Hidden gems of Amritsar

10 Hidden Gems of Amritsar Every Traveler Must Visit

Just as many other tourists and travelers you might also be the one scrolling on the internet looking for the famous places to visit in Amritsar. Though you will get enough answers to your queries, but we assure you that the hidden gems about which we will be talking in this blog, you would not have been able to found out all by yourself. Amritsar, a historic city of Punjab also known as Ramdaspur in the name of Guru Ram Das Ji, 4th Guru of Sikhs has veiled many stories inside it in form of hidden architects in and around […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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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 […]
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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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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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 […]

Vaisakhi – A festival that will make Amritsar on your travel wishlist for 2019

The granary of India supplying surplus food grain to the whole country, where most of the land is devoted to the agricultural activities. Also as a part of the interesting fact, Punjab has agriculture and cultivation in its name itself. The British state of Punjab before the time of India’s independence had five rivers (Jehlum, Chenab, Ravi, Beas, Indus and Satluj) flowing through it, which marked its name as Punj(five) + Aab(waters) and making it one of the most fertile lands for the agriculture in the world. As going through agriculture, one of the most prominent festivals for farmers of […]
Why you should travel?

Why you should Travel to India?

“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 […]
6 Consumer rights Amritsar people should know about

6 Consumers Rights Amritsar People Should Know About

Consumer rights are provided by the government of India, in order to give information about the quality, potency, quantity, purity, price, and standards of goods and services to the consumers. Consumer protection law was brought into action in 1986, and a body was formed to protect consumers from any unfair practice of trade. Government bodies and many NGOs actively making Indian consumers aware of these rights. We all have seen “Jago Grahak Jago” ads on Doordarshan and other TV channels but many of us never gave a thought to read about the rights thoroughly. There are 6 basic consumer rights […]