Photo Diary - Train to Amritsar | Indian Woman Fashion, Fitness, Food, Style & Travel Photography Blog by Tanvi Rastogi

Photo Diary - Train to Amritsar

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Earlier this week I made a day trip to Amritsar, Punjab. This was my second time in the city but the first time with my husband. I am in love with the city. People are friendly, civil and polite. Food is delicious. Shopping is fabulous and cheap. What else could one want, right? Places we visited:

1. Wagah Border, which is the only road border crossing between Pakistan and India, and lies on the Grand Trunk Road between the cities of Lahore (Pakistan) and Amritsar (India). This border has a great significance due to our history and strained relationship with Pakistan. If curious to know more, click here!

2. The Golden Temple or otherwise known as The Harmandir Sahib (meaning Temple of God). It a prominent place of worship for Sikhs. Although I am not Sikh and neither am I religious, I do find peace here. There is a sanguine and positive vibe about the place. Definitely a place I will be coming back to again. 

3. Jallianwala Bagh is famous for the massacre that that happened on April 13th 1919 when Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer commanded his soldiers to shoot unarmed civilians which included men, women and children. The shooting lasted for almost 15 minutes and about 1500 people were injured and 1000 were killed. This day is marked at an important incident in the Indian Struggle of Independence. 

4. Last but not the least Amritsar is famous of the delicious food you get there. I indulged in Amritsari Naan and Chaane [Chickpeas] while husband gorged Makke ki Roti [Corn Bread] and Sarson ka Saag. All I can say is that I am ready to go back for the food, mostly :P 

A must visit place if you are in North India! 

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33 comments

  1. really the city looks great,well at least from your point of view and pics u took!:) great bronze woven bag!:))
    kisses

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  2. That place looks amazing! I love all those buildings and the food looks delicious! I really have to visit one day! Glad you are having a lovely time, sweetie
    Happy Friday,kisses

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  3. I've wanted to visit Amritsar for soooo long! I want to see the border closing ceremony and visit the Golden Temple so much so I really loved this post.
    xxx

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  4. Excellent. Awesome post. I really liked reading it.

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  5. me and the husband had visited amritsar on a two day trip last august...boy it was amazing!!!
    your post brought back those memories!!
    we had a delightful time there and the foodie my hubby is...he checked out all the various foods there!!...in fact i wrote a post on it!!!

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  6. that is really what blew me away about india. i am not religious at all, yet that feeling you described of peace is exactly what the whole country did for me. thank you for sharing these wonderful images and some history with us!

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  7. Lovely pictures......like the black & pink kurta too!! :)

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  8. lovely picha..I love Amritsar..spend half of childhood there!
    its awesome place...
    thanks for sharing!

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  9. all these photos have me wishing I was in India right now!

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  10. So jealous you got to visit the border. I have family in Lahore and have always wanted to go to the border everytime I'm there.

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  11. great pics!!
    love your black and pink kurti :) <3

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  12. What an amazing trip, Tanvi. Plus delicious food... One day I'd love to go, too.

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  13. Aah, the indian flag, the national emblem, Jallianwala bagh - whenever I look at them, i always get a lump in my throat. Even after 15 years of leaving the country!

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  14. Looks like an absolutely wonderful place!!! Just gorgeous photos :) xoxo

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  15. Photos are amazing..thanks for sharing...the peace in the air is something I haven't found anywhere else...it just brings calm upon...

    I really hope I can visit it soon...

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  16. oh my god the food!!!!

    lovely
    divinebunny

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  17. Your kurta is beautiful!! I've been to Amritsar only once but I remember loving it...people are super warm and of course nothing beats typical punjabi food...and now my mouth is watering! :P

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  18. I love Amritsar. I have some pictures too, will show them to you sometime :) And Wagah border - what an amazing experience!!

    www.style-fiesta.blogspot.com

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  19. I love Amritsar. I have some pictures too, will show them to you sometime :) And Wagah border - what an amazing experience!!

    www.style-fiesta.blogspot.com

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  20. Amazing pictures and you looked super cute in your casual wear! India is such an amazing place. Wonderful architecture, food, people. Maybe one day I will visit.

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  21. So many amazing places in India.. Forget about exploring the world.. exploring the wonderful places in India itself will take a lifetime! No wonder they say Incredible India :)

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  22. wow awesome blog!
    full of love.
    congrats!
    admirable!

    xoxo LA

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  23. This place looks stunning!! Hope you have a lovely weekend xx

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  24. i love the colorful cultural shots! and is that naan? oh i think i'm going to eat some now. :)

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  25. I love how the two ladies are staring at you as you are posing for the pic..hehe..

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  26. Very cool pictures Tanvi! I have never been here so it's nice to experience it through you! xo style, she wrote

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  27. So enjoying following your India travels. Sorry I haven't visiting for a while. Been a bit busy. I'm actually craving some good india food whilst I'm in New York.

    Lee
    x

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  28. I love the pic of you sitting down crossing your legs. Priceless. Should be in a magazine. So natural and beautiful.

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  29. Amazing Tanvi...Everything looks gorgeous

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  30. Loved the pictures. I also love the pic of you sitting with your crossed legs. :)

    I'm not a huge fan of chikapeas...

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  31. what a gorgeous city. i'll have to put it on my list of cities to visit when i'm in northen india at the end of the year.

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  32. this is a perfect presentation...and so good to see u in a new mesmerizing avtaar:-)

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