It is located in the northwest part of India, in the state of Punjab. Amritsar is about 25 kms (15 miles) east
of the border with Pakistan. It lies on the Grand Trunk Road, which connects Delhi, Jalandhar and Amritsar to
Summer - 25 °C - 46 °C OR 77 °F - 114.8 °F
Peak Summer Months - April to End of June
Winter - 0 °C - 18 °C OR 32 °F - 64.4 °F
Peak Winter Months - November to March
Monsoon - 59.2 cm from July to November
Best time to visit
Is from October to Early March.
Government of Punjab,
Palace Hotel (opposite the Amritsar Railway Station)
Punjab Tourist Information Office
Youth Hostel, Amritsar
Phone : +91-0183-2231452
The nerve centre of Sikh religion, Amritsar is a city spawned by the holiest of holy Sikh shrines, the Golden
Today the bustling city is a brilliant amalgamation of freedom fighters, political thinkers, politicians, writers
of all faith and religion.
The weary minded, the pleasure seeker and the religiously inclined all equally find solace and peace of mind at
this holy abode of God.
The word Amritsar is derived from Sanskrit, Amrita-Sarovar meaning "Lake of Nectar."