Hotel Alstonia

SCO - 111, Distt. Shopping Centre, Amritsar, Punjab, 143001, India | 4 star hotel
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From piety to pomp

A travel blog entry by smeelog


Today was a day of contrasts.

When compared to our morning's pilgrimage to the Golden Temple of Amristar, a highly spiritual experience, tonight's border closing ceremony was the epitome of one-up-manship gone crazy.

We found the Golden Temple mesmerising and surprisingly serene, despite the crowds of pilgrims paying their respects.

This gleaming central shrine floats at the end of a long causeway surrounded by the 'Pool of ...

A short walk to the Golden Temple

A travel blog entry by gandnclub


... was our first exposure to Indian piety. The fervor of some people in the crowd was impressive. They were kneeling and bowing low to the ground before unfamiliar (to us) gods or gurus, priests behind picture windows were reading aloud from oversized sacred texts, a giant video screen scrolled passages about the uncaused cause. We joined the long line of people to enter the actual temple, sat ...

A scam and golden offerings

A travel blog entry by twovines


... we want to be dropped at the door. Not that there weren't a dozen willing porters to steer our luggage through all the mayhem. Note for next time, take cheap tuk tuk and pay the porters! We arrive at security. Man at conveyor belt asks to see our ticket. We hand it over. Ahh he says, the 7.20am to Amritsar has been cancelled - there is another train at 7.45...he writes the time on the back of our ticket. The foreign tourist bureau is now closed he says, so you need to go to ...

Delhi belly is not the only worry in Delhi

A travel blog entry by jamesnange


... to a bus to find out it was full and not even our bus, but the guy had apparently arranged for us to get on this bus and then be taken out of Delhi to where we could actually get on our bus. As we had no other option other than walking back through the dodgy area, we decided the safest thing would be to get on the random bus, with a destination unknown. Thankfully everything was fine and we got to our bus and made our way to Amritsar. We arrived ...

A free day in Amritsar

A travel blog entry by brucetumba


... and saw fish markets, cat fish and flies! metal workers, ladder makers, from bamboo, people repairing anything electronic or electrical, nothing is wasted, I found it fascinating! There were some poor old hardworking donkeys, god we felt sorry for them, they had huge loads on their carts and they didn't look too well fed or cared for either. Lunch was at the restaurant we went to last night, the tucker is excellent there. Funny when we order ...

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This 4 star hotel, located on SCO - 111, Distt. Shopping Centre, Amritsar, is near Jallianwala Bagh.
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