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 […]
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A60E20 – Jalebi (Amritsari Sweets) | #Amritsar60

Punjab – being a dwelling place to people with different religions and cultures, you will find that the choices in their tastes are not different at all. It doesn’t matter from which city, town or village of Punjab you reside in, their common love for cultural Punjabi cuisine automatically comes to light as soon as they get in touch with any. So here we are again, bringing you with another juicy sweet-flavored episode of our Amritsar 60 series. You have always read that sweet dishes are the conclusion to your meal, but here in Punjab, sweet dishes don’t need any […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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A60E17 – Aam Papad | #Amritsar60

Do you know what is better than just traveling? When you get to try food specialties of that place while your travel is the best thing that can happen to you. As they say, “While traveling in itself is an intoxication, traveling for delectable food is an unstoppable desire.” So taking care of this desire of world-class travelers like you, we have been bringing you each new experience every day in our Amritsar 60 series. It doesn’t matter from where you are and what your taste buds love, this leathery sweet piquant item will become one of your favorite quick […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
Amritsari Nutri Kulcha

A60E13 – Nutri Kulcha | #Amritsar60

The city, known for its spiritualness and glorious past will not let you down with its delicacies too. The true spirit of the city is found not only in its art & architecture, religious places & festivals but also in its tempting cuisine. After discussing Soya Chaap, which was our sixth episode of the Amritsar 60 series, we now bring you another spicy and tangy dish made out of soybean nuggets that is Nutri. Served with bread kulchas and chopped radish marinated in chutney makes it a complete meal in itself. To give the bread kulchas a spicy texture and […]
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 […]
Amritsari Bhature Chole

A60E11 – Bhature Chole | #Amritsar60

When in Punjab, talk to the locals and you will only get to listen about food from them. It seems that a family won’t enjoy a happy weekend if they will not get a proper heavy Punjabi meal. Then what is more satisfying than filling your early hunger with one of the other traditional breakfast meals of Punjab? With our Amritsar 60 series, we have been bringing you 60 must things that you shall experience in the city. Now is the time to get you familiar with another traditional breakfast of Amritsar other than Aloo Kulcha that is Bhature Chole. […]
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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 […]
Papdi Chaat in Amritsar

A60E09 – Papdi Chaat | #Amritsar60

A delicious meal can add that extra zeal to your day, Don’t you agree? As we have talked about some delicious street food items as well as meals in our previous episodes of #Amritsar60 series. We have now come up with an inviting street food item which is very popular among North Indians that is Papdi Chaat. The snack is assorted with a crunchy base of crispy Papdi with delectable varieties of chutney over it which is always a delight to the taste buds. Who doesn’t want to have sweet, tangy and spicy at the same time? If you want […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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A60E06 – Soya Chaap | #Amritsar60

We often have heard of this famous saying, ” There is no love sincerer than the love of food.” which is literally a truth. Visiting Amritsar and not trying out the luscious taste of the street food items here will be a just a major missout from your side. It may be early mornings or late nights, the city has a variety of succulent items to consume around the clock which you can experience with our street food tour. If you are looking for something flavorsome and nutritious at the same time then you are in the right place. Soya […]
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 […]
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A60E04 – Papad Warian | #Amritsar60

As you have already got yourself familiar with Aloo Kulcha & Lassi which were the first two food items discussed by us in the  Amritsar60 series. We now bring you the two more peppery specialties of the so-called “Sifti da Ghar”. If you call Kerala, the “Land of Spices” then you shall also know that Amritsar, the iconic city of Punjab is the home to the various piquant food items. Before visiting Amritsar you should certainly put up a reminder as you can’t afford to miss out on experiencing the famous Papadan Warian Wala Bazaar where you will find the […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]

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, […]
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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 […]
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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]

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 […]
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Langoor Mela Amritsar – Hindu festival that will creep you out

Prior warning: this is not for the faint of heart! Just when you think you have seen it all, that’s when India will put something in front of you making you feel you might have just scratched the surface. Of all the beliefs, superstitions and rituals that travelers come to the country to experience, this festival might actually creep the hell out of some. Allow us to share what’s happens every year in a small temple next to the world-famous Durgiana Mandir, secret and hidden but extremely famous in the country for during the 10-days festival of Navratri. History One […]