Driving in India is notoriously chaotic, so booking Amritsar rental cars isn't for the faint of heart. You can get around easily enough on foot in the Old Quarter and by rickshaw through the rest of the city. Still, the adventuresome should take the plunge, given that noteworthy cities such as Pathankot, Jalandhar, and Kapurthala are only a couple of hours away. Vacationers on Amritsar packages should first make a beeline to the Golden Temple. Combining both Islamic and Hindu architectural styles, the building is built of marble below, covered with gold paneling above, and has an inner sanctum where Sikhs chant 24 hours a day. Also impressive, the Mata Temple is a mind-boggling, maze-like edifice filled with mirror-studded mosaics. For a more rustic experience, various companies can show you how life looks in a local village or take you on a food tour.
Most of the regular festivals you'll find during Amritsar vacations have strongly religious or cultural overtones. Lohri, which celebrates the winter solstice, occurs in the middle of January and features dancing around big bonfires fed with puffed rice and peanuts. April 13 marks Baisakhi, the arrival of spring, and is replete with parades and celebrants decked in beautiful clothing. Come with an appetite if you want to see November's Ram Tirth Fair, a multi-day event including rides, magicians, and lots of local grub.
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Accommodation in Amritsar
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If you are looking for a lavish experience, you might like to stay at the Radisson Blu Hotel Amritsar or the Holiday Inn Amritsar Ranjit Avenue. If you'd like your money to go further, check out the Ramada Amritsar, at 117 Hall Bazaar, or the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Amritsar, located at Queens Road.
Located in the center of Amritsar, this family-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Katra Jaimal Singh Market and Khairuddin Mosque. Partition Museum ...
Situated in Amritsar, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Mata Lal Devi Temple, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Panorama, and Maha Raja Ranjit Singh's Statue. Gurudwara ...
Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Katra Jaimal Singh Market, Durgiana Temple, and Khalsa College. Golden Temple and Jallianwala ...