Mrs Bhandari's Guesthouse Cantonment, Amritsar Punjab Guesthouse  Hotels and Resorts in Amritsar Punjab.
Mrs Bhandari's Guesthouse Cantonment, Amritsar Punjab Guesthouse  Hotels and Resorts in Amritsar Punjab.
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Mrs. Bhandari's Guesthouse
Amritsar, Code No-AT-PBO3
Mrs Bhandari's Guesthouse Cantonment, Amritsar Punjab Guesthouse  Hotels and Resorts in Amritsar Punjab.

Mrs. Bhandari's Guesthouse have 12 double rooms with baths attached, running hot and cold water. Extra beds are available. These rooms have INDIVIDUAL AIRCONDITIONING units which function on the main power supply. This also applies to HEATERS. In case of a power-cut or general breakdown the GENERATOR is switched on for FANS AND LIGHTS. All rooms have functioning FIREPLACES. There will be an EXTRA CHARGE for their use. The outdoor SWIMMING POOL HAS A FILTER. It is open from late MARCH to NOVEMBER for RESIDENTS ONLY. There is a well-maintained CHILDREN’S PARK. The rooms DO NOT have TELEPHONES or TELEVISIONS. FAX and TELEPHONE facilities are available in the Office. NO COLLECT CALLS POSSIBLE. General viewing of CABLE TELEVISION is possible. LAUNDRY services are available. WE DO NOT ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS. 

Mrs Bhandari's Guesthouse Cantonment, Amritsar Punjab Guesthouse  Hotels and Resorts in Amritsar Punjab Mrs Bhandari's Guesthouse Cantonment, Amritsar Punjab Guesthouse  Hotels and Resorts in Amritsar Punjab Mrs Bhandari's Guesthouse Cantonment, Amritsar Punjab Guesthouse  Hotels and Resorts in Amritsar Punjab
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There are two good reasons to visit Amritsar. One is to see the Golden Temple, the holiest shrine of the Sikhs; the other is to stay at Mrs. Bhandari’s. This perfectly preserved late-Raj family residence is situated off a leafy road in Amritsar’s Cantonment area. It’s presiding spirit, Mrs. Bhandari, is now aged 91. She has been living in the house since 1930 and takes pride in the fact that “nothing has changed” – apart from such newfangled additions as air-conditioning in some of the guest rooms, and a fax machine in the office. It is true: to go through the red brick gatehouse marked No.10 is to enter a time warp. The main house is in colonial style with Art-Deco touches, softened by climbing bougainvillea. It is surrounded by an English garden with brick paths, pergolas and arches, the whole screened off from the hubbub of the outside world by mature trees. The guest wing is a long single-story affair, with a verandah looking onto lawns. The layout of the rooms is similar to “chummeries” – the bachelor quarters allocated to junior Raj officials and box wallahs. Furnishings are simple, almost Spartan, with colonial-style furniture and faded prints. Dinner was served in the parlor. With its Army&Navy Stores’ stoneware water filter, its orderly piles of patterned crockery (including Mabel Lucy Attwell children’s plates, circa 1945) and vast soup tureens, this room would have made an impeccable set for The Jewel in the Crown. And the menu was pure Anglo-Indian; cream of vegetable soup, butter chicken and roast potatoes with three veg, followed by crème caramel. Back in my room there was a new bundle of wood to build up the fire. The sheets were fresh from the dhobi and had the sun on them that afternoon. Breakfast at Mrs. Bhandari’s tends to be a leisurely process. We sat on a terrace beside the sunken rose garden, watching a flock of electric-green parakeets assemble on their favorite branch, while plates of papaya with fresh lime, and toast with home-made jams, and perfectly poached eggs followed each other in slow succession. Then Mrs. Bhandari put in an appearance. She may be old enough to have heard the shooting on April 13, 1919, the day of the infamous Amritsar Massacre, but Mrs. Bhandari remains, a very lively lady. I sat entranced as she spoke of the “old days”, before the partition of India and Pakistan, when she used to “pop over” to Lahore for shopping and a the-dansant. “Oh, Lahore used to be such a beautiful city,” she sighed, “but those days are gone. I haven’t been back since 1947…It’s like a dream now.” Yet, in the enclosed world that Mrs. Bhandari and her daughters have created, something of that dream world lives on.
Mrs Bhandari's Guesthouse Cantonment, Amritsar Punjab Guesthouse  Hotels and Resorts in Amritsar Punjab
Mrs Bhandari's Guesthouse Cantonment, Amritsar Punjab Guesthouse  Hotels and Resorts in Amritsar Punjab  
Tariff 2013-14
INR
one double per day
Rs.2000/-
one double per day A/c
Rs.2500/-
One Single Per day
Rs.1600/-
One Single Per day (A/C)
Rs.2100/-
Extra person
Rs.400/-
Camping with own equipment per person (per day)
Rs.200/-
Wood fire in winter per day
Rs.300/-
Electricity connection charges (daily)
Rs.100/-
Service charges (10%) extra on meals & drinks, check out time 12.00 noon, Tax Extra
Complimentary pick up from railway station to Bhandari's guest house.

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