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<i><b>Randomly planned a trip for Amritsar to see Golden temple .Somehow got the ticket on tatkal booking in shatabdi so hoped onto it and reached Amritsar .Train left Delhi at 7.20 am from new Delhi railway station and reached Amritsar around 2pm. From railway station after having lunch at a nearby restaurant directly took rickshaw to golden temple though I regret it later as on way to golden temple a flyover comes so u need to get down ...
... followed. However being a foolish gentleman I couldn't let Jessie walk back down the now dark and sketchy road into town to her hostel on her own. So I got double the hill climbing training in today. Not that I mind, I quite like walking through these towns late at night or early in the morning, they take on a whole different character. You realise that the tiny, cramped, vibrant, and manic bazaars are actually wide sweeping boulevards, I have time to investigate the strange piles ...
... which enabled the British to put in prison any Indian suspected of sedition, without trial) took place in this small area, it is estimated that around 20,000 were there. General R.E.H Dyer took it upon himself to send his troops in to open fire, without warning on the crowd, a well which is in the area, has bullet holes in it from the troops firing at people diving into it to try and escape the bullets, the ones who made for the well did ...
... spicy and aromatic chai tea we have ever tasted! We were victorious, we had conquered the butter capital of India and we were outright STUFFED!
In total we sampled 12 different dishes in about 4hours, covering a distance of 7kms. The walking was much needed, not only to help burn off some of the hefty calories we had consumed, but also to help with the digestion of all those dishes! For obvious reasons I have only included a select few of the dishes ...
... photos taken with the border guards but they did look good in their hats. Bryan got his photo taken too and it's only then you realise how tall they are. A giant race amongst Indian people. Maybe if you are born tall here, this becomes your destiny :-)
Anyway we had just the best time and it really was one of the best things we have seen anywhere in India.
If you ever come here you really have to make sure this is on your list of things to do