Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, the public airport that serves Amritsar, India, is an international airport that operates flights to and from approximately ten national and international destinations via seven airlines. Located at 31.707778 latitude and 74.799167 longitude, the airport operated close to two million passenger movements in 2014 to a part of 2015, and has an asphalt runway that measures 3,658 metres or 12,001 feet in length.
What to see & do
Amritsar is a city in India that has more than a million inhabitants and is home to the Harmandir Sahib, an important Sikh shrine that gets more visitors than the Taj Mahal. The city in general experiences annual temperatures of 30.3 degrees Celsius or 86.5 degrees Fahrenheit as average high, 15.3 degrees Celsius or 59.5 degrees Fahrenheit as average low.The city’s administrative towns include Ajnala, Attari, Beas, Budha Theh, Chheharta Sahib, Jandiala Guru, Majitha, Rajasansi, Ramdass, Rayya, and Tarn Taran.
Amritsar, India is known for tourist destinations and activities such as Harmandir Sahib, Jallianwala Bagh, Durgiana Temple, Akal Takht, Summer Palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, and Wagah border ceremony, to name a few. Informally known as the ‘Golden Temple’, Harmandir Sahib or Darbar Sahib is the holiest Sikh gurdwara located in the city of Amritsar, Punjab, India. To get into the Harmandir Sahib, there are four doors that allow access and also symbolises the openness of the Sikhs towards all people and religion. Harmandir Sahib has a couple architectural features intended to be symbolic of the Sikh, and was designed by Guru Arjan, the fifth guru. Also visit Jallianwala Bagh when within Amritsar. The public garden houses a memorial of national importance to honour and commemorate the massacre of peaceful celebrators that included women and children with approximately 1,500 casualties in total. The memorial was founded in the early 1950s, on a 6.5 acre or 26,000 square metre garden site of the massacre in the vicinity of Golden Temple complex.
How to get around
Amritsar, India transportation is mostly by auto-rickshaw and cycle-rickshaw, with the auto-rickshaw going from the train station to the temple, and with the cycle -rickshaw slightly more expensive than the auto-rickshaws. Additionally, there is a free bus service that takes passengers from the train station to the Golden Temple. The rides are operated by Golden Temple trust, which can be very crowded and mostly used by the locals who cannot afford general transportation. Amritsar can also be explored via car rental through the car rental companies available within the area. Rail within Amritsar is a good option when within all the major cities in India. The Amritsar railway station serves as the main terminal station, with the rail service connecting the cities effectively. Additionally, there is a special train called Samjhota Express that goes west towards Wagah or Attari Border. Also, there have been plans to introduce a Bus rapid transit or Metro Bus to serve the city; the Amritsar BRTS hopefully will help with relieving traffic congestion within the areas. Other options within the city also include city bus service, among others.
How to get there
Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport operates flights via airlines like Air India, Air India Express, Jet Airways, Qatar Airways, SpiceJet, Turkmenistan Airlines, and Uzbekistan Airways; with flights to and from destinations such as Birmingham, Delhi, Dubai, Chennai, Mumbai, Doha, Bangalore, Srinagar, Ashgabat, and Tashkent.