Amritsar - Visit The Largest Kitchen of The World at Golden Temple
- Morning visit the local bazaars of Amritsar after the breakfast which is served at the hotel.
- Later, visit the largest kitchen in the world at Golden Temple
Referred to as the world's largest community kitchen, the Sri Guru Ram Das Jee Langar Hall of the Golden Temple complex is unique in several aspects. On average, it feeds over 1,00,000 people daily—from children to old people of all religions, castes, regions, countries; and people from varied social, economic, and political backgrounds.
"It is a 24x7 operation that carries on day and night, all 365 days of the year. This has been going on for centuries since the concept of langar was introduced by GuruNanak Dev (the first Guru of the Sikh religion and its founder; born 1469) and propagated by other Gurus," Wazir Singh, senior in-charge of the langar preparation said.
At any given point of the day or night, the place is not only swarmed by devotees wanting to partake in what is considered as blessed by service, but by hundreds of volunteers who are ever-so-ready to be part of the voluntary cooking and serving process.
- Afternoon visit Wagah Border:
Wagah Border is located 17 miles (28 km) from Amritsar. It is the only border crossing between India and Pakistan.
At the border outpost, there is a complex of buildings, roads, and barriers on both sides. People visit the Wagah border to see the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony performed by the soldiers in the evening. Soldiers from India and Pakistan perform a flag march.
The flags are both the countries are brought down. Then the gates between India and Pakistan are opened. Soldiers perform some drills and then the complex is illuminated. The whole ceremony takes about half an hour.