Amritsar highlights: Golden Temple, Jallianwalla Bagh & Wagah Border

The mere mention of Amritsar for most people brings images of the beautiful Golden Temple, also called ‘The Darbar Sahib’ or ‘Sri Harminder Sahib’ by the Sikh community. This is the most important pilgrimage site for them. For many others, it evokes horrific images of partition of British India into India and Pakistan and memories of massacre of innocents by the British at Jallianwala Bagh. So Amritsar, the city in North-Western India, in the state of Punjab and just 30 kms away from the Wagah Border (Between India and Pakistan), has a rich historical, religious and cultural appeal.

Read more

Trip to The Great Wall of India: Kumbhalgarh Fort & Parshuram Mahadev Temple

Located about 80 kms North-West of Udaipur (Rajasthan), Kumbhalgarh is the second largest Fort in Rajasthan, after Chittor Fort. It boasts of one of the largest wall complex in the world, with its over 38 kms long wall. Add in the itinerary, a ‘not-so-difficult’ trek in the quiet, laid back Aravalli hills, to visit the cave of Parshuram, the sixth reincarnation of Lord Vishnu and you have a perfect weekend getaway.

Read more