History Of Amritsar (Punjab)
Amritsar is one of the largest cities of the Punjab state in India. The city origin lies in the village of Tung, and was named after the lake founded by the fourth Sikh Guru Ram Das in 1574 on land bought by him for 700 rupees from the owners of the village of Tung. Earlier, Guru Ram Das had begun building Santokhsar Sarovar, near the village of Sultanwind in 1564 (according to one source in 1570). It could not be completed before 1588. In 1574, Guru Ram Das built his residence and moved to this place. At that time, it was known as Guru Da Chakk. (Later, it came to be known as Chakk Ram Das.)
Amritsar's central walled city has narrow streets mostly developed in the 17th and 18th century. The city is a peculiar example of an introverted planning system with unique areas called Katras. The Katras are self-styled residential units that provided unique defense system during attacks on the city.
Amritsar historically also known as Rāmdāspur and colloquially as Amritsar, is a city in north-western part in India. It is home to the Harmandir Sahib (commonly known as the Golden Temple), the spiritual and cultural center for the Sikh religion. This important Sikh shrine attracts more visitors than the Taj Mahal with more than 100,000 visitors on week days alone and is the most popular destination for non-resident Indians (NRI) in the whole of India. The city also houses the Sikh temporal and political authority, Akal Takht, as well as the Sikh Parliament.
The 2011 Indian census reported the population of the city to be 1,132,761. Amritsar is situated 217 km (135 mi) northwest of state capital Chandigarh. It is near Pakistan, with the Wagah Border being only 28 km (17.4 mi) away. The nearest city is Lahore, the second largest city in Pakistan, located 50 km (31.1 mi) to the west.
The main commercial activities include tourism, carpets and fabrics, farm produce, handicrafts, service trades, and light engineering. The city is known for its rich cuisine and culture, and for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in 1919 under British Rule. Amritsar is home to Central Khalsa Orphanage, which was once a home to Udham Singh, a prominent figure in the Indian independence movement.
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Visa Assistance Letter : To travel to India, the patient/companions will have to apply for medical visa at the nearest Indian Embassy. If you need any visa assistance letter, please send us the passport details of the patient and companions.
Complimentary Airport Pick Up : Patient/family will be received at the airport by our Hospital Executive.
Payment Options : Payment can be done by cash/major credit cards.
Other Supports Services : Apart from the medical and nursing team, one Guest Relation Officer will be taking care of all the needs of patient and family. The dedicated Guest Relation Officers facilitate their assigned international patient and families and provide all the necessary assistance required for hospital registration, payments, appointments, admissions, billing, language interpreters, foreign exchange, registration with the Foreigners, Multi-cuisine customized menu, visa extensions, locker facility, special dietary needs / religious arrangements, local sight-seeing/ travel assistance, hotel accommodation outside the hospital.
Complimentary Transportation : Transportation for all the pre and post discharge visits will be arranged by the hospital on complimentary basis. On departure, patient will be dropped back at the airport by one of our Executives.
Travel Services : Ranjit Hospitals will assist patients in making the appropriate arrangements for their travel within India. Our partners are aware of our patient's needs, proximity to locations, and modes of transport.
How to reach us
Air Links :
International links :
Raja Sansi Airport at Amritsar (15 Km)
Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi (470 Km)
The Domestic airports nearby are :
Airport at Chandigarh (230 Km)
Palam (Domestic) Airports New Delhi (470 Km)
Rail / Road Link :
Situated at Grand Trunk Road (NH1) Amritsar is well connected by rail and road with all parts of the country and with Pakistan.
Reaching us in Amritsar :
From Railway Station :
Ranjit Hospital is 3 Km away from the Amritsar Railway Station
From Bus Stand :
Ranjit Hospital is 6 Km away from the Amritsar Bus Stand