Amritsar the most popular ancient city of the North Indian state of Punjab was founded by Guru Ramdas the fourth Sikh Guru in 1574. Known during that period as Guru Ki Nagri and later Ramdaspur the city is clearly dominated by Sikh influence since its establishment. “Harmindar Sahib” which is popular throughout the world as Golden Temple is the pride of not only Amritsar but the whole country. The city is supposed to be the best example of an ancient well planned settlement with identical areas called Katras, which are residential rooms sufficed with defense system, which protect the residents from a attack. It is the most sensitive city of Punjab due to its location as a city on the borders with Pakistan. It is well connected with other major Indian cities like Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata by rail network as well as air connectivity.
Amritsar is well connected with many important international cities like London, Singapore, Toronto and Dubai. Air traffic to these countries is controlled by the Guru Ramdass jee international airport, which is developed in such a way that it copes future increasing air traffic of this region with construction of inbound, outbound as well as cargo terminal in progress. This will facilitate more influx of tourists as well as businessman, who will visit the city often on business trips. Importance of the city is also increased due to the fact that it is an administrative center of the District.
Taking into consideration the growing importance of the city it is connected with most of the Indian cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Luck now, Vishakhapatnam, Srinagar, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, Varanasi and Ahmadabad. Some of the international flights to Amritsar are from Dubai, London, Singapore and Toronto.
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