Kids’ Guide to Amritsar

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Amritsar is the holy city in the state of Punjab in India.

It’s a 9-hour flight from Birmingham Airport.

Amritsar got its name from the pool around the Golden Temple and means “holy pool of nectar”. It’s the spiritual centre of the Sikh religion.

The Temple is very old – it was built over 400 years ago!

I remember it was worth visiting twice – once during the day, once at night when it’s beautifully lit up. Perfect photo opp for my scrapbook!

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It was also jammed packed with people – thousands of pilgrims from all over India come every day.

You’ll need to cover your head when around the temple – I wore a bandana! I remember there was a barrel of free ones to choose near the entrance.

Another temple I visited was Mata Temple…

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Mata Temple is a Hindu cave temple devoted to the female saint Lal Devi – and it’s a bit of maze getting around!

The path to the main temple passes through low tunnels, caves full of ankle-deep water and mirrored hallways – it reminded me more of a fun house than a place of worship!

The colours and elaborate mirrored image make this a psychedelically unique temple!

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