Delhi - Amritsar - Delhi Road Trip in My Polo: March 2012


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Delhi-Amritsar-Delhi road trip in my Polo: March2012​

Trip dates

Trip start date: 24-03-2012
Trip End date: 26-03-2012
Total days: 3

Route for Delhi-Amritsar-Delhi (469KM and 8.24Hrs)

Delhi-Sonepat-Panipat-Karnal-Ambala-Ludhiana-Jalandhar-Amritsar

Planned for following in Amritsar:

Golden Temple-Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh
Ram Tirath-Luv Kush birth place
Local shopping in Amritsar
Wagah border

Our stay in Amritsar

Booked hotel Hongkong Inn for our stay in Amritsar, one forum member from other community suggested this beautiful hotel, got 40% discount.

Planned Itinerary:

Day-1 : Early morning start from Delhi, will take first break for breakfast at Murthal and second break for lunch at Jalandhar Haveli.
Will try to reach Amritsar between 2-3PM and then visit golden temple in the evening

Day-2: Local shopping in morning and after lunch will visit Wagah border

Day-3: Early morning visit to Golden temple and will start for Delhi by afternoon

Our car for this trip

VW Polo diesel comfortline, Feb’2012 model

Travelers for this trip

04 persons: Me, my wife, my wife’s colleague and her husband.

Current updates

Reached Amritsar today, will post more details soon till then enjoy this pic



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Above pic was taken today by me

 
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Great going toughguy.

Looking forward to the complete review. Nice picture to start with. One Queston ; how come you can visit bordor after dinner or night time?
 
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Planned for following in Amritsar:

Golden Temple-Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh
Ram Tirath-Luv Kush birth place
Local shopping in Amritsar
Wagah border

Your planned places are in my List to visit in future. especially Wagah Border...

Waiting for Detailed Story with more Pics[;)]
 
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Great post Toughguy !

How are the roads from Delhi to Amritsar ? DO we have long stretches of smooth road ???
 
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Great going toughguy.

Looking forward to the complete review. Nice picture to start with. One Queston ; how come you can visit bordor after dinner or night time?
Thanks Shailinder, oops it was lunch.

Your planned places are in my List to visit in future. especially Wagah Border...

Waiting for Detailed Story with more Pics[;)]
Great, will post more details and complete soon.

Great post Toughguy !

How are the roads from Delhi to Amritsar ? DO we have long stretches of smooth road ???
Thanks diehardi20, road are full of diversions due to end number of flyover construction work going on between Panipat-Jalandhar, but still suggest you to stick with NH-1, i started at 6:30 from Delhi and managed to reach Amritsar by 4:00PM

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Major part of roads are like above, but it is painstaking to cross the few diversion sections

My trip update: extended the trip by one more day

Today once again visited golden temple, reached there at 4:00AM to have easy darshan also managed to saw Palki, spent more than 2 hrs at temple extremely wonderful experience. Planned to visit local market for shopping by 12:00 noon will start for Delhi by tomorrow afternoon. Till then enjoy the couple of pics below:

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Today morning pic of Golden temple

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Today morning palki at Golden temple

 
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Delhi-Amritsar-Delhi road trip in my Polo: March2012

Trip dates

Trip start date: 24-03-2012
Trip End date: 27-03-2012
Total days: 4

Route for Delhi-Amritsar-Delhi road trip (469KM and 8.24Hrs)

Delhi-Sonepat-Panipat-Karnal-Ambala-Ludhiana-Jalandhar-Amritsar

Visited following places in and around Amritsar:

Golden Temple-Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh
Ram Tirath-Luv Kush birth place
Local shopping in Amritsar
Wagah border

Our stay in Amritsar

Booked hotel Hongkong Inn for our stay in Amritsar, one forum member from other community suggested this beautiful hotel, got 40% discount.

Our Itinerary:

Day-1 : Delhi-Amritsar road journey, golden temple visit in evening

Day-2: Local shopping in morning and after lunch visit to Wagah border

Day-3: Early morning visit to Golden temple and Local shopping

Day-4: Amritsar-Delhi road journey

Our car for this trip

VW Polo diesel comfortline, Feb’2012 model

Travelers for this trip

04 persons: Me, my wife, my wife’s colleague and her husband.

So here goes my log of Delhi-Amritsar-Delhi road trip:

Day-1

Date: 24-03-2012
Day: Saturday
Route taken: Delhi-Sonepat-Panipat-Karnal-Ambala-Ludhiana-Jalandhar-Amritsar
Destination: Hotel HongkongInn Amritsar
Total KM: 494KM
Number of Halts: 2
Start time: 06:30 AM
End Time: 4:00 PM
Total Hrs: 9:30 Hrs
Total halt time: 1:15 Hrs
Total diesel: INR 1600 from Delhi and Haryana

We started towards Amritsar at 6:30AM; roads are mostly empty so we reached Murthal in no time our first stop, we were at Sukhdev dhaba by 7:35AM, had aaloo pyaaz paratha and tea soon we started our journey again. As we entered on Panipat flyover speed radar caught us, i was driving around 100kmph mark and limit was 90kmph though i was warned by few BCMTians about their regular presence over these roads, but i can't help myself roads are so well laid not able to resist myself, soon I paid INR 150 to traffic police guy and started again.

Road and endless flyover construction work was in full swing from Panipat to Jalandhar section, most part of stretch was full of diversions with narrow roads but we managed to cross them all and reached Jalandhar by lunch time, had food at Haveli Jalandhar, both restaurant and thali was amazing, awesome experience.

After 45 minute break we started again and managed to reach our hotel by 4:00PM, which was located some 2KM away from golden temple, we visited golden temple in evening and had dinner in guru ka langar, due to heavy rush and long queue we missed the darbar sahib darshan this evening.

To start with i am posting few pics for all of you:



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Explore-1 at its best, credit goes to her

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She manage to overtake us though gave her wild chase

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He is on his way to Jalandhar

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He managed to navigate the traffic and changes lane this way

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Free run for him, he also managed to drink sprite this way

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May god bless him, please don't try this


More pics to follow...
 
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Amazing writeup Toughguy !!!!! Post some more pics please of the route !!!!
 
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Request to mods: please delete this thread
Why do you want this thread to be deleted?

Did you mean the post you had created?

Well its surprising in India we get such free entertainment.

I feel Pity for the man doing stunts, without proper Safety gears.

And yet such act continues.

It happens only in India.[cheers]
 
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Amazing writeup Toughguy !!!!! Post some more pics please of the route !!!!
Thanks diehardi20 more posts will follow soon

Why do you want this thread to be deleted?

Did you mean the post you had created?
Created duplicated threads but mods merged the thread, problem solved cheers.
 
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Day-1 contd…

Pics continue from Delhi to Amritsar below:

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Day-1 contd…

Pics continue from Delhi to Amritsar below:


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Day-1 contd…

On our way to Amritsar we stopped at Jalandhar haveli, very neat and clean place with good ambiance, very tasty food and reasonably priced


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Day-1 contd…

Pics of our hotel HongkongInn Amritsar, we stayed here for 3 nights, got 40% discount on luxury room. Very nice and reasonable priced place to stay in Amritsar.


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This luxury room costed us 1770 per night (CP plan) after discount

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Neat and clean washroom

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Reception area in front

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Narrow lane in front of the hotel, less than 150-200M away from main road
 
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Day-1 contd…

In the evening we first visited Jallianwala bagh find below the pics:


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Day-1 contd…

After spending around an hour here we visited golden temple located walking distance from Jallianwala bagh, find below the pics:

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From our hotel they charged INR 50-60 for golden temple, they are easily available in Amritsar

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Auto will drop you here, you can take cycle rickshaw from here or simply walk like us

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Deposit your shoes here

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Above are Golden temple view from inside
 
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