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Travel, Food & Things To Do in Amritsar and Jaipur

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 […]
2019-10-22
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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 […]
2019-10-18
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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 […]
2019-10-09
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 […]
2019-09-25
Langar Seva

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 […]
2019-09-23
Punjabi Fashion

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 favourite 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 defence 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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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 but travellers 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 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 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 defence 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 […]
2019-09-06
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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 fulfilment 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 […]
2019-04-13
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Jallianwala Bagh Massacre Facts And A Century Later

Vaisakhi is observed as a mark of the new year in Sikh culture and the beginning of the harvest season. Although the freshness of the festivity and happiness is all around on this day, it has also a blood spot marked to its name for the year 1919 in the saga of India’s independence from the British Empire. As they said, “Swaraj is my birthright and I shall have it“, but the fight for independence was never so easy as it may now seem. Thousands of Bravehearts have given their lives so we can breathe in the air of independent […]
2018-10-11
Langoor Mela Amritsar 2018

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 […]
2018-06-14
Why you should travel?

Why you should Travel?

“Go over the mountains or into the oceans or maybe get lost in the woods, perhaps this the way you will become a traveler” Wake up, work, sleep, repeat. Isn’t it a way too monotonous? But this is what most of the people do and thus, are into stressful life. Get an escape from this routine and travel as far as you can. Wake up in forest paradise, see the glaciers, listen to waves hitting the shore and seek other souls. A voyage to find the hidden self Be a traveler instead of being a tourist Explore like a local […]
2018-05-02
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A Journey To Preserve The National Heritage – Gurmeet S Rai

In the world where people have confined themselves to just “me”, “my” and “myself” there’s a lady who goes beyond it and works to conserve our national heritage. Meet, Mrs Gurmeet Sangha Rai, Director of the Cultural Resource Conservation Initiatives in India. She is also working with “UNESCO” for preparing cultural heritage policy for Punjab. The firm CRCI is taking care of many projects regarding heritage foundation, conservation and training associated with it. What projects is she involved in Important to have beliefs and stay true to them What more can be done to improve tourism in Amritsar Her message […]
2018-04-23
Himalayan cities you can visit after Amritsar

Himalayan cities you can visit after Amritsar

A full week getaway can be the most delightful experience. From fun activities to great food of Punjab and perfect picturesque views of the Himalayas give you the best way to escape from your hectic life. Explore the highlights of North India, including the Himalayan escapades and divine journey of Amritsar. Here is an 8-day itinerary for specially curated for Amritsar, Dalhousie and Mcleodganj which includes the best things to do, places to visit and food to eat of North India. Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Amritsar Amritsar is known as the Golden […]
2018-04-11
The Ultimate Amritsar Bucket List

The Ultimate Amritsar Bucket List

Amritsar, home to one of the most religious places “GOLDEN TEMPLE”. It not only binds the beliefs of Sikhs but is also an attraction for the people across the world. It was founded back in the 16th century. It is the second most populous city in Punjab. Also, it is the most visited place in the world. On average, it is frequented by around 1,00,000 visitors on weekends. The city is walled by 12 gates. This city is well known for its rich cultural practices, cuisine, and heritage. This iconic city portraits the nationalistic character of Punjab. The day starts […]
2018-04-04
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Pul Kanjari – A Forgotten Historic Site in Amritsar

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, he also used to travel to Lahore frequently and due to that, some places rose to prominence along his way. One of the most historically prominent places and a marvel of architecture near Amritsar, also used as a rest house by the king was Pul Kanjari. History Points of Interest How to reach Pul Kanjari One the very few places that have been left in its historic form and well preserved, it […]
2018-03-06

Emergency Contact Details for Travelers in Amritsar

Golden temple is ranked among India’s top tourist places which makes Amritsar to one of the most visited places in the country. The tourists have a safe and homely feel in Amritsar and we hope the same for you but does emergency come with a prior notice! The following Amritsar emergency contacts are for the troublesome situation you may find yourself in. Being in a foreign land can make it difficult to get a right solution to the whole scenario.This list of the Amritsar emergency contacts come handy and it is better to be prepared for not so pleasant times. […]
2018-02-19
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10 places to get currency exchange in Amritsar

Amritsar is one the most visited places in the world. Over a hundred thousand tourists from all around the globe visit the holy city every day. Harmandir Sahib aka Golden Temple and Jallianwala Bagh has been the main point of interest among the visitors. The city is also famous for the rich street food it has to offer. Some surveys concluded that it has now majorly become a two-night stay city and travelers often increase their stay because of several other major attraction and activities like Sada Pind, Gobindgarh Fort and of course our must-try Bicycle Tour. One of our […]
2018-02-13
5 Things to do on Valentine's Day in Amritsar

5 Things to do on Valentine Day in Amritsar

The month of love has already arrived. The Valentine’s week is almost in its final rounds. The Rose day and the chocolate day have already gone. So everyone is preparing to take their dates out on the valentine’s day to spend some time together, to know each more and enjoy each other’s company. Start with Gurdasram Jalebi Wala Walk around Company Bagh Feed your hunger at Monu Kulcha Hut Sit under nature at the Rose Garden Sunset: The Rising of your Love story Being an Amritsari startup we always try to serve you the best. Whether it’s about food, places […]
2018-02-07
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The Magnificent Parade at the India-Pakistan Wagah Border

Being an Indian you can never get really settle with the Patriotism you have got in your blood. Why wouldn’t it be? After all, we have got freedom after 200 years of struggle. We still get goosebumps and sometimes even shed tears while watching Patriotic movies. I still remember how loud I used to sing the National Anthem while standing in the school assembly during my school days. I’ve got a chance to witness the Wagah Border Parade ceremony in last summers. It is the lowering of the flags ceremony which has been practiced daily by the Para Military force […]
2018-01-30
City On Pedals got featured in the local newspaper in Amritsar

City On Pedals Got Featured In A Local Newspaper of Amritsar

Serendipity! We were on our regular tour with our guests from Australia, father and daughter duo. We were in the middle of our tour and reached the famous Gurdasram Jalebi wale. While we were enjoying our sweet jalebis, some kind locals, curious about our outfit (safety helmets and reflective jerseys), walked up to our bicycles and asked us who we were and what it was all about. As I was explaining to them about our new way of promoting tourism in an eco-friendly way on bicycles, one of the locals revealed that he was a press reporter for a local […]
2018-01-21
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EAAS – Experience as a Service in the Tourism Industry

Japan spoils you. It provides you with the amazing experiences of service at convenience stores, railway offices, restaurants; well everywhere. I have had the luxury to live in Japan for over 4 years and it has completely changed my perspective of how businesses and customers interact with each other. I am not just talking about the big players like NTT, Softbank, 7 Eleven or Japan Railways, I also talk about the local Mom and Pop stores like that ramen place down the street or the shop that sells stationery goods in a shopping district in front of the train station […]
2018-01-14

Exhaustive Guide For Travelers To Buying And Using a Sim Card in India

Planning travel to India, you might want to stay in touch with your family and friends back there and would need to use internet services here in India. Using the international roaming services provided by your countrified provider could be quite expensive. So buying a sim card in India would be the best option available. Here in this blog, we will tell you the complete process of buying and using a sim in India along with which service provider you should use and whether the Indian sim would work on your phone. let’s walk you through the various steps you […]
2018-01-13
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11 Useful Apps for Travelers in India 2019

Travelling in India is a rewarding experience. Whether you are fanatic individual planning to spend your next vacation in India or a traveller who wants to explore the beauty, culture, and heritage of India, travel planning is necessary. Nowadays, travel planning is a lot easier than before with a number of apps available. We have delved and catalogued 11 apps categorized into 7 parts that are most useful if you want a smooth travelling experience in India. Maps Google Maps If you have a good internet connection in India, there is nothing compared to Google Maps. This app helps you […]
2018-01-10
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First Time Traveling to Amritsar – Things To Do, See, Eat

I love Amritsar! Its been around 2 years that I am back in my city and every time I go to my tours with travelers to show them the spectacular places and the hidden gems, I am amazed by the beautiful sights and people I come across, not to mention the amazing vibes. It has been my dream to see Amritsar on the top of the world travelers’ bucket list and I am overwhelmed to see so many families, couples & solo travellers wandering around my city. I have been asked many times about all the things a first-time traveller […]
2017-12-29
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Amritsar 1 Day Itinerary

Amritsar is a charismatic and historical city that provides many different places of attraction. Amritsar would ideally require two days to explore it to the full extent but if time and other factors allow you only one day’s time to discover the city, this is just for you. The City On Pedals’ 1-day itinerary has been specially crafted to help the travellers explore the most important and popular places of the city including the most famous food places to fuel you for the day. The day is divided into 2 parts – the first focuses on visiting the heritage places […]
2017-12-21
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A Quick Guide To The Heritage City Of Amritsar

We have done extensive research and compiled a list of things that every traveller must know before or while travelling to Amritsar. We are committed to reshaping the perspective of Amritsar Tourism and this here is a small token of gratitude to the fellow travellers. Hope this helps. Weather in Amritsar How To Reach Transport Local Delights Cuisine Weather in Amritsar? Summer Season It starts in the month of April and lasts until June. The season is very hot and the temperature reaches up to 49 degrees Celsius. Travellers generally avoid this season because of the scorching heat. Monsoon Season […]
2017-12-21
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City On Pedals – Guided Bicycle Tours in Amritsar

There is a large gap between what Amritsar has to offer and what the travelers customarily experience. That being the case, our team is constantly trying to reduce the gap and provide the travelers with untapped experience of Amritsar. With that in mind, we sought to start the blogging portfolio with the kick-off blog on how this startup came about. The company is a venture by Rishabh and Michelle who have also started a kindergarten school. While discussing with Rishabh about how he came up with this idea, he elucidates that in Amritsar certain invaluable places have not received the […]