How to plan for an Amritsar holiday
Posted in : HOLIDAY GUIDANCE on by : Ongky Firmansyah
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.
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.
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.
All in all, with a plethora of religious and historical monuments, bazaars and dhabas, Amritsar is a fun place to have a vacation in.