Recently ‘we’ visited the holy city of Amritsar. Here ‘we’ include I & my cousin brother. Amritsar is the spiritual and cultural centre of Sikhism in the world.
Our journey started with the Indian railway. As someone rightly said, the true beauty of India lies in its countryside and what better way to explore it than through a train journey. Indian railways is a common thread that binds these diverse people who may be different in many ways but get along very nicely. Indian Railways, tenu jawab nahi!! 👌
If you are travelling on any trip, firstly fix the staying option. For this trip we had already planned everything, this was a very helpful decision for us. We reached the bachelor’s paradise. It was incredibly peaceful and quiet, hospitality was superb. We had a great & memorable time there. we had done a house party & many more things.
On New Year’s (2019) eve, we made a visit to Sri Harminder Sahib, also known as the Golden Temple. the experience was deeply spiritual. The temple is a visual treat, as it is actually made of gold and precious stones (the ceiling is a masterpiece). The long wait in the queue to get inside the Golden Temple is totally worth it. Have patience as the queue slowly but steadily inches forward. Because The insides have to be seen to be believed. Photography isn’t permitted inside. You have to store in your memory the beauty that accosts you. Most importantly the KADA PRASAD at the temple is out of this world, the taste lingers on for years.
Panoramic view 👇
Being in the northwestern end of the country, Amritsar is located just beside Pakistan, so experiencing “BEATING THE RETREAT” ceremony is a major thing to watch when you are in Amritsar. On next evening we also made a visit to Wagah border, where every evening Indian Border Security Force(BSF) from India and Pakistan Rangers from Pakistan hold a joint flag down ceremony. It was a wonderful patriotic experience and the BSF does a commendable job in organizing such a daily event.
( basically, Attari is the last village of India & Wagha is the first village of Pakistan so it was named as wagha attari border )
Some pics are here 👇
Before going to Wagha border we promptly hit the food trail, having ‘Amritsari kulche’ followed by huge glasses of lassi!! I was my first & one of the best kulchas i ever had (shop name – Kulcha land ).
Since one of the best parts of travel is often getting the chance to try new food. No matter where you go in India you’re likely to find some pretty amazing food, but each state and even city or town have their own delicacies. In the case of Amritsar, one of the delicious things they’re famous for is their kulchas (butter-soaked bread baked in a tandoor and often stuffed with potatoes) try one out at Kulcha Land.
The Jallianwala Bagh tragedy, which occurred during the time of India’s freedom struggle with the British has gone down in history as one of the most brutal massacres where the British troupes closed the gates of the garden and gunned down peaceful civilians who were there celebrating the Punjab National Day. The monument to memorialize the event is a sight to see and the bullet marks left from this tragedy can still be seen.
After exploring Amritsar for 3-4 days, we decided to do a short bike ride on Sunday morning from Amritsar city to Haveli. Riding a bike has benefits like no other tours.“Bike tours are always an incredible way to get your head around a city” we had done it by two bikes, the ride was unforgettable & the destination was more beautiful. we reached Haveli by half an hour drive.
Basically, Haveli reflects the taste and fell of the authentic Punjab. One can expect true Punjabi flavours and a fun outing at Haveli. finally, the bike trip came to a happy ending.
Thank You note:
A very special thanks to CAPTAIN SALIL SRIVASTAVA ( elder cousin brother ) for giving such a precious oppurtunity to explore Punjab. Thank you bhaiya for making so many ordinary moments, extraordinary. ye trip hamesha yaad rahegi ( wo esspider man wala song, ” theek hai “, bonfire, VIP entry at wagha border & many more things ) & most importantly “what happens in Amritsar will always stay in Amritsar”😂.
The successfulness of the tour credit goes to SWASTIK ( younger cousin) thank you bhai for everything & especially being as a travel partner. The Indian railways ‘SAFAR’ and meals were all good, these moments are the best part of our journey.
To all those who are hungry and maiden of such a refreshfent go and get it. 🤘
🤘 “To Travel is to Live”🤘