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Amritsar, known as Ramdaspur and more popularly as Ambarsar, is the second-largest city in the Indian state of Punjab. It is a prominent cultural and commercial center in the Majha district of Punjab. The city is situated 217 kilometers northwest of Chandigarh, 455 kilometers northwest of New Delhi, the national capital, and 47 kilometers northeast of Lahore, Pakistan, with the Indo-Pak Border (Wagah), barely 28 kilometers away.
Amritsar has been chosen as one of the historic cities by the Government of India's HRIDAY project. Harmandir Sahib, often known as "the Golden Temple," is one of the most spiritually significant and visited gurudwaras in Sikhism, located in Amritsar. Guru Ram Das, the fourth Sikh guru, is credited with establishing Amritsar as a sacred city. There are variety of Amritsar hotels ranging from five star to budget hotels and beautiful resorts that you can book now on HotelDekho.
As you go deeper into this passionate, vibrant city, you'll encounter a plethora of more amazing encounters that will make you fall in love with Amritsar. Let’s learn more about them:
1- The Golden Temple
Amritsar's unquestioned top feature is the Golden Temple, a two-story building covered in genuine gold and surrounded by a 5.1-meter-deep artificial lake. However, this fabled holy sanctuary is more than just a tourist attraction; it is one of the most sacred locations in the world for Sikhs, many of whom undertake a trip to the temple at least once in their lives.
You must cover your hair, remove your shoes, and go through a tiny stream of flowing water to cleanse your feet before entering the Gurdwara complex, which houses the Golden Temple. Then, as devotees chant and wash in the pool, you'll walk clockwise on the inlaid marble road that surrounds it.
2- Wagah Border
A 31-kilometer trip west from Amritsar's city center will take you to the Pakistani border, where a strange border-closing ritual takes place every afternoon at twilight. The Beating Retreat Ceremony, full of pomp and ceremony, comprises an elaborate display of goose-stepping guards from the Indian Border Security Force and the Pakistan Rangers greeting each other, lowering and folding their flags, and locking the border gates.
The experience allows tourists (who are usually placed in a separate VIP area after flashing their foreign passport) to witness the dramatic disparities between Pakistan and India.
3- Punjabi Restaurants
Punjabi cuisine is known for its spicy curries, tandoori-fired meats, and pillowy flatbread. If you want to partake in this colorful feasting custom, there is no better location to do so than in Amritsar.
Bhagawan Da Dhaba, immediately next to the Partition Museum, serves delectable Amritsari kulcha (mildly leavened flatbread) packed with Indian cheese or potatoes and served with spicy chickpeas.
Kanha Sweets, about a block away from the BBK DAV College for Women, serves chole puri (puffy bread with chickpea curry), a Punjabi morning classic.
4- Mandir Maata Lal Devi
Women who visit this Hindu shrine dedicated to the female saint Lal Devi may increase their fertility, according to mythology.
The whole new experience will give you an idea of Hinduism and the ways devotees practice their spirituality.
5- Jallianwala Bagh
Jallianwala Bagh, located behind the Golden Temple, is a significant tourist attraction in Amritsar. The public park honors the estimated 1,500 persons who were killed or injured in 1919 when British soldiers were instructed to open fire on peaceful protestors seeking the release of imprisoned leaders of the Indian Independence Movement. There are still bullet holes in the walls where hundreds of victims huddled to avoid the shooting.
There are numerous markets near Amritsar hotels such as Lahori Gate Market where you can grab Juttis, Pashmina shawls, Phulkari suits, pickles, jams, and papad, Katra Jaimal Singh Bazaar from where you can buy Phulkari design clothing, Guru Bazar whose specialty is Jadau jewelry, earthen lamps and many more.
There are also other markets like Shastri Market, Lawrence Market, Kapda Bazaar, and Old City Bazaar nearby to hotels in Amritsar.
The Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport in Amritsar is around 11 kilometers from the city center and serves more than 160 local and international flights. Daily direct flights are available to and from Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chandigarh, London, Doha, Dubai, and Kuala Lumpur.
Amritsar Railway Station connects the city to almost every major Indian city, including Delhi, Agra, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Chandigarh. The train ride from Delhi to Amritsar takes around 6 hours.
Amritsar is well accessible by transportation because of its location on National Highway 1. Daily bus services to and from Ambala, Patiala, Delhi, Chandigarh, and Jammu, both government and private. Within the city, you may ride rickshaws, auto-rickshaws, taxis, or buses.
The ideal months to visit Amritsar are November to March when the weather is mild and great for touring and seeing the Golden Temple. However, the temperature may drop to a bone-chilling – 4 degrees Celsius at times.
Taj Swarna, Hyatt Regency Amritsar, Radisson Blu Hotel Amritsar, Country Inn & Suites By Radisson, Park Inn by Radisson Amritsar Airport, Spring Gardens & Farmstay, Sadda Pind, Welcomheritage Ranjit Vilas, HOTEL PALACE AMRITSAR, Hotel Smile Residency, Seeta Since 1965, Hotel Sapphire, Treehouse London Street and Hotel Sarovar Regency (The Cottage) are some of the Amritsar hotels that are available for booking at HotelDekho.
The cost of a hotel room changes often, depending on the hotel's inventory.
For the best 5-star resorts and hotels that offer excellent hospitality, you can book hotels in Amritsar such as Sadda Pind, Welcomheritage Ranjit Vilas, Radisson Blu Hotel Amritsar, Hyatt Regency Amritsar, Welcomhotel by ITC Hotels, Raja Sansi Amritsar, Taj Swarna, Courtyard by Marriott, Lemontree hotel, and Housewood Villas.