Hotel Punnu International
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... full as the Indian one!). We were in the tourist area as there was a local stand which resembled a crowd at a football match, complete with huge Indian flags! The crowd was awash with colour and there was very much a party feel to the whole spectacle. We watched as a man with a microphone got the crowd jeered up with music and singing whilst a group of people had gathered in the middle to dance to the music from the loud speaker. Meanwhile, a similar thing was happening over on ...
... standing outside his cafe next to a very Heath-Robinson tandoor. As I watched, he skilfully prepared a paratha and slapped it on the inside of the tandoor. Within a very few minutes, he fished it out, onto a plate with some chutney, and served this typical Punjabi breakfast to a waiting customer. Right, I'll have some of that. I stood with him, learning the techniques, and soon walked back to the hotel with an excellent breakfast wrapped in yesterday's newspaper.
... the scriptures are sung while people make their way past the inner sanctum, sometimes sitting on the floor in what is a very small area to listen, meditate and pray. Sometimes they queue to get in for over two hours. We were advised to go to the temple late in the evening when the crowds are less and to see the ceremony of putting the Guru to bed. Being a living thing it has to sleep, so at an appointed time and with great ceremony it is removed from the temple upon a covered ...
... rickshaw man asks for 50 rupees. Once we realise that the temple is about 2km from the hotel we are glad we didn't bother to bargain with him. We reach a steep hill and we both get off and walk to the top, climbing back on for the downhill pedal. All the same it's a tough job and I can't help but feel sorry for him. Once at the temple we are instructed to remove our shoes and leave them with the shoe keeper. A helpful policeman in army type uniform comes over for a chat and steers us ...
... at... At this point we were half an hour away from Amritsar (in India time that became at least an hour) so I then spent some spare time starring out the weird guys in our berth. It was weird. I was glad when Jade shouted "Amritsar! Let's go!" On the (very small) bright side we did have our pick up as requested. Previously worried he'd not wait around, he was there with a sign on our platform, clearly stated for 'Driks'. (Probably the best offer we were going to get at 4am ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Punnu International Amritsar
after arriving at the amritsar train junction, we hired the auto to take us to a proper hotel, and after looking at numerous stops in amritsar hotels, the autowala finally landed us at punnu.
room cleanliness is fine. nice place to stay.
price range doesn't differ much in india. no changes there.
we brought food from dhaba, and we were more outside sightseeing than in the hotel. services and environment was satisfactory.
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