How does one select a location when they are planning a vacation or a leisure trip? First, the location should be easily accessible through any mode of commutation, and second, there should be no trouble in finding good hotels or guesthouses. The holy city of Amritsar has emerged as one of the biggest tourist locations in the country, has no shortage of world-class hotels, with hotels like PR Residency located in the commercial hub of the city.
However, Amritsar was not always a tourist city, as it is now more famous as. There was a time before the partition when Amritsar was a big industrial town and was considered as a younger sibling to Lahore. Even after partition, Amritsar, despite now being a border city, maintained its status as a business centre and is now one of the largest cities in the Northern Part of India.
Thousands of tourists visit Amritsar on a daily basis to pay their obeisance at the Golden Temple, enjoy the beating retreat ceremony at the Atari Border and many more, and why shouldn’t they. After all, a trip to Amritsar is possible from almost every corner of India, and even from other countries. Are you planning a trip to Amritsar? Here’s how you can reach the Holy City.
The most convenient and relaxing mode of commutation is undoubtedly Airways, and Amritsar has an International Airport within the peripheral of the city. Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, located just 10 kilometres from the city in the nearby village of Raja Sansi, not only supports domestic flights from every big city in India, but also a number of International flights scheduled from various parts of the world.
In fact, the International Airport in the city is the only airport north of Delhi that supports International Flights on a regular basis, with direct flights from Dubai(Spice Jet & Air India Express), Bangkok(Air India), Singapore(Scoot), Kuala Lumpur(Malindo Air & AirAsia X), Birmingham(Air India), Doha(Qatar Airways) and connecting flights from over a dozen other prominent world cities bringing over 5 lakh tourists to Amritsar every year.
Indian Railways has one of the biggest railways networks in the world, Amritsar is home to one of the biggest and busiest railways' stations in the country. Since Amritsar is the last major city on the historic Grand Trunk Road, Amritsar Junction Railways Station is a terminus station from where most of the trains either originate or terminate.
Located right in the centre of the city and just 4 km from Golden Temple and Hotel PR Residency, the station is connected to all the big cities and a number of small towns all over India. Daily service of over 100 trains, both passenger and superfast, to New Delhi(7 hours in Shatabdi Express & Shan-e-Punjab), Mumbai(30 hours in Golden Temple Mail & Paschim Express), Kolkata(36 hours in Howrah Express & Howrah Mail), Chandigarh(4 hours in Intercity Express) and many others, takes over 10,000 travellers to-and-from Amritsar.
Shaheed Madan Lal Dhingra ISBT, which is the main Bus Terminus of the city, is situated at a distance of just 2 km from Golden Temple. The ISBT has regular bus services to all the neighbouring small towns as well as to the nearby big cities for better part of the day.
In addition to that, special AC Volvo and Sleeper buses to Jammu, Chandigarh, New Delhi, Jaipur etc. are also available at specific times on the day from city’s Railway Station as well as from Hall Bazaar.
With the historic Grand Trunk Road passing right through the Heart of the City before entering Pakistan, Amritsar has a road connectivity as good as any other city in the country. A road journey from Chandigarh and New Delhi in a personal vehicle taken 4 and 7 hours respectively.
See, Amritsar is not that far away from your place. All you need to do is plan your visit. We, at Hotel PR Residency, provide the best hotel facilities to ensure that your trip to the Holy City is a memorable one.