Golden Gateway to Amritsar
Amritsar is the cultural capital of India’s north-western state, Punjab. Located near the border of India and Pakistan, it has various historical & religious sites. From food, music and art to history, religion and traditions, there is a lot to experience in Amritsar. If you’re planning a trip, book hotel in Amritsarwhere you can experience a royal stay.
So, here’s a list of places that you should visit in Amritasr:
1. A visit to the Golden Temple
Start your day with a visit to the Golden Temple. The temple is a visual treat, as it is actually made of gold and precious stones. The moment you enter the temple, the spiritual and the divine surroundings welcome you which give you a feeling of contentment. The smooth white marble feels quite cool even under the harsh mid-day sun. The long wait in the queue to get inside the Golden Temple is totally worth it. Take all your time to soak in the art around you, the music resonate inside. Spent hours sitting by the lake on the sparkling clean floor, admiring the beautiful Golden Temple in front.
2. Visit the Historical spot — Jallianwala Bagh
The Jallianwala Bagh is around 1 km from the Golden Temple. This place holds a historical importance and when you go inside the park, you feel you’re being transported into British times. There is a memorial, next to the Martyr’s Well, in which people jumped to save themselves from the bullets. Several of the walls continue to have the bullet marks on them.
3. Watch the ceremony at Wagah Border
Right outside the Jallianwala Bagh , bus and car services offer rides all the way to the Wagah Border. The parade conducted by our jawans starts at 5 pm and lasts for an hour, but if you want to find a seat and watch the parade live, you should reach there by 2 pm. You can see the flag ceremony at the Wagah Border, between India-Pakistan & sense an aura of celebration with patriotic songs played before the actual ceremony begins.
4. Shop for Phulkari cloth & Amritsari jutti
After coming back, stop at the Kapra Bazaar to purchase hand woven phulkari cloth, salwar-kameez and dupattas. The Raunak store at Pink Plaza is famous for manufacturing and sells traditional leather footwear known as jutti.
5. Enjoy Punjabi food at Dhaba
Amritsar is home to a variety of food dishes that you must try when here. For vegetarian food you can go to Bharawan Da Dhaba and if you’re craving for some chicken or mutton, you can head to Pal Da Dhaba, Adarsh Meat Shop, Beera Chicken Corner or Mame Da Dhaba. When it comes to the dessert, do try Amritsari Lassi, cream shake, jalebi, pinni & gajar ka halwa.
6. Royal Stay at WelcomHeritage Ranjit’s Svaasa
Amritsar offers a wide choice of places to stay in Amritsarfrom deluxe to mid-range & budget hotels. For a comfortable stay in a heritage property try WelcomHeritage Ranjit’s Svaasa which is situated on Mall Road and is just 3 kms away from the Golden Temple. This place offers a comfortable and luxurious stay in its Rai Bahadur Suites, Svaasa Suites and Svaasa Penthouse.
So this is how you can have a good time during your one day trip to Amritsar.