Well now this is the actual traveling experience.Will keep it short and let the photos do the talk later on.
The D-day arrived soon 12/1/09,went to the college in the morning met everyone and went back home by 12:00.all the packing had been done the previous day.After all the instructions from parents we finally left home and reached the Pune station at 4:30.The train was scheduled at 5:15.We being 5 people were wondering about who 3 people would be accompanying us in our compartment(6 seats one one side & 2 on other).Went in settled at our respective places,luggage was was all set.One out of the 3 companion turned out to be a girl and one was a college guys.We had one of the best time of our life in the train.
We reached Jalandar at 5:00am & had some coffee waiting for the local train to come which was scheduled at 6:00am & finally we reached Amritsar at 8:00am in the morning.We were so tired as we dint sleep to get down on the right station and were dosing off in the local train but the moment college girls entered the train at some station our sleep just vanished.Finally reached our friends house in Atari (just 1 km away from India-Pak border) by 9:00am.We were so tied already that we just slept and the whole day passed resting.
15/1/09 - We visited the Golden Temple,jallian wala baugh & bough some Talvars,Kirpans(Sword's & mini sword's.They come with bills/permission & can be taken out on Indian with no problems at all).
16/1/09 - Was a rest day again. Here i would like to mention the thing i loved the most."THE FOOD" i never in my life have had such delicious,such tasty Alu parathas,with really soft paneer.Taza Makkhan,Dhai,chiken & everything.My mouth was actually watering while writing all this.
17/1/09 - We went to 5 major Gurudwara's.One of them is double the golden temple but not that famous.It is really close to India-Pak border.We actually went near the border fence.We could see the wires attached to the fence & in front was another fence behind which were Pak bunkers & their soldiers.Seeing the bunker on our side empty we went close & started taking snaps like idiots.In the mean time we heard a voice,The Indian solider was walking towards us fast and sayin "udau dunga bhag jao"(he will kill us run away).I looked at him & he was removing his gun(we though we were gone now,we ran like crazy & never looked back).He later came close and started shouting about the conditions on border & firing orders were given to them,etc etc.We just escaped that thing narrowly.(we were really close to the border & fences,so close that we could see the Pakistan soldiers.)Pics will be posted later.
18/1/09 - Was again a rest day with some farm traveling.We rode the bullock cart.Trust me driving cars is so much easy.We did some horse riding & what not.
19/1/09 - Was the shopping day.Really cheap & good quality cloths.Bought some shawls,etc
20/1/09 - Was the day to leave.Enjoyed the food for one last time & packed our bags.We were to leave at 4:00pm.My sardar friends granny was to come with to Pune(She was lucky for us.How?will tell you later).Went to Amritsar station at 5:00pm & took a local train to Jalandar. Reached Jalandar station (train+auto) by 9:30.
21/1/09 - The jhelum express was scheduled at 2:30am & it was fun till then.But the train arrival was not announced and were as usual cracking jokes when suddenly mt Sardar friends picked up da luggage & shouted run. We all started running with the loads of luggage.Finally after many locked doors we managed to get into the train & slept.In the morning by 10:00am we all were as usual we were passing the time.My friends granny who was sitting alone suddenly was accompanied by two sweet sisters & again we ended up having blast.
22/1/09 - Reached Pune by 4:00pm.Really enjoyed each and every moment of the trip.
Photos coming up soon.