Amritsar in the state of Punjab, is the spiritual centre for Sikhs and home of the glorious Golden Temple. It attracts almost as many visitors each year as The Taj Mahal in Agra and not only stands as a temple of pilgrimage for the Sikhs but a beacon of peace, it welcomes everyone from all walks of life, the four doors pointing to all four corners of the earth signify this and the temple is open 24 hours a day every day to everyone, it is even possible to stay and eat in the temple free of charge providing you don’t mind helping out with the day to day chores, a truly remarkable and spiritual experience to be had by anyone.
Hoodaki have been organising trips to Amritsar for decades and therefore are well placed in offering some exceptional deals for both cheap flights and hotels in the area, our hotel suppliers often give us access to discounted room rates in the most popular hotels in the area, and we have access to availability other agents simply don’t have.
Although most of the cheap flights to Amritsar fly from London via Delhi we also have access to many other flights from regional airports, so if you are looking for flights to Amritsar from Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle or even Glasgow our experienced reservations consultants are at hand to help you find a great deal. We have a number of exclusive flight deals to Amritsar even during peak periods and are also able to offer onward connections within India on many of the local low cost carriers.
So if it is the pilgrimage of a lifetime or simply a trip to experience the wonders of The Golden Temple we are only a call away.
Amritsar is more of an experience than a holiday destination, the history and the message the Golden Temple sends out to the world is a beacon of peace and love which is much needed in this day and age.
When to go?
The weather in Amritsar is at its most pleasing during the UK’s winter months between November and March, the temperature of an evening can still drop at this time of year so it is still woise to pack some warm evening wear.The hottest period is between April and June where the heat can be an unbearable 45 plus degrees, the dusty roads and stifling heat make for a rather uncomfortable stay. The monsoon season follows this during June and July.
The Golden temple of Amritsar is a pilgrimage spot for Sikhs and is visited all year round, there are a few festivals to take note of namely;
Baisakhi – celebrated on 13th of April each year.
Guru Parb - in the month of November and January, Guruparab is celebrated by Sikhs and prayers are offered to the elders of Amritsar.
What to do?
Of course the main attraction of Amritsar is the floating Golden Temple, however there are a few other sights worth visiting in the area, The Wagah Border is a short drive away where there are daily changing of guards on the border of India and Pakistan.
11km out of the city is the town of Ram Tirath, where each year a 5-day fair is held, acrobats and magicians descend upon the area alongside exotic animal handlers, a real spectacle to behold.