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Amritsar is situated, in the northwest region of India, in Punjab, 32 miles east of Lahore, Pakistan. Amritsar is also the administrative headquarter of the Amritsar District in Punjab, India.
Geography: Amritsar is located 31.63 degree N 74.87 degree E, at an average elevation of 219 meters above the mean sea level. Climate:

Statistical Figures:
  • Area: 114 sq. km
  • Population:1,500,000 (2001)
  • Language: Punjabi, Hindi, English
  • Religion:Sikhism, Hinduism
  • Temperature: -3 to 47.7 degree Celsius
  • Average Rainfall: 500 mm
Climate:

In Amritsar, Winter starts from November and remains till March, during which, the temperatures ranges from 18 °C to about -3 °C. Summer commences from April and remains till June, during which, temperature reaches up to 47.7 °C. Monsoon Starts from July and remains till September, and post-monsoon season is from September to November.

Religious Shrines: Amritsar and its vicinity houses many religious shrines which are major attractions for pilgrims. Some of these places are:
  • Harimandir Sahib: Also known as the Golden Temple, is the most significant shrine in Sikhism. It is considered holy because Sri Guru Granth Sahib, the 11th Guru of Sikhs, is believed to be present inside the shrine.
  • Akal Takht: It is located in the Golden Temple complex in Amritsar and is the seat of supreme religious clergy of the Sikhs. It was built by Guru Har Gobind, 6th Guru of Sikhs, as a symbol of political sovereignty of Sikhs.
  • Tarn Taran Sahib: It is a city situated near Amritsar in Punjab, India. The city has many Gurudwaras, which include, Gurudwara Sri Tarn Taran Sahib, Gurudwara Guru Ka Khuh, and Gurudwara Bibi Bhani Da Khuh.
  • Maha Kali Mandir: It is situated at national highway Near Majitha bypass on Jalandhar-Rajashanshi airport road. This Mandir has the temples of Maha Kali, Shri Ram, Maa Durga, Shri Radha Krishan, Sindoori Hanuman, Maa Sarawati, Lakhsmi Narayan , Shiv Parivar. Mandir also has a Great Statue of God Hanuman on the top of Mandir.
  • Saragarhi Gurudwara:
Education: Amritsar has various notable universities and institutes for higher learning such as:
  • Guru Nanak Dev University
  • Govt Polytechnic
  • DAV College for Women
  • Khalsa College
  • DAV College
  • Government Medical College

Amritsar City Information
CountryIndia
StatePunjab
DistrictAmritsar
Established Year1577
Founded byGuru Ram Das
Area5,056 km
Population966862 as Census January 2011
Population Density928 km2 as Census January 2011
LanguagePunjabi,Hindi,English & Urdu
Official LanguagesPunjabi,Hindi,English & Urdu
Literacy Rate76.27 as Census January 2011
Sex Ratio889/1000
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)
Pin code143001
Area code183
Lat Long31.6400° N, 74.8600° E
ReligionSikh, Hinduism
FestivalsBaisakhi, Basant Panchami at Chheharta Sahib, Guru Purab, Hola Mohalla, Ram Tirath Fair
UniversityGuru Nanak Dev University
Sister CitiesBirmingham (UK), London (UK)
SportsGandhi Sports Complex Ground ,
AirportSri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport
Railway StationAmritsar Jn (ASR), Amritsar Railway Station
Tourist AttractionsGolden Temple Amritsar, Maharaja Ranjit Singh's Ram Bagh Gardens Amritsar, Wagah Border, Jallianwala Bagh, Ram Tirath, Faridkot Fort
Nearby Tourist AttractionsFaridkot Fort, Dharamsala, Mcleodganj, Kasauli, Jammu, Chandigarh
Popular ThingsGolden Temple, Wagah Border, Tarn Taran Sahib, Punjabi jutti
Notable PeopleGuru Tegh Bahadur, Manmohan Singh, Sam Manekshaw, Madan Lal Dhingra, Krishan Kant, Bhisham Sahni, Hans Raj Khanna, Dara Singh, Rajesh Khanna
National HighwayGrand Trunk Road, National Highway 1


Blogs about Amritsar
Places o Visit in November in India
Ten Places to Visit in November for Ten Reasons : The air of late autumn has a bite, for cold times lie ahead. In sweet November, the festive fever doesn't quite wear off and life seems to crawl like a restful river. It is last month to get away from the busy schedule before winter ushers in the great Indian wedding season. With nights drawing in early and dawn arriving late, here are the best places to visit in India for the love of November. Rishikesh Need…
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Jallianwala Bagh Massacre
Jallianwala Bagh Massacre: A Sordid Chapter of India’s History : The 1919 massacre at Amritsar – known more prominently in history as Jallianwala Bagh Massacre – is easily one of the most sordid episodes of the chequered history of India. As history goes, the inhuman chain of events on the fateful day was spawned by General Reginald Dyer. The incident took place on 13th April – a Sunday when the whole of Punjab was celebrating Baisakhi. Baisakhi is the festival that heralds the beginning of…
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Operation Bluestar
32nd Anniversary of Operation Bluestar : 6 June 2016 marked the 32nd anniversary of Operation Bluestar, a black day marking one of the darkest moments in the history of post-independence India. It was on this hot summer day when the Indian Army launched an attack on the Golden Temple in Amritsar to flush out armed militants who had taken over the temple and amassed arms and ammunition for what they believed was a fight for an independent Khalistan. In the action that…
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Arun Jaitley
Why did Arun Jaitley Lose from Amritsar? : The 2014 Lok Sabha elections has not turned out well for Arun Jaitley who lost his first election. So what went wrong in this high profile high stakes contest between him and Captain Amrinder Singh? BJP’s gamble to choose Arun Jaitley over the proven and media savvy Navjyot Singh Siddhu, has failed. Given his stature within the BJP, the logic of choosing Amritsar for his first ever election has raised questions. Could he have chosen…
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General Elections 2014 – Day 25 : BJP should audit its decision making and executing process, it took all of seven days to formally expel Jaswant Singh Ji, whereas it should have happened hours after he filed his nominations from Barmer. BJP has another problem, they have Jaswant Singh Ji's son as a sitting MLA from Rajasthan, he has taken leave for one month from BJP. Probably BJP alone is not aware that son has taken "leave" to campaign for father who…
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Last Updated on : 28/09/2013



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