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The Golden Temple

 Travel Tips India  Comments Off on The Golden Temple
Nov 242018
 

 

The Golden Temple (or Sri Harminder Sahib) is the home of the Sikh peoples as well as a sublime place to visit. Founded by the late Guru Ram Das in 1577. The walls of this temple are made of real 24 karat gold! The Golden Temple is located in the Sikh state of Punjab in the city of Amritsar and is the holiest Gurdwara for the Sikh religion. Its located on a man-made lake which the Sikhs bathe in as well it has a bridge of where if you go on it’ll lead you to the primary prayer room. If you’re willing to see the golden temple you can book a ticket to Amritsar and see it for yourself and just like the Canadian Prime Minister, you’ll be stunned…

So, if your planning to visit the temple you’ll need to know more about it. Of course you should know the location, (India, Punjab, Amritsar) but how about some background history. Like previously mentioned, the Golden Temple is the most holy Gurdwara for the Sikh religion. This is because it is located in the home state of Amritsar also it was built by the Gurus as well its plated in gold. Also it’s constantly got people flooding in to finally see it themselves.

Built by Guru Ram Das and Destroyed by the Mughals, the history is also just as good. Ordered to be built in 1577, the Golden Temple. It was also an important pilgrimage to the Sikh Empire. As it was destroyed the maharaja demanded for its reconstruction and it was completed however this time in copper and marble, but it was then covered in gold wrapping. And as decades and even centuries had passed the Harminder Sahib was left completely untouched as it also left many people jaw-dropped seeing such a large Temple made of gold just being there!!

If you do manage to see the Gurdwara you must at least see it at night because it has ravishing lights placed on it, which lights up the Sarovar (a lake around the temple) absolutely excellently. Some more information about the golden temple is that inside the golden temple there is a Langar hall where Sikhs eat their daily foods. Also inside there is a prayer room where they can sit down and pray or contemplate the things they’ve done or will do. A Langar and Prayer room is regular in Gurdwaras however the one in the golden temple are a lot more special…

However the Langar isn’t inside the actual Temple you see, its located on one of the outside marble temple-like buildings. So therefore the prayer room is inside the Golden Temple. ALSO IMPORTANTLY to show respect you should wash your feet as well as take of your shoes additionally wear a Turban because a Sikhs do this as respect so you should also!

Trip From Amritsar to Delhi

 India Travel Guide  Comments Off on Trip From Amritsar to Delhi
Nov 222018
 

If you are looking for ways to travel from Amritsar to New Delhi, you’ve come to the right text. Read on to find out the best ways that you can make your travel….

By Bus

One of the best ways to get from Amritsar to Delhi is by bus, there are many buses  which take people to Amritsar to Delhi (or Delhi to Amritsar) and you can board these buses from places like the Alpha one mall or new Amritsar Red light and they’ll drop you off at places like Red fort or Karnal Bypass, however these bus trips may take up to 7-8 hours however these times can vary due to the amount of traffic that could be present.

By Car

Driving to Amritsar is one of the most popular and convenient ways of travelling and there are several options and route to stop for refreshments, and you don’t have to wait for a bus or plane or pay for a ticket going the trip is completely free except when you need to take fuel. Thankfully your time can once again highly vary because of traffic.

By Air

Nevertheless, if you don’t want  long journeys a plane may be your way of travelling!  Plane trips are always an occurrence across the skies of Amritsar and Delhi,  so this may be the right option! Plus, a trip only takes up to an hour. Amritsar is well connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights. Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport in Amritsar, located about 11 kilometeres away from the city-centre,  and also to a number of international cities.

 By Train

Amritsar Railway Station is the main station in the city and is well connected to almost all major cities in India including Delhi. A train journey from Delhi to Amritsar takes a little over 6 hours.

Finally, train should be the best format of travelling. A train is not only fast but affordable as well. A train ticket for Amritsar to Delhi , which is pretty cheap compared to our other methods of travelling, we’ve seen so far

I hope now you have a excellent trip via your journey from Amritsar to Delhi.

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Why should you travel to India

 Travel Tips India  Comments Off on Why should you travel to India
Nov 092018
 

India is the second most populated country with a rich history with lots of religious and unique structures to visit, for example the Golden Temple or Taj Mahal as well as the beautiful state of Goa and Many more! Read on to see where we can take you…

Taj Mahal

taj mahal

Taj Mahal

Built by the Mughal Empire, hundreds of years ago, the Taj Mahal is one the most popular tourist destinations in India its ivory white design stands out near the Yamuna River its certainly a lovely destination indeed.

Golden Temple

Golden Temple

The highlight of Amritsar, the home of the Sikhs, the Golden Temple certainly is one of the BEST places to visit. Built by Guru Ram Das at the holy city of Amritsar it has a man made bathing pool founded it and it’s made of pure gold…Once again an exquisite location.

Beaches of Goa

Beaches of Goa

Beaches of Goa

A simply stunning state to visit, the magical beaches are simply stunning…

Coming to these beaches is a once in a lifetime experience the sea, the beach, the trees, its crazy a place as beautiful like this exists!

 

The Indian food

The Indian food

The Indian food

The food alone is reason enough to travel to India — I sampled some of the most delicious food I have ever tasted during my travels there. Indians take their food very seriously and the cuisine, just like the country itself, is incredibly diverse.

In the North, you’ll taste lots of thick, creamy curries that are moderately spicy. My favourites include mutton rogan josh, parathas and tandoori chicken. The food in the north is heavily influenced by Persian and Mughlai styles of cooking. Southern Indian cuisine is commonly characterised by the use of ingredients such as coconut, seafood and rice and is spicier than food in the north. My favourite southern dishes were the masala dosas and fish coconut curries. Vegetarians are also well catered for in India, due to the large proportion of Hindus who are vegetarian.

 

The adventure

 

The history and architecture

 

Religion and spirituality

 

The holiest river in the world

 

The Indian people

 

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