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.