Golden Temple of Amritsar – India’s Shining Star

Written By: The Planet D

The top of our list when traveling to India was to visit Punjab and witness the Golden Temple of Amritsar. The Golden Temple of Amritsar, or Darbar Sahib or Harmandar Sahib is Sikhism’s Holiest Site

But this temple welcomes everyone to enjoy its beauty and spirituality. It doesn’t matter your race, faith or culture. Everyone is welcome.

Visit The Golden Temple of Amritsar

woman looking at gold temple
Woman praying  at the Holy Tank

Amritsar is located in Punjab and is 460 km from Delhi. We spent 12 hours on a slow train in general class where locals welcomed us offering food and even their seats to make us more comfortable. We knew this trip was going to be special before we even arrived.

Men and Women must cover their heads out of respect before entering the Golden Temple. Long pants and shoulders should also be covered.

Like many other holy places around, shoes are not allowed in the temple complex. But this temple has a little twist to walking barefoot. Before entering you walk through a foot bath to ensure your feet are clean.

The Golden Temple temple is free to enter.

bathing feet at golden temple India
Deb washes before entering the Golden Temple

About Sikhism

golden temple of Amritsar Sikh bathing
The Golden Temple of Amritsar Surrounded by Holy Tank

In my humble opinion, I think the Sikh Religion is probably one of the least understood religions on the planet. We learned quite a bit during our time at the Golden Temple. And we’d like to share what we learned about Sikhism there.

Founded in the 15th century by Guru Nanak’s frustration with the caste system and rituals of other religions, Sikhism was formed to be all-inclusive. Much of the religion is also based on science.

Unlike The Pope of Catholicism or The Dalai Lama of Buddhism, a woman can lead the Sikhs if she is elected. Women have complete equality and can even be the head of the religion.

amritsar punjab

The Sikh religion is a democracy and anyone can rule it. You don’t have to be born or ordained as the head of the religion, you are elected to a committee. If people are not happy with your work, you can be replaced in the next election.

The Sikhs are all-inclusive and that is evident at The Golden Temple. The people at the Golden Temple were happy to share their views and to explain their religion to us. As more people explained Sikhism to us, we began to understand its meaning.

The Holy Tree at The Golden Temple

holy tree baba budha ji amritsar

One of the holi sites at the Golden Temple is the Holy Tree. One of the most revered Sikh Gurus, Baba Budha Ji laid the foundation of the Golden Temple after sleeping under a shrub.

In 1506 he camped under this exact tree that is still standing today. And many people stop to pay their respects.

The Holy Tank

bathing in the holy tank

He also constructed the moat, known as the holy tank that surrounds the temple. It is filled with holy water and people bath in the tank to wash away sins and keep illness away.

Men bathe in the open, but women have a private area where they bathe in private. Once people have bathed, they then walk across the most to enter the central temple, the Harmandir Sahib

Harmandir Sahib

Harmandir Sahib Surrounded by water

The golden temple itself – Harmandir Sahib, is surrounded by other milky white temples and the moat. It is not a large temple, but it is stunning,

Built in 1577, the temple’s dome is gilded with 750 kg of pure gold.

It has lasted through the ages, but only because the Sikhs continued to rebuild it after it was destroyed by Afghan armies and the Mughal Empire. It was in 1809 that it was finally rebuilt by Maharaja Ranjit Singh and covered with gold foil which gave it its name The Golden Temple.

A marble walkway surrounds the temple protecting it on all four sides.

We had never felt so welcomed anywhere in India.

Many people were happy to have us visit their shrine to Sikkhism and to experience their way of life. They stopped to take photos with us. They stopped to talk to us and to tell us the history of Sikhism and they stopped to simply welcome us to their home.

golden temple of India

Punjab is filled with some of India’s wealthiest people and when they heard that we were from Canada they knew our country well. Many people we met actually lived in Canada and were back in India visiting relatives.

Others told us how they told were going to Canada to study or how they have relatives in Canada and had been to visit.

The conversations were not the usual “Where are you from?” “What is your name?” exchanges we normally have in India. In Amritsar, we engaged in full discussions about Sikhism, India, and, life Canada.

children at india temple
Deb with a group of friendly kids

Visiting the Golden Temple

It is easy to spend hours at the Golden Temple. Located in the center of the city of Amritsar, the complex is large and can be seen from everywhere.

As you walk around the marble walkway, the soothing song of the musicians and priests singing from the holy scripture; the Guru Granth Sahib play from the loudspeakers.

Don’t worry, Sikhs don’t believe in noise pollution, so the speakers are set at a comfortable volume. They are respectful of not having the sound travel far from the complex walls.

Navigating Through the Huge Crowd

gold temple punjab
Huge daily crowds

After a few hours, we finally made our way to the causeway that leads to the entrance of the Golden Temple itself, the Harmandir Sahib. The crowd was thick but orderly and we slowly made our way across the Tank to one of the four entrances to the temple.

Once we reached the temple, the pushing and shoving began to get inside. We couldn’t understand the hurry since you are allowed to spend as much time as you like. But I guess people were excited to see the inside of what we waited so long for in the queue.

The main level has musicians with holy men sitting in the middle. They are in a constant state of playing and singing from sun-up to sundown. They take turns reciting in two-hour intervals.

The book is on display under a white cloth and people throw money into the center as if their life depended on it.

The Clock Tower

temple is really golden

We walked up to the other two levels and spent time enjoying the view while others around us prayed and listened to the words.

From the temple, we had a beautiful view of the clocktower. From up here the Golden Temple of Amritsar was peaceful and we felt almost tranquil.

100,000 People Eat at the Golden Temple Each Day

crowd of people eating
Up to 100k people per day have eaten here for the past 450 years.

There is no charge to enter the temple. Visiting the Golden Temple is free and they will even feed you for your efforts of coming to visit. The Golden Temple dining hall feeds up to 100,000 people a day from the free kitchen that is run by volunteers.

It’s an amazing feat in its own right, but what is even more amazing is that this has been going for 450 years without missing one single day.

No matter what your position in life, everyone eats together on the floor. You may find yourself sitting beside a celebrity, royalty, or the president. It doesn’t matter who you are, you will all be treated exactly the same.

indian curry
Lunch is served

The food is clean and delicious and the 450 years of practice is evident as they feed thousands of people at once in a matter of 10 minutes.

Dahl, chapati, ghee, and aloo gobi are on the menu and cooked to perfection.

Once you are finished, you scoop up your stainless steel tray and take it to the wash station as the next wave of pilgrims file in. It is a fascinating experience and one not to be missed.

Our Time at the Golden Temple of Amritsar

gold temple india
Everyone is friendly and Welcoming

Dave and I aren’t normally excited over temples, but this one is incredibly impressive and beautiful. In our opinion, it is the number one must-see temple in India.

We made sure to revisit the temple at different times of the day to enjoy its beauty and different energies at different times of the day. Night time is not to be missed. The temple glistens under the lights and the mood is calm and quiet.

Golden Temple at Night

Golden Temple of Amritsar at night

At night the temple takes on an entirely new atmosphere. While life goes on as usual with people bathing in the tank, chants coming from the temple, and people walking around the outside of the moat there is a peacefulness at night.

Seeing it at night is awe-inspiring. The temples lights reflect in the water creating a serene scene. It seems quieter and more relaxed at night yet everything continues as it always does.

Even the food is still served in the food hall as volunteers continue to arrive for their shifts.

The Golden Temple of Amritsar is a sanctuary in this hectic land known as India. It was certainly our favorite destination in the country. It was a more genuine experience, more of a pilgrimage site than a tourist destination.

More Things to see in Amritsar

amritsar border ceremony pakistan india

It’s worth spending a few days in Amritsar to take in other experiences besides the Golden Temple. The Golden Temple drew us Punjab, but Amritsar is home to a famous border ceremony at the Wagah Border.

Each evening the Pakistan and Indian army put on an elaborate show while closing the border.

Another important temple in the city of Amritsar is the Durgiana temple, a Hindu Temple with similar architecture to the Golden Temple.

And a visit to Hall Bazaar is a must for doing your shopping in a vibrant Indian market. Located right next to the train station, you can’t miss it when arriving or leaving Amritsar.

There are many things to do in Amritsar, albeit, the Golden temple is the highlight of any stay in Punjab.

If you are going to make the long trip to India, make sure to add The Golden Temple to your itinerary. We loved it more than the Taj Mahal.

If you enjoyed this information on India’s Golden Temple, why not save it to Pinterest?

The Golden Temple of Amritsar in Punjab India

Read More:

Travel Planning Resources

Looking to book your next trip? Why not use these resources that are tried and tested by yours truly.

Flights: Start planning your trip by finding the best flight deals on Skyscanner

Book your Hotel: Find the best prices on hotels with these two providers. If you are located in Europe use and if you are anywhere else use TripAdvisor

Find Apartment Rentals: You will find the cheapest prices on apartment rentals with VRBO

Travel Insurance: Don't leave home without it. Here is what we recommend:

  • Allianz - Occasional Travelers.
  • Medjet - Global air medical transport and travel security.

Need more help planning your trip? Make sure to check out our Resources Page where we highlight all the great companies that we trust when we are traveling.

About The Planet D

Dave Bouskill and Debra Corbeil are the owners and founders of The Planet D. After traveling to 115 countries, on all 7 continents over the past 13 years they have become one of the foremost experts in travel. Being recognized as top travel bloggers and influencers by the likes of Forbes Magazine, the Society of American Travel Writers and USA Today has allowed them to become leaders in their field.

Leave a Comment

59 thoughts on “Golden Temple of Amritsar – India’s Shining Star”

  1. I read so many blogs on Golden Temple. Being a tour manager, I visit Golden Temple once in a month. But the way you have shared knowledge about Golden Temple, it is incredible. Even I didn’t know many points. Thank you so much!

  2. Is there anyone who can please explain the significance of the gold on the roof of the Golden Temple? Is it strictly decorative or does it have some sort of religious significance, such as attracting the attention of the Gods?… Thank you in advance.

  3. I just love religious places and Golden Temple is one of them. I just love your article because it provided all the important information about Golden Temple.

  4. When we was visited in golden temple i was so amaze when the sun came up and the light directly to the temple exterior, and the temple was shining and see the beauty on it the reflection from the sun and the pure gold was so wonderful,when we was entered the temple we are hardly to say a words how beauty is it. its worth it when you visit in the golden temple surely you will miss this place

    Thank you for sharing this post you guys remind me when i was visited there 🙂 have a safe journey this 2019

  5. There are no words to describe how beautiful the Golden Temple.Welldone guys, as always you capture it perfectly.
    We will trying to tech you how to watch Golden Temple right way. Mostly visitors miss that thing. If you want to know about this technique go to this link hope this article very helpful for you

  6. I very glad after reading your praises for harimandir sahib. You had seen so many things but you fail to get the actual bliss . What kind a bliss a tranquility of heart by the guru’s grace you will get that grace by reading Holly bani of guru and by associating your self in the congregation do not miss these things next . I beg a pardon for getting little rude

  7. Very Nice article and specially pics
    Amritsar Golden Temple is best place in Punjab to visit
    Thankyou for sharing this article with us

  8. Happy you enjoyed your trip. Just so you know the book you were talking about , was Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, which is our present Guru , and contains the writings of our ten Gurus , and other famous Saints. We bow out of respect for the wisdom , and spiritual guidance given. We donate money as one of our basic concepts that we should give back.

  9. I just came onto your post and found it quite interesting. I am also associated with hotels in amritsar, hotels near golden temple and enjoy to read the stuff on the same as it’s rarely found on hotels.

  10. Unfortunately Amritsar is growing to be one of the dirtiest, polluted and uncivilized cities in India. It is a shame considering it is where the Beautiful Golden Temple is.
    I wonder why the citizens of Amritsar don’t do anything about the deteriorating situation there.

  11. Within a short period of time, Amritsar will welcome the President of the United States of America as he will visit The Golden Temple during his trip to India.
    I am sending a “wake up” message to the P.M. Mr. Singh to attempt to jolt him into civic pride.
    Will all of you who read this message and have similar concerns about a country that we appreciate, send off a similar request to Mr. Singh in Delhi? The worldwide newspapers can then report, ” Amritsar, a shining, golden example of an Indian city with Civic Pride!” A quote “The squeaky wheel gets the oil!!” DO TRY!!!!! Marylouise

    • I just read the post: and distributed it to my friends too.

      It looks like your other posts are worth a read also. So I’ll have to bookmark your website and get to it at whenever I need some entertainment. Being in India, I always try to stay away from dirty places although I don’t travel much. Fortunately, I drive and only walk in parks or clean streets.

      If you haven’t been to Chandigarh, you may find it one of the cleanest cities of India, although comparing it to the Canadian standards, it would still be worse than your ghettos. But I’m sure you’ll enjoy being there.

      • Hi Atul, I want to make sure that you know that we enjoyed our time in India and made wonderful friends too. Make sure to read our other posts too. We raved about many places that we went to, including the Golden Temple, but we also like to tell people both sides of the story. Many destinations have another side to paradise and we feel that people should know about them too. Thank you for your comments, they were very insightful. It is true, as a tourist, we can’t do much about policy change. The people of India need to take the initiative, just like when we need change in Canada, we need to come together as a nation. With people like you as an example of the future, I think things are looking good for the world’s rapidly developing nation.

  12. G Singh, I live in Punjab and there is absolutely no problem between Hindus and Sikhs.
    The problems exist only on the political level. 1984 was also a political game. Hindus and Sikhs have always lived together peacefully and they still do.

    I felt really embarrassed when I saw foreigners in Amritsar walking through the garbage on the roads towards Golden Temple. I was thinking: what must be they thinking about? I think Marylouise and Davendeb clearly mentioned that. Thanks for your supporting comments.

    I think that the Indian government will only do something about the filthiness if Indians themselves take initiatives to clean India and prompt the government officials to do something. The problem is that Indians don’t want to change. We throw garbage out on the streets and roads. It’s not just the monkeys, but people also throw the banana peels on the ground. You can also find garbage in the most beautiful parks of Chandigarh. They get regularly cleaned by the staff but visitors keep throwing garbage all around. Unless Indians change their own attitude, no change will happen in India. The former president of India, Abdul Kalam highlighted this fact. Read this interesting message from him:

    Welcome back to India in 2011!

  13. Relax Atul, I could sense uneasiness in you about some comments I made. Nowhere did I say that everything is perfect or there is no filth, lack of civil sense or amenities etc in a place like India including Amritsar city. I made my points as you original comment was biased towards more negatives. The blogger has made some strong points about the dirt,filth, crowds, lack of infrastructure etc in other articles and anyone who has been to India knows this is a fact. However there are lot of sikhs who have not forgotton 1984 ans the role played by the majority community during that phase,. Hence when anyone with sirname like yours talk about sikh places or sikhism, its hard to digest. And no, we still remember 1984 when a hindu Prime Minister instigated crowds by saying ” When a big tree falls, earth trembles” to justify anti sikh genocide where little children and adult sikhs were burnt alive in presence of police and Congress supporters, where young girls and women were gang raped just cos they were sikhs. 26 years on and still no punishment to the perpetrators etc. Anyway I dont want to divert the topic. But WE HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN 1984. This is nothing against you personally but many people from the majority community still support those brutal actions. Op Bluestar is another thing which I wont go into now.

    Atul, as for your comment that how do I know you are a hindu?.. Just like you assumed that Singh may always means a turbaned sikh.

    Deb, my point in my original post was not to cover or deny the lack of civil mannerism in India incl Amritsar but more about the political and social unrest between various communities in India.

    I know I should not have made those points here but just want to highlight that India may be a rising economic power in the western media but there are still lot of dark negative facts which reflect the essence of deep divide in indian society and from which it may never recover to truly lead a new world.

  14. I have been to The Golden Temple twice and will go again in 2011 as the beauty and tranquilty there is a respite from other diametrically opposite Indian “must see” places. HOWEVER!
    I was horrified by the conditions outside the compound and everywhere in Amristar. Its beyond my imagination to understand why the town officals do not present their city as a compliment to the Golden Temple instead as how dreadful it is everywhere in Amristar. I have been to The Taj 5 times..Agra has the very same situation outside of The Taj gates. Behind The Taj, flows the Yamuna River, complete with every piece of trash available to throw into the water.
    The Yamuna River flows along Delhi with more of the same trash. This is where, this past month, the Dengue epidemic began, with mosquitoes breeding in water filled trash articles. Thousands were reported dead with many deaths unrecorded. Does not the WHO have an interest in such matters?

  15. I don’t believe that anyone in the Indian govt is reading about the filth of India in blogs.It is a way of venting emotions but has little effect on officials who possibly have the authority to change a few of the local health situations. The Games enabled the world to comment on the situation,but not much was done about the problem found in Delhi. Those who truly love India and all of its people are sadden by the total lack of concern of the elected officials for the people who vote them into office. If everyone who travels to India would take time to send emails or letters of concern to the editors of the many publication in India now that the deplorable sanity conditions have been exposed to the world, there is hope that there will be efforts within India to “clean up their act.” There are many customs within India that would be difficult to change. Cows are sacred in India and are allowed to roam freely on the streets, adding their waste to the public road. Monkeys add to the filth, eating fresh fruit and throwing the pits and seeds onto the ground,in the cities. Richard Gear had a public free toliet built in the center of McLeod Ganj, (home of the Dalai Lama) for the village people. The streets are clean. Indians like Mr.TATA could be contacted to contribute the same to many villages of India. Letters sent to The Taj Hotel in Mumbai will be given to him.
    Love to both of you….I am still travelling to India in 2011…

    • Thanks for your response MaryLouise. You are right, I don’t think officials are reading this blog at all and that they are the only people that have the power to make a real change. But I don’t think that they really care for the most part or they would have done something about it. Especially after the games. But when more people start talking about it, maybe some change will eventually happen. People seem afraid to talk about the problem for fear of offending, when the truth is India is dirty and Amritsar was no exception. It is better than Delhi, but it is still very dirty as mentioned in the comments. We have been to many poorer nations that don’t have the blatant disregard for cleanliness that India’s officials seem to have. People blame the population, but per capita, India is only rated as number 19 in population density. Other countries have managed to keep their lands much cleaner in a much tinier space. So that is why we welcomed Atul’s comments about his experience at Amritsar. We aim to tell all sides of the story about the destinations that we visit. Extraordinary places can still have their problems.
      We are still going back in 2011 as well.

  16. People like Atul Kumar represents a core group of hindus who will alway try to belittle sikhism through blatant lies. Here Atul made a point to project that people get pushed etc inside a temple and sort of highlight some negative lies. Anyway people like Atul will always be there but I am thankful to Deb and her partner who brought out spirirtual beauty of the place and also highlighed essence of sikhism in a short, succint way. Thankyou.

    I strongly believe that people of other cultures esp in the western world follows basic principal of sikhism more than most sikhs who are busy chasing material goals and going towards casteism under the influence of wider hindu community who controls media and propogates their beleive system on the minorties in India.

    • G Singh totally refuses to take the responsibility of cleaning the holiest city of India and is trying to turn it into a Hindu-Sikh issue. He also seems to be totally ignorant about the rowdiness of Indian people (Sikh or Hindus)whether they are inside a Gurdwara or lining up to buy a railway ticket. Just having a turban on your head doesn’t make someone a Sikh. My post is only condemning the LAZY and DIRTY and ROWDY Indians. If you are taking it as an offense,then maybe you belong to one of those categories. That said, my post is not propagating any hatred, but you seem to have resistance for Hindus. I don’t think that Sikhism teaches anything like that. People like you are not tolerated anywhere. It is people like you who are unable to take any criticism and responsibility and instead try to turn it into an attack on Sikhism. Once again, I am criticizing LAZY, DIRTY and FANATIC Indians.

    • And people like G Singh only want to hear praises, but when it comes to taking criticism, they will go the extent of being violent – verbally or physically. This is not what Sikhism teaches.
      Is it a lie that the city of Amritsar is dirty? When did you go there last time? Did it look like Paris to you? And how do you know that the other incidents that I personally experienced were lies? Do you have any special psychic powers? And how do you know that I am a Hindu? It is an unintelligent assumption, just like your other assumptions that I lied. I probably know more about Sikhism than you. And BTW, I don’t always use my real name on blog posts, but even if I did, can a Hindu not get converted to Sikhism and keep using his real name. Just having “Singh” beside your first name doesn’t make you a Sikh. Sikhism is a lifestyle, not an attire or a name.
      It is time for Sikhs to wake up and stop seeing them as minorities or victims of Hinduism. India has moved forward since 1984.

    • And one final thing. I stated the facts only. Nowhere in my original post I condemned Sikhism or Sikhs or talked about hating anyone. If you want to embrace corruption or laziness, then go ahead. I won’t and I’ll keep speaking about them. So Thana, stop making assumptions.

      • Nowhere in Atuls’ comments did we find him to be anti Sikh. We took his comments as very factual. Amritstar was dirty and we believe that the world should know just how dirty India is. The government should mobilize and start to clean up the country. Right now the news around the world is just how below standards the Commonwealth Games are and many athletes have pulled out due to health concerns. We ourselves wrote a post about how dirty India is called “India is Filthy”.
        We loved our time in India and at the Golden Temple, but the filth is overwhelming in many parts of the country. There is nothing wrong with stating facts about cleanliness.
        I can’t comment on his experiences at the airport, because they were his experience, but I can agree that there was a lot of pushing and shoving and jumping the queue to get into the Temple. We even wrote about it in this post Quote: “That is until we finally made it to the entrance. It was pushing and shoving from everywhere to get inside. And we couldn’t understand the hurry since you are allowed to spend as much time as you like.”
        We encourage conversation on this blog and that is why we have let the comments pass through, but the minute things start to become anti this or anti that we will delete your comments.
        We believe in equality for all. No religion, race or caste is better than another.

  17. Golden Temple is indeed beautiful. I visited there about a year ago. I was shocked at how dirty the city of Amritsar was. Piles of garbage lying all around, even near the temple. The temple is maintained quite properly, however the city and the surroundings are not clean. It is a shame that the residents of Amritsar can’t even keep such a city clean.
    While inside the premises, I lined up to go into the Golden Temple. There were two white ladies who were trying to enter inside but throngs of people kept pushing and they couldn’t get in and were pushed aside. Finally I got hold of a man next to me and asked him to let the ladies in first. After I got it, people kept pushing from behind and I looked for the exit door and walked out immediately.
    My experience at the Amritsar airport was the worst. Mosquitoes kept biting in the waiting area, the washrooms were very dirty and I even saw a dog running around inside the airport. The security guards near the entrance were drinking alcohol (one of them a sikh)and I had to pay bribe to a policeman who stopped my car at about 4 a.m. for a violation on a road where there was no traffic at all.
    Welcome to India!!

    • I bet you come from some place in Asia, who is jealous how these white admire the amazing place of India’s Treasure, without seeing the horrible surround!!!

      • You comment does not make any sense at all. Just read it back to yourself. Why would I be “jealous” of anyone who admires the Golden Temple? I don’t come from “some” place in Asia. I live in Punjab and India is my motherland.
        I admire beautiful places too, but not Garbage and not Indians who can’t keep their holiest land clean, who are corrupt and lazy.

      • Thana, if you have ever been to Amritsar, you will know what kind of dirt Atul is talking about. If still you find the city ‘clean’, you really must be one among those who pollute the city.

  18. Nice pictures!! Great to hear of your travels to Sri Harmandir Sahib Ji (Golden Temple). Thanks for the insight.

  19. Well…BRAVO! You have found what I had hoped you would by going to the Golden Temple. The fascination of India, for me, is the inordinate amount of diversity that can change a travelers reaction in a split second to travel within the regions of India. The serenity of the Golden Temple was captured in your breathtaking photos. They are stunning. I hope to travel there again for the third time but until then, I will enjoy with great pleasure your truly inspired photos of the Golden Temple. Namaste Marylouise

    • Thank you Marylouise. You were right, the Golden Temple was the highlight of our time in India. The serenity, the friendliness of the people, the overall sense of calm…it was an incredible experience.

  20. As always, great job on the amazing photographs. Simply stunning!
    .-= Bryan @´s last blog ..Bras, Skiing and Beer: The Rise of the American Bra Tree =-.

  21. Wow, it looks like you had an amazing experience!

    There are a lot of good insights about your experience at the temple overall, but do you (Deb) have any tips for women specifically who might be traveling to India? I’d love it if you would write a guest post on my blog,, which is specifically for women travelers. It would be great if you could send a photo of yourself (the “Deb Poses for some Photo’s” is great!), and write about your experience along with helpful information for other women who want to travel there.

    You can email me at [email protected]

    Can’t wait to hear from you!


    • Thanks Miranda, Thanks for the invite for the guest post. We are taking off to Nepal in a few days on some treks so I won’t have time to write the post right away, but I will get one together for you in once we are finished. I will definitely send a photo too!

  22. Amazing story and photos….I hope I get the chance to experience the Golden Temple for myself someday. After some of your earlier (unpleasant) experiences in India I was starting to consider crossing it off of my list of places to see, but this story has changed my mind. I’ll just be sure to re-read all of your posts before I go, and avoid the places you didn’t like! 🙂
    .-= Trisha Miller´s last blog ..Automate Your Twitter Tasks with Tweet Adder =-.

    • It is true. India hasn’t been our favorite place in the world, but there have been some special moments. Amritsar was definitely one of them.

  23. Great photos Dave! Impressing me yet again. Also loved the paint party that you recently posted. Ahhh paint parties… nothing quite captures that youthful abandon like getting covered in paint! Jealous. You guys look great! I’m also jealous of Julian: He gets to hang out with you guys. Miss you at work Deb! I’m guessing you’re not missing work though…looks like you’ve got a new career now. Love you two!
    David and Bran.

    • Thanks Dave and Bran. WE would love to do something like this with the two of you, it would be a blast. We must make a plan to meet for a crazy festival in an exotic country one day. And thanks Dave, it is always nice to be missed a little. I miss you guys too, we always just laughed and laughed at work:-)

  24. Wow…just incredible
    There are know words to describe how beautiful the Golden Temple is looking from the outside in.
    Welldone guys, as always you capture it perfectly.