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The Mall, Amritsar, Punjab, India
Hotel Ritz Plaza, Amritsar, Punjab,
: Hotel Ritz Plaza came
into existence in 1963 and is spread over the aristocratic
on Mall Road, Amritsar's very elite locale. It is within
easy access of the railway station and the international
few miles from India's Northwestern border is the holy
city of Amritsar, known for the Golden Temple, the most
sacred Gurudwara-shrine of the Sikhs and the tank called
"the pool of immortality". Guru Shri Ram Das
the fourth Sikh Guru, founded the city while excavating
the holy tank. Guru Arjan Dev built the Temple and Maharaja
Ranjit Singh, the Sikh ruler enriched the shrine and covered
its dome with copper, and overlaid it with golden foil.
The interior of the Temple contains fine filigree and
gold-inlay work. The exterior walls are inlaid with precious
to traditional history, the Muslim saint Pir Mian Mir
of Lahore, at the request of the fifth Sikh Guru Arjan
Dev, laid the temple's foundation stone. However, there
is no record supporting this, not even in the biographies
of Pir. The recorded account says that Guru Arjun Dev
laid the foundation in 1588. The Guru's followers settled
down in the neighborhood and a small town called Ramdaspur
quickly came up, deriving its later name, Amritsar, from
the holy tank that encircles the Hari Mandir, or the Darbar
Sahib, now known as the Golden Temple.
Air : Amritsar is well linked by flights from
all over India. Recently, it has been endowed with an
Rail : There are direct links from Delhi to Amritsar
by train. It is an 8-10 hour journey.
Road : It is situated 284 km away from Chandigarh
and 447 km from Delhi.
Ritz Plaza, Amritsar, Punjab,
: 50 Guest Rooms & Suites. All the rooms are occupied
with CCTV, 24Hrs Room Service, Safe Deposit Lockers.
: Ranjit's : The Multi-Cuisine Restaurant
offers the best of Western, Chinese & Asian Meals,
with a lavish buffet spread for Dinner. Polaris
Bar : The Bar
Ritz Plaza, Amritsar, Punjab, India
: The banquet hall handles meetings up to 200 and
the outdoor Piazza is just right for function upto 1000
people. A full range of audio-visual equipment and trained
staff are on hand.
of Interest :
is the Jallianwala Bagh where, during the British rule
in India, General Dyer opened fire on innocent people
causing a huge massacre. The place is now a national
monument; its walls bear the bullet marks of this tragedy.
- The other
places to visit are the beautiful Rambagh Gardens, Khalsa
College, Glency Medical College, the Durgina Temple
and the Kashmir Emporium.
- The Wagah
Border check post is also one of the immensely popular
tourist attractions bringing people from far off to
witness the ceremony of the Indian and Paksitani soldiers
changing guard every evening.
Facilities : Complete travel related services, Laundry,
Money Exchange, Doctor on call, Swimming Pool etc are
few of the facilities which are also available in the