Travel to India to See The Golden Temple of Amritsar

If you are planning to visit India, there are many beautiful sights to see. However, there is one particular spot which stands out from the rest. Visiting The Golden Temple of Amritsar is a beautiful, once in a lifetime experience that you cannot afford to miss. As Sikhism’s holiest site, this temple offers all of its visitors a beautiful and spiritual experience. Your faith, race, and culture do not matter, as everyone is welcome to visit India’s shining star. The Golden Temple of Amritsar is located in Punjab, about 460 km from Delhi. 
 
It is important to note that both men and women cover their heads out of respect before entering the temple, and you will be expected to as well. It is also expected that you wear long pants and cover your shoulders. In addition to this, you are not allowed to wear shoes inside of the temple, like most other holy places. Do not fear, however, as there is a foot bath you must walk through prior to entering to make sure your feet are clean. Surrounding the temple is a moat, known as the holy tank. It is filled with holy water, which many people bathe in to wash away their sins and keep illness away. Men have an open area in which they can bathe in public, however, women have their own private area in which to bathe. Once you have bathed, you are allowed to walk to the most sacred and central temple, the Harmandir Sahib. What makes this temple special is that it is gilded in 750 kg of pure gold, not something you see everyday. 
 
In general, crowds are large for the better part of the day, but you are allowed to spend as much time in the temple as you like after waiting in the long line. Up to 100,000 people are usually expected at the temple each day. Locals are also very friendly, and will take the opportunity to speak with you and educate you about the temple and their religion. If you ever get the chance, visiting this site is truly a life changing experience.