Sunday, 21 April 2013

Amritsar, India

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:

==Photos from my trip== 
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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. 

Transportation

Amritsar is around 470 KMs from New Delhi. Given the weather it is best to travel in night by train or bus. It takes around 7-8 hours to reach Amritsar from Delhi. There are two types of Amritsar bus services available one by government and another one private. We took a private tour operator bus from ISBT Delhi. It was a sleeper bus so we could sleep overnight. We reached Amritsar around 7.00 AM, booked a hotel room near to the bus terminal itself and bought a Amritsar map. 

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!

Happy travelling...

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