Description : This is the picture of the banyan tree in Amritsar. It is a historical location for the people of punjab. It is also known as Shaheedi Bohr. Since, it was so popular we decided to check it out. As a protest against the British government, Four members from the Namdhari community hanged themselves from this tree.
Whenever we go out on a holiday, we opt for budget hotels that offer excellent service and a pleasant stay at reasonable prices. So this time I booked Hotel City Castle Amritsar which was a two-star hotel located in the heart of the city and close to Jalianwalah Bagh, Durgiana Temple, Golden Temple, Gobindgarh Fort etc. Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee international airport is only 14 km from the hotel and the railway station is 3 km from the hotel. The cab from the hotel was waiting for us outside the station and we got into it, reaching the hotel in no time.
The welcome we got at the reception was wonderful and we were shown to our rooms. The room was spacious and well-decorated with comfortable furniture, air-conditioners, refrigerator, mini bar, LCD TV with cable connection, tea/coffee maker, Wi-Fi, telephone and an attached bathroom with toiletries, 24 hour hot/cold running water and other facilities. 24 hour room service was also provided for the convenience of the guests. We had a cup of hot tea and refreshed ourselves making plans for the tour of the city. After breakfast we got out and started on our way in to the city.
Bhatia Food Junction, the multi cuisine restaurant in the hotel, served Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisines that stimulates your taste buds. Daily housekeeping kept the rooms neat and tidy, which is a must in rooms where guys like us stay. It also had a business hall with all facilities, which could accommodate as many as 25 people.
The travel desk in the hotel furnished us with all details regarding the important tourist places and to visit them. They also arranged a cab for our trip to various places. The staff at Hotel City Castle Amritsar was very courteous and well trained, offering you all help with a smile on their face. Many of them were multilingual and so we had no difficulty in communicating. Doctor on call, laundry services, dry cleaning facility, 24-hour security, large parking area, power backup, complimentary breakfast, doorman, balcony, daily news paper etc were other facilities offered at the hotel.