Amritsar – Being Indian

Tripoto
19th Dec 2010

Golden Temple

Photo of Amritsar – Being Indian by SHIMOJ

The Border

Photo of Amritsar – Being Indian by SHIMOJ

The Satge at Wagha Border

Photo of Amritsar – Being Indian by SHIMOJ

The Gate to Pak

Photo of Amritsar – Being Indian by SHIMOJ

our protectors

Photo of Amritsar – Being Indian by SHIMOJ
Photo of Amritsar – Being Indian by SHIMOJ

epic

Photo of Amritsar – Being Indian by SHIMOJ

salute

Photo of Amritsar – Being Indian by SHIMOJ
Photo of Amritsar – Being Indian by SHIMOJ

The Marks

Photo of Amritsar – Being Indian by SHIMOJ

The historic well witnessed the brave ones

Photo of Amritsar – Being Indian by SHIMOJ

the narrow entrance

Photo of Amritsar – Being Indian by SHIMOJ

the gate

Photo of Amritsar – Being Indian by SHIMOJ

Golden Temple

Photo of Amritsar – Being Indian by SHIMOJ

Golden Temple

Photo of Amritsar – Being Indian by SHIMOJ
Photo of Amritsar – Being Indian by SHIMOJ

Overview.. It's an amazing trip to the border city. I took the Shatabdi Exp from New Delhi to Amritsar. There are many budget hotels for solo travellers near and away from railway station, the only issue is you have to search it carrying your backpack. I explored the streets in the daytime and tasted the local people's lifestyle. I took a shared taxi to Attari Border to watch the ceremony. I suggest if its weekend start by 2.30 pm from Amritsar. The event is one and only of its kind in India. It's a special feel to be there and witness. By 5.30 the event ends up and you can be back in the city by 6.15 pm. I visited Jallianwala Bagh after that. But I suggest you keep this schedule in the daytime so that after Wagah border you can directly step to Golden Temple by dusk. After Jallianwala Bagh I went to Golden Temple. Its a walkable distance from J Bagh. There you have every reason to enjoy the evening. That's the only place where I felt to stay few more minutes and few more minutes more in a religious place. The first sight of the temple will make you hold your breathe, stop and think "what an amazing place this is". Back to New Delhi I suggest the same train. I took a overnight bus as I didn't get a reservation. 

A great city on the border.. Pleasant climate, well mannered people and delicious allo parothas... Thats what its all about this city.... The city has witnessed a historic event during our Independence revolts and at Wagha the patriotic adrenaline rush... and finally at Golden Temple , a feeling of being blessed in many ways....
Photo of Amritsar, Punjab, India by SHIMOJ
It is the border gate to Pak.. The BSF do a Wagah border ceremony before sunset. A large crowd will be there to witness the event with full patriotic feeling. It's a special feel being there- Being Indian.
Photo of Atari, Punjab, India by SHIMOJ
Photo of Atari, Punjab, India by SHIMOJ
Photo of Atari, Punjab, India by SHIMOJ
Photo of Atari, Punjab, India by SHIMOJ
Photo of Atari, Punjab, India by SHIMOJ
This is historic place where the massacre of peaceful celebrators including unarmed women and children by British occupying forces, on the occasion of the Punjabi New Year on April 13, 1919. The casualties were counted upto 1500. You can feel the terrible feel that the people would have felt during the massacre, a single narrow gate and path. No place to hide or escape. The only way is to jump into the well. It's an emotional feel. A museum inside will help you to understand how it was.
Photo of Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar, Punjab, India by SHIMOJ
Photo of Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar, Punjab, India by SHIMOJ
Photo of Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar, Punjab, India by SHIMOJ
Photo of Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar, Punjab, India by SHIMOJ
Photo of Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar, Punjab, India by SHIMOJ
Photo of Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar, Punjab, India by SHIMOJ
Photo of Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar, Punjab, India by SHIMOJ
In the center of the city, an amazing place with stunning architecture. Religious feel and more interesting is its history. The night view of the Shrine with all lights lit up, chants and the chill breeze makes you feel you are in different world.
Photo of Harmandir Sahib, Golden Temple Road, Amritsar, Punjab, India by SHIMOJ
Photo of Harmandir Sahib, Golden Temple Road, Amritsar, Punjab, India by SHIMOJ
Photo of Harmandir Sahib, Golden Temple Road, Amritsar, Punjab, India by SHIMOJ
Photo of Harmandir Sahib, Golden Temple Road, Amritsar, Punjab, India by SHIMOJ
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