Trip to Amritsar – A Trip of a Lifetime
A short 2-day trip to Amritsar offers you plenty of chances to experience the cultural and historical attractions dotting this majestic city. By gorging on mouthwatering delicacies, enjoying street shopping, exploring the beautiful architecture and shopping arcades, taking a cool camel ride on the holy Ganges, and much more, you can truly get a taste of Indian life. This trip to Amritsar is ideal for first timers as well, as the city is an easy getaway from major urban centers.
The most popular and best-known attraction in Amritsar, though, is the famed Chittorgarh Fort, which dates back to the 16th century. The fort is a significant historical monument situated on the left bank of the sacred river Ganges that is affiliated to the Punjab government. The fort is built over a lake in the middle of old Amritsar city and offers a panoramic view of the lovely town and its surroundings. One can also witness the intricate dance routines performed by the womenfolk of this region during festivals or any auspicious occasion.
There are plenty other attractions in the region, most notably the Amber Fort, Havelis of Punjab, Havelis of Jodhpur, Pushkar Temples, Sikandara Akbar’s Tomb, Fatehpur Sikri, Junagarh Fort and the tomb of Emperor Akbar’s mother, Mumtaz Mahal. All these attractions draw a large number of tourists from all parts of the world who make Trip to Amritsar part of their itinerary when visiting India or abroad. There is no dearth of hotels and eateries serving Punjabi and Mughlai cuisine along with English and continental fare in the hotels and eateries. There is also a thriving bazaar (fireplace markets) in the region to enjoy a variety of handicrafts, jewelry, embroidered garments, etc.
Trip to Amritsar is a perfect holiday destination for all the Sikh devotees who have an ardent desire to see their holy book and place of worship in every possible condition. They can visit the Golden Temple, built on the orders of the Sikh Gurus. The Temple is considered as the biggest and most beautiful of all the Sikh Temples and it was built almost 500 years ago to honour the Gurus’ request. Though the structure has undergone several changes, the golden temple stands unparalleled to other cities in the world.
There are numerous other destinations, which are equally attractive and worthy of a trip to Amritsar. Among the famous ones is the Dal Lake, where tourists can take a dip in the sacred Ganges or the Jal Mahal, the oldest mausoleum in the world. The city is well connected to the rest of the country by the Delhi-bound trains as well as Delhi Metro. You will get comfortable and convenient travelling facilities from Delhi and other major cities in India. The Delhi Agra High voltage Light Railway also runs between the two destinations.
If you want to explore more of the majestic beauty of Indira Gandhi Statue and the surrounding areas, then you can opt for the Agra Packages. The Delhi Packages is also good if you want to experience the same old charm of travel to Punjab. It will take you to the heart of the majestic Taj Mahal with the same grandeur as it found in Agra. Once you have availed of these packages, you will be able to discover the different faces of Amritsar as well as the various attractions there.