Today we finally got to the Golden Temple at Amritsar.
It has a power and a majesty that’s hard to put into words. For Sikhs, it’s their most sacred temple.
I went early in the morning by myself. Jennifer was needing some catch-up sleep.
Later we checked out some of the shops our tour people might like to visit – and we had a thali lunch in a down-and-dirty hideaway joint where the food was sensational –
The naan-like bread is actually called kulcher – it’s an Amritsar local speciality, and this one was full of grilled cauliflower. It came with a spicy dhal, a yogurt based curry, and a glorious chick-pea curry.
In the evening we headed back to the temple, so that Jennifer could see it. Sunday night and it was packed, but stunningly beautiful.
tomorrow we head north to Dharmsala, on our pre-tour scout. We’re doing this to double check that everything will go without a catch. But this is India, and I have no doubt there will be a catch or two!
I’m thoroughly enjoying your photos Bill.
Thanks Piet – although India is a terribly had place to take good shots. The two best photographers of India are, I believe, Steve McCurry and Raghu Rai. Raghu Rai’s work is spectacular.
So am I Bill and Bill can you please tell Jennifer that I love her hat!:)
haha – I told Jen you liked her hat Angie and she laughed. She bought it at a chemist – I think it’s a Cancer Council hat, for $5 or something – and she says, and I concur, that it’s ratty as anything! 🙂
Yes, me too re the hat. Was just thinking that my Tilley is so not going to live up to that sort of glamour 🙂 Incidentally, like the other photos too!
Hey Britta – yes Jen’s hat is a cheapie she bought from the Chemist, and she scrunches it up and put it on the floor while she’s eating and spills food on it then accidentally treads on it… haha … she doesn’t treat it like a glamorous hat!
Well, I guess it just shows it’s not the hat, it’s the wearer!!!
Isn’t Jen’s glamorous hat the same one that I wore in a little country town in Queensland recently??