Hotel Punnu International
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TravelPod Member ReviewsFogarty Bed & Breakfast Saranac Lake
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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... to bring bags with us (although cameras were OK) and we had to walk the last kilometre showing our passports on two occasions.
The daily border ceremony is a big tourist (Indian and foreign) draw and on our walk up, touts were selling DVDs of the spectacle or offering to paint our faces in the Indian national colours. Thumping techno music indicated we were drawing close to the ...
... on either side, one Indian and one Pakistani. The atmosphere felt like a football match, albeit one with a lot more friendliness in the air. The stands on either side slowly began to fill as a random guy dressed in a suit, seemingly the M.C of todays proceedings (although who knows if he was official or not) darted out of the Indian barracks and began working the crowd in to a frenzy, shouting patriotic slogans and encouraging people to jump down from the stands to dance ...
... time so we didn't have to deal with too many near miss collisions before we were fully awake.
After we completed our decent from the mountain we were greeted by freshly paved highway and our driver told us it would be smooth sailing for the rest of the drive. The state of Punjab is famous for its agriculture and it was obvious as we drove through, since we saw tons of farms growing wheat, mustard flowers and all sorts of fresh produce as well. Since it ...
... extreme moustaches and funny boots, socks and headgear. The atmosphere was more akin to a football stadium than a show-of-force between two countries that have had a tense relationship since day one.
After getting back to Amritsar we paid another visit to the Golden Temple, this time by moonlight, and were amazed by the difference in atmosphere – the gold was much more impressive by night and the atmosphere generally calmer.
The next day, before ...
... with the penny machines and the flashing neon lights, only they were statues of Shiva and depictions of Khali. It was some what of an interactive temple too, several times having to get on my hands and knees to crawl through fake caves and twice having to wade down mock rivers. It was kind of like if the gypsies from the Hoppings fair had been somehow given the contract to build a place of worship in a 4 storey warehouse out the back of the train station. Awesome fun though walking into ...