We arrived in to chaos of Amritsa today bursting out of the peace of Rishikesh and Dharamsala back into the real India of poverty congestion and every type of animal and vehicle imaginable. After a freezing 7 hour drive on a local bus we found ourselves navigating through rickshaws horses and brightly colored semi trucks we found our destination The Golden Temple.
This is temple of gold sits in the middle of a reflecting pool called the well of nectar. The pool is filled with huge golden and red koi fish. the temple is the crown jewel of the Sikhs in India. while it has a volatile history this is the most amazing temple I have ever seen. Awe struck by its beauty and wealth of culture and history, we were welcomed with open arms by the miriad of people who come to this ancient sight.