“Take only memories, leave only footprints” ~ Chief Seattle. As rightly said, one can only take memories. No matter everything you lose but memories will always stay will you till the altar end of your life.
I still remember being told that we’ll be going to Amritsar for a trip. For a long time, the holy city of Amritsar had been calling to me. I’d always wanted to go to Amritsar’s Harmandir Sahib, also known as the “Golden Temple.” I was excited since it was my first excursion since the Covid-19 Pandemic, and I needed to get my mind off the boredom of being at home. We opted to travel by Vehicle from Jaipur, my hometown because it is convenient for us to explore Amritsar.
The day has come, and the luggage has been packed for our journey. We planned to leave early in the morning to avoid city traffic. I couldn’t exhibit the joy I was feeling at the time. We left the city at 5 a.m. I drove till we were halfway to Delhi, then we grabbed some snacks and my brother took over the driving. I dozed for a while as we were driving down the NH-8. We arrived in Murthal, India’s best place for Parantha, and had lunch before continuing our journey to Amritsar. We got some snacks in Jalandhar at about 6 p.m. and then continued on our journey. We crossed the Golden Gate, which is located on the outskirts of the city of Amritsar, around 9 a.m. We arrived at the hotel around 10 p.m. and slept after having dinner at the hotel.
The next morning, we had breakfast at the hotel. We had lunch at the city’s oldest restaurant, Kesar Da Dhaba, and then headed to Jallianwala Bagh at noon. We then returned to the hotel. We went to Golden Temple in the evening and had Langer there. We returned to the hotel after exploring the night market.
The next morning, we had breakfast at the hotel. We had lunch at the city’s greatest restaurant, Kesar Da Dhaba, and then headed to Jallianwala Bagh at noon. We then returned to the hotel. We went to Golden Temple in the evening, and Langer joined us. We returned to the hotel after exploring the night market.
The next day, we had breakfast at Novelty Restaurant before heading to the Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum around midday. In the evening, we traveled to the Wagah Border to see the Wagah Beating Retreat Ceremony, which filled my heart with patriotism. Following the parade of soldiers, we went to Makhan Restaurant to sample some of the city’s best non-vegetarian specialties.
The next day, we packed our belongings and boarded our journey to Jaipur. We arrived in Jaipur late on the same day. All I can say is that it was the best trip I’ve ever taken.
By Aman Ghai