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... time so we didn't have to deal with too many near miss collisions before we were fully awake.
After we completed our decent from the mountain we were greeted by freshly paved highway and our driver told us it would be smooth sailing for the rest of the drive. The state of Punjab is famous for its agriculture and it was obvious as we drove through, since we saw tons of farms growing wheat, mustard flowers and all sorts of fresh produce as well. Since it ...
... during our rule in India. About 400 were shot dead on the orders of General Dyer with a further 1200 wounded - 1650 rounds were fired and bullet holes can still be seen in the walls. Some threw themselves down the 'Martyrs Well' to escape the bullets and 150 were crushed or drowned in the panic. The order was given by the Lt Governor of Punjab, Sir Michael O'Dwyer, who feared an imminent threat of mutiny on the scale of 1857. The story has a poignant finale....Udham Singh, a ...
... for the first time in about 6 weeks. Deciding that tomorrow we could spend the whole day at the golden temple we looked for other things to do in Amritsar. Just around the corner from the restaurant was a memorial garden to a horrendous massacre of 1200 civilians by the British, not a comfortable place for me walking around, I defaulted to saying any country but England when the locals were asking where I was from. Thoroughly depressed and heading back to the dorms I spotted a ...
... of Punjab, The garden
was named by the ruler himself as a tribute to Guru Ram Das, the founder of the
city. Now the summer palace of the Maharaja Ranjit Singh has been converted
into a museum which speaks volumes on his times.On display are weapons dating
back to Mughal times, portraits of ruling houses of Punjab and a replica of
diamond "Kohinoor". In those days the garden was approached by a huge
fortified gate which still exists in its original ...
... has 3 different restaurants at the same premises. This all came about as the owners had a falling out and decided to split up their own places to eat so the ground floor is separate from the top 2 floors but has the same name! We chose the middle floor and had some decent food, albeit a little expensive (thanks for that Lonely planet!). We then headed back to the hotel where we had a rest until 4:30 when we got into a car and headed to Attari, on the Vagha border between ...