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... is just on the
periphery of the garden.
Located 11 Km West of Amritsar on Chogawan road, dates back to the
period of Ramayana, Rishi Valmiki's hermitage. The place has an ancient tank
and many temples. A hut marks the site where Mata Sita gave birth to Luv &
Kush and also, still extant are Rishi Valmiki's hut and the well with stairs
where Mata Sita used to take her bath. The Bedis of Punjab (Guru Nanak Dev ,
... be here now, you could not for one moment imagine the massacre that took place here in 1984. Over 2000 people (Sikhs and visitors) were killed by the Indian Army under direct orders from Indira Gandhi (Gandhi's daughter and the them Prime Minister of India) in an attempt to take the temple from the Sikhs.
The Golden Temple was very memorable and definitely worth the visit.
(you can see our diary for the other places separately)
... The temple compound is beautiful. The temple is surrounded by a huge pool, and there are other buildings there as part of the complex. The Sikh parliament building is there. There is also a huge kitchen where every day enough food is made to feed 30,000 people. Yes, you read that right.
We walked around for awhile, and then our guide, Sandeep, arranged for us to help make chapatis in the kitchen. This was one of those things that will stay in my ...
... and saw fish markets, cat fish and flies! metal workers, ladder makers, from bamboo, people repairing anything electronic or electrical, nothing is wasted, I found it fascinating! There were some poor old hardworking donkeys, god we felt sorry for them, they had huge loads on their carts and they didn't look too well fed or cared for either. Lunch was at the restaurant we went to last night, the tucker is excellent there. Funny when we order ...
... flies around the work tops. Luckily someone showed us inside and way a transformation from outside. It was a bit pricier than our usual budget for food but we hadn't done much else. We bought some snacks for the journey tomorrow and headed back to our hotel. Hadley was still feeling poorly so we watched both of the last Harry potter films and skyped. We wanted an early night as we had a very early start the next day, alarms on at ...