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Old 30th October 2006, 15:37   #1
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Default Brief stay at Golden Temple, Amritsar!!

Was at Amritsar earlier this month, a very short stay, but felt awesome as i was visiting Punjab after almost a decade.
The Gurudwara was a lot more beautiful than the faint memories i had of it, and gave me that whole nice spiritual feeling once i was around.
Did visit the Vagha border as well, missed a bit of the march though. This is abut 25-30 kms outside the main city.

A few pics i wanted to share:

first sight of the gurudwara after a whole decade


daytime view of the gurudwara


another daytime view


view from one of the entraces


a local drink in punjab, sweet soda kinda think, popularly known as bunte, pronounced as bunt followed by the alphabet 'a'. note the marble to the top.


and the marble then drops to the center of the bottle to let the drink out


will continue the thread in a while.

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hi manson nice pics of the gurudwara bye the way manson we get the same kinda soda in southkanara(i.e mglore,udupi & surrounding areas) its called goli soda over there as a kid i used to freak out on it when down to my native place
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visiting punjab almost after a decade.why bro??
as about the GOLDEN TEMPLE its truly a place which has to be seen to feel what its worth of!!!place which compells one to surrender to almighty

very nice pics
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Hey manson !! nice pics i'm planning to visit amritsar too
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Default pictures at the vagha border

this is towards the end of the march



random snaps after the march:
whoever thought a border could give any fish market some complex







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more to follow

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very nice pics manson.btw which other places did you visit

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a final one of the gurudwara, all lit up for an occasion which i wasnt aware of till i got there



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its called goli soda over there as a kid i used to freak out on it when down to my native place
temme about it, was amzaed to see one of those guys just when i got there. my first was just when i got there, and for the two days after that i lost count!!


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visiting punjab almost after a decade.why bro??
as a kid, i thinki was there practically evry summer as someone or the other was always getting married thanks to the family strength. Since a decade all that slowed down, hence . .

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nice pics..

BTW Banta drink is very popular in Delhi. Now a days they mix it with Lemon and rock salt to make the so called "Lemon Soda" drink which is quite a hit during summers.
Back in our school days we used to swear by Banta. Even today, you will see many school children enjoying this cheap and refreshing drink.

The bad part is, there is a question mark on the hygiene of the manufacturing units these drinks comes from.
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very nice pics manson.btw which other places did you visit
i was in delhi for just little over two days, so couldn't manage anything else except the vagha border as we had a path kept at the gurudwara. Infact this trip was done in less than four days, i was so hoping i could have paid a visit to the mountains as well.

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Hi Manson

Nice pics there. I know what a feeling it is to be back home after a long time.

And what a super-drop Jeep! Obviously is of no use as a 4WD, but it sure looks great.
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Nice picture coverage Manson.
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BTW Banta drink is very popular in Delhi. Now a days they mix it with Lemon and rock salt to make the so called "Lemon Soda" drink which is quite a hit during summers.
Down south they call it 'Goli soda' because of that glass marble stopper.
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manson did you get to eat the famouse Amritsari Kulche cholle and Amritsari macchi.
These two things you can get only in Amritsar. Lot of resturants claim to serve these in Delhi too, but are poor fakes as compared to what you get in the bylanes of Amritsar.
Nice pics! Its been more than a year since I visited Amritsar, plan to go soon!
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I know what a feeling it is to be back home after a long time.
yeah, even a nine hours drive as a passenger with huge farms on either side seemed interesting and the only time of the drive i got bored was when we entered delhi and had to crawl through the traffic.

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manson did you get to eat the famouse Amritsari Kulche cholle and Amritsari macchi.
Kulche chole were taken to more than a couple of times, no fish though as i was there for an Akhand Path, so no non-veg.

Btw, forgot to mention the stop we had at Haveli, a restaurant with strong punjabi ambience, a well; yep real one, real real good folk music, a trucky body to the interiors, which i cannot find the snaps of :(

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