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founded Amritsar, which houses the Golden Temple or Harmandir Sahib. It is here
that Sage Valmiki wrote the epic, Ramayana. Rama and Sita are believed to have
spent their fourteen-year exile in Amritsar. To the south of the temple is a
garden, and the tower of Baba Atal. The Central Sikh Museum is atop the Clock
Tower. The 'Guru Ka Langar' offers free food to all pikgrims The Granth Sahib is kept in the Temple during
the day and is kept in the ...
Last drive with Mr Singh, this time to the station where we were shuffled onto first class seats, knocking over several hawkers and tripping over an array of families who seemed to have taken up residence on the station platform. I was relieved to see the sign for western toilets at the end of our carriage, only to discover that if I was going to use these facilities I would be watching any deposits fall straight down onto the railways lines below...... Nice! We were deposited at ...
... the flags down same time and close the bordergate.Great to see and maybe even more great to see the very NOT organised and NOT patience Indiers!
Coming back late, 10 pm, because of some in our van didn't show up at time and some not at all. But time to go to the Golden Temple @ night, I think it is even more beautiful then at daytime. The shining beautiful palace is like floating in the water! Again lots of posing and photo's! For me also the chance to get the colorful ...
... Suites (the bags were not tied down to the roof this time but they managed to get away unscathed!) Once we arrived we had to split up into rooms as Caroline shared with Sarah, Alana was with Sophie and Doug shared with Pranay. After such a long day travelling, Doug had a beer with Pranay whilst watching the election coverage (Mhodi won!) before heading off to bed!
Got up for breakfast the following day and showered to get ourselves ready. We all met ...
... other than a ****** off stag beetle. Setting off into hysterics my Japanese colleagues was bad enough; I'm not doing the same to a whole templeful of Sikhs.
Instead we stroll through the town to find a restaurant I spotted yesterday on our drive back from the border ceremony. We found it (eventually) and it was as good as I had hoped. Dal, rice and chapattis, washed down with chilled mineral water, our stock diet on our first trip to India 4 years ago. Wish we had just ...