amritsar TOURISM

Amritsar, home to the Golden Temple is one of the most ancient and fascinating cities of India. It is an important seat of Sikh history and culture. Being the gateway for travellers coming to India on the overland route from central Asia it soon became the centre of various commercial activities. There are various historical and religious sites - see Amritsar City Map. The most famous of them all in the Golden Temple which was founded by the fourth Guru of Sikhs, Guru Ramdas and completed by his successor Guru Arjan Dev.


Amritsar is home to the Religious Building important to Sikhs - The Golden Temple. Amritsar is an institution by itself. And the Golden Temple is the cradle of Amritsar with the city growing around it nurtured by its divine sanctity. Amritsar is one of the most sacred sikh religious sites in India.
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The Amritsar Hotels offer a wide choice to the tourists. They bid the lap of luxury and comforts making you feel at home even away from your home. The Amritsar Hotels range from budget hotels in Amritsar to 5 (five) star hotels luxury hotels Roll up to envisage the grandeur of Amritsar--the symbol of Sikhism.
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Punjab is a land rich with the unique collection of handicrafts and handlooms. If you wish to go for a shopping spree in the state, no place other than Amritsar will be the best option for you. A number of shopping joints line the city, offering a variety of materials to shop for.
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Eating out in Amritsar is an experience in itself, after all - the place is known for its hospitality and great food. Perhaps the best known specialties are ‘Amritsari Machhi’ (Fish), ‘Amritsari Kulcha’ (Bread), ‘Bhatti da Murg’ (Roasted Chicken) and its ‘Paranthas’ (Bread with stuffings).
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The city of Amritsar a dazzling showcase of composite culture and secular heritage .It has a proud past .a glorious present and a promising future. A rich repository of spiritual and national heritage, It has been hailed as the home of all virtues’(sifti da ghar) .while praying, every devout Sikh longs to be blessed with a pilgrimage to Amritsar and a holy bath at the Golden Temple. A visit to Amritsar is believed to wash off all the sins.
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The helpline services offers help to those that call. amritsar helpline services offer telephone support offering accces to information, advice or customer services. Police: 100, 0183-228185, Fire: 101, 0183-557366 etc ...
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The only culture Punjab knows is Agriculture, it is often joked. This is fast changing. Right inside the Golden Temple Complex, gataka or Sikh martial art performances are held every day. The venue is the roof of the Guru Ka Langar building. On GT Road near Khalsa College is the Naatshala, with a unique revolving stage. It hosts weekend plays and concerts. Besides these, independent local organisations hold musical evenings, especially Punjabi Pop concerts.
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The city of Amritsar is situated in northern state of Punjab and lies in the north-western region, about 15 miles (25 km) east of the border with Pakistan.
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Amritsar city map

Amritsar Maximum & minimum temperature and rainfall
City Month Maximum Temperature C Minimum Temperature C Mean Rainfall mm
Weather/temperature/rainfall in Amritsar in January 19.2 3.9 28.3
Weather/temperature/rainfall in Amritsar in February 21.9 6.3 29.2
Weather/temperature/rainfall in Amritsar in March 26.9 11 34.8
Weather/temperature/rainfall in Amritsar in April 33.9 16.2 19.3
Weather/temperature/rainfall in Amritsar in May 38.8 21.2 19.6
Weather/temperature/rainfall in Amritsar in June 39.8 24.9 51.7
Weather/temperature/rainfall in Amritsar in July 35.3 25.6 224.7
Weather/temperature/rainfall in Amritsar in August 34.3 25.2 174.5
Weather/temperature/rainfall in Amritsar in September 34.4 22.7 94.6
Weather/temperature/rainfall in Amritsar in October 32.3 15.7 21.3
Weather/temperature/rainfall in Amritsar in November 27 8.6 5.7
Weather/temperature/rainfall in Amritsar in December 21.3 4.3 14.6