Stay : Hostel Jugaadus
PS: Stay close to Golden temple.All the major attractions are close by.There is Ho Ho Buses covering major attractions including Wagah Border. Wagah border is around 30km from Amristar.
Reached Amristar around 6.30 am and it was chilling cold. The place were i stayed was around 14 km from the airport. I had booked a backpacker hostel Jugaadus in Amristar which was like 1km from the Golden Temple. The hostel was really good with many backpackers from U.K,Europe,U.S,South America etc. I was the only Indian in that hostel.
After having breakfast from hostel i visited Golden temple along with my hostel roommate.Sri Harmandir Sahib, also known as Golden Temple and the Darbar Sahib, is the the most important pilgrimage site of Sikhism.The 'Langar' in the temple feeds around 1lakh people daily .The food was delicious . The temple is managed mostly by the volunteers. The principle of the Sikh religion is to be fearless.Most Sikhs visit Amritsar and the Harmandir Sahib at least once during their lifetime, particularly and mostly during special occasions in their life such as birthdays, marriages, childbirth, etc.After visiting the temple we came back to hostel and planned for the Wagah trip.
Wagah ceremony starts around 4pm everyday. The dancing ceremony starts at 4pm with all the Bollywood patriotic songs. The actual ceremony starts at 4.30pm. It is a friendly event with people from both countries cheering for their country. It was all fun to be at Wagah. Watching Sunset from Wagah Border was amazing.
After that we all went back to the hostel and went for a self organized Food Tour in Amristar.'Makhan Fish' and 'Charming chicken'. We get the best Amristari fish in Makhan Fish. The Kulchas in charming chicken was awesome.We all came back to hostel around 10.30pm.
Next day morning i again went to the temple with the new group.
After that i went to the newly opened 'Partition museum' which curates the highlights from 1857 -1947.Partition museum mostly focuses on the happenings at the time of Partition.It have recorded interivews of the people who have migrated from Pakistan to India.It had records which was highly informative.
After that we went to explore ancestral home of a hostel mate.It was total fun. Atlast we found out the traditional home :)...All the neighbours came to visit us.
At night i went to see the night view of the temple with our hostel guide. The night view was amazing.The guide explained about the Sikh religion and the history of the temple.After having food from the temple we returned to hostel. Next day i freely roamed around the Plaza around the Golden temple.
Evening i boarded the bus to Delhi since my train got delayed by more than 6hrs. From Delhi i got a bus to Agra and i reached Agra by around 11.30am. The travel was a bit tiring and i took rest till 3pm.I decided to visit Agra fort in the evening.
Major Attractions in Agra: Agra Fort,Taj Mahal