WHY IS AMRITSAR INDIA SO FASCINATING!?! ❤️🇮🇳❤️ Golden Temple, Food & More!
Hi, guys! In this video, we are taking you on a journey to the vibrant city of Amritsar, located in the state of Punjab in northern India.
Warm Welcome at Hyatt Regency Amritsar
Our adventure started as soon as we arrived at the Hyatt Regency Amritsar, where the staff warmly welcomed us with drinks and bindis!
After a quick check-in, we hurried upstairs to freshen up before dinner. We were beyond happy to see clean, spacious, elegant rooms that had all the amenities we needed for a comfortable stay. The girls even named their room the "Teen Hub."
In India, we had the pleasure of staying in fantastic hotels, and we were excited to start exploring this one and see what it had to offer besides the comfortable rooms and the cool view! Hyatt Regency Amritsar did not disappoint! From the awesome pool to the incredible spa and fitness center, we were impressed with our home away from home!
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We enjoyed a traditional Amritsar Thali for dinner, which consisted of various dishes, including butter chicken, chana masala, and dal makhani, served with rice, naan, and papad. The food was flavorful, and we savored every bite. The next day, we indulged in more delicious food for breakfast, including dosas, omelets, and fresh fruits.
Jallianwala Bagh Memorial in Amritsar, India
One of our most moving experiences in Amritsar was visiting the Jallianwala Bagh Memorial. This public garden houses a memorial of national importance, established in memory of the hundreds of unarmed and innocent people killed or wounded when British troops fired on them on April 13, 1919. The memorial serves as a reminder of the sacrifices made by India's forefathers for the country's independence.
Amritsar’s Golden Temple & Community Kitchen in Punjab, India
No visit to Amritsar is complete without the Golden Temple, a sacred Sikh shrine located in the heart of the city. The temple is an architectural marvel made of gold and marble, surrounded by a pool of water that reflects its beauty. One of the coolest things on this trip was seeing the massive community kitchen, where volunteers prepare and serve food to over 100,000 visitors and devotees every day.
We also gave a special offering on behalf of our New Zealand friend and witnessed the enormous queue of people waiting to see the holy book, Guru Granth Sahib, which is kept inside the temple and is considered the ultimate spiritual authority for the Sikh religion.
After the Golden Temple, we walked a bit through Old Town Amritsar, which was full of narrow lanes, old buildings, and bustling markets.
But our adventure in Amritsar didn’t end there. We ended up going to the famous Wagah border, where 60,000 people gather every single day for a ceremony between the Pakistan and India border. Stay tuned for this and more in our next video, and don’t forget to share and subscribe!