The drive from Delhi to Amritsar, the “golden city” of Punjab, is one of India’s most important spiritual journeys. Heading from the Indian capital to the birthplace of the Sikh religion, this long eight-hour road trip is not for the faint-hearted. But it also gives travelers plenty of chances to savor sumptuous local delicacies en route!
Uncover the wonders of “old” Delhi…
Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi Airport is a great starting point for your adventure. The Great Kebab Factory restaurant specializes in succulent meat and vegetarian skewers, including some recipes that are hundreds of years old. Make sure you try signature dishes such as galouti kebab and bharwaan lichee kebab, accompanied by North Indian classics like biriyani. Following a great night’s sleep, stock up on street food classics such as nizam ke rolls and freshly-made parathas from Parathe Wali Gali, and don’t miss a drive past Qutub Minar and the Lotus Temple before turning north, bound for the Punjab.
… Or enjoy the modern charms of Gurugram
For an alternative starting point, Radisson Gurugram Udyog Vihar lets you explore the NCR’s modern attractions, such as Leisure Valley and the Kingdom of Dreams. It also promises an amazing array of culinary treats, such as dal dhaba, highway chicken, and doda from Om Sweets at DLF CyberHub, the integrated dining and entertainment destination. Don’t miss breakfast at the hotel’s Café NH8 before the long drive.
A cultural journey into the Punjab…
The 450km route to Amritsar gives you plenty of chances to admire landmarks along the way, such as the Tomb of Bu-Ali Shah Kalandar, Karnal Lake and Phillaur Fort. Be sure you leave yourself enough time to discover the wonders of Amritsar. The famous Golden Temple is Sikhism’s most spiritual site, while Jallianwala Bagh is an historical garden and museum that honors those killed in the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre, and the Partition Museum showcases perhaps the most significant event in India’s history.
… With plenty of culinary discoveries
In between sightseeing, uncover Punjab’s gastronomic heritage by trying authentic delights like Amritsari kulchas, makki di roti, and sarson da saag, accompanied by a cool lassi. After such a immersive cultural and culinary journey, Radisson Blu Hotel Amritsar is the perfect place to end your adventure with a relaxing and rewarding stay.