One Day Trip To Amritsar - Golden Temple

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6th Apr 2015
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Golden Temple
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A Holy Tree Inside The Golden Temple
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Awesome fishes are swimming in pool.
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Just after ceremony of wagah border
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India's border gate
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Only 23 km to Lahore city

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.

Jallianwala Bagh

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.

Waga border

There is a lot of share taxi to reach at wagah border, which is just 28 kms away from the main city. That taxi was parked roughly one kilometre before the spot. I got one friend in taxi one who from Germany. From there we started walking towards the site. Thousands of people come to see this evening parade at Wagah every single day. On reaching the spot, we climbed up a stadium like place. The men and women were seated in different zones. In front of stadium stairs was a clean wide road for parade . You will listen to the patriotic songs and your feelings will rise after seeing Pakistani people dancing from the other end. The parade conducted by our jawans will leave you mesmerized and awe struck. Towards our left was the enormous gate that separated land as India and Pakistan. After the ceremony, I took some photos with indian soldiers. It's very hard to get clicked with the soldiers. Then We back to Golden temple to see in night. My friend said that Golden Temple looks gorgeous at night. That night we left together to Chandigarh.

One of the oldest city in india

Photo of Amritsar, Punjab, India by Niraz Nizam

India and Pakistan Border

Photo of Wagah Border Park, Wahga, Punjab, india by Niraz Nizam
Photo of Wagah Border Park, Wahga, Punjab, india by Niraz Nizam
Photo of Wagah Border Park, Wahga, Punjab, india by Niraz Nizam

The Golden Temple has four entrances which signify the openness of the Sikh culture.

Photo of One Day Trip To Amritsar - Golden Temple by Niraz Nizam
Photo of One Day Trip To Amritsar - Golden Temple by Niraz Nizam
Photo of One Day Trip To Amritsar - Golden Temple by Niraz Nizam
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