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Amritsar Tourism Overview

About Amritsar

Amritsar is a prominent spiritual city for Sikhs located in Punjab. The name literally translates into ‘holy pool of nectar’. It is also called the Golden City because the Golden Temple is situated there. In the old days Amritsar used to be known as Ramdaspur, named after the fourth guru of Sikhs, Guru Ram Das, who was instrumental in setting up of this city. Located in the north-western part of India, Amritsar is only a few kilometres away from Wagha Border that separates India and Pakistan.

Amritsar is significant not only on a religious front but historical as well, owing to the Jallianwala Bagh massacre and Operation Blue Star. This city is the birth-place and residence of many well-known freedom fighters, politicians, filmmakers, actors and religious figures. The city is very rich in culture. Its fame in serving sumptuous dishes extends even across borders. Other popular things from this region are the handicrafts, fabrics, carpets and farm products.


Area : 114.95 sq. Kms.
Main Languages : Punjabi, Hindi and English.
Population :

Amritsar had a total population of 1,132,761 as per census 2011.

Temperature : Summer - Max : 34 Min : 15.
Winter - Max : 18 Min : 0.
Best Time to Visit :

September-October

Calling Code :

0183

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