Amritsar - Where History Unfolds!
If one is looking for a weekend getaway from Delhi, Amritsar is certainly a must destination. We took the Swarna Shatabdi Express which leaves at 07:20 a.m. from New Delhi Railway Station and reached exactly at 13:25 hours to straight away proceed to the hotel we stayed for 2 days (Hotel Hongkong Inn). One can also opt to drive from Delhi (appx. 8 hrs). Being rainy days in the north, we decided to carry umbrellas with us. But things turned upside down when we reached our destination. It was hot and humid with all four of us drenched with sweat! But it was worth the visit! We decided to visit the Wagah Border the very same day as we had only two days in hand and had to cover the most possible and popular destinations. We hired the hotel cab and proceeded to Wagah Border. It is the only road border crossing between India and Pakistan. Wagah, in Pakistan is a village through which the controversial Radcliffe Line, the boundary demarcation line dividing India and Pakistan upon the partition of India was drawn. The village was divided in 1947 by gaining Independence. Today, the eastern half of village lies in the Republic of India and the western half lies in Pakistan.