In my previous article I had written about ‘Golden Temple’ in Amritsar
In this article I will be covering other major attractions in Amritsar
Jallianwala Bagh -This place at walking distance from Golden Temple is a public garden in Amritsar in the Punjab state of India, and houses a memorial of national importance,to commemorate the massacre of peaceful celebrators including unarmed women and children by British occupying forces, on the occasion of the Baisakhi (a Sikh festival) on April 13, 1919.
Bullet marks can still be seen on the walls of this place.Till date the place has very narrow single entrance which made it difficult for people to escape and so many people had to jump into the well. This Martyr’s well can still be seen in the premises.
The Sound and Light Show at Jallianwala Bagh commences at 7pm in the summer months. In winter the show starts at 5pm. Unfortunately when I visited this place the show was not operational.
Wagah border ceremony– Indo-Pakistan border is at distance of about 29Km from Amritsar and share taxis as well as individually booked taxis are available from Golden Temple to reach this place. Share taxis cost about 120-150 INR per person whereas separately booked taxis might cost around 900-1200 INR.Make sure to reach well before time for the ceremony as the seats get full very fast.
The ceremony starts with a blustering parade by the soldiers from both the sides, and as the sun sets, the iron gates at the border are opened and the two flags are lowered simultaneously.It is called the “beating retreat” border ceremony on the international level.
With this I conclude my article on Amritsar sightseeing however no trip is complete without shopping and tasting the local food delicacies so in my next article on Amritsar I will cover these……..