A city in Punjab, Amritsar is famous home tothe Harmandir Sahib also called the "Golden Temple" . The Golden temple is the spiritual center for Sikhs. This city is known to have the legacy of history, traditions and culture attached to it. It is believed that a trip to the Golden temple will cleanse the soul of the devotee. Apart from the Golden temple, this city is also famous for its rich cuisine and culture.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Amritsar is. Some of them are Hotel Shiraz Regency (Tariff – Rs. 1350), Hotel Golden Tower (Tariff – Rs. 1311), Hotel Temple View (Tariff – Rs.1500) and Indus Hotel (Tariff –1600).
The official language of Amritsar is Punjabi . The other language known is Hindi.
The Important Festivals of Amritsar is Ram Tirath Fair (November) and Baisakhi (April).
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Amritsar.Some of the places include Ber Baba Buddha (4 kms from Amritsar) , Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum (7.2 kms from Amritsar) Wagah Border, (30 kms from Amritsar) Jallianwala Bagh (4 kms from Amritsar) Golden Temple (8 kms from Amritsar) and Khair-ud-Din Masjid (5 kms from Amritsar).
How to Get There
Amritsar's international airport is located 11kms away from the heart of the city.
Amristsar is well-connected to the major cities in the county. There are regular express trains to New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Pune, Bhopal, Indore, , Jaipur, Lucknow, Thiruvananthapuram.
There are regular buses that ply major cities in North India. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers are Banjara Satguru Travels, Sai Travels and KS Travels. Bus ticket booking offer can help you save money when you go on your vacations.
Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh, is known as the hub of India’s tourism sector. It is also among the top 10 preferred entrepreneurial locations in India. Shimla is famous for its apples, natural beauty and architectural buildings. The city has a large number of temples and palaces. Shimla was declared the summer capital of India during British rule.
Places to Stay
Shimla offers a wide variety of options for budget travelers near the main bus stand like Hotel Gulmarg Residency – 3km (Tariff – Rs. 1200-1500), Dreamland Hotel – 2.8km (Tariff – Rs. 600-800), Rajdoot Hotel – 0.2km (Tariff – Rs. 800-1100) and Samrat Regency Hotel - 0.4km (Tariff – Rs. 900-1200).
The Summer Festival held in the month of May is a cultural function with performances. Ruhru Fair, held in April on the banks of river Pabbar is a religious and cultural fair. The Winter Sports festical, running between months December and February, experiences ice skating and ice hockey. The famour MTB (mountain biking festival) is held in Shimla each year.
Tha official language of Shimla is Hindi.
Places to Visit
Jakhoo Hill, highest peak there, offers a great view of Shimla is 2km from main bus station. The Tara Devi Temple, located on top of a hill is 11km from main bus station. Shimla State Museum is located 5km away from the main bus station.
How to Get There
The Jubbarhatti Airport is located 23km from Shimla.
Trains operate from Shimla Railway Station to Kalka and connecting trains can be taken from there onwards.
The Himachal Pradesh Road Transport Corporation operates buses from all cities in the state to Shimla. City Land Travels and Laxmi Holidays are some of the major bus operators here. Booking bus tickets online is the easiest mode of getting your tickets.