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Guru Ki Nagri – Amritsar

Streets of Amritsar. Courtesy: Atulmaharaj
The following quote has always inspired me to travel :

“The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page…”


4,258 Kms traveled and about 2% of the world traveled. That is what TripAdvisor says about me ! Well, that’s a huge value but its true. Started as a tiny-tot traveler at the age of 2, traveling from Varansi to Ahmedabad. Then onwards visiting places like Dwarka, Diu & Daman, Vadodara,Ahmedabad, Surat, Bharuch to name a few. By the time I was 12, I had traveled a good part of Gujarat. It was then when I stepped out of the state and visited places like Pune, Panchgani, Panchmari, Bhopal, Goa, Satara, Kolhapur, Bengaluru, Bijarpur, Chennai, Hyderabad and still counting… Having explored the southern and western part of India extensively, it was time for me to head to the north. As a part of our after-exam plan, we had decided to visit the historic city of Amritsar.
Streets of Amritsar. Courtesy: Atulmaharaj
Streets of Amritsar. Courtesy: Atulmaharaj
Amritsar or Ambarsar (as known in Punjabi, remember the song ‘Ambarsariya’ from the movie ‘Fukrey’ ??)  It was time for me to become Ambarsariya for sometime 😛 Before visiting, I ensured to prepare a checklist of the places that I was interested in visiting and things that I wanted to do. I had to do this as this was a short trip(2 days) so didn’t want to miss out on anything. We traveled to Amrtisar from New Delhi by train(Shan-e-Punjab, Dep: 06:40, Arr: 2:30) The journey is long but a worth to see the beautiful city. To be on the economic side, we chose the second seating 2S, as it costed a mere 150 per head. AC Chair Class costs around 800Rs.  One could try the Cholle Kulche at Ambala Station. (nothing great, but for 20bucks, you can’t ask for anything else) If train is not for you, then you can try the Volvo Buses running everyday leaving Delhi at 20:00 hrs for 800Rs.
Amritsar Railway Station. Image Courtesy: Yespunjab.com
Amritsar Railway Station. Image Courtesy: Yespunjab.com
The places that I visited included the Golden Temple, Wagah Border and Jallianwalan Bagh. While the food joints had the likes of Kesar da Dhaba, Brother’s Dhaba, Beera Chicken, Sarhad and Crystal.
Instead of sharing my whole experience in a single post, I’ve decided to have a series of posts which will share my experience on the Places to Visit and Places to Eat.
Places to Visit (My experiences)
So will share my experiences on the same in a couple of days, keep visiting !

About Atulmaharaj

Maintaining the blog for the past 3 years, I'm a Foodie, Techie, Cricket Enthu, Traveler, Blogger and a Cook ! You'll find posts within a wide range of topics from food to technology. Favorite Quote: "Traveling is like reading a book, one who hasn't traveled, hasn't turned a page.

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