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The magical Punjabi city of Amritsar is at once spiritual, cultural and super-flashy – a surprising mesh of history, religions and diverse peoples that positively shines. After booking your flights to Amritsar, get excited to fly into Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, joining the well-travelled pilgrimage to the home of the most prized possession of the Sikh faith, the Golden Temple. Besides sunrises and sunsets at this enchanting goliath, feast your bellies and eyes on yummy food and lively bazaars. Make your way through labyrinthine streets aboard a cycle rickshaw, past the swanky hotels and malls of the newer part of town, before disembarking to wander the humble streets of the Old City, returning with an invigorated, happy soul.
Winters in Amritsar are considered the best time to visit by most, as the heat of summer can be quite taxing on some folk. The cooler weather between October and March allows for more exploring of the Old City on foot, but it also means more tourists, so if you can handle the heat, consider a cheaper, early-summer visit. Booking over 40 days in advance allows you to capitalise on great deals, though if you’re flying from London, you can afford to leave it a little later and book a spur-of-the-moment trip.
Waves of people booking cheap tickets to Amritsar each year, whether they’re Sikhs hoping for a glimpse of their most revered temple, or tourists eager to witness the opulence and excitement of historic India. One-stop flights from Birmingham are offered through Air India and take around 12 hours. Connecting flights to Amritsar from Manchester and Edinburgh can be found through Qatar Airways. Similarly, if you don’t mind connecting flights, the London airports of Heathrow, Gatwick and Luton offer cheap flights to Amritsar with airlines like Air India, Qatar Airways, Emirates and Jet Airways.
Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee, one of India’s most modern airports, is a 20-minute drive from Amritsar city centre, an exciting trip that gets the heartbeat fluttering as you near the Golden Temple. Taxis, buses and auto-rickshaws all await to take you there. Be aware that the temple itself is sacred, so if you’re staying nearby you may have to walk the final stretch as no motorised vehicles are allowed in its vicinity. Taxis can cost up to 550 rupees but haggling is acceptable.
The city of Amritsar is centred around the remarkable Golden Temple – come and see the picturesque landmark that is instantly recognisable to all Indians and Sikhs. Completed in 1601, this sight attracts visitors year-round and many make repeated trips, eager to experience the gilded, sparkling temple at sunrise, when its lake comes to life in stunning colour. During the day the excitement of the crowds can be almost feverish, and at night – it’s open till 2 a.m. – the lit-up temple truly dazzles.
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