Here is Part I….
My MIL says that Amritsari people are very Chatorey(crudely translated as foodies) types…and as a result there are many places offering mouth watering delicacies like Chaats, Gol Gappe, Chhole-Kulche, Kulfi, Paneer Pakode, Puri-Launji, Jalebi, Rabdi, Lassi, Kaali daal, aam papad….And i proudly announce that i have tried more than 90% items listed here (i too am a big Chatori) 😀
So days at Amritsar were passed in sampling various food items at home and outside 😉 and going to Golden Temple or Harmandir Sahib as it is popularly known…Zini was entertained by My hubby’s Bua, cousin N & neighbours. N, Bua & my in laws would show her horses and other traffic on the GT road, neighbouring kids would play with her and thanks to all of them i managed to read a few stories from Chicken soup for indian women’s soul, sleeping & chatting with T bhabhi 🙂
This visit to Golden temple was special as this time Zini was with us. i was a bit worried that she won’t behave & won’t keep her head covered (it’s mandatory to cover the head there or rather in any Gurudwara). But Zini behaved big time, watched the fishes in the lake, and kept her head covered all the time, though she complained a little about the scarf, but she didn’t get rid of it, the way she normally does!!! I am truly amazed!!!!
And there are so many people thronging the temple, but still it is so clean. Salutes to all the devotees who come there and do the physical work to maintain it. Normally i don’t like to visit the very crowded places of worships, but Golden temple is an exception, i really like going there for the whole experience.
This is where my MIL’s brothers live. They live at a farm house!!! And we loved the place 🙂
They have 2 dogs, a biiiiiiig garden & a tube well running water…It was Zini’s paradise, she enjoyed the younger dog, managed to pat him & feed him!!!! Ran madly in the garden chasing sparrows & then sat on Swing to cool off…So basically she enjoyed.
Here Hubby joined us on weekend, and we played a few games of pool (they have a pool table at home!!!!!!!!!!!) along with his cousins A & A. Then in the evening we went for Go karting, followed by gol gappe & dinner (and these 2 were different things 😉 )
So, now i am back, but the next trip is already in offing (just in case you want to get more jealous 😉 )