The Golden Temple in Amritsar
While I really wanted to visit during my trip to India in 2008, I did not get around to visit the Golden Temple in Amritsar and it has been on my travel bucket list ever since. Hence I was very happy I would finally get to see it this time.
My original plan was to see it both in daylight and at night, as recommended by everyone I talked to. Unfortunately I spent the next morning on the phone trying to fix my onward ticket rather than going back to the temple, so I’ll have to go back again at some point.
I won’t talk about the temple as such, if you’re interested in this holiest of sites for the Sikh, I highly recommend the Wikipedia article.
Every visitor needs to cover their head with a cloth and take of their shoes. Fortunately everything is very well organized. I visited around 8pm and found the compound magical. Just look at the photos below:
Definitely very far up the list of greatest structures built by mankind I have ever seen!