Amritsar is one of the oldest cities in the India and divided into two parts, Old City and New City. I reached at New city and took Share Autorickshaw from the Bus station, which was the best way to reach Jallianwala Bagh. Due to narrow over crowded roads, no other vehicles were allowed beyond a point nearing Jallianwala Bagh except cycles and rickshaws. Jallianwala Bagh was in close proximity to the Golden Temple(about 500 meter). It was just a 10 min walk to the temple compound.
This place holds very historical importance and when I go inside the park, I feel I'm being transported into bristish times. we all have read about the unfortunate massacre that is marked as a black spot on the face of history. Many martyrs (approximately 1,000) dead in that attack of general Dyre. The bullet marks still intact on the walls, the sight of well where hundreds of women jumped with their children to escape from the bullets of British troops. There is a lot of painting about the unfortunate day were enough to upset the spectators. Punjab is also a historically rich state, with countless stories about the Indian freedom struggle. I spend more than two hours in Jallianwala Bagh compound. Then I moved to golden temple.
The Golden Temple
The Golden Temple has four entrances which signify the openness of the Sikh culture. The moment you enter the vicinity of the temple, the beautiful gates welcome you and you feel you are in heaven for sure. Everyone should cover their head and remove their footwear before enter in to temple. The smooth white marble feels quite cool even under the harsh mid-day sun. Temple Open to people of all faiths. The big fishes will welcome you and the local people are some of the most generous. I had to wait in a long queue for around 1 hour to visit inside of Golden Temple. That was awsome. There is a Guru-Ka-Langaar (communal dining hall) in side the temple where the visitors receive a free meal. Afternoon I left to waga border.