3: Amritsar

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The third leg of the journey through Northern India is to Amritsar, the Capital of the Punjab (wiki). The major sites here are the holy shrines of Sikhism. The most famous and most visited is the Golden Temple (wiki).

pic by Samir 103 (wikipedia)

The other spectacle that the men want to see is the “Border Ceremony” (wiki). Wikipedia quote “The lowering of the flags ceremony at the AttariWagah border is a daily military practice that the security forces of India (Border Security Force, BSF) and Pakistan (Pakistan Rangers) have jointly followed since 1959.[2] The drill is characterized by elaborate and rapid dancelike manoeuvres and raising legs as high as possible, which have been described as “colourful”.[2] It is alternatively a symbol of the two countries’ rivalry, as well as brotherhood and cooperation between the two nations.”