A Western Girl in Northern India (part 2)

Hey guys I’m sure you must’ve enjoyed the beautiful pictures of Nainital and Mussoorie  and are dying to know what I did in Amritsar and Chandigarh.

So let’s begin ,  Honestly Amristar has got this kind of peace and tranquility to it. It may not have the  beautiful views or hill station kind of feels but the city is beautiful in its own way and I would say that the people over there  are generous, helpful and one of a kind .

The first thing after arriving in Amritsar, we all were dying to visit the Golden temple and without wasting any time we freshened up and got all dressed to visit the temple .

Just like any other temple , it’s advisable to dress traditional or atleast decent enough to enter a holy place . We had to keep our shoes out and its very very important and compulsory to put a cloth over your head to enter inside for men and women.

It had two shrines one section   for the men in the open and couple of enclosed area for women to bathe in .

And then like the other popular temples it had huge lines but the difference here was that , people were calm and patient unlike others who push and are restless.

We entered the temple and the interiors were beautiful , everything made up of pure gold and besides the look , the atmosphere was calm and free from disturbance , moreover a place where you can openly think and relax . If you guys are into any depression or are unable to find a way out or feel demotivated , just come here and open up to God and I assure you will make some progress and find some solution to every problem .

There are many myths when it comes to the Golden temple  . Amristar is considered to be the most important and the most holy city of Punjab . It’s considered sacred because the largest Gurudwara , Golden Temple is in Amristar .

The first Guru Ramdas had laid the foundation of the Golden Temple  1577 years back in 500 acres of land .

If I get a chance to go again I would love to visit the Golden temple . Besides the Golden temple there Jallianwala Bagh, during the riot of freedom fighters when people couldn’t survive the shots fired by the British they either jumped in the well or were killed  by the bullets fired at them , the bullet marks are still on the walls over there .

There is another story of a king who was fighting and unfortunately his head got cut , but even after that he kept on moving until his last breath and with his last  piece of energy he just threw his head to a distance.  That spot where his head landed was place where the Golden Temple was built.

Next we went to the Wagah border,  if you haven’t been there , please visit the place and you will feel so patriotic like you have never felt before and honestly, the respect for your country will increase.

The border of India and Pakistan where the soldiers from the each side of the border (India and Pakistan) have a small drill of its matching abilities and both the countries show off and they prove to both the crowds , the best soldiers. We have the crowd of each country shouting and cheering for their own countries on top of their voices , it goes on for 30 minutes and in the end just to mark a respect for each others country the soldiers greet and shake each others hands and the gate of the border is then closed .

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Then we left for Chandigarh in the train , within few hours we were there . The best, most fancy hotel we stayed at was at Chandigarh “hotel Rajshree” . We rested for sometime and my friends told that there were couple of huge malls , the third largest mall in India was here in Chandigarh  and I am a shopaholic so without wasting anytime we walked towards the mall which was few miles away from our hotel.

All of us shopped and we had a good time. We had just one day to spend in Chandigarh, they say the songs made by the singers and the rappers here are only about two things – the pretty girls and the beautiful Chandigarh .

It was about time we left for Manali.

This is it for this week , stay tuned  to read my next post about the cold and the beautiful Manali .

Have a great day ??

Shruti Haldankar

From the beautiful land of sun, sand and sea, Goa. I've recently completed my Bachelor in Business Administration and earned a BBA degree, I've been fashion blogging for a couple of years now and try to dedicate as much time as possible to my part time passion.

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