Favourite airline: e.g. Jet Airways, Etihad Airways
42 % of travellers choose to book flights on this route with Jet Airways, Etihad Airways and Air India.
Jet Airways
16 %
Etihad Airways
16 %
Air India
10 %
Tip: book 5 months before departure
Tip: book flights on this route 5 months before departure and save up to 77 %.
141 days before departure
Favourite connection: via Delhi
Stopover flights on this route are especially popular via Delhi, making up 43 % of bookings.
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bookings
1 stopover Delhi Indira Gandhi
10h 00min, from £271
43 %
2 stopovers Bahrain Delhi Indira Gandhi
16h 10min, from £311
21 %
2 stopovers Muscat Seeb Delhi Indira Gandhi
12h 05min, from £307
14 %
Return from £271.00
The best return flight offer is currently available with a departure on 07/10/19 and a return on 21/10/19.

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Amritsar in North India

Founded in around 1577 by the fourth Sikh Guru 'Ram Sar', Amritsar is a medieval city with 12 gates surrounding a maze of old streets. Beyond the gates, the city is a modern haphazard but interesting place to explore. There's also the most famous Sikh temple, 'The Golden Temple', which is a simply stunning building set by the water and one of India's best buildings to visit.

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Best time to take a trip here

Due to the fierce summers, where it can get up to 42°C, the best time to visit is in winter, from October to March. All the main Hindu and Sikh festivals are celebrated, of which the main ones are, the Festival of Vaisakhi (harvest festival and New Year) in April, Guru Nanak Gurpurab in November, Deepavali, usually at the end of October/beginning of November, and finally the fun celebration of Holi, which is during the full moon of Phalgun month (spring festival).

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To know before you go

Visitors from the UK require a visa, available from the Indian High Commission, and passports must be valid for 180 days or more and have two blank pages.

Very important: Ensure all vaccines and boosters are up to date, and consider additional protection: Hepatitis A, Tetanus and Typhoid. Also recommended are: Cholera, Hepatitis B; Japanese Encephalitis; Rabies, especially if you intend travelling elsewhere in India. Malaria protection may also be an idea, as it is prevalent in some parts of India.

If you are visiting the Golden Temple, remember to respect the Sikh religion by covering your head (both sexes). Do not take photos inside the temple, and abide by the rules of no smoking or alcohol inside the complex. The cost of living is much lower than in the UK, and a basic meal costs around 200 rupees.

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Transport and local info

Amritsar has it's own airport, The Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport, which is 11 km from central Amritsar. To get to the city centre, there's a city bus which takes 24 minutes or so to Amritsar central bus station. However, if you want to take a Taxi, bargain hard and try to pay around 300 rupees. Accommodation wise, shared rooms are from roughly 200 rupees per night, and luxury hotels are from 2000 rupees per night. Getting about locally is fun and chaotic due to the city layout, with a mix of cycle rickshaws, auto rickshaws, buses and taxis. NB: No motorised vehicles are allowed in the area around Golden Temple, so walking in is best.

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