Delhi to Amritsar
Our stay in Delhi was not so interesting other than staying in the room and just walking around the Pahar Ganj area. We didn’t go around much. The only place we actually visited was the Malaysian High Commission. My father’s visa was expiring and we were told trying to extend it would be risky as the process could take a long time, so we were advised to get to the India-Pakistan border as soon as possible. The staff at the high commission were very helpful and booked 2 bus tickets(night coach) to Amritsar. We had to cycle for 10 km to the bus terminal which was in Old Delhi and it gets dark fast during the winter so we didn’t get a chance to take pictures of the Red Fort and the Jama Masjid in Old Delhi, which was a shame. I was recommended by a friend to visit Karim’s, a very famous Briyani shop, near the Jama Masjid. Karim’s has been around since 1913. When we entered the premise it was full of locals and tourists waiting in line for their tables. We had to wait around 10 minutes before we could get a table but it was worth the wait as the briyani was out of this world.
The bus ride from Delhi to Amritsar took about 13 hours and when we got there it was already midday. As soon as we got our bikes off the bus we started cycling towards the Wagah border and we had to cover about 30 km. Some of the locals told us the border closes at 5pm so we just took it easy. When we reached the border it was 3.40pm and we were told the gate was already closed and would open at 10am the next morning.