Day 2 started with agendas to meet. We booked a cab for about INR 1500, courtesy our hotel and headed to Wagah Border ceremony. This was preceded by scrumptious breakfast at the hotel😋
Piece of advice: Start by 3 pm for the Wagah Border ceremony. The ceremony starts by around 5:30 pm. Carry a hat/cap/umbrella, water, shades and loads of sunscreen; no matter what the weather!
The drive from Amritsar to Wagah Border is about of an hour and a half (depending on traffic). Roads are pretty nice. But what you'd actually fall in love with is the greenery on either side of the road. With lush green farms on both side, one will understand the cost we are paying to live in a City!!
The ceremony from start to finish is chest thumping, proud and filled with so much of Josh that even Vicky Kaushal would need glucose. The energy there is surreal. You will not find it anywhere else on Earth.
After we came back, we headed to Kesar da Dhaba. Now this place is more than a 100 years old. Small, dingy, place, that has its kitchen bigger than the seating area. It has common public tables that are to be shared with strangers. No fancy cutlery, no ac, no show..... But as soon as the paratha plate is served to you, you'd forget everything else. Those parathas melt in your mouth. It's slapped with so much of butter that it's hard to not die after eating it. The deal makhni served with is just slides through your mouth bursting all possible flavor bud inside you. Top it with lassi and you wouldn't even want to get back to your hotel. We almost dragged ourselves to it :-(
And that's how we ended our trip. In case you're a non vegetarian, you must visit makhan chicken and fish shop in Amritsar. It cannot, I repeat... Cannot be missed.
To think of it, I realized that the city that's seen so much of war and violence , has literally become the mecca for peace.
So go, explore your Amritsar and tell me how you liked it
Peace and love to all😊