Punjab is a state of India, located in the northwest of the country, bordering Pakistan. It is the home state of many of the country’s Sikhs, a religion followed by about 2% of the country. But Sikhs are found all over the world and are legendary for their strength, prowess, adaptability and congeniality. Punjab was the last state to fall to the British in their bid to conquer India.
The chief city is Amritsar, which is also home to the holiest temple of the Sikh religion, known (in English) as the Golden Temple. Like the rest of India, there is much to do and see and experience here. As with most of the cities of India, it suffers from bad traffic, noise and over population. Hope you will enjoy the photos, many taken at the Golden Temple and some at a kind of model village, and the city’s fort and museum.
An inveterate traveler, I have spent a great deal of time searching for new arts and artisans, mostly in Asia. I am drawn to Asia thanks to my 25-year tenure living in Japan. During that period I traveled extensively and often in Southeast Asia. Upon returning to the US, I formed Arts of Asia in order to share the qualities I admire in Asia with my friends and customers in the US. To support this mission, I continue to spend 4 months a year abroad. The search is never ending!