Friday, June 02, 2006
Got a chance to visit Amritsar recently. Not a very great city to stay in - but it certainly pulls a good number of crowd (read tourists). Managed to reach the Wagah Border - to witness the great Retreat (or known as Change of Guards)! I made sure that I visit the place on a weekday, to avoid rush - and this is what I find there --
Wonder, what happens there during weekends! This pic is of just one side - and that 45 minutes before the "event" started! The crowd almost doubled by the end of it! And to my utter surprise, the stadium (as they call it) was almost empty on the Pakistan side (and we were wondering that even those who were there - came to see Indian population - rather than the retreat). Anyways, somehow managed to watch the whole "event" - standing on top of a electric pole base (and i was standing approximately 40 feet above the ground level - without much support)! Not that I hated the whole thing, but didn't find it much exciting - except for seeing some "aunties" coming down to the road & dancing on patriotic songs!!!
The Gate at Pakistani Side
Paid a visit to the famous Jaliaanwala Bagh also, where on Gerenal Dyre's order - thousands of innocent and peacful freedon fighters were killed. Today there stands a nice memorial -
and a flame in memory of freedom fighers of India! (Amar Jyoti)
And the best thing I saw in Amritsar was this magnificent Golden Temple!
This is a "Gurudwara", and one of the most sacred place for the Sikhs. This is not only beautiful from outside - but the interiors are also worth a mention here --
All in all - a good place to stay for 2-3 days, with amazing food (specially Amritsari Kulche)!!
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September 16, 2006 01:03 AM PDT
@ Santro - Will think about putting up the pic
@ Shankar - thanx buddy! yep i thoroughly enjoyed my trip!
July 27, 2006 06:00 PM PDT
when'll you put your car ka new pis? why don't you tell us about it? ;)
July 4, 2006 06:52 PM PDT
Nice pics...seems u have had a gr8 time going to these places
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