The largest city in India’s Punjab region, the holy city of Amritsar was founded in 1577 by Ram Das, the fourth Sikh Guru. Although a large, modern city at first glance, venture into the old town and you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back into a bygone age. At its heart is Sikhism holiest shrine, the Golden Temple, a place that offers a serene and peaceful respite from the city’s lively bustling streets. There are also historical gems and vibrant bazaars aplenty, making Amritsar’s narrow, old streets a delight to explore. 

Amritsar at a Glance

We all enjoy a good fact or two - here are a few useful ones about Amritsar:

GMT +5.5
time difference
8.5 Hours
flight time
1.13 million
population
Golden
Temple
famous landmark
chole-
bhature
local food
winter
best time to visit

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