Dina Nagar is a small town in the North Indian state of Punjab. It comes within the Gurdaspur district. The Pakistan border is barely 13 km away. The neighbouring Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir is also nearby. The major urban settlement close by is the city of Amritsar at a distance of 85 km south-west. It is said that the town derives its name from Dina Beg, one of Emperor Akbar’s jagirdars.
Places to Stay
There are a couple of good budget hotels in Amritsar. Some of the options which are worth a try are Hotel Sham Villa (Tariff – Rs. 800), Singh International Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Hotel Teg Royal (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Grace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900) and others.
The official language of the area is Punjabi. Hindi is also widely used and understood.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Dusshera in September-October and Diwali and Guru Nanak Gurpurab in November.
Places of Interest
The town does not have any site of historical significance. Some of the places which are worth a visit in Amritsar are Golden Temple, Wagah border (28 km from Amritsar), Jallianwala Bagh (the site of a massacre by British troops in pre-independence India), Akal Takht (Sikh holy place), Ram Bagh, Faridkot Fort, Jama Masjid Khairuddin and others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Jammu Airport at a distance of 121 km.
Amritsar Junction Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 86 km.
It is mostly state transport buses which cater to the needs of passengers in the region. A few smaller private operators are also active. Buses to the town can be boarded from Amritsar. Book your tickets online through several bus booking sites like Ticketgoose.com.