Mehta Chowk is located in Amritsar district and it is 40 minutes from Amritsar city in Punjab. It is known for Damdami Taksal. It is said that in 1706 Guru Gobind Singh had camped at Sabo ki Talwandi after the Battle of Muktsar. It came to be known as Damdama, which means breathing place or halting place. Damdama is now referred to Damdama Sahib. It is considered as highest learning seat for Sikhs.
Places to Stay
There are only Dharamsalas and home stays in Mehta Chowk, but one can stay in Amritsar. Hotel Golden Castle (Tariff – Rs. 1000 – Rs. 2000), Hotel Akaal Residency (Rs. 1500 – 3000).
The official language of Mehta Chowk is Punjabi. Other language frequently spoken is Hindi.
The important events taking place at Mehta Chowk are Guru Nanak Jayanti, Holi and Diwali. Diwali of Golden temple in Amritsar is also popular among tourists and pilgrims. Ram Tirath Fair at Ram Tirath, 11 km west of Amritsar on Amritsar Lopoke Road is also visited by many Hindus and foreign tourists.
Places of Interest
In Mehta Chowk, one can visit Damdami Takshal (educational trust). Approximately 38 km away is Amritsar where one can visit Golden Temple and the Durgiana temple.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Mehta Chowk is Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport in Amritsar 38 km away approximately.
Nearest railway station is in Amritsar.
There are daily bus services from Amritsar, Pathankot and Jalandhar. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Gaurdian Travels, Libra Bus service Pvt. Ltd, Sai Travels. Ticketgoose.com often gives out bus ticket coupons for its customers.