When to Go Amritsar
The best time to visit Amritsar is between November and March, when the climate is pleasant and just ideal for sightseeing. However, sometimes the temperature can drop to -4°C. One can even visit the city from April to June, before the cool showers hit Amritsar and dusts off the heat. Many would love to experience the rain that pours from July to October, bringing relief to the city. The weather is perfect and pleasant.
Places to Eat in Amritsar
A true foodie can spend days in the land of butter and other rich epicurean delights that has given Amritsari cuisine a special niche. Some of the restaurants and dhabas may not have ambience, but they are truly legends.
Kesar da Dhaba - Your hunger will get you through the small by lanes and alleys till you reach this vegetarian food den that goes back a century. Their food is a spark on the taste buds. The crispy laccha parathas, maa ki daal drowning in ghee, the lassi is so very rich that you need to wade through the cream to get the first drink.
Beera Chicken - At a tiny roadside, capture a bite of tandoori chicken on Majitha Road sinking you teeth in the succulent, soft and tender meat layered with lemon. It's truly heavenly!
Kulcha Land - Another place, without menu cards, lies the famous Amritsari kulcha, in the land of many breads. As you dig in the stuffed kulcha or paneer, you realize why their counterparts are not the same in the rest of the country.
Surjit Food Plaza - Savor the tender, mouth-melting mutton tikkas and kebabs to return for a second time. Enjoy the secret masala of the tikkas batter-coated fish and you will never leave this place without tasting this dish.
Gurudas Ram Jalebiwala - Oh my, at last but not at all the least - how can we forget the ultimate indian jalebis which emerge golden and crisp. Don’t forget the gulab jamun too!
Places to Shop in Amritsar
In Amritsar, you are on a roller-coaster in a typical Punjabi style as you witness the thriving city with its malls as well as traditional shops and stalls. Shopping is fun in Amritsar. Let's take you to a few places of this grand vivacious city:
The Old City of Amritsar, with its ruins of the past is blessed with little stalls and shops lined through the narrow alleys. Besides, being a wonderful shopper's city, explore the uncanny beauty of the old city.
The Kapra Market: This market is famous for garments. You come across patiala salwars, a traditional designed outfit worn by women.
Katra Jaimal Singh Bazaar: The Bazaar in the Old City is illustrious for magnificently adorned saris. The marvelous handwork that you see in the saris defines the typical Punjabi style that people fall for.
Festivals in Amritsar
Fair and Festivals reflect the vibrant traditions of the cultural concoction, resembling different religion and mythical significance. These fairs and festivals are celebrated by the local enthusiasts.
Ram Tirath Fair is organized for continuous five days with arrangements of tulla floating, wild animal exhibition, acrobat shows, magic shows etc.
Basant Panchami fair at the Chheharta Sahib is conducted in the Chheharta Sahib Gurudwara of Amritsar and involves kite playing custom.
Baiskahi is celebrated by the people of Amritsar on 13th April every year paying homage and respect to religious traditions.
Guru Parb is in the month of November and January; it is observed by the Sikh followers by offering prayers to the feet of their masters.
Hola Mohalla is celebrated every year to pay homage to Guru Gobind Singh.