Golden Temple Amritsar
We’ve heard a lot of people raving about the Golden Temple in Amritsar, the Sikh’s holiest shrine close to the Pakistani border. Of all the monuments in northern India travelers talk about, the Golden Temple is probably a close second to the Taj Mahal. But unlike the Taj, the Golden Temple is completely free of charge and welcomes everyone, even inviting people to eat free of charge in their massive communal kitchen. The kitchen is open 24 hours a day and there is no distinction between race or caste. Very cool.
Instead of putting up pictures, we decided to make a short video which conveys a lot more atmosphere. See for yourself the crowds of pilgrims walking around Hari Mandir Sahib (the main temple) and people bathing in the sacred pool, and listen to the continuous chanting of four priests inside the temple broadcast over loudspeakers.