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ASR/Amritsar Junction (6 PFs)
ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤਸਰ ਜੰਕਸ਼ਨ     अमृतसर जंक्शन

Track: Double Electric-Line

Tel: 0183-2456072, Old GT Road, Putlighar Road, Amritsar 143001
State: Punjab

Elevation: 230 m above sea level
Zone: NR/Northern   Division: Firozpur
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Type of Station: Junction
Number of Platforms: 6
Number of Halting Trains: 15
Number of Originating Trains: 63
Number of Terminating Trains: 63
Rating: 3.7/5 (150 votes)
cleanliness - average (21)
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food - good (19)
transportation - good (19)
lodging - good (18)
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Jan 24 2017 (21:17)   ASR/Amritsar Junction (6 PFs)

vaidyan   55 blog posts
Entry# 2138968            Tags   Past Edits
The Lodging facilities are not available at Amritsar Station. Even though Amritsar is mentioned in the List of Stations, the rooms are not available on entering the PNR for all the categories of Double/Single Room , Family Room, Dormitory Room. The message appears "No rooms available for slot/booking". Rooms should be provided at this station as this is a major tourist destination.

Feb 02 2017 (15:26)
Sunny Babu Brother of sampoornesh babu~   1350 blog posts   213 correct pred (57% accurate)
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Did you visit the station and checked that NO RETIRING ROOMS available at all or Online booking isn't available??

Feb 11 2017 (16:34)
vaidyan   55 blog posts
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No I am visiting next month and I am trying to book online rooms at Amritsar using my PNR, but no rooms are displayed not even Dormitory Room. Hence I wish to confirm whether rooms are available or not

Feb 11 2017 (17:20)
Sunny Babu Brother of sampoornesh babu~   1350 blog posts   213 correct pred (57% accurate)
Re# 2138968-3            Tags   Past Edits
When you do visit, Make sure you update the Tip and say whether they are available or not please

Apr 18 2017 (10:48)
swaroophegde5~   444 blog posts   95 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 2138968-4            Tags   Past Edits
Sir what was the condition of retiring rooms? How can we book it?

May 13 2017 (22:43)
vaidyan   55 blog posts
Re# 2138968-5            Tags   Past Edits
I could not book the room through Online process and hence went for Hotel accommodation. My stay was for one day and I could not check the same at the station. In case some one else is travelling kindly confirm whether there are retiring rooms at Amritsar station.

May 14 2017 (18:00)
Tejas*^~   6549 blog posts   4341 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 2138968-6            Tags   Past Edits
There are retiring rooms at ASR and they are decent for the price they offer. I have stayed twice in these rooms. They arent shown online coz they are under renovation.
Station Tip
Apr 20 2016 (02:10)   ASR/Amritsar Junction (6 PFs)

Coro Puru Falak^~   6614 blog posts   8260 correct pred (74% accurate)
Entry# 1811425            Tags   Past Edits
Food Tips in "Ambarsari Tadka'.
1. Never Ever Forget to enjoy the God's own grace Food in Langar provided in The Darbaar sahib (Golden Temple) premises.
2. Brothers Dhabba or Bhrawan Dhabba, are two nearly identical restaurants right next to each other near Town Hall. Both highly rated. Brothers' "Amritsari Kulcha" is to literally die for.
3. Kesar da Dhaba. Located near the Golden
Temple, it offers good Punjabi food made in pure ghee. Daal Makhni is worth trying. Don't forget to try a glass of Lassi after a meal.
4. Bubby Dhaba, opposite Golden Temple (Just opposite the main entrance of Golden Temple). serves authentic Punjabi food at a very reasonable cost and ideally located, just few metres from the main entrance of the Holy Golden Temple.
5. Moolchand Fish Shop, Its Off the GT Road near Tourist Guesthouse. Find the Christchurch Cathedral (large red-and-green church, pretty conspicuous!) and keep walking, away from GT road. In about 2 minutes, you'll see a little shop selling fish. Open 08:00-23:00. This tiny place is the definition of hole-in-the wall. If it looks like it has been there for 50 years, it's because it has! They'll weigh out your fish based on how much you want to pay, fry it, put some delicious spices on it, and serve it with spicy green chutney and raw onions. A little hard to find, but worth it. About 50 rupees for a good-sized piece of fish, 70 rupees for a serving of chicken.
6. Gurdass Ram Jalebi wale (Pure vegetarian), Ahluwali Katra (very close to the main gate of Golden Temple). Eat Jalebis.... Only a indie sweet shop.
7. Kulcha Chole Dhaba (Pure vegetarian), Located at No. 1, Maqbool Road. Best Kulchas ever. Only a tandoori kulcha joint. No non veg at all.
PS: A end tip , Just don't Forget to enjoy the hot and tasty Amritsari Kulche Chholle. They are world famous. Doesn't matters from where you eat (obviously don't eat from Thela or footpath) , the taste will be somehow same and once for a lifetime.

Jan 20 2017 (23:20)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2494 blog posts   160 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 1811425-1            Tags   Past Edits
Very elaborate & my mouth is watering by reading it!

Feb 02 2017 (15:36)
Sunny Babu Brother of sampoornesh babu~   1350 blog posts   213 correct pred (57% accurate)
Re# 1811425-2            Tags   Past Edits
Now, Really spoilt for choice as 1 would want to try out everything place that you mentioned especially, if he/she is a foodie xD

Feb 18 2017 (16:50)
Foamer~   1839 blog posts
Re# 1811425-3            Tags   Past Edits
Great. Been to Amritsar twice but never got a chance to taste this food. Longing since the time that program " Highway on my plate" showed all this Amritsari food. Have tasted the offering at the Temple though.
Station Tip
Apr 20 2016 (01:35)   ASR/Amritsar Junction (6 PFs)

Coro Puru Falak^~   6614 blog posts   8260 correct pred (74% accurate)
Entry# 1811407            Tags   Past Edits
Amritsar is most popular as the home to the most famous Sikh shrine, the Golden Temple (In Local Language Its Darbaar Sahib). The holy city also houses other important religious sites like Akal Takht, Ram Tirth are a few one must visit.
Places of historical importance too can be found in Amritsar. Jallianwala Bagh, Central Sikh Museum and Wagah Border are some places one must not miss in Amritsar.
Now Individual people can have there own itinerary, but i would still provide the best one to cover all these places in Just 1
singe day.
Arrive Amritsar by the nightfall and prebook a Retiring Room online. Fresh up yourself and go for walk to Hall bazaar (Ghanta ghar) for a evening shopping and Masti. Its just on the Opposite side (i.e its towards the Pf 5 direction). Come outside on Pf 1 side (Its GT Road) and move towards the Road overbridge to cross the station and as you come down you will reach Ghant Ghar gate and Hall gate.
Next morning at about 8 am , check out from Retiring room and deposit your luggage in cloak room. Take a auto from GT road (Many shared auto also present) and go to Jaliianwala bagh. Feel the Pains and struggle that our forefathers suffered by Britishers. After that at about 10 am come outside , eat something (seriously do eat or else you will suffer after sometime). Then start walking towards Darbaar sahib. If in doubt ask anyone, they will guide you the correct road. Its hardly 300 m straight road away from Jallianwala bagh. Now deposit your shoes and go inside. The main golden temple is in centre of a sacred saravor/lake. There is always queue here , so atleast you have to spend 20-30 minutes standing , walking before entering into Darbaar sahib. Once you are inside , then you can sit , pray ,meditate or just feel the atmosphere for ANY amount of time. Nobody will ask you to empty the space. Unless you are not blocking other people walking space.
After praying , reach to LANGAR. Enjoy the simple and authentic , but Tasty langar (Lunch with Roti , Daal , Kheer). Eat as much as you want. Nobody will ask you to stop eating. ;)
After fillng up your tummy , then take a walk into Central Sikh Museum and enjoy all the rare "Ancient things" related to Sikhism.
At about 2 pm , bid farewell to Darbaar sahib and come outside. Book a cab/Vehicle/Full Tempo if you in family or else take a share tempo from outside for going to Wagah Border.
Wagah Border is nearly 25 km away from Amritsar. Here daily at 5 m , a Beating retreat ceremony happens and both BSF and Pakistan Rangers showcase their "Chivalrous attitude" and "Bold Aggressive but 'Animated' patriotism". Its a treat for all the visitors. You will seriously get the true feeling of being INDIAN. After Beating retreat, come back to Amritsar.
By 8 pm, you will be again at Amritsar Station (Unless you don't waste more time anywhere else).
But there are many other places to visit in Amritsar , But seriously saying , The Government doesn't take that much care of these other places like Ram Tirath (Place where Goddess Sita lived with her twin sons Luv and Kush when Lord Rama abandoned her), Maharaja Ranjit Singh Summer palace Museum (Contains all the things of Great ruler Maharaja Ranjit singhji life).
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Nov 29 2016 (10:35)
Nitish kumar*^~   13648 blog posts   1208 correct pred (69% accurate)
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I will visit the temple first time?? What is the procedure of Puja & which side ?? Shoes keeping point must be there .

Nov 29 2016 (11:29)
Coro Puru Falak^~   6614 blog posts   8260 correct pred (74% accurate)
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Just outside the Main Entrance, Left hand side, there is a separate area for keeping shoes. Its free of cost. You just have to submit the shoes at the counter.
Its not a TEMPLE. Its a Gurudwara. So the theory of doing "Puja" is not possible.
You have to go inside the compound, and then join in the queue for entering into the main darbaar which is in the middle of the sarovar (the golden color).
go inside with the queue, "Matha Teko" , pray and visit the whole gurudwara. Then take the Kadha Prasad (Halwa Prasad) and eat it.
After that, if you are visiting at afternoon time, go to the Langar (One of the India's largest langar) and fill yourself with tasty and simple lunch.
PS: If you are in any doubt , then feel free to ask anyone there. People are very helpful specially Localites. But before you enter the compound, cover your head with a cloth. Its a tradition that your Hair should not be visible, be it gents or ladies all need to cover their head with cloth.

Nov 29 2016 (14:12)
Nitish kumar*^~   13648 blog posts   1208 correct pred (69% accurate)
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Lots of Thanks for clearing my doubts..

Nov 29 2016 (14:31)
Dipanjan Das~   1544 blog posts   64 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 1811407-4            Tags   Past Edits
Myself Couple Of Months Back During My Parents' Visit At Amritsar

Nov 29 2016 (15:27)
Coro Puru Falak^~   6614 blog posts   8260 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 1811407-5            Tags   Past Edits
Its Wagah Border retreating Parade. :)
A must go to place at evening time after visiting Golden temple at afternoon time.

Nov 29 2016 (17:15)
Nitish kumar*^~   13648 blog posts   1208 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 1811407-6            Tags   Past Edits
How to reach Wagah border from ASR ?

Nov 29 2016 (17:45)
Coro Puru Falak^~   6614 blog posts   8260 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 1811407-7            Tags   Past Edits
I have in detail explained the standard itinerary here.
Kindly read it up fully. All your doubts will be replied.

Nov 29 2016 (20:19)
Nitish kumar*^~   13648 blog posts   1208 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 1811407-8            Tags   Past Edits
Is mobile phone allowed at Golden Temple & Jaliawala nag ?

Nov 29 2016 (20:22)
Coro Puru Falak^~   6614 blog posts   8260 correct pred (74% accurate)
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Yes...Fully allowed..Mobiles..Camera..everything..:)

Nov 29 2016 (21:38)
Nitish kumar*^~   13648 blog posts   1208 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 1811407-10            Tags   Past Edits
Small back pack ??

Nov 29 2016 (22:58)
Coro Puru Falak^~   6614 blog posts   8260 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 1811407-11            Tags   Past Edits
Small size is ok.
But if its medium or large size, then a big no considering the huge crowd.
Station Tip
Oct 07 2015 (10:19)   ASR/Amritsar Junction (6 PFs)

H S Dhillon   398 blog posts   375 correct pred (85% accurate)
Entry# 1610082            Tags   Past Edits
Free Bus Service to Harmandir Sahib "Golden Temple" from Railway station available outside main entry near to Army Vehicle Parking.

Nov 29 2016 (10:32)
Nitish kumar*^~   13648 blog posts   1208 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 1610082-1            Tags   Past Edits
Does this station has only one gate for exit ?? Is bus available from Pf#1 side ?
Station Tip
Oct 08 2016 (12:26)   ASR/Amritsar Junction (6 PFs)

12622 king of SR~   1057 blog posts   3631 correct pred (79% accurate)
Entry# 2016251            Tags   Past Edits
Cloak room facility is available near the entrance of the station you can use it by showing your train ticket, don't forget to carry a lock ,they will not have your luggage it is not locked.Cost and timings available in the pic :)
Station Tip
Nov 10 2013 (17:14)   ASR/Amritsar Junction (6 PFs)

Guest: 45591ae7   show all posts
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The Harmandir Sahib (Punjabi: ਹਰਿਮੰਦਰ ਸਾਹਿਬ), also Darbar Sahib (Punjabi: ਦਰਬਾਰ ਸਾਹਿਬ] and informally referred to as the "Golden Temple",is a prominent Sikh Gurdwara located in the city of Amritsar, Punjab, India.People can reach by any means of transport. There is a free bus service also from the amritsar railway station to the Golden temple

Nov 10 2013 (17:16)
Guest: 461a1143   show all posts
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Is this from Wiki ?

Nov 10 2013 (17:17)
Guest: 45591ae7   show all posts
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some lines...and some lines are mines
Station Tip
May 25 2014 (22:58)   ASR/Amritsar Junction (6 PFs)

Karupasamy   641 blog posts   2895 correct pred (73% accurate)
Entry# 1111254            Tags   Past Edits
Chemist (Medical) Shop available at Platform No:1, Some needful medicines available in this shop
Station Tip
Apr 20 2016 (01:59)   ASR/Amritsar Junction (6 PFs)

Coro Puru Falak^~   6614 blog posts   8260 correct pred (74% accurate)
Entry# 1811423            Tags   Past Edits
Alighting at Amritsar Airport ?
No problem..Take some valuable information about Amritsar Airport here.
This Airport is called Sri Guru RamDas Ji International Airport (ATQ) or common local language "Rajasansi Airpost".
Getting to Amritsar from the airport is easiest by taxis, which are readily available from the city side of the Arrivals area. There is a free shuttle to the Golden Temple, and many
hotels in the area operate airport shuttle services. But don't solely dependent on these Free shuttle services. There is confirm Timetables for these buses.
This Airport facilities include duty-free shopping, medical facility, lost and found, telephones, currency exchange, and a restaurant and snack bar.
There is also a general car park with a capacity of 500 cars.
Rates are Rs 60 for four hours. (Do confirm;Rates may vary).
From Airport pickup , you can also Pre-Book your Cab/Taxi from amritsarairportcabs.com website. This company is completely dedicated towards this Amritsar/Delhi Airport Pickup and dropping.
From Amritsar railway station , If in doubt about fares of auto , then book at cab.
Taxiforsure.com is available throughout the Amritsar city and is at brilliant rates.
There is no prepaid taxi/auto counter at Amritsar station (last time when i visited it was not there).
Station Tip
Dec 10 2015 (12:07)   ASR/Amritsar Junction (6 PFs)

Coro Puru Falak^~   6614 blog posts   8260 correct pred (74% accurate)
Entry# 1676092            Tags   Past Edits
There are two exits from the railway station. One is the main exit that is on Pf 1 and another one is by the FOB which connects Pf 1 to 6 open up outside the Pf 6. But this side is bit dirty and risky to go in night time. Pf 6 side open up on the road which caters the maximum of transport companies and also the regional office of SAI (Sports Authority of India) on this road. Even though this road connects quickly with the hall gate but if new to amritsar and with family, then opt the main exit only.
The main exit on Pf 1 opens up to the vibrant GT road. If with luggage, then take auto/cab
from station premises. Bargain properly before boarding. Or else come to GT road (Don't think as if its a highway. Near the railway station this GT road becomes very narrow and crowder) and ask for any share autos or buses. Buses (both Govt and Private) regularly ply. Share autos very easy available to Putlighar, Chherta, Khasa side. Free Darbaar sahib bus ply daily from station to darbaar sahib. If you have to go new cantonment area, then take share auto to khasa. If Old army cantonment area, then take share auto till putlighar and alight at putlighar. Its walking distance from Putlighar.
Major shopping areas of tourist interests are Hall market, Putlighar, Nehru Complex (for electric and electronic goods), Alpha One mall, Katra Jaimal singh market (for cloths and textiles). Best desi food joints are widely available on both sides of the road from hall gate to darbaar sahib, specially near jallianwala bagh.

Dec 10 2015 (23:16)
12497 up 12498 down   891 blog posts   3515 correct pred (72% accurate)
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bhai agar subah ayoge toh thk h pf6 se niklna otherwise hamesha hi pf 1 se aana because pf 1 is safer than pf6 aur jo apne kaha ki free service ka golden temple ke liye woh bekar ha un logo ke liye jinke pass time nahi ha kyuki free service ka maza uthane ke liye 2 to 3 hrs que me raho uska koi fyada nahi.

Dec 11 2015 (20:42)
Coro Puru Falak^~   6614 blog posts   8260 correct pred (74% accurate)
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Thats right. At night time this side is bit unsafe. Byt at day time this pf 6 exit saves huge amount time for reaching hall bazar.
aur free sewa hai veere, demand toh bahut rehti hai iss bus service ki.
Station Tip
Aug 05 2014 (19:29)   ASR/Amritsar Junction (6 PFs)

12497 up 12498 down   891 blog posts   3515 correct pred (72% accurate)
Entry# 1178965            Tags   Past Edits
Beautification at platform no 1 and also irctc food cort is opened at platform no 1
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