Need one full day for sight seeing. Golden Temple should be attended both during Day and once during night as the temple is open till 10pm.
Darshan should not take more than an hour, maximum 2 hours. Please do not forget to visit all the floors especially the big BOOK (Granth) on the first floor. The temple can be entered from 2 to 3 gates, but the main entrance for the main temple for darshan is only one gate. There are 2 lines side by side. One line to the left – where you can enter the main Dhwar and the second enters from the right side door. Any line is fine. The right line appears moving fast.
There are dedicated places for keeping footwear (free of cost). Head should be covered. They sell head gear outside the temple. Also people who have used the head gear just once, dumps them in a large bin, just before entry, which can be re-used (free of cost).
Very, very close to the Golden temple. Generally there is a light and sound show in the evening. When we came to visit the Golden temple in the night, we attended the show.
WAGAH BORDER: Taxi can be hired for to and fro.
About 25 kms from main town. The stands are not enough for our Indian crowd, hence have to start early at 1500 or 1530 hrs to get some view spot. Caps and Sunglasses will be helpful. Please buy water before you go to the stands. Separate stands for Men and Women. Parade is something different but in my personal view I did not understand why such ferociousness in the parade and how the army and governments have accepted such a retreat parade. The parade can be avoided if you happen to go during peak holiday season as they sell DVD’s all around the place of the parade. Instead the border can be visited at a convenient time. But if it is not a holiday season, you can plan for the parade.
There are few other temples. Durgianna Temple looks similar to the Golden temple setting.
Amritsar is known for its markets especially whole sale markets. Foot-wear, clothing (both Ladies and Punjabi suits for Men). Of-course Punjabi food is really good especially Panneer, Gulab Jamun, rotis etc. – just find the right place.
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