Favourite airline: Qatar Airways
The most popular airline for flights from London to Amritsar is Qatar Airways.
Qatar Airways
14 %
British Airways
11 %
Air India
2 %
Tip: book 6 weeks before departure
Tip: book flights on this route 6 weeks before departure and save up to 72 %.
44 days before departure
Cheapest weekday: Friday
Flight prices fluctuate during the week. Flights are cheapest on   Friday by 3 %.
Stopover flights are the cheapest connection
Compared to flights with a stopover, direct flights are £ 1.00 more expensive on this route.
non stop flight
1 stop
2 stops
07h 45min
16h 00min
28h 25min
£433
£454
£432
Favourite connection: via Doha
When booking flights from London to Amritsar 23 % of travellers prefer to fly via Doha.
Route
bookings
1 stopover Doha
13h 40min, from £514
23 %
1 stopover Delhi Indira Gandhi
16h 00min, from £454
12 %
2 stopovers Istanbul Delhi Indira Gandhi
20h 05min, from £515
12 %
Return from £432.00
Flights on this route with a departure on 31/01/20 and return flight on 18/02/20 currently cost £432.00.

£432
Cheap
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Expensive
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Amritsar, travel for the spirit

Enjoy the wonderful atmosphere of Amritsar, temples, and historical and cultural attractions.

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Best time for an Amritsar trip  

Amritsar is a unique and welcoming destination, and the spiritual hub of the Sikh religion. The Golden Temple complex is the main attraction surrounded by the Amrit Sarovar, a huge, serene pool of water. The name 'Amritsar' translates as 'holy pool of nectar.' 

Amritsar is comfortable  for travel especially in the winter months, October to March. Summer temperatures rise to 42 while the winter climate is much milder. 

For local colour and celebrations you could consider the major Sikh or Hindu festivals all honoured in Amritsar. The Festival of Vaisakhi in April, a harvest and equinoctial celebration, is accompanied by traditional music and processions. A most sacred festival is Guru Nanak Gurpurab in November. Accompanied by hymns, bands and displays of weaponry, the procession is exciting and impressive. Deepavali/Diwali, the Festival of Lights where darkness is symbolically overcome is in late October or early November as a rule. The wonderful spring festival of Holi, the Festival of colours is usually in February or March.

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Plan ahead for your trip

Ensure your passport is valid for 180 days with at least two blank pages. You need a visa obtainable from the Indian High Commission. Up to date Hepatitis A; Tetanus; Typhoid are recommended vaccines and if travel plans are extended through India, it's useful to get Cholera, Hepatitis B; Japanese Encephalitis and Rabies vaccines also. Malaria is prevalent in some parts of India.

Be respectful of the Sikh religion, with head covering and foot washing before entering temples. In the Golden Temple complex, alcohol and smoking are strictly forbidden. Close to the Golden Temple you can get cheap meals for about 200 rupees. Food prices are much cheaper here than in the UK.

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Some useful information on arrival

Amritsar's Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport is 11 km from central Amritsar and is served by buses and taxis. Bus to the central station will take around 25 minutes in favourable traffic conditions or you can hire a car or get a taxi. Taxis are hard to find and need to be bargained down, be prepared to pay around 300 rupees. Budget accommodation can be in shared rooms for about 200 rupees. In Amritsar accommodation ranges in price from these simple lodgings to luxury hotels from Rs.2000 per night.

There is good choice of transport with buses, taxis and cycle and auto rickshaws, but be aware that no motorised vehicles are allowed in the Golden Temple area.

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