This 4th day of travel to India will be devoted to the discovery of this incredible city.Glittering in the dawning daylight, at the zenith and sunset, the Golden Temple is a hymn to the Sikh religion. The construction of temple was initiated by the fourth Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Ramdas and completed by his successor Guru Arjan Dev. The original temple was destroyed in 1761 and rebuilt in 1764, covering the main shrine of gilded gold plates, hence its name. Architecturally it is Hindu -Islamic style. The religious book "Grand Sahib" is read uninterrupted by four priests who take turns 24/7. As in all Sikh temples, officials and volunteers cook and serve, throughout the day, more than 30,000 free meals for all visitors. It was the site of a bloody repression in the 1980s when the Sikh community invests it with the intention of claiming its independence. In 1984, Mrs. Gandhi, then in the government, sent the national army to dislodge the dissidents and many of them died there. That same year, Ms. Gandhi was murdered by a Sikh, in charge of her close guard.
In the late afternoon, take an excursion to the "Wagah Border", 28 km from the city, the only point on the border between India and Pakistan. The changing of the guard on both sides of the border attracts many visitors.
After dinner, a second visit to the Golden Temple to attend the 'Palki' ceremony. It is on this occasion that the sacred book is carried in the temple which is illuminated. It is led by the priests on a decorated palanquin, at the sound of the songs of devotees and traditional instruments, in the heart of the shrine where he spends the night. You will also be able to visit the Jallianwala Bagh, a sadly historic place, since 379 Indian men, women and children were killed on 13 April 1919 by General Michael Dyer and his British troops. This event was a major event in the struggle for independence. The walls still bear the traces of this frightful carnage. A memorial has been built within this listed national monument site.
Overnight stay is scheduled in Amritsar hotel.