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2020-03-24

The Manikarnika Ghat – The Burning Ghat of Varanasi

India – a land of diverse Culture & Heritage, Rituals and beliefs, of stories and facts, of beautiful hidden alleys and colorful markets, such a city that is inculcated with all these features is Varanasi – referred by many as Kashi Vishwanath Ki Nagri. Ruled by Mughals and Kings in the past, this Oldest city of India is now a hub of saints and sages and has a beautiful amalgamation of our religious past and a modern future. Being the oldest city of India, the city has the finest river frontage in India with miles of Ghats or steps for […]
2020-03-19
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A60E19 – Punjabi Jutti | #Amritsar60

“Give the girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world”.The well-famous quote goes very well with girls of Punjab. To flaunt in beautiful stilettos, ballerinas or shoes can be anyone’s forte but to walk in style with beautiful Punjabi Jutti can only be done by a true Punjabi mutiyaar – (a synonym for girls of Punjab). So today we are dedicating this episode of the series of Amritsar 60 in presenting to you the cultural footwear of Punjab which is Punjabi Jutti. What Is Punjabi Jutti An Urdu word for a shoe with a closed upper attached to […]
2020-03-18
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A60E18 – Poori Chole | #Amritsar60

Amritsar – one of the most important cities of Punjab, is a beautiful blend of tradition, culture, and food. Being a paradise for food lovers, the city offers you some amazing mouth-watering delicacies at various amazing food joints. Until now we have covered various food items that give a niche to the city for being the Culinary Capital of Punjab, Aloo Kulcha being on the top, the most revered one. So today in our episode 18 of series of Amritsar 60, we are going to make you all familiar with one more much talked about breakfast of the city which […]
2020-03-16
Municipal Printing Press

A60E16 – Municipal Printing Press | #Amritsar60

Talking about Amritsar and things one can surely visit and see are some of the historic In our episode 07 of Amritsar 60, we discussed in detail about one of the hidden gems of the city – the Ram Bagh Gate which boasts of its rich and affluent historic past, the magnificence of the architecture and the grandeur of the lives lived by emperors or kings of the land. Today, once again we are going to unfurl some of the chapters from our historic documents and takes you back to the memory lane from where the city has seen an […]
2020-03-15
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A60E15 – Phulkari | #Amritsar60

“Phulkari Tere Sirr Di Shaan Ni Punjabane” The Pride of a Punjabi Women, the Floral Heritage of Punjab, synonymous to Punjab’s culture, Phulkari literally means a floral work where the entire cloth is filled with flowery embroidery. Yes, we have talked much of patriotism, religion, and food in our previous episodes of the Amritsar 60 series. So now is the time to make our world travelers familiar with the rich culture of the land and what would be the best to dedicate our first episode in this genre to the world-famous Phulkari. What Is Phulkari? Ideally, Phulkari means the shape […]
2020-03-14
Hussainiwala Border

A60E14 – Hussainiwala Border | #Amritsar60

The land of five rivers – Punjab is bordered by Indian Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir to the north, the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh to the east, Haryana to the South, Rajasthan to the southwest and the Pakistani province of Punjab to the west. Today we are going to talk about its borders with Pakistan. The state of Punjab shares three main borders with Pakistan – the Wagah Border (near Amritsar); the Hussainiwala border (near Firozpur) and the Sulemanki border (near Fazilka). In our earlier episode 02 of Amritsar 60, we have discussed the Wagah Border and the […]
2020-03-12
Quila Ahluwalia

A60E12 – Quila Ahluwalia | #Amritsar60

“Beauty is all around us. All we need to do is to look around.” Amritsar is one of the holiest cities in Punjab, a city that has preserved the rich heritage and culture of the state. Though the city is well famous for the much revered Golden Temple and Wagah Border along with various high-profile sights for its travelers, it certainly has few hidden gems that are forgotten and are ignored in the recent modern times. Among these is the Quila Ahluwalia that states an avid example of Punjab’s rich and glorious past and a fine example of its beautiful […]
2020-03-10
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A60E10 – Mata Lal Devi Mandir | #Amritsar60

Being an iconic city of temples and Gurdwaras, Amritsar also has many Gurus and saints that are revered as Gods and Goddesses and are believed to be the incarnation of some Superpower. Today in our series of Amritsar 60 we are going to unveil a similar story of a Female Saint – Mata Lal Devi Ji, who was so blessed with some magical powers that it is believed that she has a cure for all the problems. There is a famous temple in the city of Amritsar on Mata Ji’s name called Mata Lal Devi Temple. Let us unveil the […]
2020-03-08
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A60E08 – Pul Moran | #Amritsar60

A land of diversity, a land of history and culture, a place which is known as the Cultural capital of Punjab, Amritsar held a very prominent place during the era of Maharaja Ranjit Singh in 1800-1840. Considered to be the Golden Era of Punjab in which Amritsar was fortified, there stands a historic site by the name of Pul Moran and yes, it is our next stop in the series of Amritsar 60. Popularly remembered as an excellent example of architecture, the place is also revered as a fascinating tale of love between a Maharaja and a commoner. History Behind […]
2020-03-07
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A60E07 – Ram Bagh Gate | #Amritsar60

A city well-known for its culture, heritage, and cuisine has many hidden gems in its store that depicts the rich culture of Sikh religion. One such is the Ram Bagh Gate that serves as a perfect destination for our next episode in the series of Amritsar 60. The place is such that boasts about our affluent historic past and our glorious present. Due to the reconstruction of this place, it is attracting tourists on a wider scale. Let us take an initiative to make you all familiar with the grandeur of this place with our short episode on Ram Bagh […]
2020-03-05
Durgiana Mandir

A60E05 – Durgiana Mandir | #Amritsar60

Amritsar – founded by the fourth Sikh Guru – Shree Guru Ram Dass Ji is also called “Ramdaspur”. Referred to as Holy City, it is believed to be the central point of Sikh faith with the most revered “Golden Temple”. Not only this, the city is famous for many Hindu temples as well some of which are regarded as age-old temples and are called Prachin Mandir. Being a city of many-splendors Holy versions, these temples have their own stories to tell. A city where the past has shaped the present and is remembered till date, we as a core team […]
2020-03-03
Amritsari Lassi - Amritsar 60

A60E03 – Amritsari Lassi | #Amritsar60

You may know Amritsar only as a land of gurudwaras, but do you know Amritsar has a lot of tempting delicacies to let you experience some of the best tastes you won’t find anywhere else? If not, Let me familiarize you with one of the best drinks that people in Amritsar or even in the whole Punjab love to feed themselves on while they are thirsty or hungry.  Lassi, a refreshing Punjabi sweet drink made out of curd mixed with water and sugar. But in Amritsar, you will find this in some different manner with additional butter and cream as […]
2020-03-02
Fabric printing

Ajrak – The Ancient Art Of Fabric Printing

Moving ahead in our series of Block printing, we have one of the most popular forms of painting the fabric which is very common in the Kutch region of Gujarat – Ajrak. It is basically a technique of block-printing textiles that is done using natural dyes, including indigo and madder. It is distinguished by its color- blue with red – and its complex geometric & floral patterns. Its name is derived from ‘azarak’, ‘blue’ and in Kutchi and Persian it means “keep it today”. Ajrak is a legacy of textiles. It is basically a complicated printing process that involves several […]
2020-03-02
Wagah Border

A60E02 – Wagah Border | #Amritsar60

Being an Indian one thing which we cannot really get settled enough is the feeling of Patriotism that we all have in our blood and why only Indians, we believe that everyone has the same valor for one’s own country. So without any brain-storming over the next subject of our episode, we directly moved in towards the one and the only Open Border Crossing between the two much talked about nations – The Wagah Border. It is the lowering of the flags ceremony which is practiced daily by the Para Military forces of India and Pakistan Rangers. Have you ever […]
2020-03-01
Amritsari Aloo Kulcha

A60E01 – Aloo Kulcha | #Amritsar60

Amritsar 60 is a series of bringing 60 amazingly amazing experiences of the city for our world travelers. And what would be more appropriate than to start the series with the traditional breakfast of our Holy City? A meal for which the city is known for and is famous around the world. We carried out small research and got to know about the much talked about and the patriotic food that exists in the city. There is nothing more than Amritsari’s are more proud of than their traditional breakfast – The Amritsari Kulcha. It seems that a family won’t enjoy […]
2020-02-29
Block Printing in Rajasthan

Bagru – Rajasthan’s Block Printing Technique

We have given in detail about the Block printing and its technique in our initial blogs – Block Printing, History And Importance and the other blog is the Importance of Rajasthani Block Printing wherein we have given in detail about the oldest fabric printing method that still has its roots in India, China, and Japan. One such method is the Bagru technique of Block printing which is peculiar to the state of Rajasthan and uses some natural colors for curating the same. Indians were among the pioneers in the art of dyeing and printing with fast (natural) colors in the […]
2020-02-24
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60 Experiences, 60 Seconds – #Amritsar60

Typically called “Guru Ki Nagri” – Amritsar is a place which is blessed with many attractions like Golden Temple, Wagah Border, Jallianwala Bagh, and various other Temples and Gurdwaras. Being the classic city that represents the tradition, culture, and heritage of Punjab, Amritsar is well-renowned as a city that represents the true essence of the state. Be it through the festivals, the food, the places to visit or through the Village life but we make our guests well familiar with what the Golden City is all about. Since City On Pedals is one of the leading guides to this city, […]
2020-02-22
Langoor Mela

Holi – The Festival Of Colors

India – a land of diverse religions and festivals, a land of many cultures and traditions, a place where each festival has a story to tell and a reason for its celebration. Similar is the festival of Holi which is enjoyed by people of all age-groups and signifies love and celebrations throughout. Popularly known as the Indian “Festival of Spring” – the festival signifies the arrival of spring season and end of winter. This signifies the season of the blossoming of love and a reason for many people to meet and greet their family members and friends. This festival brings […]
2020-02-17
Tours in Chandigarh

Guided Walking Tours Now In Chandigarh

Chandigarh – a city and a Union Territory in India which is also the capital of Punjab and Haryana is known as one of the first planned cities in India. Known as the City Beautiful because of its magnificence and picturesque beauty, it is said to be the Dream City of India’s first PM Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Well known for its well-designed infrastructure, the thing that adds more beauty to the city is its green cover. The major design of the city is mapped out by French architect Le Corbusier. Ideally, the name Chandigarh is derived out from the ancient […]
2020-02-13

Guided Walking Tours Now In Varanasi

India – a land of diverse Culture & Heritage, Rituals and beliefs, of stories and facts, of beautiful hidden alleys and colorful markets, such a city that is inculcated with all these features is Varanasi – referred by many as Kashi Vishwanath Ki Nagri. Ruled by Mughals and Kings in the past, this Oldest city of India is now a hub of saints and sages and has a beautiful amalgamation of our religious past and a modern future. Considering the city has a stature of being the Oldest City of India, it is even one of the continuously inhabited cities […]
2020-01-13
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North-Indian Hindu Wedding: Rituals And Meanings

A country of Gurdwaras and Temples, a country of many festivals and events, a country of weddings and rituals is what India is known as beyond all its famous facets. The relations here are well celebrated with great pomp and show. Today we are going to talk about a relationship that not only unites two souls but also unites two families who are otherwise sometimes, poles apart from each other. Their customs, rituals, traditions, ways of celebrating a festival can also be different sometimes but what unites them is the bond of love, the bond of faith. Yes.! we are […]
2020-01-10

What Do Sikhs Wear And Why – The Story of 5 Ks

The Sikh religion was founded in Northern India in the fifteenth century by Guru Nanak Dev Ji and is the world’s fifth-largest religion with 25 million adherents worldwide. The religion believes in one God, equality, freedom of religion, and community service. Sikhs believe in three basic principles; meditating on the name of God (praying), earning a living by honest means as well as sharing the fruits of one’s labor with others. Sikhism rejects caste and class systems and emphasizes service to humanity. The universal nature of the Sikh way of life reaches out to people of all faiths and cultural […]
2020-01-08

Importance Of Rajasthani Block Printing

In our last blog for Block printing, we have come to terms with what exactly is this technique about and we have also studied its history and Importance. Now here we will cover up this practice as an important souvenir from Jaipur – the city of Royals. In a small corner of northern India, generation after generation of families is keeping the art of Rajasthani block printing alive. Their main focus is on creating handmade, ethical designs with Indian artisans. Once the customers or guests get their heads around what’s involved – the intricacy, the skill, the handiwork of each […]
2020-01-06

Block Printing – History And Importance

One of the oldest printing methods technique – Block Printing is a method of using a carved piece of wood or any other type of carved block like linoleum available in the market nowadays to imprint an image on paper or fabric. This is basically a stamp that you press onto paper, cloth or other material using ink. Block-printing can be done with wood, linoleum, rubber or various other materials, wood being the oldest medium of all. The reason why it is called the oldest printmaking method is due to the evidence of its existence in as early as the […]
2020-01-02

Punjab’s Ultimate Festival Food Guide

Punjab, a city of Golden Temple along with various other Gurdwaras and Temples is well known for hosting various festivals in its own peculiar way. May it be Lohri, Baisakhi, Vasant Panchami, Navratri, Diwali or Bhai Dooj, every festival is celebrated with great zeal and zest in the city. A new excitement floods the city and its people in these colors of festivals. Since the city is famous as the Culinary Capital of Punjab, be it the Street Food, vegetarian food or non-vegetarian food, it occupies a special position when it comes to the season of festivities. Just like each […]
2019-12-31

Fun Things To Do In Amritsar

Land of Golden Temple primarily and various other Gurudwaras and Temples, Amritsar is well known as a center for Sikh faith. Hailed as the “Home of all Virtues” (Sifti Da Ghar), the city is rightly called the “Mukut-Mani” (The Jewel of Crown) of Punjab. The true spirit of the city is found not only in its art & architecture, fairs & festivals, folk dances & stimulating music, traditional markets & lip-smacking cuisine but is also vibrantly visible in its gurudwaras & temples, tiraths & mosques. The places are recognized well by global travelers and have become one of the attractions […]
2019-12-27

Amritsar: Where And What To Eat Before 7 am

The title goes apt with a true Punjabi for whom food is everything. No one can savor the fatty delicacies in all its true splendor as a Punjabi does! The home to the iconic Golden Temple is also home to the best food in the world and is truly called the Culinary Capital of Punjab. Everything in this city revolves around food- be it socializing, prayer or festivals. Kulchas, lassi, jalebi, you name it and we have it even during the early morning. We have seen often and have also experienced ourselves that whenever we are on a holiday or […]
2019-12-26

Lohri: The Harvest Festival Of India

One of the most commonly celebrated festivals in India, Lohri, is a way to mark the end of the winter season. It is a way of spreading the joy of seeing the sparkling pearls of Rabi crops amidst traditional folk songs, dance, and food. The main event includes making a huge bonfire which is symbolic of the homage to the Sun God for bringing in warmth. Observed a night before Makar Sankranti, this occasion involves a Puja Parikrama – going around the fire several times – with prasad. This festival is celebrated with great pomp and show among farmers of […]
2019-12-25

Ultimate Travelers Guide To Amritsar

Founded in the year 1577 by a Sikh Guru – Guru Ram Das Jee, Amritsar is home to the spectacular and world-famous Golden Temple. Due to this central Sikh shrine, the city has been given a Heritage stature due to which certain developments in and around Amritsar have taken place. To start from the graceful pedestrianized walkways to Golden Temple to reconstruction to developments of certain tourist attractions like Sadda Pind, Qila Gobindgarh Fort, War Memorial, etc. Besides this reconstruction, there are many other things related to this Holy City like its food, places to visit, hotels and last but […]
2019-12-19

Jaipur: The Lake City

If you are from the Pink City, you already know that your best options are Nahargarh Fort, Amber Fort, and Hawa Mahal as far as the city’s tourist attractions are concerned, but these places probably don’t fit in with your mood at the moment as they are always crowded, right? Well, you don’t need to be disappointed because though Jaipur is globally known for heritage and royalty, there is more to the city than what meets the eyes. If you are looking for a perfect place to spend some time alone, you should straightaway head to any of these six […]
2019-12-18
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Forts of Jaipur

Jaipur is one of the most popular destinations of India frequented by tourists from all over the world. Jaipur is well known for its architectural beauty, rich and vibrant history. One thing that goes synonymous with the city is its magnificent forts and palaces that have a great contribution in shaping the rich cultural heritage of the city and boost tourism from both the sectors national and international. These ancient forts and monuments of Jaipur stand erect depicting tales of gallantry and romanticism of the legends and royals. Where magnificent monuments like City palace Gaitore, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Statue […]
2019-12-17
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101 Things To Do In Amritsar

Hailed as the “Home of all Virtues” (Sifti Da Ghar), Amritsar has a dazzling showcase of composite culture and secular heritage. With a proud past, a glorious present and a promising future, the city is rightly called the “Mukut-Mani” (The Jewel of Crown) of Punjab. A focal point of Sikh faith, a pivot of Punjab politics, a nursery of defense pool and an alert sentinel at the Indo-Pak border, it is a city that is like a diamond with many facets. The true spirit of the city is found not only in its art & architecture, fairs & festivals, folk […]
2019-11-21
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Some Interesting Facts About Jaipur

Referred to as the Pink City of India – Jaipur has royalty in every aspect. A city of Rajputs, a home to 2 major UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Jaipur is both historically fascinating and aesthetically striking. It is the heart of Rajasthan, one of India’s most flamboyant states. Between rugged hills and besieged walls are a city bursting with colorful streets, chaotic bazaars and touristy buzz. In the midst of this mayhem, Jaipur’s fairy-tale grandeur is calm evoking. It is one of the few places where one can delve deep down the layers of time and learn in detail about […]
2019-11-20
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2 Days In Amritsar – The Ultimate Itinerary

Planning a short trip to Amritsar and looking out for the places to visit here to make the most of your holidays? Well, you are on the right page. We at City On Pedals make sure that our guests to our Holy city should be fully contented and satisfied with their tours. To make this happens we have given our tours a 360-degree approach that will help you visit each and every important place of this Heritage City. Starting from the much revered Golden Temple to a very important political and patriotic place – Wagah Border, from street food of […]
2019-11-19
Off Beat Places In Amritsar

Offbeat Places To Visit In Amritsar

Amritsar – a city of Amrit Sarovar, a Holy city of Golden Temple is mostly preferred by tourists from around the world because of the plethora of attractions that the city offers. Being well connected to all the major cities of India via rail, air, and road, Amritsar can be visited round the year with October – December being the best time of travel to this city. Developed and maintained as a Heritage city, the place offers various sites to its guests, some being world-famous but some considered as offbeat places, basically, those that do not conform to social norms. […]
2019-11-01
550th Guru Nanak Jayanti Celebration

550th Guru Nanak Jayanti Celebrations

Guru Nanak Dev Ji, Baba Nanak or Nanak Shah – all are the names of the first of the Ten Gurus of Sikhs who is actually the founder of Sikh religion in the world. Sikhs believe that all subsequent Gurus possessed Guru Nanak’s divinity and religious authority. Considered as one of the august religious thinkers, his thoughts, views, and words have been cataloged in the form of 974 poetic hymns, which came to be known as “Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji” – the holy book of the Sikhs. Born in 1469 in the village of “Rai Bhoi di Talwandi” (now […]
2019-10-25
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Diwali In Jaipur

Diwali – the season of happiness, the month of lights, a series of lamps that glitter the buildings and roads, all this and much more happens in The Pink City during the biggest festival of India. Diwali typically means the festival of lights, a season that marks the beginning of the tourism season in Rajasthan, where probably people from all over the world visit here especially to see the lightening of the state. In Sanskrit, it means a series of Deepak (lamps). The city of Jaipur is decked up with lights to attract visitors from around the world. The main […]
2019-10-24
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Offbeat Places To Visit In Jaipur

The Royal city of Rajasthan is known for its rich culture and tradition, magnificent art and artifacts, and brilliant past. Various forts and monuments aren’t the only attractions of this Pink City, the intricate handicraft items and exquisite jewelry also catch the eyeballs of tourists. Jaipur is a magical city bursting with life, history and awe-inspiring architecture, lakes, sand dunes, and various markets. But there is much more to this city, most of which are not much explored and commercialized. Renowned by UNESCO, the city is a host to two Heritage sites, but from the point of concern of World […]
2019-10-23
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How To Spend A Morning In Jaipur

A historical yet charismatic city that provides a range of unique and fascinating activities and attractions of the city for its tourists from around the world, Jaipur is a treat for World Tourism. For travel enthusiasts, there are a lot many places to visit in this Pink City like palaces, forts, and temples which can leave anybody spellbound. The city gives a plethora of places to visit which probably takes around a minimum of 4-5 days time to explore the city perfectly. Now the question is how and where to start from? Well, to answer this question, we from City […]
2019-10-22
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10 Things To Buy From Jaipur

The Pink City of India – Jaipur is best known for its historical architectural buildings and Its traditional culture. Apart from all this, it is also one of the biggest fashion hubs which are popular all over India. Shopping in Jaipur is a delight whether, from big malls or the local streets, the flavor of the State is evident everywhere. It is a real treat as there are some fabulous places that stock unique and high-quality items. Precious and semi-precious gems are most sought after along with blue pottery and textiles. Listing out the famous 10 Things that are peculiar […]
2019-10-22
How to Tie a Turban

How To Tie A Turban

In Punjab, one can spot many men wearing a turban. Well, the turban is tied not for the sake of fashion, but because it has a lot of significance in the lives of Punjabis. The Pagari (Indian Turban) is a headdress of Sikh men which is tied manually. Dastar – another name for Turban, is mandatory for all Khalsa – (Sikhs) and is adorned by them. Prominently worn by men the Pagdi is quite famous among the Amritdhari – (Initiated) Sikh women and as such, they also need to wear it. It is a religious requirement of the Sikhs to […]
2019-10-22
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Things To Do With Your Corporate Team In Amritsar

After completing a hard week at work, meeting deadlines, long hours of meeting, a break is a must for the one who is working in 9 to 5 jobs. Following such a monotonous schedule, life at times appears dull and requires a change! And in order to bring in the change, a corporate outing will always prove to be the ideal way of encouraging the team members and boosts them up. It is like breaking the ice between the associates and bringing them together along with their families and get to know them more by taking them to a corporate […]
2019-10-20
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The Ultimate Guide To The Street Food Of Amritsar

Think about the Oldest City of Punjab – Amritsar and your mind is instantly directed to the never-ending list of savory delights the country has to thank the state for. Signature Punjabi delicacies like Makki di Roti and Sarso ka Saag, Chicken Tikka, Lassi and Choley Bhature have transcended the state’s barrier and secured a place on several plates and hearts, both home and abroad. And then there are some hidden gems in the congested alleys and towns of the state still waiting to get its due. The Chicken and other non-vegetarian tandoori dishes take away the limelight when it […]
2019-10-18
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The Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Your First Trip To Amritsar

Planning a short trip to Amritsar and want to make the most of your holiday? Well, you are on the right page. We at City On Pedals make sure that our guests to our Holy city should be fully contented and satisfied with their tours. At various times, people ask us what are the key places that will make our trip most fun-loving and knowledgeable at the same time.  To guide them further on this point we have formulated a perfect itinerary – can be called a cheat sheet to take a 360-degree view of the city, its history, world-famous […]
2019-10-18
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5 Lesser-Known Travel Places In Jaipur

The royal city of Rajasthan is known for its rich culture and tradition, magnificent art and artifacts, and brilliant past. Various forts and monuments aren’t the only attractions of this pink city, the intricate handicraft items and exquisite jewelry also catch the eyeballs of tourists. Jaipur is a magical city bursting with life, history and awe-inspiring architecture, lakes, sand dunes, various markets. But there is much more to this city, most of which are not much explored and commercialized.  But from a tourist point of concern, these places are a must-visit as there dwell some interesting facts which need to […]
2019-10-17
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The Ultimate Guide To The Street Food Of Jaipur

Referred to as the Pink City of India – Jaipur has royalty in every aspect. A city of Rajputs, a home to 2 major UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Jaipur is both historically fascinating and aesthetically striking. It is the heart of Rajasthan, one of India’s most flamboyant states. Between rugged hills and besieged walls are a city bursting with colorful streets, chaotic bazaars and touristy buzz. In the midst of this mayhem, Jaipur’s fairy-tale grandeur is calm evoking. Regarded as a heaven for foodies, the place offers the royal treats of Rajasthan in its narrow bylanes that gives you pleasure […]
2019-10-17
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Hindu Traditions And Rituals To Observe In A Temple

Hinduism has been called the oldest religion in the world, and some practitioners and scholars refer to it as Sanatana Dharma “the eternal tradition”, or the “eternal way”, beyond human history. India with its overwhelming cultural diversity is rich with unique traditions that almost always amusing. These traditions can be magnificently seen in all the Hindu temples across India. A Hindu temple often called “Mandir” is a spiritual destination for many Hindus, as well as landmarks around which ancient arts, community celebrations, and the economy have flourished. Being a symbolic house and an abode of God, the symbolism and structure […]
2019-10-15
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Diwali: India’s Biggest Festival

The warmth of families & friends, homes filled with the sweet smell of delightful sweets, candlelights, earthen lamps, and the chill of the upcoming winter season, that’s how we’d like to paint a perfect picture of Diwali celebration in India. Diwali—the “festival of lights” is the biggest festival in India, mainly celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains around the world. Commemorating the victory of good over evil and knowledge over ignorance, it is also an opportunity for people to move on, let go of the past grudges, and make merry. There is an interesting phase of history connected to this […]
2019-10-12
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5 Popular Punjabi Foods Not To Be Missed In Amritsar

Amritsar – a land of Kings, Emperors and Pure Punjabis. A tour to the city will be considered incomplete if you do not do these 3 things – A visit to the World Famous Religious place Golden Temple, Enjoying the beating Retreat Ceremony at Wagah Border and having a delicious meal at the most famous places of Amritsar. The food in the city is the most loved thing by World travelers. This love for food is evident in its sheer number of eating joints covering all the major and strategic parts of the city. Search for one and you will […]
2019-10-12
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Vegetarian Punjabi Food Guide

Think Punjab and your mind is instantly directed to the never-ending list of savory delights the country has to thank the state for. Signature Punjabi delicacies like Makki di Roti and Sarso ka Saag, Chicken Tikka, Lassi and Choley Bhature have transcended the state’s barrier and secured a place on several plates and hearts, both home and abroad. And then there are some hidden gems in the congested alleys and towns of the state still waiting to get its due. The Chicken and other non-vegetarian tandoori dishes take away the limelight when it comes to talking about Punjabi cuisine. But […]
2019-10-11
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Non-Vegetarian Punjabi Food Guide

The one district of Punjab that is thronged by foodies from all over the world is Amritsar. It holds religious, cultural and political significance because of its World famous Golden Temple and Wagah Border among the tourists. Considering that the place is also called the Culinary Capital of Punjab, people from across the globe enjoy the food. It has many varieties of Non-vegetarian food that adds to its taste and probably compels one to take a halt and enjoy rich delicacies of the city. We have certain handpicked non-veg delights that are sure not to be missed by any guest […]
2019-10-09
5 Relevant Souvenirs To Buy From Amritsar

5 Relevant Souvenirs To Buy From Amritsar

With its proud past, glorious present and a promising future, Amritsar has a dazzling showcase of composite culture and secular heritage. Amritsar is not just bhangra or Giddha, Sarson ka saag and Makki ki Roti, it is an attitude and a way of life, despite the modern winds blowing, the city still enshrines and exudes its essential cultural identity. There is some uniqueness in the Amritsari products. Be it Parandi, Phulkari, Jutti or the famous Papad Warian – (Dry Papad Snacks). Most of the tourist who comes to Amritsar, want to shop for these amazing things as a Souvenir of […]
2019-09-30
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5 Things We Get To Eat Only In Amritsar

The Culinary Capital of India – Amritsar is a home for foodies around the world. Everything in this city revolves around food – be it prayers, festivals or socializing, the food is never to be missed or lagged behind by its travelers and visitors. You could say the food is the second-biggest attraction here, after the Golden Temple. Its the fondness of its food that brings in a herd of the tourists from far and near. If you haven’t tried the traditional Amritsari food during your visit to Punjab you basically haven’t visited at all. If you thought “patriotic” food […]
2019-09-27
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5 Famous Hindu Temples In Amritsar

Amritsar – one of the Heritage cities chosen by HRIDAY – Heritage City Development & Augmentation Yojana Scheme of Government of India today, was actually founded by fourth Sikh Guru – Shree Guru Ram Dass Ji and is also called “Ramdaspur”. Also referred to as Holy City, it is believed to be the central point of Sikh faith with the most revered “Golden Temple” arguably called the “World Headquarters for Sikhism”. Being an attractive destination for World Tourism, the place has many historic sites that have gone through the beautification and renovation process under the HRIDAY scheme with Heritage Walk […]
2019-09-25
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Langar Seva: A Self-less Service Towards Mankind

As a symbol of Equality and a move towards innovative charity programs for people belonging to all castes, creed, color, status, religion and social status, a Free Food Seva was started by the First Guru of Sikhs – Guru Nanak Dev Ji. This particularly means of serving Free Food in Gurudwaras to teach everyone a virtue of sitting and eating with the community besides providing a welcome, secure and protected sanctuary to all. This is mainly to initiate the idea of “The Light of God is in all Hearts”. “Langar” means “Free Food for All”. The place where it is […]
2019-09-25
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Amritsari Kulcha Alias Amritsari Naan

Have you tried the traditional Amritsari Kulcha during your visit to the Holy city? If no, then basically you haven’t visited at all. If you thought “patriotic” food doesn’t exist then you were wrong. There is nothing more than Amritsari’s are more proud of than their traditional breakfast – The Amritsari Kulcha.  A family won’t enjoy a happy weekend without a proper Kulcha Breakfast at their favorite Kulcha walla shop.  But the point to think behind is what actually makes this Kulcha so admirable? Well, it is the way it is manifested with butter and the stuffing. A good crispy […]
2019-09-23
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Punjabi Fashion: Shop like a local

Punjab – The Land of Five Rivers (“Panj” means “Five” and “Ab” means “Water”) has a rich culture and tradition that defines the serenity of the land. Distinguished and popular across the globe, the state has a unique, colorful and extravagant culture to offer to the world. Apart from the food and hospitality of the people here, another aspect that attracts people around the globe are the colorful and fancy clothes of Punjabis. Like the culture of Punjab is exuberant, so are the dresses of the land and the colors depicted in it. Punjab contains one of the oldest and […]
2019-09-21
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Popular Street Desserts in Amritsar

Everyone who ever visited Amritsar knows: Amritsar is all about the food. Well, not all of the food but there are certain favorite food items that have something common in them. That is – Oil, sugar, ghee, and butter. These ingredients play a vital role not just in Amritsar’s food culture but in a Punjabi man’s round belly! You are right, the Punjabis are famous for their healthy, round figure. But don’t think they try to hide it! On the contrary. It is a matter of pride. While the food in Amritsar stands above all street food and snacks provide […]
2019-09-21
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Khalsa College: A part of Our Rich Heritage

A focal point of Sikh faith, a pivot of Punjab politics, a nursery of defense pool, an alert sentinel at the Indo-Pak border, Amritsar is the place where the first Sikh Army was raised by the sixth Guru, Guru Hargobind Ji. With its proud past, glorious present and a promising future, Amritsar has a dazzling showcase of composite culture and secular heritage. Amritsar is not just bhangra or Giddha, Sarson ka saag and Makki ki Roti, it is an attitude and a way of life, despite the modern winds blowing, the city still enshrines and exudes its essential cultural identity. […]
2019-09-21
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5 Popular Breakfast of Amritsar

Amritsar – one of the most important cities of Punjab, often termed as the Culinary Capital of India when it comes to food or cuisine. The city is a beautiful blend of food, tradition, and culture. Apart from being the Holy City of Golden Temple which is revered around the world, it has also got everything to satisfy your taste buds with all the rich treats it provides. From piping hot stuffed kulchas to buttery lassis, Amritsar is a paradise for food lovers. It may be due to the fertile soil of Punjab, the fact of being the “Pond of […]
2019-09-21
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Mata Lal Devi Temple in Amritsar

Being an iconic city that represents the true essence of Punjab, Amritsar is also home to numerous temples and gurudwaras that are grand, eclectic and spiritually uplifting. Although it is the holiest city for Sikh pilgrims travelers of all faith and interests visit this beautiful place in Punjab. Amritsar today is a thriving city with active trade and tourism industries. The tourist is very active these days due to the recent developments taken place under the HRIDAY project in the city. Various historical and religious places are attracting the tourist due to the beautification and the renovation work done in […]
2019-09-20
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Non-Alcoholic Drinks of Amritsar’s Street

Amritsar, a synonym that goes well with food and lip-smacking beverages, has a profusion of mocktails and coolers available at your dispense. Being home to some of the most important Heritage & Cultural sites, it is estimated that over 1.5 Lakh people visit this town which is of great importance to them from its religious and historical point of view. Often heard as the Culinary Capital of Punjab, the city of Golden Temple has some interesting and most popular must-try drinks that you cannot miss during your tour to the Holy City. Many street-side shops tucked away in small lanes […]
2019-09-16
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5 Lesser-Known Travel Places in Amritsar

Hailed as the “Home of all Virtues” (Sifti Da Ghar), Amritsar has a dazzling showcase of composite culture and secular heritage. With a proud past, a glorious present and a promising future, the city are rightly called the “Mukut-Mani” (The Jewel of Crown) of Punjab. A focal point of Sikh faith, a pivot of Punjab politics, a nursery of defense pool and an alert sentinel at the Indo-Pak border, it is a city that is like a diamond with many facets. The true spirit of the city is found not only in its art & architecture, fairs & festivals, folk […]
2019-09-13
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Navratri: Festival And 5 Popular Food Items

The Holy City is preparing, as Navratri is around the corner with 9 days of festivities beginning at the end of this month. The fast will begin in India on 29th September 2019 and will go on till 7th October 2019. Endowed with a great significance, it is one of the festivals of the Hindu tradition that is celebrated twice in a year, with great fanfare. “Nava”- meaning ‘Nine’ and “Ratri”- meaning ‘Night’, this literally means the Nine Nights of Divinity. These nine nights and days are dedicated to worshipping Goddess Durga’s nine divine forms. Apart from showering offerings to […]
2019-09-06
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Exploring The World’s Biggest Community Kitchen Inside The Golden Temple

Located in the city of Amritsar, Sri Harmandir Sahib, also known as Darbar Sahib is one of the prominent pilgrimage sites of Sikhism. Arguably referred to as the World Headquarter for Sikhism, the place attracts many tourists from around the globe. Apart from being the central religious place of the Sikhs, it is also a symbol of human brotherhood and equality. Everybody, irrespective of caste, creed or race can seek spiritual solace and religious fulfillment without any hindrance. It also represents the distinct identity, glory, and heritage of the Sikhs. About Sri Harmandir Sahib Built at a level lower than […]