|Harmandir Sahib (The Golden Temple)|
|Entering the Golden Temple|
|Gold fishes in Sarovar lake, Harmandir Saheb|
|Amritsari Kulcha, Bhrawan's Dhabba|
Places to eat : Visiting Punjab and not savouring the local food is almost a crime. The auto rickshaw driver had suggested couple of places near the temple for having our lunch. We insisted having authentic Punjabi food. He had suggested Brother's dhabba and Bhrawan da Dhabba. We went to the latter. It was a huge hotel and pure vegetarian cuisine. Some of us ordered the local cuisine - Amritsari Kulcha with chole. And top it up with lassi. Punjabis really know how to make it large. The lassis were offered in tumblers that were really huge. Unlike in places like Mumbai where lassis are so thin, in Punjab the lassis are one of a kind. After a sumptuous lunch, with all that butter, a lassi can be too much. But, definitively worth it. The hotel really lived up to its reputation.
Jalianwala Bagh: Although we couldn't visit the place, one should not miss the Jalian Wala Bagh. This public garden had seen the most evil side of human nature in the form of General Dyre. It is said that what happened on 13 April 1919, can still be vividly felt as you walk through this historic garden. The walls, the well, the lanes all tell tales of the gore human nature against innocent civilians. Hope to be there on our next trip.
|Flag waving at Wagah border|
|Flag lowering ceremony, Wagah border|
|The Golden Temple in the night|