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“Surely one of the Wonders of the World”
Review of Harmandir Sahib

Harmandir Sahib
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$45.00*
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Private Tour: Golden Temple and Wagah Border with...
Ranked #1 of 76 things to do in Amritsar
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed October 31, 2013

Quite simple breath-taking, yet surrounded by the heat, dust, hustle and bustle of old Amritsar. Despite initial appearances from the outside the whole complex is run with incredible efficiency, drop off you shoes at one of the "lockers" and walk barefoot round to the entrance, dodging the odd moped and building works. No need to buy a head covering by the way, all is provided for. Enter the temple complex past formidable looking Sikh temple guards totting enormous spears, you walk through into another world. Endless white marble surrounds the central pool full of some of largest and most languid carp anywhere. The central structure, famously clad in beaten gold shines like a beacon and is one of the most incredible sites I've ever seen. It's really quite a humbling place, surprisingly quiet given the number of people around and if there's a league table of welcoming religions then Sikhism is right up the top. Take time to enjoy a walk around, it's may take a while not least as you'll be stopped by other visitors for a chat every few yards. Once you've marvelled at the Harmandir Sahib don't miss out on a trip to the canteen where meals are dispensed in mass quantities to all comers. All told an unforgettable experience so good we came again, twice. If you want to dodge the long queue to see inside the Harmandir (not great for a 6 year old in the hot sun) then come very very early when the Guru Granth Sahib is brought out in procession.

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Reviewed October 30, 2013

The crowds getting to the entrance of the Temple were a bit off putting but once you get inside well truly an experience you won't forget.

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Reviewed October 30, 2013

This place combines religious feeling, cleanliness, discipline and aesthetics in a perfect blend. There's a feeling of perfect peace that pervades the temple. Simply to sit there is an activity that cleanses and heals. It is a truly spiritual experience.

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Reviewed October 30, 2013

The Golden Temple is arguably India's best pure 'spiritual' temple experience.The Gurdwara is surrounded by a Sarovar. The temple is free to all, and a genuinely contemplative and peaceful place, certainly the best in the nation for gaining and understanding of Sikhism, and a place where, whatever culture or creed, you will always feel welcome.

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Reviewed October 29, 2013

Being a religious person, It was a blissful experience to visit Shri Darbar Sahib (Golden Temple). My last visit was on October 19, 2013. I felt blessed to carry Palki / Palanquin of Shri Guru Granth Sahib brought down from the Akal Takht, in early morning. The place I wonder has largest numbers of visitor everyday even more than Taj Mahal.
When early morning kirtan or prayers are heard, one feels to be present in heaven. The food or langar is absolutely free and is very delicious. You can get a place to rest in the Guru Hargobind Niwas , Guru Ram Das Saran or there are many nearby hotels.

You can get pre paid taxi outside darbar sahib complex to commute to wagah border,or to any destination with nominal charges.

Food is typically North Indian and you can ask for your morning breakfast of Amritsari kulche.

1  Thank Prabhs13
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