What safety measures are in place when I land at the airport in Amritsar?
Please click here to find the latest safety measures being taken at Amritsar Airport.
Is the Air-Rail Link currently operating to/from Birmingham International train station?
The Air-Rail Link is operating between the hours of 03:30 - 00:30.
What shops, bars and restaurants are currently open at the airport?
Most of our outlets are back open at the airport. Please click here for my information.
Should I arrive earlier at the airport than normal?
All passengers are encouraged to arrive at the terminal in line with the check-in opening times for their flight.
What can I expect in Amritsar?
The biggest attraction in Amritsar is the Golden Temple, one of India’s most spectacular and serene sights. Sitting on a rectangular platform, surrounded by a pool of water, the Golden Temple is the holiest shrine of the Sikh religion and rivals the Taj Mahal for its awe-inspiring appearance.
Whether it be socialising, prayer or festivals, everything in Amritsar revolves around food, and the rich cuisine is one of the biggest draws of the city. The rich and spicy non-vegetarian plates of Amritsar are teeming with healthy and tasty veg dishes. You will find kulcha sold all over the city; a type of mildly leavened flatbread similar to naan, which can be stuffed with fillings. Once you’ve demolished your kulcha, you should wash it down with a lassi, a traditional drink made from yogurt and water.
Due to soaring temperatures, Amritsar is usually avoided by tourists during the summer months. However, those interested in Amritsar’s culture may be intrigued by Baisakhi, the Sikh New Year Festival. One of the most important dates in the Sikh calendar, Baisakhi will keep you entertained with parades, traditional folk music, singing and dancing.
What is the flight time to Amritsar?
The approximate flight time to Amritsar is 10 hours 25 minutes.
What is the weather like in Amritsar?
Amritsar experiences extreme temperatures in both winters and summers. The temperatures drop down in January and hover around 5°C while in the peak summer months of May and June, the temperature can be as high as 40°C.
Why should I visit Amritsar?
Amritsar is a beautiful blend of tradition, culture, history and food. Founded in 1577 by the fourth Sikh guru, Ram Das, the city is divided into two parts by the railway lines. It is now one of the Punjab’s largest cities and its Golden Temple attracts thousands of pilgrims each year.
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