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How to plan for an Amritsar holiday

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Exciting Amritsar offers many avenues for fun and catching up on the local history. Here’s a glimpse on what all you should do when visiting Amritsar.

Amritsar is not only a major commercial city, but it is literally the cultural and spiritual centrepiece of Punjab. It is choc-a-bloc with multiple places of historical and religious significance as well as endless natural beauty.

How to plan for an Amritsar holiday

It holds the distinction of being one of the HRIDAY (Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana) heritage cities as listed by the Government of India. Additionally, it is one of the most important pilgrimage centres of the Sikh religion. Hence, it receives a lot of travellers and pilgrims all the year around. The most convenient way to get here is via the Delhi Amritsar flights. The city experiences blazing hot and dry summers, extremely cold winters and moderate monsoons, with spring and autumn being ideal times to visit the Golden City.

Here is what you can do when in Amritsar:

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds

There’s a lot you can do in Amritsar without making any plans. Just head out into the streets early in the morning for a delicious street-side breakfastor spend a lazy day in your hotel. Step out in the evenings to shop and gorge on delicious street food. The city outdoes itself in terms of shopping: scout for the trendiest designer brands, go through many elegant showrooms and check out historical markets. In these traditional shops, you will find elaborate Patiala salwars and Phulkari embroiderywork, jewel encrusted and colourful juttis, and traditional jadau jewellery. You will also come across shops selling daggers and swords. The pull of these markets is such that even upscale socialites hop on the Delhi Amritsar flight just for a day’s shopping.

Feast!

Famished after shopping? Here’s a fun thing to do: try a different dhabha every night. Indulge your taste budswith authentic Punjabi cuisine in the rustic dhabhas that are scattered all over and around Amritsar. Each of them is vastly distinct in taste and experience. Don’t forget to try the Amritsari kulcha, phirni, and of course the Kulfa, an Amritsari version of kulfi. Some of the most popular restaurants are: Makhan Fish and Chicken Corner, Bhai Kulwant Singh Kulchian Wale, Kesar Da Dhaba and Bharawan Da Dhaba to name a few. It’s a tough choice to make when the street food is as good as the dhabas or the classy restaurants. The culinary delights of Amritsar are enough to make you book a Delhi Amritsar flight, and drool while doing so.

Beat the Heat 

Head to Suncity Amusement & Waterpark, where you can spend the whole day with childlike freedom. Pick from their combination pack and enjoy both the amusement park as well as the waterpark. There are many exciting and thrilling rides in both the wet and dry version of the park. It is a complete package for children of all ages.

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How Waterproof Is Your Boat Cover?

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How Waterproof Is Your Boat Cover?Read the tag on your boat cover, ATV cover, or motorcycle cover, and you’ll probably see terms like “waterproof,” “water-resistant,” and “water-repellent.” You might think they all mean the same thing, but the truth is that there’s a difference between a waterproof cover and a water-resistant cover. Water-repellent (also water-resistant): “treated with a finish that is resistant but not impervious to penetration by water” Water-resistant and water-repellent essentially mean the same thing. A water-resistant cover is specially treated to resist water, but in heavy rains, water may still get through. Water-resistant covers only prevent water from getting through the cover up to a certain point. Your boat or ATV may still get wet in a downpour.

A waterproof cover, on the other hand, is designed to keep out heavy rains. The seams are taped or sealed to keep water from entering through the tiny needle holes in the fabric seams. Although a waterproof cover sounds like the better of the two types of covers, it does have its weaknesses. First, the time and effort required to waterproof a cover adds to the overall cost. If you choose a waterproof cover over a water-resistant one, be prepared to shell out the extra change.

Second, because of the water-tight nature of a waterproof cover, any condensation that builds up under the cover stays under the cover and can potentially cause moisture damage to your boat or vehicle. That’s why some manufacturers design their waterproof covers with vents to allow the condensation to evaporate and to prevent moisture damage. A breathable, waterproof cover will fully protect your boat, ATV, or other powersports vehicle from exterior and interior moisture. Also keep in mind that one boat or motorcycle cover may be more waterproof than another, depending on the quality of the fabric and its resistance to water pressure. According to Wikipedia, “water resistance is measured by the amount of water, in millimeters, which can be suspended above the fabric before water seeps through.” So the more water pressure that a piece of fabric cover can withstand, the more likely it will be to keep your boat or motorcycle dry in heavy rain or snow.

Essential ATV Safety Tips An Operator Should Follow

ATV’s are also made street legal in some states while some do not allow this type of vehicles in streets. This type of machine is only intended for a single operator and thus it should be followed to prevent any accidents. Since we already belong in a highly modernized world, this type of vehicle has been developed and improved and turned into one passenger and one operator vehicle. This is called tandem ATV’s.

When you feel bored, you can plan together with your friends on a fun ATV adventure. But rest assured that you follow safety precautions to keep you protected at all times. In operating this type of vehicle, the operator or the rider sits on and operates the vehicle just similar to how he operates a motorcycle. The extra wheels … Read More

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