For our India Since Independence class, we visited Amritsar, home of two major sites in Indian history. The first is the Golden Temple, one of the most well-known Sikh landmarks in India. We went there twice – once at night to see all the lights, and once during the day for a real tour. We also visited Jallianwala Bagh, a garden and memorial to the massacre that occurred there in 1919. By far my favorite experience was helping make chapatis for the lunch served at the Temple. We made friends with the other volunteers and gladly took a much-needed chai break with them, despite our abysmal Hindi and non-existent Punjabi skills.