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.
Bangalore, also known as Bengaluru, is often referred to as the ‘Garden City’ because of the numerous parks and gardens that dot the localities of the city. It is also considered as a major information technology (IT) hub of the country and thus called the ‘Silicon Valley of India’. Kempe Gowda, a feudal ruler affiliated to the Vijayanagara kingdom, first established a mud fort, which turned out to be the foundation of the present day city. The city passed through a myriad of rulers ranging from the Marathas, Mughals and Mysore rulers before becoming a part of independent India.
Budget Hotels in Bangalore
There are a couple of good budget hotels in the city. Some of the options which are worth a try are Suntrupthi Residency (Tariff – Rs. 950), Citizen Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 850), The Royal Nest (Tariff – Rs. 900), Vijaya Residency (Tariff – Rs. 900) and others.
The official language of Bangalore is Kannada. Hindi, English, Telugu and Tamil are also understood and widely spoken.
Events in Bangalore
The important festivals of the area are Pongal in January, Karaga in April, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Diwali in October-November, the fasting month of Ramadan, the two Eid(s), Easter and Christmas.
Places to See in Bangalore
Some of the places worth trying out in Bangalore are Bangalore Palace, Lal Bagh, Cubbon Park, Bannerghatta National Park,Vidhana Soudha, Seshadari Iyer Memorial, Tipu Sultan’s Palace, Bull Temple, ISKCON Hare Krishna Temple, Meenakshi Sundaram Temple, Holy Trinity Church and St. Mary’s Basilica. Wonderla Amusement Park at a distance of 28 km is popular with youngsters and children looking for a break on weekends.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Kempegowda International Airport at a distance of 36 km.
Bangalore City Junction Railway Station is the major railway station in the city.
There is bus service running from almost everywhere in south India to Bangalore city. State transport buses as well as private operators ply their buses to and fro the city. SRS Travels, Kallada Travels and SRM, Travels are some of the major operators in the city as well as the region. Do away with standing in ticket counters and opt for online bus reservation facility instead.