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
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
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:
Explore-1 at its best, credit goes to her She manage to overtake us though gave her wild chase He is on his way to Jalandhar He managed to navigate the traffic and changes lane this way Free run for him, he also managed to drink sprite this way May god bless him, please don't try this
More pics to follow...