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... the Retreat" ceremony.
Soldiers from both countries march in perfect drill, going through the steps of
bringing down their respective national flags. As the sun goes down,
nationalistic fervour rises and lights are switched on marking the end of the
day amidst thunderous applause.
Jallian Wala Bagh
The memorial at this site commemorates the 2000 Indians who were
killed or wounded, shot indiscriminately by the British under the command ...
... on the lake. The temple is made from solid gold and is absolutely stunning. It was well lit so it reflected in the inky black lake and was just a perfect picture.
We queued with all the colourful people down the causeway to the island where the golden temple was and then everybody just sat down. not being able to move forward any further we sat down with them. The service started inside the temple and the service from inside was piped outside so everyone could hear ...
... a Retreat" ceremony on the border with Pakistan and visiting the Golden Temple. BEATING A RETREAT This ceremony took place at what's called the Asian equivalent of the Berlin Wall. It was an amazing, deafening uproar of an experience! On the border there are 2 gates. Leading up to both from each country's side are amphitheatre style seats, enough for about 4000 on the Indian side. There is a 100m stretch of concrete road going down the centre of the ...
... A wall in the park has some of the bullet holes from the original attack.
In the park, as well as the temple, we were stopped by several Indian tourists who wanted our photo to be taken with them. The guide informed us that they were generally from the country and had very little experience of white people and wanted a souvenir of their trip to show their friends. We may well appear in all manner of Indian facebook pages after this trip! The requestors ...
Today I visited the golden temple in Amritsar India. This temple has a glorious setting as it resides in the middle of a large sacred pool. The golden temple is the Sikh religions holiest of temples. As part of the daily ritual the holy book of the Sikhs, the Guru Granth Sahib is carried out of the Akhal Takht to the Hari Mandir (Temple of God) at daybreak. From dawn until late at night the temple echoes with the music of ...