It was one of the coldest evenings of January , one of my old room-mate called me and informed me about his marriage to be held in Amritsar on 2nd of March. I have excused my wife and avoided a trip to Amritsar for reasons best known to me, but this time I could not help it. So, without giving a second thought we planned for our next journey ‘A trip to Amritsar’.
The trip to Golden city was not going to last for more than two days as the marriage was scheduled in March, year-end for all the Indian Companies, so extending the trip duration was just not possible. We booked two-way railway tickets and a hotel room in advance and got ready with the necessary arrangements keeping in mind our three years old daughter. Her comfort and climate acclimatization are the two most important aspects which we consider before we even think of travelling a mile.
Finally, the day arrived and we boarded Shatabdi Express from New Delhi railway station. Shatabdi Express is a luxurious train for short distance. We reached Amritsar around 2 o’clock and headed to our hotel. We had our lunch and thereafter my daughter went to sleep. So, our further plans for the day came to halt, thus we decided to take some rest as we started early that day and have to attend a function at night.
Next morning we woke up little late and therefore reached the breakfast hall late.
we reached Golden Temple around 1 O’ clock. After entering to main premises, we shouted WOW! How beautiful it is
A very busy and rush Sunday, we saw a big queue for entry to main Hari Mandir Sahib Ji. Our other accompanied denied to stand in a queue and ready to back, because it would take more time. But we said we came here and without bow down our head, we will not back. So, we stand in a queue. A Sardar Ji came and advised us that Deepti, my wife and child can seat there until I reached near the entrance of the Sahib ji
So, they seated in shadow and I moved slowly towards Sahib Ji. Finally we reached to the main gate and bow down our head in front of “Guru Granth Sahib”. We climbed all three storey of Sahib ji and enjoyed the view of the water. Our daughter was not ready to come back; we forced her to get down. We came out and took “Kara Prasad” on the exit gate. The queue was looked long, but it took only one and a half hours. It was 2.30 and we were feeling hungry. Without any delayed we headed towards “Guru Ka Langar”. We had langar and again said Sahib Ji “Thank you” for giving us opportunity to visit this holy place and meet up hunger of 70 to 90 thousand people every day. With a promise to Sahib Ji, we will back soon, we came out from The Golden Temple premises and headed towards Jalianwala Bagh