Monday, August 4, 2014

India - An Unending Journey

By: Reema Patel, International Centre Recruitment Coordinator

On my recent recruitment trip to India, I was busy representing Humber College and meeting prospective students across the length and breadth of the country. 

Amidst all this, I couldn’t help feeling the pulse of each place. No matter the time constraints, the sights, sounds and smells just wouldn’t leave me alone. The traveler in me loves to dive into the cultural treats of my host city.

The Wagah Border, on the road connecting India and Pakistan, was such a delight! 

Here, the security forces from the two countries follow a military practice of lowering their flags along with a quick handshake, before shutting their ‘national’ gates for the day. Tourists like me waited anxiously to see the two security forces work with such coordination. 
In Amritsar, Punjab, I was moved by the grandeur and peace found at the Golden Temple. Being the most sacred place for Sikhs, this temple draws many visitors from across the world.

No trip to India goes without a Bollywood moment. Here, I took a pause at Khalsa College where I had my “Veer-Zaara” and “Rab ne Bana Di Jodi” moment (which also happened at the Golden Temple!)- basking in the beautiful background, reminiscing the two beautiful love stories found in both movies.

Of the many places I visited in India, I was left both amazed and humbled by the beauty and architecture, and I know I have only just scratched the surface!

1 comment:

  1. Reema! The pictures that you have posted in your blog are showing the beauty of India. I like them all especially the image of Golden Temple. I also like this country very much. It is very huge and it offers numerous attractions. I visited it last year with my family. I found it an amazing destination for the tourist. I visited the Taj Mahal, Lotus Temple, Shimla, Kufri, Varansi, Mumbai, Delhi, Chandi Garh, Lonavla, Hyderabad and Gujrat. These all places have the bundles of natural beauty. I would love to visit this region again after niagara tours and explore its other places.