How to plan a two days trip to Amritsar?
I totally fell in love with the city in 2 days of my trip to Amritsar. It is a holy city for the Sikhs. I love tradition of Sikhs to serve god by serving poor needy people instead of just worshiping the God.
The tasty Punjabi food, people all around you in Indian wears either suit and those handsome but cute Punjabis in Pagdi(turban) everything is fabulous. The city reminds how our ancestors fought for freedom of India and helped us being independent.
Important things to carry during summer:
Some ethnic Indian wear such as Punjabi suit or Salwar/kamiz as most of the time you will be visiting temples.
Comfortable yet elegant pair of footwear.
Light colored comfortable shirts/t-shirts.
Common for all: Goggle, cap, and a selfie stick.
Places to visit
Two days are enough to cover everything in Amritsar. Prefer staying in hotels near railway station. You can find many hotels (average/good/excellent) near by.
- Day 1: Wagah border, DurgianaTemple(prefer during night), If time permits then some market place near by railway station.
- Day2: ModeltownMandir, Jallian Wala Bagh, Market near golden temple (just explore for 1 hour, it is extremely expensive), go for Markets such as katra jaimal Singh market, Hall Bazaar and Lohri Gate which are within 1 km from Golden temple.
Things to buy in Amritsar
- Phulkari: Phulkari basically means “Flower work”. A famous Punjabi duppata which is carved by humans.
- Juti: Punjabi shoes which are cheap, durable and stylish.
- Jackets: Winter jackets (specially leather) are manufactured in Ludhiana, Punjab and hence they are available at discount in Amritsar too.
- Kurti and Patiala: Indias all time favourite tradition is patiyala and kurti, which makes you gorgeous, stunning and shows your true Indian self. Amritsar is the place where you can find beautiful kurtis and patiyalas.
Food to eat in Amritsar
Aloo parantha, Lassi, Makke di roti with sarson da saag and if you prefer non-vegetarian food, then Chicken of Punjab is famous. Always prefer eating at cultured dhabhas of Amritsar. Some of the famous ones are Kesar da Dhabha near railway station, Bade bhai ka Brothers Dhabha and Brothers Dhaba. It is very well said,
“You have to taste a culture to understand it.”
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