The Bus Journey

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[We too went to our sleeper berths and slept. I guess, the bus must have started at around one after filling up the rooftop and giving that family a double sleeper seat.]

I was in a tee and jeans. During night I felt cold, but didn’t have anything except for a filmsy cotton shawl. Hey we had not planned to go to Amritsar, where sometimes the temperature goes down as low as 0° C.

I was oblivious of how many times the bus had stopped but when I opened my eyes, it was past seven, and when … Read the rest

Boarding the Bus

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[We were asked to assemble at 9 PM at a place which was 1/2 kilometer away. By the time we finished booking it was past 8 PM. We had to have our dinner, refreshen ourselves and proceed towards the assembling place.]

We reached the assembling place sharp at nine. We were made to sit on stone benches under trees in a small triangular park along with other waiting passengers. The touts of different travel agents were bringing in many more passengers. It was fairly dark with lights coming only from the street lights and nearby shops; the … Read the rest

Amritsar – Booking Ticket

Note:– The story of this journey is solely for my own personal remembrance, experience and purpose; the minute details may not interest you. Also, do not see it as a travel guide though it may end up to be one.
That does not mean you can not comment or share your experiences. Go ahead, whatever you have to say !!

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[We like surprises, don’t we ? Loads of them. 😀 And that 2 nights & 1 day turned into 4 nights and 3 days by the time we reached Mumbai !]

It was solely my idea of … Read the rest

Amritsar – The Concoction of Journey

Note:– The story of this journey is solely for my own personal remembrance, experience and purpose; the minute details may not interest you. Also, do not see it as a travel guide though it may end up to be one.

This journey was soaked in the freshness, warmth, hospitality and culture of people of a state in north India called Punjab and as mentioned earlier I am going to cherish it for a very long time.

First, the name of Punjab
The name Punjab = punj + aab = five + water
a place of five rivers

After living … Read the rest

Amritsar – Modes of Transport

At last I am able to start something. I had hoped to salvage the opportunity to write during my free time, if any, but could not. This journey is about Amritsar (Punjab), a small city in north India.

Within India most of the time I fly to my destinations even if they are personal trips, mainly for two reasons – convenience and lack of time. So as much as I love train journeys, I end up missing them.

This time when I saw I could afford to spend sometime to myself, I grabbed the opportunity of traveling by other modes … Read the rest

Amritsar – Some pictures

Before I start writing about it, here are some photos to give you an idea. 🙂 Yes yes, I am aware of your restlessness but I just do not have enough time to pen it down. Enjoy the pictures till then.

The entrance to famous Jalianwala Bagh

Self descriptive

Golden Temple : during day

Golden Temple : at night 

The ‘disciplined’ crowd at Wagah Border

At far end you can see the Pakistani gate

The crazy crowd

I’ll have to show you the no. of pictures I spoilt to make you believe how crazy this crowd was. (I was no … Read the rest

Reporting from ….

Neighbour rivalry like Israel/Palestine, Australia/New Zealand and of course India/Pakistan at its best. 😀

Have you ever watched a live cricket/hockey match between India and Pakistan in a stadium ? I have.

The whole atmosphere of hooting, shouting, jumping and pumping, passion & patriotism running at all time high is nothing compared to what I experienced today here just a few meters away from Pak territory.

Yes, reporting from Wagah border (India Pakistan international border). Details will follow soon once I am back.… Read the rest