Explore Amritsar

A visit to the holy city of Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib)

Amritsar- where the sun rises over the golden temple!

Founded in 1577 by the fourth Sikh guru, Ram Das, Amritsar is home to Sikhism's holiest shrine, the spectacular Golden Temple, one of India's most serene and humbling sights.

Amritsar is an important city in the state of Punjab not only because of its rich Historic & Cultural background but also due to its key role   in economic & political yield for the state.

Amritsar is divided in two by a remarkable tangle of railway lines. The old city, containing the Golden Temple and other historic sights  bound by 12 medieval gates, is southeast of the railway lines. This is a fascinating area to explore, with a capillary network of narrow bazaars that seems to float between the centuries.

In 2016, Amritsar witnessed major infrastructural & restoration developments thereby allowing visitors to stay a day more in the city to explore more avenues apart from The Golden Temple, Wagah-Border, Eating Joints & key Shopping areas.

 

What's New in Amritsar

 

The Amritsar Gate

A special gate has been erected near Amritsar- Jalandhar by pass, which has been named 'Gateway of Amritsar'. Tourists and devotees  experience the feeling of entering the Golden Temple while passing under this huge gate with a lovely golden dome

 

Golden Temple Plaza

The Golden Temple plaza, stretches from Town Hall to the Golden Temple. It envisages a no-vehicle zone from Phuwara Chowk to the Golden Temple.

In a bid to restore heritage of the holy city, the areas surrounding the Golden Temple and Jallianwala Bagh have been spruced up to international standards.

This place also  showcases a statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, besides a fountain with artificial waterfalls, animations and a computerised show.

Façade of buildings on the road have been painted red with sand stone to present a uniform theme and look. 

 

Amritsar War Memorial

The War Memorial, spread across seven acres of land has lots to boast of. It includes a theatre, museum, landscaping, fighter aircrafts, battle tanks, history about wars and the names of the heroes. The structure has a huge stainless steel sword on the central edifice, representing strength and courage of the people of Punjab while defending the nation in the hour of need.

 

Wagah Border - Area Extension 

To facilitate seating for more guests & travellers, more seating stands have been added to the already massive seating to view the famous Wagah Border Ceremony.

 

The Gobind Ghar Fort 

This fort is standing tall even after many years when all other forts that existed during Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s time are in a frail condition. The architectural structure of this fort depicts history in its exact sequence from the time of the Independence movement. 

 

The city has new & exciting culturally avenues that can be explored by guests and travellers to enable this  Hyatt Amritsar Conciarge has developed some local sightseeing packages which are also customizable to allow our guests to experience & absorb true essence of Amritsar. 

Travel Packages
 

Explore Religious Amritsar | Explore Food Amritsar | Explore History & Art Amritsar | Explore Shopping Amritsar

 

Famous Amritsari Food

While in Amritsar its is almost impossible to limit your cravings for the delicious mouthwatering food
and this brings us to the renowned  eateries & famous dishes of the city starting with Amritsari Aaloo Kulcha, Sweet Salt Lassi, Rabri Jalebi, Tandoori Tikka, Mutton/ Soya Champ, Amritsari Macchi, Wadiya & Papad and most amazing is the Gurudwara Langar A community kitchen which serves around 1 lakh people everyday.

 

Our Guests usually visit Amritsar on the Holiday weekends, with family and children.
An average stay duration for travellers visiting Amritsar is 2 Days, Sometimes the visitors are unable to cover all the sightseeing and or Eateries. We don’t want our guests to leave with incomplete experience of a the city with is so rich & vibrant , hence our chefs & team of Food & Beverage worked out a Special Amritsari Menu which consists of all the famous items listed above with same flavor & experience.
The Special Amritsari Menu is available at our Multi-cuisine Restaurant Collage & also can be made available In-Room Dining.


But if you already have had a total roundup of the local and Indian cuisine and wish to change the taste and try something Oriental, ThaiChi is a Speciality Pan Asian restaurant situated on first floor should be your next destination

 

Shopping in Amritsar

The city has to offer some masterpieces in handicrafts, Phulkari works, carpets and fabric and traditional footwear called Juttis apart from this one can purchase some really famous wadiya & papad from the walled city of Amritsar.

Hyatt Amritsar has 2 boutique shops  India House Emporium and Vastrada
Here one can find a range of premium handicrafts, apparels, Phulkari etc 
Incase shopping items grow huge in quantity the outlets provide home delivery feature both nationally & Internationally so you need not to worry that extra baggage while travelling.

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