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Amritsar, Punjab, India

How much does it cost to travel to Amritsar?

You should plan to spend around $54 (₨4,467) per day on your vacation in Amritsar. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $19 (₨1,564) on meals
  • $16 (₨1,372) on local transportation
  • $45 (₨3,786) on hotels

A one week trip to Amritsar for two people costs, on average, $750 (₨62,535). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
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  • 2 Weeks Per person
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  • One Week For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Amritsar cost?

A one week trip to Amritsar usually costs around $375 (₨31,268) for one person and $750 (₨62,535) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Amritsar on average costs around $750 (₨62,535) for one person and $1,500 (₨125,070) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Amritsar will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Amritsar on average costs around $1,607 (₨134,004) for one person and $3,214 (₨268,008) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Amritsar has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Amritsar expensive to visit?

Amritsar is a reasonably affordable place to visit. Located in India, which is a very affordable country, visitors will appreciate the relatively low cost of this destination. It is in the top 25% of cities in the country for its overall travel expenses. If you're traveling on a budget, then this is a good destination with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation.

Within Asia, Amritsar is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Surat Thani or Pingyao.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Amritsar Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Amritsar?

The average Amritsar trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Amritsar travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 3,786 ($45)
Local Transportation 1 1,372 ($16)
Food 2 1,564 ($19)
Entertainment 1 1,245 ($15)
Tips and Handouts 1 63 - 188 ($1 - 2)
Alcohol 2 564 - 1,693 ($7 - 20)
Accommodation Budget in Amritsar
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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Amritsar is $23 (₨1,893). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Amritsar is $45 (₨3,786). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Amritsar

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Amritsar based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $31. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Amritsar
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Amritsar is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $16 (₨1,372) per person, per day, on local transportation in Amritsar.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Rental Cars in Amritsar
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Food Budget in Amritsar
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Amritsar can vary, the average cost of food in Amritsar is $19 (₨1,564) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Amritsar should cost around $7.50 (₨626) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Amritsar is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Amritsar
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  • Entertainment and activities in Amritsar typically cost an average of $15 (₨1,245) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Tips and Handouts Budget in Amritsar
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  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Amritsar is $1.50 (₨125) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Amritsar is 5% - 15%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps Budget in Amritsar
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  • Unfortunately, bad things can happen on a trip. Well, you've just got to deal with it! The average price for a scam, robbery, or mishap in Amritsar is $2.27 (₨189), as reported by travelers.

  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1

Alcohol Budget in Amritsar
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  • The average person spends about $14 (₨1,129) on alcoholic beverages in Amritsar per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Amritsar on a Budget
Amritsar Amritsar, India
Amritsar is a holy city of the Sikh religion, named "holy pool of nectar" for the pool around the base of the Golden Temple complex. This complex is the city's main attraction, bringing pilgrims from all over to bathe in the waters of the sacred pool and visit the sacred temple.
The Golden Temple (also known as Harmandir Sahib) is a must-see on any visit to the holy city of Amritsar. The complex is the main attraction of the city and the most important religious place to the Sikhs, always full of thousands of pilgrims from all over India. Visitors are required to cover their head and remove their shoes as they explore the holy place. Just as beautiful at night, the temple is lit up after dark, reflected in the glimmering waters in the pool below. Some main parts of the complex include the Ghanta Ghar (main entrance gate and clock tower), Amrit Sarovar (pool of water that surrounds and reflects the temple), Harmandir Sahib (the temple itself), Akal Takht (where the highest council of Sikhs sits), and the Central Sikh Museum (which holds a gallery of paintings and guru knick-knacks).

Just a five minute walk from the temple is Jallianwala Bagh - a public garden with a memorial for the 1919 Amritsar massacre where British Indian Army soldiers opened fire on an unarmed gathering of men, women, and children. A sad but important piece of history, the bullet holes can be seen on the walls and adjoining buildings.

Other attractions include the labyrinth-like Hindu cave temple called Mata Temple, Durgiana Temple, and the Summer Palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.
In Amritsar, the temple complex marks the center of the old walled city which has narrow streets mostly developed in the 17th and 18th century. Amritsar is also a unique example of an introverted planning system with areas called Katras (residential units designed for defense). With distinctive architecture, bustling markets, and plenty of street food to sample it is easy to pass the days away exploring the sights and sounds of Amritsar. The main commercial activities of Amritsar include tourism, carpets and fabrics, farm produce, handicrafts, and other trades.

Many visitors flock to India to experience its lively culture, cuisine, history, and architecture. Amritsar has much to contribute to that goal. While some may choose to explore the sights at their own pace, others who prefer a more guided experience might decide on one of the many tours available in the city. Some of these tours include a village tour which gives insight into traditional ways of life and culture, food tours which open the palette to the local culinary scene, and eco tours on wildlife. There are also plenty of walking tours which take visitors all over the city from heritage sites to bustling bazaars. Wandering the streets of this holy city can be an adventure in itself - a great way to immerse oneself in the local culture and become acquainted with all of its hidden gems.
Food and Dining
Cuisine in Amritsar follows the Punjabi tradition, which largely consists of both vegetarian and meat dishes full of rich, buttery flavors with a minimal use of spices. Due to Hindu religious beliefs, beef is a banned item which is neither consumed nor sold in Punjab, so most meat dishes consist of lamb or chicken. Many of these are served with rice, basmati rice being the indigenous variety of Punjab. Breads like naan, chapatti, and paratha are also commonly served with meals. As far as regional specialties go, some popular items include things like sarson da saag, tandoori chicken, shami kebab, and makki di roti. Sarson ka saag is a popular vegetable dish in the Punjab regions of India and made from mustard leaves (sarson) and spices. Tandoori chicken is usually prepared roasted with yogurt and spices, taking its name from the cylindrical clay over called a tandoor in which it is traditionally cooked. Shami kebab is composed of a small patty of minced or ground meat with ground chickpeas, egg, and spices, while makki di roti is a kind of unleavened corn bread. There is also a popular yogurt drink called lassi.

By plane, the city is served by an international airport called Raja Sansi International Airport (a.k.a. Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport). It is located about 11 kilometers northwest of the city center, and operates 11 domestic and 7 international flights. The airport also serves neighboring areas of Punjab, Western districts of Himachal Pradesh, and Southern districts of Jammu and Kashmir.

By train, India has one of the longest rail networks in the world. Operations are run by Indian Railways with stations located at just about every major destination. Amritsar Junction railway station is the main stop that serves the city. Trains can be booked online, at the train station, or at the small booking office in the Golden Temple Complex.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.