There is something peculiarly attractive about Amritsar, which draws you towards it. The air there is so serene and divine, which has a feel good factor the minute you step on to the martyrs land. My bestfriend, who hails from Amritsar often spoke about the city in a way, I had never read online about. It was way beyond the Golden Temple and Jallianwala Baugh. The love and respect she harboured was not limited to the monuments and stories, it spread its wings to everyone, from people to the food, to the culture and its historic importance be it the Independence or Royalty, and then I knew I had to be there to see Amritsar in a whole new light.
While the government, has almost renovated a major part of the city surrounding the Golden Temple, and it looks quite splendid and grand, adding major charm especially at night with all the street lights, the old city still holds its rustic roots.
Getting There : Amritsar has a very good connectivity. A round ticket from Mumbai costed me around 6k. It is also very well connected with trains from all major cities of India.