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Exploring Amritsar: 48 Hours Challenge

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Amritsar, the spiritual capital of the Sikhs showcases a beautiful blend of history, culture, tradition and food. This gorgeous town in Punjab covers every aspect to make it appear on the bucket list of travellers from around the world. From the streets bustling with people to the aroma of food wafting everywhere and historical monuments, you will be overwhelmed with what all is there to experience. For a flawless holiday in Amritsar, here’s a 2 days itinerary covering everything from food to the Golden Temple.

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Day 1: 

Begin your first day with breakfast at Kanha Sweets. Located at the Lawrence Road, this eating joint serves mouth-watering puri, aloo and chana, to name a few delicacies. Next, head to the Partition Museum, a physical museum dedicated to the memory of the partition of the sub-continent in 1947. Spend a couple of hours at the museum and then walk along the Heritage Street to the Jallianwala Bagh. On your way to the Jallianwala Bagh, you can grab some roadside snacks and wash it down with a glass of lassi from the Ahuja Lassi. To digest the heavy snacking you just did, head to the Hall Gate or Katra Jaimal Singh market to get your hands on some traditional footwear (Punjabi Jutti) and phulkari dupattas. Have lunch at Pal Da Dhaba to enjoy kharode (lamb trotters) with lachha paranthas doused in butter. Return to your hotel and get some rest before you head out to the Golden Temple for evening prayer. After prayer, you can partake in the Guru Ka Langar, get back to the hotel and prepare for the next day.


Day 2:

Wake up before dawn and head to the Harmandir Sahib or the Golden Temple by 4 am to attend the pre-dawn prayer service. This is one of the most peaceful experiences in the world, and a must-have when in Amritsar. After offering prayer, you can head for the breakfast at All India Famous Amritsari Kulcha. Spend some time strolling around the area and exploring the small shops and kiosks. Next, get ready for an electrifying experience while you watch the Beating Retreat Border Ceremony at the Wagah Border. When it comes to lunching, you can enjoy the hearty local food before the ceremony at a famous restaurant near the border, aptly named Sarhad. Later in the evening, return to the city and have dinner at the iconic Bharawan da Dhaba (pure vegetarian restaurant, though).

Now that your 2-days trip to Amritsar is sorted, it’s time you make reservation at the hotels in Amritsar and have a wander-ful weekend.


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Srishti is a writer by profession and a dreamer by choice. She loves experimenting with her space and her looks. Being an avid animal lover, she plans on being a part of Black Jaguar White Tiger Foundation in near future.

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