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... 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 ...
... where things happened, You could see bullet holes in the walls and the well in which women jumped to escape the gunfire. The well was then used by the army as a disposal site for many of the bodies and were thrown in on top of the people who had survived the fall. It is said that this well was full to the top when the army sealed it shut. Disgraceful.
It was on the train to Delhi that we read that it ...
... Pakistanis shouting from either side wearing baseball caps and waving their countries flag. Foreigners were given their own box to watch from and we seemed to be the second entertainment with many Indians taking photos of us like we were in a cage at a zoo! Exhausted after being out in the sun all afternoon I had a quick dinner and slept like a baby.
Getting to the temple at sunrise didn't happen, I made it there for about 8am. After handing in my shoes and ...
... knife stuck in them. Once we had gone round all the way, and avoided getting our feet burnt on the hot floor, we joined the huge queue to go inside the Harbindir Sahib (Golden Temple). It took about 20 minutes to finally get inside and it was a little daunting in the queue as so many people stopped and starred at us, more so the girls. The temple itself is quite small and there was a service going on (throughout the day) so we had to walk through and have a quick look. There ...
... a bizarre Hindu Temple dedicated to the female saint Lal Devi. Inside the temple was a crystal maze style route through tunnels, stairs and water pools to various shrines dotted throughout the temple.