Home of the spectacular golden temple of Harmandir Sahib, the city of Amritsar and the northwestern portion of the Indian state of Punjab is served by Raja Sansi International Airport (ATQ) Amritsar. Situated approximately 12km northwest of the city center near Raja Sansi village, the arrivals facilities were renovated and reopened in 2005 and subsequently the new departures area opened in 2006. Several major Indian carriers as well as a few international carriers offer service here. When combined, flights to Raja Sansi International Airport (ATQ) Amritsar become available from just a handful of destinations spanning the globe. Nonstop routes include Delhi, Ashgabat, Tehran, London, Sharjah, Toronto, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Tashkent and Doha. In addition to the recently renovated facilities, passengers traveling on flights to Raja Sansi International Airport (ATQ) Amritsar can look forward to a reasonable assortment of airport services including ATMs, currency exchange, snacks, food and beverage options and a bit of light shopping fare. Ground transportation is limited primarily to pre-paid and general taxi service as there is little to no public transport reaching all the way to Amritsar. However, many major Amritsar hotels provide inexpensive transportation to guests arriving on flights to Raja Sansi International Airport (ATQ) Amritsar.