Quick facts

Amritsar

Amritsar has as much political history as Delhi, the nation’s capital. It dates back in 1577, when the fourth Guru of the Sikh order, Guru Ram Das, founded the beautiful city. The fact that it has a history of Jallianwala Bagh massacre and has a very close proximity with the Wagah Border, justifies its place on our list. Tourists from around the world choose Amritsar (or literally meaning, the holy pool of nectar) to witness the the spiritual and cultural side of the Sikh religion.

Population

1.133 million

State

Punjab

Culture

Hindu, Sikh

Language

English
Hindi
Punjabi
Urdu

weather

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Food and Beverage

Budget Eats

Kesar da Dhaba
his 100-year-old eatery is more than a heaven for foodies. It may lack in frills and luxury ambiance that you were hoping, but it will never disappoint you with the food. Well, it’s because every dish that comes out of its formidable kitchen is made of desi ghee.

Must Try: Lassi & Dal Makhani
Location: Chowk Passian, Amritsar

Kulcha Land
Kulcha Land is the local eatery that’s famous for offering Punjabi’s eternal fast food, Chole Kulche since 1947. The restaurant has been there from four generations and still runs successfully, and its credit goes to the quality of food that’s maintained till now. 

Must Try: Amritsari Kulcha & Namkeen Lassi
Location: Chamrang Road, Amritsar

Not So Budget Friendly

The Lounge Bar
It’s a classic bar located in the Amritsar’s Hyatt Regency. Enjoy your drinks and make yourself comfortable among the locally inspired cocktails along with some international specialties. Besides fine dine experiences, also enjoy live band performance.

Must Try: Italian Pizza & Malaysian Curry
Location: NBM Farms, Rajinder Nagar, Amritsar

Tavolo Mondo - Radisson Blu
What else is required if you have bountiful, contemporary buffets and delicious local and international à la carte varieties to choose from? While on weekdays, you can visit for a scrumptious meal, on weekends, the restaurant is available even for late night snacks.

Must Try: Amritsari Choley Kulcha
Location: Ajnala Road, Amritsar

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