Hotel Ishan Villa

Verka-Majitha Byepass, Service Lane, Amritsar, Punjab, 143001, India | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Amritsar

On a train through India (well, Amritsar!)

A travel blog entry by sarahdoug96 on May 28, 2014

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... downstairs in the hotel before we went to collect any things we wanted for the morning before leaving reception and jumping into a different car that took us into the centre of Amritsar to the outskirts of the Golden Temple complex. It was extremely busy here as there were loads of people heading to the temple. We followed Pranay, dodging in between all the crowds until we made it to the entrance of the temple. We had to leave our shoes and flip flops at the entrance and ...

Hide and Sikh at the Golden Temple

A travel blog entry by hanush on Mar 31, 2014

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... was warm and silky smooth, live tabla music and recitations from the book were playing over hidden speakers, and the white and gold light danced on the water's surface. The Sikh pilgrims were all smiles, and very happy to explain things. A nice touch of gender egalitarianism - both men and women have to cover their hair inside the temple.

The temple was largely destroyed by the Indian army in 1984, during an ill-fated attack called Operation Blue Star. The stated ...

The Golden Temple By Day

A travel blog entry by richmiketrav on Jan 29, 2014

2 comments, 8 photos

... Temple. Mad indian traffic and honking horns, as always, and no short cuts but an interesting view of a different culture and lifestyle. Taking our shoes and socks off at temples is a strange feeling for us, especially when it's outside where building work is happening and it's dusty and the mats are soggily wet. Donning out yellow and blue scarves, we went in. Similar to last night, the complex was revealed in further glory by ...

Pomp and ceremony

A travel blog entry by twovines on Oct 26, 2013

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... comes the ceremonial lowering of the flags which is done to precision so that neither flag comes down quicker than the other. Once lowered, the flags are ceremoniously folded and rolled and goose stepped back to the other end of the road. Finally both sets of gates are flung closed with such force that the Indian gates bounces open again. It is hurriedly reclosed and locked and the ceremony is over. The border is now closed for the night. Last stop ...

Heat Sikhing

A travel blog entry by free_range_hen on Aug 20, 2013

14 photos

... drive back to the centre of Amritsar pleasant and cool. The current temple was built in 1764 after being destroyed by the Mughal's in 1761. The roof was gilded with copper plates in 1802, and became known as the Golden Temple. True to the nature of Sikhism everyone is welcome, as long as you are bare foot and cover your hair. I was overcome by a feeling of calm and happiness that really stuck with me as we entered from the clock tower and down ...

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