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Best time to visit Amritsar

From November to March the days are not as hot as the rest of the year, which makes for more enjoyable sightseeing. The nights can get quite chilly, so pack accordingly.

The Guru Granth Sahib is transported to the inner sanctum in the morning, which is the ideal time to visit. 


5 Best things to do in Amritsar

Must-see in Amritsar

You can’t leave Amritsar without visiting the Golden Temple where you’ll find some of the most beautiful scenery in India.  The Golden Temple Amritsar India (Sri Harimandir Sahib Amritsar) is also a central religious place of the Sikhs, and a symbol of human brotherhood and equality. Everybody, irrespective of caste, creed, or race can seek spiritual solace and religious fulfillment without any hindrance. It also represents the distinct identity, glory, and heritage of the Sikhs. It is said to be one of the holiest sites in Sikhism, alongside the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur in Kartarpur, and Gurdwara Janam Asthan in Nankana Sahib.

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Best food and drinks in Amritsar

At the local market, you should buy some rambutan and jackfruit. Remember to practice your savviest bargaining skills because they like to increase the price when they see it’s a tourist.

  • Kara Prasad is a sweet treat of atta, sugar, and plenty of ghee often found in Sikh households and houses of worship.
  • Kulchas, a maida bread baked in a tandoor. You can have kulchas with any meal. Usually, the bread is brushed with ghee and served while still hot. It’s super tasty alongside chana masala, sliced onions, and tamarind chutney. And of course, with chickpea curry.
  • Amritsa Kulcha is the cherry on top of all the kulchas! It comes stuffed with potatoes and in perfect tradition, it is served alongside Amritsari chana masala. This one is a must-have when you are in Amritsar.
  • Buttery Amritsari fish fry.
  • Butter chicken is a creamy, gravy dish and the crowning jewel of Amritsar dishes in Punjab. Have it with naan or rumaali roti. It’s one of my favorites, yum-yum. 
  • Gulab Jamun is a crown jewel in Amritsar when it comes to desserts. This melt-in-your-mouth delicacy resembles little balls and is created with the ingredients khoya, milk powder, sugar, rose syrup, and cardamom powder. Without Gulab Jamun, a holiday or celebration is deemed incomplete.
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Above: Rambutan, Gulab Jamun, Jack Fruit, and Lassi.

The best drinks to try in Amritsar, and in the rest of India, are.

  • I’m starting off with my most favorite drink throughout all my travels in India, and that is Lassi. I was introduced to it in Mumbai and heard it’s to be enjoyed after a meal, but I had mine during meals, after meals, and whenever I could. Being non-alcoholic it was no problem. It was super-hot at the time, and it went down like a charm. It is made by blending yogurt, water, optional fruits, spices, additional tastes, and ice cubes before serving it chilled to the public. Lassi is traditionally served in a handleless clay cup called a “kulhar,” with more malai (fresh clotted cream), if desired, spooned on top before serving. I enjoyed mine without the optional cream on top. 
  • Palm wine or palm toddy. One of the most popular local alcoholic beverages and a south Indian specialty is palm wine, often known as palm toddy. Although it may not be the strongest, this multipurpose substance is made from fermented coconut sap.
  • Chhang is a popular Himalayan beverage produced from finger millets that have been boiled, dried, and allowed to ferment for a few months. Also referred to as the beer of the Himalayas, Chhang is offered to the gods and goddesses by the Lepcha community in Sikkim. This regional beverage has an ale-like flavor, which makes it particularly delicious in the cold.
  • Lugdi. This regional alcoholic drink, which is prepared from fermented rice or barley, had a noteworthy appearance in “Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.” Lugdi, which can only be found in the Himalayas’ snow-covered slopes, is possibly one of the best beverages for warding off the chill. 
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The airport that serves the Indian city of Amritsar is called Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport (IATA: ATQ, ICAO: VIAR). It is situated close to the Rajasansi village, 11 kilometers (7 miles) northwest of Amritsar’s downtown.

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