Air India Launches Nanded-Amritsar Direct Flight
Amritsar is known as a Sikh Pilgrimage city since the world-wide revered Golden Temple is situated here. Another important Sikh pilgrimage city, this time in Maharashtra, is of Nanded. For the the benefit of passengers who want to commute between these two religious cities revered by the Sikh community, Air India, the national carrier, has launched a direct flight service.
The Air India will be using the A-320 neo airplanes to operate on Saturdays and Sundays, twice a week, on this route.
Flight no AI815 leaves Amritsar at 10.55 AM and reaches Nanded at 1:10PM, about 2 hours and 15 minutes duration. The return flight from Nanded will depart at 1:50 PM and arrive in Amritsar at 4:30 PM.
Sikh Pilgrimage Site at Nanded
Hazur Sahib is one of the five takhts (seats) of Sikhs which is located on the banks of River Godavari in the town of Abchalnagar, a name given to the city by Guru Gobind Singh. This gurudwara has been built by Maharaja Ranjit Singh at a place where Guru Gobind Singh had died in 1708. It was at the time of his death that the Guru had made Guru Granth Sahib, the holy book, as his successor.