Remove shoes, leave possessions, cover head
In order to enter the Golden Temple you need to:-
"Remove shoes" - there are cleary visible storage areas where you hand your shoes in in return for a token.
"Leave possessions" - again there is a storage area at the font of the temple where you hand your bags in.
"Cover your head" - either with a cheap cover purchased off one of the children outside the temple or by borrowing a cover from the small plastic bins before you walk in.
I have no idea why you do the above. But if you follow these "rules" without making a fuss the Sikhs will behave very respectfully towards you.
The international border between India and Pakistan. The pomp and pageantry of the Beating Retreat and the Change of Guard within handshaking distance of the Indian and Pakistani forces makes for a most charming spectacle.
Wagah, an army outpost on Indo-Pak border - between Amritsar and Lahore, is an elaborate complex of buildings, roads and barriers on both sides. The daily highlight is the evening "Beating the Retreat" ceremony. Soldiers from both countries march in perfect drill, going through the steps of bringing down their respective national flags. As the sun goes down, nationalistic fervour rises and lights are switched on marking the end of the day amidst thunderous applause.
Durgiana Temple/Lakshmi Narain Temple
Situated outside the Lohgarh Gate, the temple is built in the 1920. Not built in the traditional Hindu style, the architecture resembles that of the Golden temple and, in a similar manner rises from the midst of a tank and has canopies and the central dome in the style of the Sikh temple. It is a well-known repository of Hindu scriptures.
Jallianwallah History Part Three
On April 10, in Amritsar, Kichloo and Satyapal were arrested and deported from the district by deputy commisioner Miles Irving, and when their followers tried to march to Irving's bungalow in the camp to demand the release of their leaders they were fired upon by British troops. With several of their number killed and wounded, the enraged mob rioted through Amritsar's old city, burning British banks, murdering several Englishmen, and attacking two Englishwomen.
Gen. R.E.H. Dyer was sent with troops from Jullundur to restore order, and, though no further disturbances occurred in Amritsar until April 13, Dyer marched 50 armed soldiers into the Jallianwallah Bagh (Garden) that afternoon and ordered them to open fire on a protest meeting attended by some 10,000 unarmed men, women, and children without issuing a word of warning. It was a Sunday, and many neighboring peasants had come to Amritsar to celebrate a Hindu festival, gathering in the Bagh, which was a place for holding cattle fair and other festivities. Dyer kept his troops firing for about ten minutes, until they had shot 1650 rounds of ammunition into the terror-stricken crowd, which had no way of escaping the Bagh, since the soldiers spanned the only exit. About 400 civilians were killed and some 1200 wounded. They were left without medical attention by Dyer, who hastily removed his troops to the camp. Sir Michael O'Dwyer fully approved of and supported the Jallianwallah Bagh massacre, and on April 15, 1919, issued a martial law decree for the entire Punjab:
The least amount of firing which would produce the necessary moral and widespread effect it was my duty to produce . . . from a military point of view, not only on those who were present, but more specially throughout the Punjab.'
Jallianwala Bagh - Martyrs Well
This is the well where, according to a simple plaque on the wall, about 120 dead bodies were recovered trying to escape from the firing. The whole well has now been covered and you peer to see it through mesh windows.