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Why Fly to Amritsar?
In the centre of old Amritsar is the reason why millions of non-resident Indians flock to this ancient destination: the Golden Temple, which is the spiritual home of the Sikh faith, and attracts more people in India than the Taj Mahal.You can use Travelzoo’s SuperSearch to find cheap flights to Amritsar.
Flying to Amritsar from the UK
You can fly direct to Amritsar from London Heathrow or you can take a one-stop trip via Delhi, depending on the carrier. For a cheap flight to the holy city, though, you are looking at a two-stop journey, usually stopping once at the hub of whichever airline you are flying with and once again at Delhi. You can travel from Manchester via Helsinki and Delhi. From Birmingham you fly via Dubai and Delhi, with a two-hour stopover at Delhi, or Charles de Gaulle and Delhi, or Brussels and Delhi.
Popular Flight Routes to Amritsar
Which Airlines Fly to Amritsar?
Air India flies non-stop from London Heathrow to Amritsar but to get a discount flight you will certainly have to look at stopover journeys. Jet Airways flies from London Heathrow and Birmingham to Delhi and then onwards to the holy city. Kingfisher flies from London Heathrow to Delhi and onwards. You can also fly via the Middle East, with Qatar Airways offering flights from London Heathrow to Amritsar via Doha. Emirates and Kingfisher join forced to offer a two stop trip from Birmingham via Dubai and Delhi, Air France and Indian Airlines fly via Charles de Gaulle and Delhi and Jet Airways and Brussels Airways pair up to offer Amritsar from Birmingham by way of Brussels and Delhi.
Mini Travel Guide to Amritsar
Amritsar in the Punjab region of India caters well to its many visitors each year, with all manner of shopping opportunities for those who want to take away a bit of the holy city with them. Sikh guru Guru Nanak’s face can be found on a thousands souvenirs on the stalls of the Hill Bazaar but you’ll pick up lots there besides including Punjabi juttis (shoes). Around the busy Golden Temple area streets sellers offer up every type of Sikh symbol from daggers and swords to bracelets and flags. To get a grip on the culture and faith, it’s worth paying a visit to the Summer Palace of the Maharaja Ranjit Singh in Ram Bagh Park. There’s a museum in there detailing Amrit’s history plus oil paintings and coins and weapons relating to the Sikh faith. There are also details of the riots in this border city after Partition, when Muslims were forced to flee as Pakistan lost its battle to incorporate the city.