Information Portal of Amritsar District Punjab


This article will give you an insight about Amritsar District where you can get information about Amritsar at one go, which includes education, shopping, hotels and Dhabas of Amritsar, doctors, famous personalities, train and flight services in Amritsar and many more.

The Amritsar district in Punjab (Punjabi: ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤਸਰ) is one of the districts of Punjab which is situated in the northern part of India with Amritsar city serving as its administrative headquarters. Amritsar is the largest and holy city of Punjab. Amritsar was founded by Guru Ram Das Ji the fourth of Ten Sikh Gurus in 1574. The name of the city derives from the holy pool 'Amrit (nectar) Sarovar(sar-pool)'. Guru Arjan Dev Ji the fifth sikh guru the son and successor of Guru Ram Das raised a temple Darbar Sahib (also called in the name of Harimandir) in the middle of the pool, sanctified its waters and installed the first volume of the Sikh Scripture Guru Granth Sahib in the year 1604 in its inner sanctum. Maharaja Ranjit Singh the sikh ruler rebuilt the temple and gold plated some of the inner parts of Darbar Sahib and the doom of temple took 400kg of gold leaf and from then it came to be called as Golden Temple which is the highest temporal seat of Sikhs. During 18th century, Amritsar has witnessed many attacks and it has been destructed and rebuilt several times, but today it stands on the peak of the glory. The people of Amritsar are very lovable and extends their hospitality and treat the guest with their love and kindness. Amritsar is divided into four Tehsils namely viz Amritsar I, Amritsar II, Ajnala and Baba Bakala. Amritsar is housed with number of industries and corporate houses like OCM Mills, Amritsar Swadeshi Woolen Mills, ESSMa, VXL India Limited to name a few. Passport office in Amritsar is located at District Shopping Complex of Ranjith Avenue offers excellent passport services where one can apply for online passport.Overall Amritsar is a mix of commercial, cultural and transportation nerve center of Punjab.

  • Area of Amritsar district, Punjab: 5075 km2
  • Literacy Rate of Amritsar district, Punjab: 75%
  • Major Rivers: Ravi in the north-west, Beas in the south-east
  • Sarovars (Sacred Pools) of Amritsar district: Amritsar, Santokhsar, Ramsar, Kaulsar, Bibeksar
  • Pin codes of Amritsar district Punjab: There are many pin codes in the Amritsar district. For more details, please refer to our list of pin codes in Amritsar.
  • STD Code of Amritsar district Punjab: 0183
  • Major Crops of Amritsar district, Punjab: Wheat, cotton, millet, sugarcane and maize.


  • Amritsar Education - schools, colleges and universities


    Amritsar is a hub for many educational institutions which foster higher education. The Khalsa College at Amritsar is a renowned institution established in the year 1892 which is one of the age old educational institution in this district. Here you can find the most famous and prestigious Guru Nanak Dev University which was established in 1969 which has won Maulana Abul Kalam Azad trophy for seventeen times which was accredited at five star level by NAAC. Amritsar city is also home to some of the best schools. Animation colleges in Amritsar is well known in the city. Here we have a directory of articles related with educational institutions, result announcements and admission notices in Amritsar.

    1. Animation Institutes in Amritsar
    2. Air Hostess Aviation Colleges in Amritsar
    3. Khalsa College of Engineering & Technology
    4. Baba Kuma Singh Ji Engineering College
    5. Government Medical College Amritsar


    More Colleges in Amritsar

    Hotel accommodations in Amritsar


    Amritsar has become one of the favorite destination for many foreign and Indian tourists round the year. So the city has various categories of accommodation right from five to one star hotels. If you want to stay in an international standard you can go for luxury and heritage hotels in Amritsar. Pilgrims of Amritsar can get free accommodation in dormitories at The Golden Temple or you can stay in Guru Ram Das Niwas. Apart from this there are several tourist lodges in Amritsar which provides modern facilities. Due to number of colleges, many people seek student Hostels in Amritsar. Amritsar is famous for its food, so you would not face any problem in finding out good restaurants and dhabas in Amritsar. If you are looking for the best hotels in Amritsar, here are some of them -

    1. Hotel Randhawa International
    2. Ishan Villa Hotel
    3. Hotel Ritz Plaza
    4. C J International Hotel
    5. Hotel Astoria

    More on accommodation in Amritsar...

    Shopping in Amritsar


    If shopping is your passion, then you are at the right place as shopping in Amritsar is one of the best as shopping options are wider with number of markets at a walking distance from the hotels. It is for sure that you will get hooked up with Handicraft shops in Amritsar where you can find beautifully designed traditional handicrafts like Phulkari, jewelry and lacquered woodwork items. If you would like to purchase traditional Punjabi garments in Amritsar then old city bazaar is the right place for you. Patiala Salwars are exceptionally attractive in this region. You will fall in love with Punjabi jutis which are decorated with embroidery bead works. Lawrence road, Guru Bazaar, Hall Bazar are some the best hang outs for shopping in Amritsar. Read here to know more about what to buy or shop in Amritsar.

    Amritsar health care specialists


    Health care services in Amritsar is taken care by a number of Government and private hospitals like Sri Guru Teg Bahadur, one of the oldest institution in the city. Fortis Hospital is best for treatment for heart surgeries, Amandeep Hopital serves best for its orthopeadic treatments are some of the best hospitals in Amritsar. Apart from this, you can find a number of eminent specialists doctors in Amritsar who practice individually. Here we have listed a directory of best doctors and hospitals in Amritsar.

  • Child specialists and neonatologists doctors in Amritsar
  • Eye specialists and eye clinics in Amritsar
  • Gynaecologists and obstetricians in Amritsar
  • Read more on Amritsar hospitals...


  • Tourists places in Amritsar


    The Golden Temple is the main tourist attractions in Amritsar where the holy scripture of the Sikhs, Guru Granth Sabhis is placed. Besides Golden temple there are several other tourists attractions in Amritsar like Jallianwala Bagh, Ram Bagh Garden, Sri Akhal Takht, which is worth to pay a visit. Here we have listed some of the places to visit in Amritsar.

  • Gobindgarh Fort, Amritsar
  • Golden Temple, Amritsar
  • Ram Tirath Temple, Amritsar
  • Durgiana Temple, Amritsar
  • Hari-ke-Pattan, Amritsar
  • More tourist attractions in Amritsar


  • How to reach Amritsar


    Reaching Amritsar is not at all a problem as Amritsar is well connected to all cities through a network of railways, roadways and airways. The Amritsar Guru Ramdas Rajasansi Airport provides best flight services which is located 10km from the main city of Amritsar. Here we have articles which help you to reach Amritsar in all best possible ways.

    Delhi Amritsar Domestic flights schedules
    London Amritsar flights
    HRTC Buses from Jalandhar to Amritsar
    HRTC Buses from Amritsar to Jalandhar
    HRTC Buses from Pathankot to Amritsar
    HRTC Buses from Amritsar to Pathankot

    Famous personalities of Amritsar


  • Dr.Rattan Singh Ajnala, MP
  • Kiran Bedi, IPS
  • Akshay Kumar, actor
  • Vikas Khanna, Chef

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    Nightlife, food & dining at Amritsar

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