Amritsar is a treat to all the food lovers and the tourist who wish to get in touch with the whole Punjabi swag. You would love the visit to Amritsar as the people there are very warm and welcoming. Here are the things you should not miss if you have Amritsar trip handy. You can make out the best even on one-day trip.
The Golden Temple
It’s a popular pilgrimage site where pilgrims and tourists hop from all over the world. It was built by the fifth Guru, Guru Arjan Dev Sahib. The Sikhs call it Hari Mandir (the temple of the Lord) or Darbar Sahib (the court divine). your trip to Amritsar is incomplete without paying a visit here and enjoying the yummy langar (free food for all the visitors).
Jallianwala Bagh Massacre which took place on April 13, 1919 is something every Indian is aware of. It is a memorial which commemorates the victims who were ruthlessly shot down by the British forces. The Jallianwala Bagh is located around one kilometer from The Golden Temple. There are no entry fees to this historical place, you should visit here to bring the history pages to life and the whole tragedy would make a sense to you. You can still spot the bullet marks on several walls.
Amritsar has plethora of food and delicacies. Amritsari Kulchas being one of the popular food items. The Kada Prasad (holy food) and Guru ka Langar are a must when you are visiting The Golden Temple. You will find a lot of street food around Amritsar and nearby golden temple. If you want to have non vegetarian food, there are plenty of other options like Pal Da Dhaba or Mame Da Dhaba. You will definitely be left with lip smacking food.
The Beating Retreat ceremony is a daily practice that takes place before sunset. After watching the whole procession, you and go on and see the border. Do not miss the surreal experience.
Well Amritsar is a hub to shop all the ethnic and traditional clothes and accessories right from the dazzling juttis, to colorful partials suits to printed jholas, parandas and best jewellery and jhumkas. I am sure girls are going to fill their bags with the heap loads of stuff.
Where To Stay
Accommodation is very easy and convenient. You can conveniently find yourself a standard accommodation.