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Travel to Amritsar, the centre of the Sikh culture and home to the magnificent Golden Temple complex, which rivals even the Taj Mahal. In the evenings, the temple is illuminated with dozens of tiny lights reflecting in the Pool of Nectar, giving it an air of fairytale romance.
Just a few miles west of Amritsar lies the India-Pakistan border where the ‘Wagah Border Ceremony’ is held every day at sunset. Big crowds of Indians and Pakistanis gather, waiting for the show – rows and rows of soldiers wearing colourful uniforms, marching and lowering their countries’ flags. You’ll see the soldiers give each other a brusque handshake as they shut the gates for the night.
We delve into the reasons why Vaisakhi, the Sikh festival celebrated every April, means so much to millions of people in India and the rest of the world...