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.
A city and a municipal board in Dehradun district of Uttarakhand, Rishikesh is known as ‘The Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas’. The city is located 20kms north of the holy city Haridwar. The sacred river Ganges leaves the Shivalik Mountains through Rishikesh and flows out into the plains of northern India. There are several temples located on banks of the Ganges in Rishikesh. Nicknamed ‘the world capital of Yoga’, Rishikesh is considered a holy city by Hindus; hence is vegetarian by law.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels in Rishikesh. Tourists’ visiting the town can stay at Hill Top Swiss Cottage(Tariff-Rs. 961), Rishikesh Sadan (Tariff-Rs. 1110) and Hotel Ganesha Inn (Tariff-Rs. 1718)
All annual festivals like Diwali and Dussehra are celebrated here. The International Yoga Festival, Basant Panchmi and Holi are the most popular in the city
Hindi is the Local Language here.
Places to Visit
Lakshman Jhula Sunset, Ganges view from Lakshman Jhula, Ram Jhula Bridge across the Ganges are some of the main attractions located close to the bus stand.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Dehradun
Rishikesh has its own railway station
Rishikesh bus stand runs regular bus services. Private bus operators like Crown Travels, Metro Travel, A.G.Holiday and Air Lines Travels run regular buses to and from the city. Get bus ticket booking offers from Ticketgoose when you book your tickets online.