Book a flight from Chicago to Amritsar with Qatar Airways and travel in style and comfort from the moment you board to the moment you land. Recline in spacious seating that lets you completely relax during the flight. Pick your favourite dish from a selection of award-winning cuisine, and choose from an exclusive list of services, all at your fingertips. Professional cabin crew ensure no detail is overlooked in their dedication to meeting your every need, making this the ultimate in luxury flights to the Punjab.
At the very heart of the ancient city of Amritsar, in India’s northwest state of Punjab, stands the incomparable Golden Temple, or Harmandir Sahib. Visit this magnificent, shimmering structure to see some of the most astounding architecture in the continent. Standing at the end of a causeway and surrounded by a lake, this complex looks like a glittering castle and its moat from a distance. The Summer Palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh is also well worth visiting when you fly here with Qatar Airways.
For an airport, Chicago O’Hare International Airport has a remarkable little secret – it’s got a very eco-friendly ‘green’ policy.
Fly with Qatar Airways from Chicago and you can’t fail to notice the fabulous Aeroponic Garden and the wetlands restoration project.
Even the taxis and many of the hire vehicles on offer are green-energy vehicles, making O’Hare International Airport a leader in sustainable management.
Transportation and parking
For travellers flying with Qatar Airways from Chicago, the large D Parking provides short-term parking only (no overnight parking allowed). For long-term parking the best option are economy lots E, F and G.
Transport from these areas to the airport terminals is available. Chicago’s famous CTA ‘L’ Trains take you from the centre of the city to the airport, and the Pace Suburban bus service also runs regular shuttles to the airport.
There are plenty of taxi companies all specialising in airport runs, and the taxi ranks are located outside the main entrances to the terminals.
Arriving at Chicago
Qatar Airways flights from Chicago O’Hare International Airport leave from International Terminal 5, Concourse M. A number of lounges are available for passengers. As with all U.S. airports, security is very tight, so ensure you have all your documentation ready to hand.
Facilities and amenities
The Xpress Wellness Center and Spa is the perfect place to relax and unwind before your Qatar Airways flight from Chicago.
The Executive Center in Terminal 3 provides no fewer than 26 meeting rooms for business travellers to utilise, while various airline lounges provide comfortable, quiet areas to relax in while you wait for your flight.
A number of retail outlets in Terminal 5 provide travellers with a fine selection of luxury goods, while various restaurants, eateries and cafés serve everything from quick bites and snacks to more exotic international cuisine.
A spiritual and cultural centre, Amritsar is a beautiful mix of glittering temples, languid lagoons and a rich, vibrant city full of bustling markets and a thriving commercial centre. Fly to Amritsar with Qatar Airways and you’ll discover a destination that’s well worth a visit. The best time of the year to visit is during the months of October and March, when the climate is particularly pleasant.
The people of Amritsar are incredibly friendly, and you’ll receive a warm welcome wherever you go. However, it is important to remember that Amritsar is an important pilgrimage destination for millions of Sikhs, so when you visit the Golden Temple you will need to show the appropriate respect with regards to dress and behaviour.
The Golden Temple is without doubt the very heart of the city, and its gleaming walls and ornate architecture are truly breathtaking in the sunlight. What is also noticeable is that pilgrims are genuinely excited to be here, and are happy to tell interested visitors all about the temple and its history.
A five-minute walk from the throngs at the Golden Temple will bring you to the serene tranquility of the Jallianwala Bagh garden. In the Ram Bagh Park you’ll find the Summer Palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, a stunning complex that now houses a museum charting the history and culture of the region.
The Mata Temple is a labyrinthine cave temple that is unique for its combination of natural underground wonders coupled with extraordinary paintings, sculptures and murals.
If you want to get a taste of traditional village life in the Punjab then village tours are available for visitors. Food tours that take you on a culinary tour of the city are also a great way to experience the real personality of this remarkable destination.
Flights to Amritsar with Qatar Airways land at Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport, 11km from the city centre. Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure. Before you fly to Amritsar please check the visa and passport requirements.
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