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Back to Delhi via Amritsar

Amritsar, India

We left McLeod Ganj the next morning and made our way to the holy city of Amritsar in the Punjab state to see the Golden Temple.
We arrived in Amritsar at 5pm and searched for a hotel. We found a five star for 500 rps (10 bucks) per night. We checked in and took an auto rickshaw to the temple.

It is a monolith. We deposit our shoes, don head coverings and wash our hands and feet before entering the main gate. The temple sits in a lake surrounded by an impressive enclosure. It was an enormous compound. We approached the bridge that crosses the lake to the temple and waited in line while prayers were read over a loud loud speaker. They let a few in at a time and as you move forward towards the temple you bow a few times. I can't describe what it is like to be in a temple made of pure gold. Its one of those things you just have to experience. The following day we made our way back to GAV.

permalink written by  Eric Broome on November 17, 2006 from Amritsar, India
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