Amritsar Is "India At Colorful Best" !Why Amritsar was on my list?
I have always been a big fan of Punjabi tradition. Great food, honest and hard working people. And guess what they are the inventor of my favourite food sarson ka saag, makki ki roti with makhan :) OK, No more food talk I have already started feeling dam hungry!
Kirtan At Golden Temple - The Holiest Place For Sikhs
Tourist places in Amritsar city:
- Golden Temple also known as Darbar Sahib and Harmandir Sahib
- Jallianwala Bagh (Black chapter of British India History, place of Amritsar massacre)
- Durga Mandir (looks quite similar to golden temple but on a small scale), this temple is also known as Durgiana temple
- India Pakistan Wagah Border - Don't forget to be there for closing ceremony.
- Ram Tirath Mandir
- Mata Lal Devi Mandir
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Food and Drink
Come on, food and drink ! Are you kidding with me ? Punjab is world famous for two things delicious food and drinking :). I am not going to write any further on this topic. Just walk to any "dhaba" and enjoy your meal.
If you are at Golden Temple, you get free food (Prasad) at the langar, don't forget to give a helping hand once you are done with your food. It is not mandatory but this is how entire kitchen work gets done at the Langar.
Where to stay in Amritsar?
There are few budget range hotels situated near to the main bus terminal and fun cinemas Amritsar. There are not the best hotels in Amritsar but given the location they are good enough to stay. It costed us around 600Rs per day and was pretty OK to live there. The room had air conditioner which you will definitely need in summer season.
To travel in the city itself, you can hire an auto or book a taxi, there are easily available. But make sure to bargain else they might charge you atleast 3 times more. Also take note of weather in Amritsar in day time during summer is quite hot.
If you ever come to India and don't visit this place well you will have to visit us again!