The Golden Temple
Trip Start Nov 01, 2011
129Trip End Nov 01, 2012
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Sikhs from all over the country make the pilgrimage here to see the temple and bath in the holly water surrounding the temple. As impressive as the temple was the free canteen which feeds 80,000 pilgrims a day! Charlie & I took our lunch with the other 500 guests whilst I amused the dinners with my inability to cross my legs.
After enjoying our lunch and a lengthy spell of admiring the cooking and cleaning process we took a taxi to the India - Pakistan border to watch the border closing ceremony. The ceremony takes place every sunset and involves both countries attempting to out "do" each other
From Amritsar we took an over night bus to Delhi, it should have taken 10 hours but a break down pushed it to 15. The bus was followed by a 6 hour wait in Delhi before catching a 12 hour train to Varanassi.