Description : Nikos is so very right. I have been able to enjoy my travels because I almost felt at home, in my own country wherever I went. That is a distinct feeling. Do you all feel the same? Does travelling engross you just as much?
Description : After a completely filling meal, a glass of Amritsari Lassi, ah! Nothing like it. We had a glass of the most filling Lassi after a fabulous lunch and I had no words to express my true appreciation. My head and stomach were both filled and I really felt complete.
Description : I have always been a great fan of travelling there are times when you fail to adjust with the given set of conditions. That is when I have realised that Winston Churchill was right in saying that only few have the ability to withstand failure and move ahead. I would have never been able to travel so many places if I had given up hope when I failed.
Description : During our Amritsar visit, we decided to check out St. Paul’s church. We attended the Sunday mass. It may not be the biggest church I have ever visited but the service at this church was quite beautiful. It is amongst the oldest churches of the Diocese of Amritsar. Visiting this church was a great experience.
Baba Atal Rai Tower is one of the landmarks of Amritsar and is a beautiful octagonal tower, which is nine storied and standing to a height of 40 meters. It is the tallest building in the city and is located to the south of Golden Temple. It was built in the memory of the son of Guru Hargobind, Atal Rai, who gave life to his close friend immediately after his death. This act angered Guru Hargobin, who said that he should not have used his spiritual powers for such things as it was against the Sikh tradition. Atal Rai declared that he would sacrifice his own life for breaking the Sikh law and went in to mediation. Soon he breathed his last and then a monument was raised in his memory. The nine towers depicts the 9 years of life of Atal Rai. He was given the title Baba because of his great spiritual powers.
We saw that the tower was octagonal in shape and it showed a double octagonal structure, one exterior and the other interior. The exterior octagonal structure terminated at the sixth level and the interior one rose up to nine-storey. There was double staircase leading to the top of the tower and it also allowed the visitors to enter each floor and explore it.
I saw that the ground floor had four entrances facing the four direction, with the main entrance facing the east. Inside the interior octagonal structure was kept Guru Granth Sahib. It too had four doors. On the first floor of the tower we saw many mural paintings and works showing the life of Guru Nanak. Some of them were scenes from his childhood while others consisted of his life after he became the Guru. The last painting showed Guru Nanak naming Angad Dev as his successor.
From the top of the tower we had a beautiful view of the city and its surrounding area. It was so breathtaking that we stood there for a while enjoying the sight. I took photographs of the tower and the view from the top of the tower. After spending an hour or two at the tower we went on to our next destination.
Description : Pul Kanjari is an amazing heritage location that was built by Raja Ranjit Singh. We clicked a few pictures on our visit to the location. The fortress includes a mosque, a Gurudwara and a temple within its premises. The secular nature of this location makes it a great attraction for tourists.