Golden Temple, Amritsar

by Julia Laporte February. 25, 2019 3140 views

While this is not my first visit to India, it is such a vast country that you can never cover all you want to see in one go. For some reason the Golden Temple in Amritsar has been top of my list of things to see in India for some time now and therefore it was our first stop.

Having been to and seen the temple, we are not disappointed. The atmosphere is very peaceful, calm and quiet. As a Westerner you are not given the feeling of being an intruder, but are welcomed warmly and even get asked to be in several pictures. We first went to the temple compound during the day and returned later in the early evening to see the atmosphere change with the fading daylight. What a wonderful start to our adventures in India.

My husband on the left hand side

My husband on the left hand side

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Greg Blaney 2 years, 2 months ago

Impressive photos, Julia. You've shown in these pictures what most travel sites, travel shows and brochures never show - where there is an interesting site be prepared for huge crowds. Although, I guess when visiting India one has to prepare for the crowds regardless of whether it's a tourist site or not. Thanks for sharing these.

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Julia Laporte Replied to Greg Blaney 2 years, 2 months ago

Thank you, Greg. I generally dislike crowds but for some reason it didn’t seem all that crowded to me. Maybe it was the large expanse of the holy water and the white walls that made it feel more spacious and provided room to breathe. Despite the large number of people I did really enjoy the experience and the beauty of the place.

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Heike 2 years, 2 months ago

Wow, impressing. The only thing I dislike are the masses of people. Why didn't you remove them with photoshop. laughing(Just kidding)

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Julia Laporte Replied to Heike 2 years, 2 months ago

Hahaha! smile To be fair, the most crowded place was the line up for and the bridge leading up to the Golden Temple itself. As the waiting time was 2.5 hours we did not opt for that. It was also on a Sunday which would have increased the crowds.

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