Taj Mahal and ends with Amritsar’s Golden Temple. Enhance and get more knowledge regarding the mesmeric cities from Agra and Delhi to Amritsar and Jaipur. As you go along the trip a special monument of each city will be toured like Taj Mahal in Agra, to Qutub Minar in Delhi.

    • Duration – 5 days
    • Price – Starting From $ 599
    • Itinerary
      • Day 1: New Delhi – Agra (3 Hrs Drive)
      • Day 2: Agra – Jaipur (5 Hrs Drive) (B)
      • Day 3: Jaipur – Delhi (5 Hrs Drive) (B)
      • Day 4: Delhi – Amritsar (By Train) (B)
      • Day 5: Amritsar – Delhi (By Train) (B)

Essential Information

Utilities Status
Airport
Free Wi-Fi Yes
Wheel Chair Availability Yes
Currency Exchange No
Fine Dining Yes
Baggage Locker Yes
City Guide Yes
Prepaid Booth (TAXI) Yes
Terminal Interchanging Facility No
Domestic Flights Connectivity Yes
Extras
Privilege Lounge Yes
One Day Shelter Yes
Local Transport Yes
Apartments Rent Starting from Rs.4000 / week
Beer Rs. 80.00/ 0.5l (INR)
Mineral Water Rs. 27.50 / 1.5l (INR)
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