Amritsar - the name on hearing takes us back to the land of Legendary Bhagat Singh, Jalianwala Baugh, Golden Temple and yes Wagah Border.
Right from the day India started its journey towards a complete independence the city has been a witness to many things. Martyrs ready to sacrifice their lives for country, Golden Temple the holiest place of Sikhs, the infamous Jalianwala Baugh, Border shared with neighboring country to the various things it has been witnessing till date.
The association of the place with history intrigued me an my fellow companions to visit the place and find out exactly what effect does a city has and experiences after going through a lot of things and then shine like "Gold", which has to go under a hammer before it is shaped into a master piece of an art.
Starting our journey from Mumbai to Amritsar, we chose the train which travels almost across 7 - 8 states and time of about 36 hours before it reaches Amritsar. Passing through the prominent states like Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi every halt is an experience. People boarding and getting off some for work, some for visit, some for family functions and some for funerals. The journey though long never felt boring due to this co-passengers sharing experiences, thoughts and yes "Food" items.
Amritsar station is just like another railway station in India, people moving in and out. Auto drivers wooing passengers asking for destinations, negotiating on fares and taking them on desired destinations.
Amritsar literally means city of lake bearing Amrit (a pool of divine water), we checked into an hotel nearby the market and rested for the day as the journey though exciting , but had been a less exciting for our backs and legs. After a good sleep of around 3-4 hours the hunger in our stomach forced us to venture out of hotel and feed ourselves on local available cuisines around.
Second Day morning feeling fresh and energized we began our journey. Our first place on map was