Amritsar is a city in north-western part in India and the administrative headquarters of the Amritsar district in the state of Punjab. Amritsar is one of the largest cities of the Punjab state in India. The city origin lies in the village of Tung, and was named after the lake founded by the fourth Sikh Guru Ram Das in 1574. Amritsar is situated 217 km (135 mi) northwest of state capital Chandigarh. It is near Pakistan, with the Wagah Border being only 28 km (17.4 mi) away. The nearest city is Lahore, the second largest city in Pakistan, located 50 km (31.1 mi) to the west.
The main commercial activities include tourism, carpets and fabrics, farm produce, handicrafts, service trades, and light engineering. The city is known for its rich cuisine and culture.
The city lies on the main Grand Trunk Road (GT Road) from Delhi to Amritsar connecting to Lahore in Pakistan. The G. T. Road, built by Sher Shah Suri, runs through the whole of the northern half of the Indian subcontinent, connecting Peshawar, Pakistan to Sonargaon, Bangladesh. The city is also connected to most other major cities such as New Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta by an extensive network of rail system. The city also provides air connectivity to major Indian cities, as well as foreign cities such as Birmingham, Toronto, Dubai, Singapore, Tashkent, Ashgabat, London etc. from Guru Ramdas International Airport (formerly the Raja Sansi International Airport).
Tourist places in Amritsar
1 Golden Temple
2 Gobindgarh Fort
3 Jallianwala Bagh
4 Wagah Border
5 Maharaja Ranjit Singh Garden
6 Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum
7 Ram Bagh Garden
8 Ram Tirath Temple
9 Durgiana Temple
10 Mandir Mata Lal Devi G (Vaishnodevi Gufa Mandir)
Top shopping malls in Amritsar, India
1 Trilium - Designed by the renowned international architectural firm - RTKL, USA, Trilium is one of the few Indian malls that is compliant with LEED guidelines and is earthquake resistant.
2 Celebration Mall - Book movie tickets online with Cinepolis in major cities Ahmedabad; Amritsar; Bengaluru; Bhopal; Hubli; Jaipur. Ludhiana; Magnet Mumbai; Mangalore; Patna and Surat.
3 Narula's Mall - Located in the heart of the central business district of the holy city of Amritsar, Hotel Narula's Aurrum is an oasis of peace, Serenity and tranquility.
4 Amar Ujala Trimurti Shopping Complex - One of the best shopping malls.
Hotels in Amritsar
Radisson Blu Amritsar
Holiday Inn Amritsar
Hotel MK Amritsar
Country Inn Amritsar
Lowest Airfares to Amritsar(ATQ), India
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Jet Airways operates flights via London/Brusseles and Delhi/Mumbai airports.
Air Canada operates flights via London/Frankfurt and Delhi airports.
Air India and Air Canada operates flights via London/Newark/Chicago/New York and Delhi airports.
Swiss Airline connects via Zurich and Delhi airports.
Etihad airways also operate flights via Abu Dhabi and Delhi airport to Amritsar.
Lufthansa Airline connects via Frankfurt and Delhi airports.
KLM Airline connects via Amsterdam and Delhi airports.
Air France connects via Paris (CDG) and Delhi airport
Qatar Airline connects via London/Frankfurt and Doha airports. Custom and Immigration is done at the Amritsar airport.
Interesting facts about Raja Sansi Airport Amritsar (ATQ)
The Airport is located 11 Kms from the Amritsar city center.
The Airport Handles 48 Flights every week.
The Amritsar airport has 2 integrated terminals 1 and 2. Terminal 1 is the domestic terminal and connects flights to various cities in India. Terminal 2 is the International terminal and handles International flights on Airlines like Air India, Jet Airways, Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways, TransAero, Turmekistan
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