Amritsar Diaries: Eat, Shop, and Explore
“Going to Agra? Visit Taj Mahal!”; “Heading to Jaipur? City Palace is a must-visit!”; “Planning a trip to Amritsar? You have to go to the Golden Temple!” I am sure, whenever you discuss your travel plans with someone they come up with such responses stressing on visiting the most famous part of the city. Of course, it is blasphemous to go to a city and return without visiting its most popular site. But, don’t you want to know about some other places that are fun to explore? Here are three fascinating places to visit in Amritsar, other than the Golden Temple, which will enhance your holiday experience. Read along.
A fun-filled evening at Sadda Pind
This beautiful site happens to be one of the most loved tourist places in Amritsar. It is a village resort that showcases every aspect of the authentic village life in Punjab. From their food to the celebration of festivals to handicrafts and folk art, the place is like an open-air museum that has been preserving the Punjabi culture and tradition. One has to visit the place for a fulfilling Amritsar tour.
Retail-therapy session at the Hall Bazaar
Before heading for your Amritsar Airport transfer and leaving the city one must stop by the famous Hall Bazaar to spend some bucks in a much-needed retail therapy session. The popular market has a wide variety of items available like ornaments, handicrafts, garments that you would love to buy. Don’t forget to buy the famous Phulkari dupatta as a souvenir from the trip!
A visit to the monumental Wagah Border
If you ever get to witness the monumental Indo-Pak Beating Retreat Ceremony at Wagah Border, don’t miss it for the world. One of the most significant parts of the Amritsar sightseeing tour, the ceremony at Wagah Border consists of a daily military drill wherein both Indian and Pakistani troops come together and march forward in what looks like a very vibrant act. Experience it at least once to know exactly what we are talking about.