Amritsar FAQs

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Area geography

Amritsar is situated in the state of Punjab in India and is a major commercial and cultural hub. The city is well-connected to other parts of the country by air, rail and road.

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Indian Rupee (INR)

Cellular service for tourists

To avoid roaming charges, tourists can buy a new Punjab SIM card at any of the mobile or recharge shops in Amritsar. To purchase a new SIM, you would be required to have valid identification proofs like Passport (for foreign tourists), Driver’s License or Voter ID card. There are a good number of networks to choose from in Amritsar.

Wifi internet

Wi-Fi is not so easily available in Amritsar. Some of the hotels in Amritsar provide Wi-Fi service to their guests. The Wi-Fi services at these hotels maybe complimentary or chargeable. You can also look for Internet Cafés in the city.

Drinking laws

The legal age for consumption of alcohol in Amritsar (Punjab) is 25 years.

Tipping

Tipping is an important part of etiquettes to be observed while touring anywhere in India. It’s a common practice to tip the waiters at the restaurants and the cab drivers while sightseeing.

Safety

Amritsar is a safe city and the people are warm and welcoming. However, like in any other part of the world, it’s best to be cautious and keep your belongings safely at all times.

General information

Languages spoken

Punjabi, Hindi, English

Time zones

IST (UTC+5:30)

Major religions

Sikhism, Hinduism

Domestic international calling codes

0183

Electricity standards

220-240 Volts/60 Hertz
Plug Type: BS 546 5 A Plug

Common greetings

Hello: Namaste

Good Morning: Namaste/ Sat Sri Akal

Good Evening: Namaste/ Sat Sri Akal

Goodbye: Sat Sri Akal/ Namaste

Thank you: Dhanyavaad/ Shukriya

Sorry: Maaf kijiye

Do you speak English?: Kya aap angrezi bolte hain?

I do not understand: Mujhe samajh nahi aaya

No: Nahi

Yes: Haan

I don’t know: Mujhe nahi pata

How are you?: Aap kaise hain?

What is your name?: Aapka naam kya hai?

My name is: Mera naam hai…

Where is the washroom?: Shauchalaya kahan hai?

Is this vegetarian? (point to a dish in a menu card): Kya yeh shakahari hai?

Where is this? (point to a monument, amenity on a paper/map): Ye kahan pe hai?

How much does this cost?: Yeh kitne ka hai?

Too expensive!: Bahut mehenga hai!

A little cheaper: Thora sasta kariye

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Emergency numbers

Police Emergency Helpline: 100

Guru Ram Das Hospital: +91-183-2227779

Tourist Office: +91-183-2402452

Main Post Office: +91-183-2566032