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Traditional Culture and Hospitality of Amritsar

The unique fragrance of the culture of Amritsar is unmatched. A guest to the city of Amritsar is always treated with warmth and love. The Amritsaris are known for their open mindedness and hold visitors in the highest esteem. Good habitat, laughter and love are part and parcel of Amritsar. The exuberance and vitality of the citizens is vigorously displayed in their love for song and dance. One can witness the Dhol-Sammi, the Bhangra, the Giddha and other traditional folk forms in abundance.
Hospitality in Amritsar is an extension of the feeling of brotherhood, love and kindness which are an inherent part of every Punjabi.


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A Culinary Journey through Amritsar

For five star cuisine at "Dhaba" prices take a culinary journey through Amritsar city.

The finger licking tandoori fair, the hearty meats and the curries, the delectable sweets and puddings and the heavy-duty lassies all will attack your taste buds with a double whammy. Pure desi-ghee is used as a cooking base by the "dhaba wala" and unadulterated milk forms the base for desserts. This is the city where five star restaurant fair is easily spurned for the "kulcha - channa" at the corner hole-in-the-wall eatery.
Do take time of to try food at "Guru ka Langar" at the Harimandir Sahib (Golden Temple). Remember to take home the famous "pinnis" & "papad -vadis" of Amritsar.



The Shopping Experience

Shopping options in Amritsar revolve around handicrafts and rugs with prices being competitive. Woollen blankets and sweaters are cheaper in Amritsar than elsewhere in the state of Punjab. One can also shop for traditional jewellery, dry fruit, spices, Punjabi jutties (shoes), shawls, stoles and a myriad of other divine paraphernalia such as karas, kirpans, books, khandas, paintings, pictures and the like.




Getting There

  • Air: Amritsar is connected by air with Delhi, London, Slovakia, Singapore, Vancouver and several other major cities of the world.
  • Rail: Amritsar is connected by rail with Delhi, Kolkatta, Mumbai, Bangalore, Varanasi, Chennai, Wagah Border (Attari Border) and many other places in India
  • Road: Amritsar is connected by road with all the major cities in Punjab and elsewhere in India.

    Some of the distances are as follows:

    Jammu – 216 km.
    Chandigarh – 235 km.
    Delhi – 435 km.
    Wagah – 29 km.
  • Local Transport : Cycle Rickshaw, Taxis etc.



General Information

  • Temperature :
    Summer - Max: 46° C Min : 15° C
    Winter - Max : 18° C Min: 0° C
  • Rainfall: 59.2cm
  • Clothing: Cotton in summer and woollens in winter.
  • STD code: +91 183
  • Currency: Indian Rupee
  • Official Language: Punjabi, although English is spoken and understood

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