I reached Amritsar early in the morning and the first thing that I wanted to do was visit the Golden Temple and pay my respects. The Golden Temple is the most revered shrine of the Sikhs but is visited by almost everybody. I entered through one of the four gates, one in each cardinal direction, which symbolized an open invitation to all to visit the shrine. The incredible amount of pure gold plated on the shrine was way more than one can expect from pictures. After having offered my prayers, I went around the compound to come across an old Jubi tree which was planted 450 odd years ago.