Relieved with noodle lunch
Dharamsala

Relieved with noodle lunch

Miranda

[ Sept.2006 ] In Dharamsala in India, we visited Norbulingka Insutitute, too. This is an educational institute for Tibetan exiles not to forget their own  culture and arts. There was a shop inside and they were selling many nice things, but they were too expensive for me. We had lunch in a restaurant here and …

Tibetan Temple
Dharamsala

Tibetan Temple

Miranda

[ Sept.2006 ] Dalamsala was the place I liked most in this tour in India. The area we stayed was called McLeod Ganj, where we arrived after going up about 200 metre from the town centre which is about 1800m above sea level. In this area, most of the people were Tibetans who exiled themselves …

After the massacre
Amritsar

After the massacre

Miranda

[ Sept.2006 ] In Amritsar in India, we visited a park called Jallianwala Bagh, too. This was a site of a massacre of 1919 when India was being governed by the UK. A general called Reginald Dyer ordered his military to shoot people who had gathered here to celebrate an annual festival without any weapons. …

Golden Temple
Amritsar

Golden Temple

Miranda

[ Sept.2006 ] The highlight of Amritsar in India was this Golden Temple whose proper name is Harmandir Sahib. This is the head temple of Sikhism and it took 30 years to build this, completed in 1604. Here both men and women had to wear something on their heads and take off not only shoes …

Ceremony at the border
Amritsar

Ceremony at the border

Miranda

[ Sept.2006 ] After arriving at Amritsar in India by train, we went to see a ceremony at a border village called Wagah. The other side is Pakistan. This crest in this photo is a part of the uniform of Indian border guard. It was a great merrymaking under the sauna like air with tens …

Beautiful patterns
Delhi

Beautiful patterns

Miranda

[ Sept.2006 ] In Delhi, India, we visited Red Fort built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in 1648, Jama Masjit mosque built by him, too, Raj Ghat ( Mahtma Gandhi memorial), India Gate which was built to commemorate Indian soldiers who fought in WW1, and so on. I was impressed by the intricate patterns here …

Shocking India
Delhi

Shocking India

Miranda

[ Sept.2006 ] I will talk about my old holiday again. I joined an English tour to north India in autumn of 2006 with my Malaysian friend whom I met in Armenian tour. This was my second time to enter India, but I was overwhelmed again by the strong air with a particular smell as …

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