Amritsar is undergoing a revolution. There's news of all kinds of business hotels going up, and the Punjab's first five-star hotel, Ista Amritsar, opened in early 2009. Of the fairly decent midrange hotels, your best option is the Ritz Plaza Hotel (45 The Mall; tel. 0183/256-2836 through -2839;, which has comfortable rooms, a pool, and all the standard facilities for around Rs 4,400 double (including breakfast). But if you'd prefer a more personal environment, the two guesthouse options below offer not only value for money, but a more memorable experience.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.