I loved Amritsar so much, that I had to go back a second time. And it was twice as charming!
I call this a spiritual retreat because the three stops on my itinerary brought out three different emotions - and each one surprised me. Profusely.
We traveled from Delhi and took the Delhi - Amritsar Swarna Shatabdi @ 7.20 am which reaches Amritsar at 1:35 pm. The good news is there are 25 other trains throughout the day - so you can choose your own timing. Similarly there are as many trains back. But Shatabdi is Shatabdi, and reaching at 2 pm is perfect timing because of the hotel check-in hours. We booked a taxi at the station itself which promised to take us around the city.
Amritsar is a very small town, with 3 major attractions and you can finish all three on the same day at a leisurely pace. My advice is that you follow the itinerary below: