If you are planning to visit Amritsar in a few months and want to relish it's authentic flavours then get ready to be surprised because Amritsar will soon get a Lahore-like food street for connoisseurs to relish local varieties, offering unique and aromatic flavours that will attract visitors from around the world.
Chief Minister Amarinder Singh visited the Punjab Food Festival organised at Amritsar, during which he made the official announcement.
"With Amritsar, the Guru Ki Nagri, being a major tourist destination, a Food Street of Punjab's cuisine would be a major added attraction for visitors," he said, directing Tourism and Culture Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu to work on the project.
Sidhu promised to start working on this project and even announced that this food street will come up at Town Hall within six months.
Amritsar is known for its rich tradition and variety of food and local residents are often applauded for their capacity of savouring variety of flavours that Amritsar has to offer and then digesting those with ease!
Even the historic Gobindgarh Fort is being developed and this task has been undertaken by the actor-producer Deepa Sahi, who comes from an Army background. This fort was opened to public nearly an year ago and for it's development the Chief Minister has assured all government support to Deepa Sahi.
Deepa has been working at the 18th century fort for the past few years to develop the region's first virtual reality theme park for bringing alive the experience of the past.
"The government will join Deepa in further nurturing and evolving the unique live museum, which has emerged as a repository of Punjab's history," the Chief Minister said.
It was originally built by Gujjar Singh Bhangi, the local chieftain in the 18th century Gobindgarh was conquered and enhanced in the early 19th century by Maharaja Ranjit Singh who renamed it after the 10th Sikh guru, Guru Gobind Singh. The fort had five cannons which included the famous two ‘Zamzama' cannons, also called ‘Bhangiyon-de-tope'. The structures built during this phase were the circular path in the center part of the innermost enclosure, Toshakhana, and Bastions.