Punjab is easy to reach by road, train, or airplane. From New Delhi, Chandigarh,
the capital of Punjab, is 246 kilometers. Amritsar, the holiest city for the Sikhs,
is 446 kilometers.
By Air: Chandigarh and Amritsar have airports linked to other cities in India by
regular flights. Indian airlines fly regular flights from Chandigarh to Delhi, Lucknow,
Leh and Amritsar. Jet Air also flies regular flights to Chandigarh.There are several
flights to Amritsar that operate from various destinations. There are four main airlines
namely Turkmenistan Airlines, Uzbekistan Airways, Jet Airways and Air India that
operate between different cities of United Kingdom and Amritsar. Some of the major
cities like London, Toronto, Singapore and Birmingham can be reached very easily
from Amritsar. Air India operates non stop flights from Amritsar to Birmingham. The
flights of Uzbekistan Airlines connect Amritsar to London and Birmingham via Tashkent.
Turkmenistan Airlines provides its passengers flights to Amritsar both from London
and Birmingham via Ashgabat.
Popular Indian cities like Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Delhi and Bangalore are directly
connected to Amritsar through air.Jet Airways flight number 9W-3322and 9W-912 operates
between Amritsar and Kolkata. Jet Airways flight number 9W-3322 and 9W-824 fly between
the destinations Amritsar and Chennai. Jet Airways flight number 9W-3322 and 9W-804
connect Amritsar with the garden city of Bangalore. There are frequent flights to
Delhi, the capital city of India from Amritsar.
By Road: The whole state is linked through an extensive network of well built roads.
State Highways link principal cities to the state capital. NH 1 or the Grand Trunk
Road joins the state with most of the north as well as east India. Punjab has about
35,000 kilometers of state and rural roads. The national highway is about 1000 kilometers.
The roads link the 12,342 villages and national highways connect the major towns.
Driving from one end of the state to the other takes six hours. Driving from Delhi
to Punjab takes four hours.
Almost all major towns and cities have buses going to Chandigarh. Villages have buses
going to the nearest major town. Between the major cities, New Delhi, Patiala, Ludhiana,
Jalandhar, Amritsar, and Chandigarh, there are deluxe bus services. In addition,
there is taxi service available in various towns.
By Rail: Punjab is extensively connected to the other parts of the country by rail.
Chandigarh, Amritsar, Ludhiana, Pathankot and Jalandhar are the major railway heads
in the state from where you can take trains for most parts of the country. Trains
pass through all major towns and cities. Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Amritsar, Ferozepur
and Jalandhar are on the main line and have excellent daily train services and overnight
trains to New Delhi. For more details regarding the trains, kindly log on to their
web site http://www.trainenquiry.com