Once cleared through customs, and by now around 1.45am local time we walked out of the terminal building to be met by a representative of our travel agent in India and his driver. Our luggage was placed into the back of the ubiquous 7 seater Toyota Innova that is so often used for tourism transport in India, and off we went on the 20 minute journey to our hotel, the Country Inn and Suites by Carlson.
After check-in it was off to bed at 3.00am, with breakfast scheduled between 7.30 and 10.30am the next day.
This is the view from the hotel window, a beautiful colonial style house, with a date stone from 1932 over the front entrance, and as in many cases throughout India, in need of a little TLC. Could it be the next Super Marigold Hotel I wonder.
Today we are free to roam the locality ourselves before being collected by our driver and guide this evening to witness the nightly religious ceremony at the Golden Temple. Tomorrow our guide will collect us after breakfast for a city tour, and a daytime visit to the Golden Temple followed by the Wagga Border closing ceremony in the evening, and then off to Dharamshala for the next leg of our trip the day after. My next post should include details of our activities while here in Amritsar.