Here’s why Amritsar should be on every backpacker’s travel list

Bright orange turbans, long silver swords, a maze of narrow, littered streets filled with aromas of food in the air – Amritsar is like no other place I’ve ever visited. With the famous Golden Temple, crowded alleys in the old city, a chequered history and some of the best food to be sampled, Amritsar is truly synonymous with Punjab. A little about the city Drawing its name from the Amrit Sarovar, the holy tank that surrounds the magnificient Golden Temple and translating to ‘pool of nectar’ in English, this spiritual city sees a lot of travellers round the year and Continue Reading

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