Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Golden City,Amritsar

Every year we go to northern India for vacation , our aim is to explore India. 
This time it was to Amristsar, A must see place in india,we preferred going by Shathabdi  from Delhi and enjoyed beautiful farm fields and sighte of punjab. Amritsar is  small city with narrow roads everywhere. We reached  Amristsar on  Guru Nank Jayanthi, Visited Jalian Walla bagh on the same day and next day morning  the Golden Temple , Bada Hanuman temple and evening to the Wagah Border.
Golden TempleA must see temple in India. we spent hours in golden temple sitting by the lake on the sparkling clean floor,admiring the beautiful Golden Temple in front, enjoying the sight of golden fish being fed by the patrons.

Golden Temple
Did you ever sit down to eat with hundreds of other people simultaneously? It’s quite an experience.The world’s largest dining hall serves up daal, chapati and vegetables to tens of thousands of visitors every day, nearly 24-7

Lunkar at the temple
We visited lord Hanuman (Bada Hanuman) Temple,Amristsar. It is customary for couples who are bequeathed with a boy after receiving blessings of Lord Hanuman to offer their children as part of Langoor Sena (soldiers of Lord Hanuman)at the temple. One of the Main Attractions of this temple is the Langoor dance performed by the devotees.Snap from temple side.History is, "It was visited by Lord Rama himself".
This is the same place where Hanuman got the royal horse released from Luv and Kush. This temple has a great religious importance and it is said that, the 'Ashwamedha Yagam' was performed by Lord Rama here.
We had a lavish dinner of Dal Makhani, Chole and Paratha from Amritsar at Kesar da Dhaba  (one of the oldest dhaba in Amritsar). This single plate was more than enough for the two of us. 


Known for its famous food, the maze like streets of Amritsar is brimming with small eateries and Dhabas which use desi ghee for most of its dishes. The aroma of good food lingers in the air and is quite an experience.

Traditional Book Binding 

Street Foods

The Jallianwala Bagh was bounded on all sides by houses and buildings and had few narrow entrances, most of which were kept permanently locked.

Hotel had arranged a taxi  to Wagah boarder, and we were soon on my way towards the country’s border with Pakistan. The taxi driver drew my attention to the passing trucks from Pakistan carrying herbs, dry fruits, raw material for making cement, etc. Likewise, trucks from India were carrying foodstuff to Pakistan.

We were 1 km away from pakistan

Everyday, the Wagah Border ceremony attracts many tourists, both Indian and foreigners. A true feeling of patriotism hits you when the space echoes " "Hindustan Zindabad" and "Bharat Mata Ki Jai" non stop.
I noticed a group of Gujaratis performing garba along with Punjabis dancing on Bhangra music
Saw khalsa university too where many movies shot. 
The building reminded me of the movie " Veer Zara". :-) 


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