Hotel Sun City Towers
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Sun City Towers Amritsar
A old dilapidated building from a grand era. Ask for more blankets if the wind get through the holes. They even have room service
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... and so the shimmering effect of the gold is doubled. Built in the 16th century the Haramandir now houses the 11th Sikh guru, the holy Sikh text Guru Granth Sahib (as the 10th guru said he was the last human guru), the verses of which are sung continuously by priests in 3 hour sessions apiece.
We visited this in the afternoon (and again the following morning) and the place ...
... by 12 year old boy. Not wanting my moral stance on child labour to get in the way of me reaching the bar, myself and Cory jumped on. After a journey that seemed to take an age (cycle rickshaws not being the fastest mode of transport) we arrived at a shopping mall. Confused, we went in and sure enough, among the Calvin Klein and Vodafone shops find the bar. Heartbreakingly, the only draught beer was off but I really wasn't that bothered even though a draft would have been ...
... place. Just the dome of the temple is gilded with 750 kilograms of pure gold! It seems customary to walk a 'lap of honour' around the pool whilst listening to prayers and music being played from within the temple and broadcasted around the complex.
The other thing that really struck us about the temple complex and Amritsar in general were the range of colours – from people’s clothes to turbans in every colour imaginable. The photos don’t even ...
... akin to the Taj Mahal, it had 3 floors each with a very small chamber containing a copy of the holy book and some clerics reading it. It was organised chaos in the little chambers as people slowly made their way around, with many doing simple things like sweeping the steps clean behind them or tidying up as they went along. With that impressive but short trip over with I still had a whole day to spend and one more mode of transport to take to complete the set for this crazy country. ...
... any desert. Dinner and drinks are then served together. We had our evening meals in what we can only describe as the ‘pantry’ area of Miss B's house - all very friendly, all served on bone china dinner service and real home cooking. We enjoyed Amritsar Fish and Chips with Spicy Dip, Chicken curry, vegetables and rice plus pop pop poppadoms. Really tasty. It just felt a little weird sitting in somebody’s house ...