Religion, food, music, shopping, patriotism and the world-renowned Indian hospitality...can all be found in the fascinating city of Amritsar. One of the largest cities in the Northern Indian state of Punjab, Amritsar is full of the hustle bustle of every Indian city but there is something more that draws hundreds of visitors to her. The omnipresent sense of tranquility amidst the madness is an unique experience, which captivates all who visit.
Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport (11 kms from the city center) approximately a 15-20 mins drive.
Most domestic flights to Amritsar are via New Delhi
There are several international flights from the UK, Canada, UAE, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan.
The different train options to Amritsar are mentioned below.
Train tickets often get booked soon after the bookings open for a sector so do plan ahead. Train tickets can be booked on the Indian railways website or any leading Indian online travel portal.
One can try and get last minute tickets at a premium booking tatkal tickets at the local station. Though these are subject to cancelations on previous bookings.
Shatabdi Express- Are the fastest fully air-conditioned seater (only rows of seats) intercity daytime trains.
Jan Shatabdi Express- Are superfast both air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned sitting accommodation daytime intercity trains
Express and Mail -These trains have both sitting and sleeper accommodations, air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned carriages, and do not stop at all stations
There are many of the above-mentioned trains operating from New Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata to Amritsar.
There are many bus options to Amritsar from New Delhi, Chandigarh, Shimla, Jammu and other cities.
The bus services are safe, clean and efficient. The categories of services offered are AC/ Non-AC, Sleeper/ Seated.
The Volvo bus services are the most comfortable and also the most expensive ranging between INR 200-500
6-7 hours away from New Delhi on the National Highway 1 (NH1)