The best time to visit Amritsar to explore this beautiful and historical city is from November to February.

Amritsar is a bustling town in Punjab is best known for being home to the holiest place of worship for the Sikhs, the Sri Harmandir Sahib Gurudwara, also known as the Golden Temple. Due to its location in northwestern India, Punjab has a semi-arid climate, and both winters and summers tend to be harsh. 

While the city exudes a charming aura throughout the year, you would want the best travel experience, right? And if you do a bit of online research on the best season to visit Amritsar, you will know that during the summer season, i.e., from March to June, the weather here tends to be agonisingly hot. The mercury levels here reach 45 degrees or more during the day. The extreme heat here can dampen your holiday spirits. 

If you plan a holiday to this holy and historic city, here's a guide on the best time to go to Amritsar. The guide also gives you valuable information on the foods to try in Amritsar and how to reach Amritsar

Travelling to Amritsar During Summer (March to July)

Like most north Indian cities, Amritsar experiences summer from March to June and sometimes till July. The weather remains hot and dry during this period, hovering around 40 degrees Celsius or more. So, March and June are not the best months to visit Amritsar. 

Travelling to Amritsar During Monsoon (June to October)

Amritsar does not receive heavy rains, which start from June and goes on till September or October. August is usually the month when it rains the most in the city, and the annual rainfall in the region ranges between 700 and 800 mm.  

During this time of year, the days are usually bright with occasional showers, and the temperature hovers around 30-35 degrees Celsius, providing an ambient condition for going out. However, during this period, the humidity levels tend to be high. So, keep this in mind while planning a holiday to Amritsar during the monsoon season. 

Travelling to Amritsar During Winter (November to February)

The best time to go to Amritsar is from November to February. During this period, the weather is chilly, and on the coldest night, the mercury levels tend to drop up to 4 degrees Celsius. Generally, December and January are the coldest months in Amritsar. 

But, the cool weather with breeze blowing across all through the day provides a perfect setting for you to explore all the popular tourist spots in the region. The Golden Temple looks majestic while it is fully lit at night and is engulfed by fog all around. 

Also, during this time of the year, many festivals, including Diwali, are celebrated in the region with great fanfare. The festive mood is sure to make your holiday experience even better. Make sure that you carry your winter clothes to keep yourself warm. 

How to Reach Amritsar?

Now that you know the best time to visit Amritsar, the next query you may have in your mind would be how to reach Amritsar, right? Since Amritsar is such a popular tourist place and pilgrimage destination in India, it has excellent connectivity to all parts of India. You can easily travel to the city of Golden Temple by air, rail or road, as per your choice. 

Travelling to Amritsar by Air

The Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport in Amritsar is well-connected to most of the major cities in India and overseas. You can book a direct flight to Amritsar from your city, and once you arrive here, take a bus or taxi to travel anywhere in the city and explore the tourist places. 

Travelling to Amritsar by Rail

The Amritsar Railway Station is one of the important junctions in Punjab. Every day, several trains come into and leave this state for different parts within the state and outside Punjab. You can easily find a direct train from any major city in India to Amritsar. 

Travelling to Amritsar by Road

Amritsar has an excellent road infrastructure, and the city is well connected to all parts of India via different national highways that pass through here. So, if you are planning a road trip, you will surely have a smooth travel experience driving to Amritsar. 

Alternatively, you can take a bus to Amritsar. There are bus services from nearby cities like Chandigarh, Gurgaon, Delhi, Jaipur, etc. You can take a luxury or semi-luxury bus to suit your budget and comfort needs. 

Foods to Try in Amritsar

Amritsar is a food haven. And whether you are a foodie or not, you would surely love indulging in the delectable Punjabi cuisine. Here are some of the best foods of Amritsar that you must try:

  • Kulche Chhole
  • Chhole Bhature
  • Butter chicken
  • Paratha (variety of parathas)
  • Sarso da Saag and Makki di Roti
  • Lassi
  • Rabdi

Amritsar is a stunning city, and you can be sure to have a gala time revelling in its spiritual vibe and rich historical heritage. You can take your holiday experience to the next level and enjoy the best Punjabi hospitality and the best of everything the city has to offer by booking your stay at the Fortune Ranjit Vihar, one of the most premium resorts in Amritsar offered by Club Mahindra. 

The resort is located in the heart of the city. It stands as a testament to the harmonious fusion of natural beauty, contemporary design and utmost luxury. It gives you and your family a serene space to relax and rejuvenate. Every aspect of this stunning property is carefully crafted to give you a memorable holiday experience. 

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