Amritsar is a city in the north-western part of India which is home to the famous Golden Temple which is a spritual abode for Sikhs.
This place was number one on our list of things to see in India and we wasted no time getting our gear together and roam the streets of ‘Ambersar’ as it is colloquially known.
On our way to Amritsar we stopped at various road side eating joints for chai’, food and photos.
We stayed two days and one night in a modern hotel we found in the oldest part of town. This meant, that we were within walking distance to the Golden temple and to the brightly lit local markets.
We also visited Jallianwala Bagh which is the place where the unfortunate massacre in 1919 was carried under the British rule of India. Here is a wiki link that will be useful if you want to know more about it.
Next morning, we were greeted by a Sikh religious procession in the morning celebrating the birth of their tenth Guru. This meant the streets were buzzing with culture and the students from the local schools.
Later as we pointed the car towards home we pulled over to check out an incredibly majestic building that turned out to be a 19th century learning establishment called Khalsa College. As it was the school holidays the guards let us on campus and we spent an hour wondering the aging grounds with our camera in tow. What a great way to end an excursion !
We can keep talking about our field trip.. but we will let our photos do the talking now!