Amritsar is a holy city with immense spiritual significance for the Sikhs. It’s a land of gurudwaras, which are visited by lakhs of devotees every day. There are forts and museums, where you can see the culture, heritage and history of Amritsar & Amritsari food is known for its rich tastes and fragrant aromas.
A trip to Amritsar is a journey into India’s most historical cities. Plan a trip from Jaipur and visit Amritsar to know more about this holy land and visit its famous tourist sites.
How to reach Amritsar from Jaipur?
The road distance between Jaipur and Amritsar is 663 kms. However, Chandigarh is just 508 km from Amritsar, so from Chandigarh, it is better to travel to Amritsar.
You can catch express trains from Jaipur to Chandigarh. Get down at Chandigarh, and travel by road to Amritsar.
You can take hired taxis, or go in State Transport Buses, which depart from Inter State Bus Terminus (ISBT) in Sector 43 in Chandigarh.
For a speedier travel, catch flights from Jaipur to Chandigarh, and then travel by road from Chandigarh to Amritsar.
Places to see in Amritsar
The Golden Temple is famous for its langars, which are given free to devotees. The temple has an iconic structure surrounded by a large pond.
The memorial of Jallianwala Bagh reminds visitors of the massacre during the Indian war of independence.
Beating the Retreat ceremony at the Wagah Border is a colorful display of patriotism by soldiers from India and Pakistan.
Akal Takht is equally majestic as the Golden Temple, and its gold leafed dome and painted walls are sculpted with superb craftsmanship.
The Mughal architecture of Gurudwara Tarn Taran Sahib, with its golden dome and huge lake is a remarkable monument to see in Amritsar.
In Gobindgarh Fort, visitors can visit the museum, or view the laser light show to know the history of Punjab.
In the Partition Museum, there are paper cuttings, photographs and other items, which reminds visitors of the harsh days of the partition.
Durgiana Temple resembles the Golden Temple in its temple design and a large pond besides the temple.
Best hotels in Amritsar for all budgets
Budget Hotels (Rs.1000-Rs.2000): Hotel Hong Kong Inn, Hotel Shiraz Regency, Hotel CJ International
Mid-range Hotels (Rs.2500-Rs.4000): Humble Hotels Amritsar, Hotel City Heart, Hotel City Park Amritsar
Star rated Hotels (Rs.5000-Rs.10000): Best Western Merrion, HK Clarks Inn, Avaas Lifestyle Hotel
Luxury Hotels (Rs.100001-Rs.20000): Taj Swarna Amritsar, Hyatt Regency Amritsar, Radisson Blu Hotel Amritsar
Excursions from Amritsar
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And how to plan a road trip from Jaipur to Amritsar
If you are planning a road trip from Jaipur to Amritsar, you can consider Toyota Innova or any SUV cars. These vehicles are made for tough Indian roads and give excellent performance in mountainous terrains.
Leave early morning from Jaipur by road, so that you reach Bilaspur in Himachal Pradesh by night. In the morning, you can resume your road trip from Bilaspur and reach Amritsar in Punjab.