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Golden Temple to Hotel
After completing the visit to The Golden Temple , at 12.30 PM, we were heading back towards the parking place where our rented vehicle was parked. Again after our visit, heat started bothering us a lot. Aarya was again getting annoyed . In the meantime we saw some toy shops on the way to the parking lot. We bought one toy for Aarya which will keep her quiet atelast for sometime . And similarly Manu bought something for Anushka .This made both the sweet girls happy for the moment. This happens on everyday in every trip. After completing the tour she has a collections of around 8 – 10 toys . So yes that means her purpose of going to the tour is served. Anyways we headed towards our vehicle and then rushed towards our hotel to relieve ourselves from scorching rays of the Sun God. I and Manu’s family already had Poori Bhaji at Shree Durgiana temple , so we were not feeling that much hungry. Aa soon as we reached our hotel we all rushed in the bathroom one by one for having shower on top of our hot head. After having shower all of them dosed off. After having shower when I saw my hands they were all covered with innumerable boils due to heat. Manu told me this was normal temperature in this areas in summer. He felt real heat in Puri tour this year where his skin was covered with boils. He told me not to worry as everything will vanish when I reach Kashmir.
We had told Mr. Gill our driver to come around 3.o0 pm , so that we can go to Vaishno Devi Temple and Wagah Border. All were very tired and we had continuous journey of 32 hours in train with two nights already sleeping in moving train. And then roaming in 45 degree C scorching heat of Amritsar . When I had planned my trip I thought this time it would be time for rains in Amritsar and maximum temperature would be around 31 – 32 degree C , referring to climatic conditions shown in MSN weather. But to my surprise this time Lord Indra and Lord Varuna are very upset and are bothering to shower with their all might. But anyways thanks to them because it had rained three days back heavily before our arrival which brought down the temperature from 49 C to 45 C otherwise we would have been roasted in the furnace like city. Moving further we all got ready at 4.00 and decided to move. I was inclined to go first at Wagah Border and book my seats first so that we can watch full parade with a better and clear view. But my friend Manu was favoring more towards visiting Vaishno Devi Temple first. His main intention was to get the pictures of the temple in light. So what more he knows better than me because he has already been to Amritsar before. So my job was to obey him. And the decision to obey him turned out to be true.
Hotel to Lal Devi Mata Mandir( Vaishno Devi Temple, Amritsar)
We headed out towards the temple in our car and in the mean time we reached a crossroad where a army war tank was displayed in the circle. Mr. Gill our driver said that this was a Pakistan tank was captured by Indian soldiers in 1965 war against Pakistan. This tank was displayed in the crossroad in the front of gate of Military Academy of Amritsar. So I was very keen to click its picture. But due to many army officers present near the gate all of them in our car said it won’t be possible to click since those officers were present. But I was inclined to click it and said that if it were to be a secret than they wouldn’t have displayed it on the crossroad where all civilians are allowed to pass. So I told Mr. Gill to stop the car , went outside clicked 2 pics of this war machine in front of our military officers. Look at this old war machine from Pakistan which must have killed lot of our soldiers and civilians. After this within 5 mins we directly headed towards Lal Devi Mandir which is also called Vaishno Devi temple.