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About Amritsar

about Amritsar

Amritsar is one of the cities in the northwestern region of India. It is the religious axis for the Sikh belief and is the organizational head office of the Sikhs in the state of Punjab. It is the residence of the Harmandir Sahib, the religious axis for the Sikh belief. This significant Sikh temple, the Golden Temple, magnetized many visitors on weekdays and it is one of the most admired attractions for Non-resident Indians in India. The town also is the abode of the Sikh activists and the supporting influence, Akal Takht, as well as the Sikh senate. The Indian surveys reported the population of the city to be 1,132,761. Amritsar is at 217 kilometers northwest of the state capital Chandigarh and is 32 kilometers east of Lahore, Pakistan and so, very close to India's western frontier with Pakistan.

 

The town recognized for its wealthy food and rich civilization and for the disastrous incidence of the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre in 1919 under the British Rule. Amritsar is the residence of the Central Khalsa orphanage, which was once a dwelling place of Shaheed Udham Singh, a famous figure in the Indian freedom struggle. The Grand Trunk Road, constructed by Sher Shah Suri, spans the northern half of the Indian subcontinent, connecting Peshawar, Pakistan to Sonargaon, Bangladesh pass through Amritsar as well. The town is also associated with main cities such as New Delhi, Mumbai, and Calcutta by a widespread arrangement of the rail system. The city also offers air connectivity to main Indian cities, as well as worldwide towns such as Birmingham, Toronto, Dubai, Singapore, Tashkent, Ashgabat, and London from the Raja Sansi International airport, recently renamed as Guru Ramdas International airport.

Amritsar Fast Facts

City: Amritsar

District: Amritsar

State: Punjab

Country: India

Famous for/as: Temple

Best Season: Oct - March

Summer: 24 to 45°C

Winter: 4 to 27°C

Rain: July to Oct

Area: 114 km2

Altitude: 218 m

PIN Code: 143001

STD Code: 0183


Amritsar News Papers

Punjabi: Punjab Kesari, Desh Videsh Times

English: Punjab Globe

Languages: Punjabi, Hindi, English

History
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Culture
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