Ready to experience a dazzling display of gold? Come to Amritsar, India's home of rich cuisine and sacred shrines. This city of over one million people is in the northwestern Punjabi state of India, just south of the Pakistani border. When you rent a car in Amritsar, you can explore numerous popular attractions on your own.
Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, along Ajnala Road, is about 7 miles from the city center. You can pick up car rentals in Amritsar at the car rental counters in the airport's Arrivals concourse. From your hotel in Amritsar, start your Punjabi vacation with a late-day adventure. Two hours before sunset, head to Wagah, a village 20 miles north on Grand Trunk Road, between Pakistan and India. You can witness a grand, colorful Border Ceremony between the two rival countries. Close by is the village of Dhanoe Kalan, where you can walk the grounds of Pal Kanjiri, an ancient resting spot for Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Constructed of marble and stone, this UNESCO World heritage site features lush flora and eye-catching architecture.
Reserve rental cars in Amritsar, and start your temple tour. First up is The Golden Temple -- visited more frequently than the Taj Mahal (10 hours south by car). The seat of the Sikh religion, this gurdwara (sacred Sikh temple) was built in the late 1500s, It is a stunning architectural wonder with a white marble bottom half and gold-gilded top half. While there, eat at Guru Ka Langar -- a community meal you'll never forget. The Durgiana Temple is similar in style to the Golden Temple, but it is used to worship the Hindu deities Durga, Lakshmi, and Vishnu. History buffs will enjoy touring Gobindgarh Fort, built in the 1700s to house the Maharaja's army.
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