heritage is too robust to be either forgotten or lost. It is a land of
martial traditions where the nation of India rose as one to combat all
aggressions from the North - West and all others who dared to challenge
the integrity and sovereignty of this golden land. A land of tough , god -
fearing peasants living in its rich traditions of hard - work and toil
, song & dance and patriotism , is today one of the most vibrant states
of India. This land of the brave Sikhs echoes with the melodies Gurbani of
the sacred Guru Granth Sahib from the beautiful gurudwaras spread all over
Sikh Yatra is specially prepared to present the best of the great Sikhs
shrines in the region. It will be relevant to quote Mahatama Gandhi as
follows , when he wrote about this land:
' Historically Punjab may be considered the most important province of
India. It was here that the Aryans of the Vedic times first made their
homes. It was here that the hymns of the Rig Veda were chanted. It was to
this province at the University of Takshila that seekers after knowledge
flocked from various parts of the world. The Scythians , the Tartars and the
Persians had to measure sword with the sons of Punjab in their attempt to
Day 01: Delhi
Today is the first day of your Sikh Tours. Arrive Delhi and transfer to hotel. Afternoon half day visit to Gurudwara
Sisganj. Gurudwara Bangla sahib and Gurudwara Rakabganj. Overnite at hotel.
Day 02: Delhi / Chandigarh / Parivar Vichhora / Anandpur Sahib /
Drive to Chandigarh ( 238 kms/05 hours). Check in at hotel. Afternoon visit
Parivar Vichorra ( 52 kms/02 hrs ) and drive to Anandpur Sahib ( 30 kms/01
hr ) - fortress temple situated on the left bank of the river Satluj founded
by the ninth Sikh guru , Guru Tegh Bahadur. It was here that the Sikh
religion acquired its final military character. Drive back to Chandigarh.
Overnite at hotel.
Day 03: Chandigarh / Amritsar
Morning sightseeing tour of Chandigarh , visiting the Museum , High Court ,
Assembly Chamber and Rock Garden. Afternoon drive to Amritsar ( 250
kms/06.50 hrs ) , situated on the north - western border of the
country. The 400 years old city , founded by the fourth guru of the Sikhs ,
Guru Ramdas , has been the seat of the Sikh religion and culture from its
very inception. It is renowned for the famous Golden Temple. Amritsar ,
literally - Pool of Nectar , derives its name from the holy
pond around the temple. The land for the pool was gifted by the Moghul
Emperor Akbar. Check in at hotel on arrival. Overnite at hotel.
Day 04: Amritsar / Tarn Taran / Gobindwal / Hazoor Sahib / Amritsar
Morning excursion of Tarn taran ( 22 kms/45 minutes ) , famous for a
gurudwara standing on the side of a large tank and built in honour of Guru
Arjun Dev. Lepers come from far - off places to have a dip in the tank
, for it is believed that its water can help cure leprosy. Proceed to
Gobindwal ( 23 kms /30 minutes ) , a short run from tarn taran , connected
to the memory of Guru Amardas who lived there. A gurudwara built by the
Guruji still stands there. Since no place was available for a tank , an
underground Baoli was constructed near the gurudwara with a
flight of 84 steps leading to it. Continue onto Hazoor Sahib ( 10 kms/15
minutes ) , where the Samadhi ( memorial ) of the second Sikh guru , Guru
Angad Dev ji , was built by Maharaja Ranjit Singh in 1815. Return to
Amritsar. Afternoon visit the Golden Temple - built in the midst of the
holy pool by Maharaja Ranjit Singh in 1803 , it is also known as Darbar
Sahib or Har Mandir Sahib. The dome of the temple is covered with an
estimated 400 kgs of gold leaf , hence its popular name the Golden
Temple. The interiors of the temple , like - wise , decorated by
inlay work with delicate floral patterns are done with semi precious stones.
Adjoining the pool is Akal Takht , established by the sixth Sikh guru , Guru
Hargobind Singh. It is seat of the supreme head of the Sikh religious
authority. Overnite at hotel.
05: Amritsar / Jalianwala Bagh / Baba Bakala / Amritsar
Morning visit Jailianwala Bagh ( 24 kms/45 minutes ) , the historic site
where hundreds of innocent Indian men, women and children were massacred by
British General Michael Dyer on April 13 , 1919. A memorial and garden have
been created here as a national monument. Proceed to Baba Bakala ( 21 kms/45
minutes ) , a place associated with the ninth Sikh guru , Shri Tegh Bahadur,
having a magnificent gurudwara where people gather in thousands on every
Amavas. An annual fair is held on Raksha Bandhan with about hundred thousand
people visiting the place , commemorating the day when the ninth guru was
located by his followers. Return to Amritsar. Overnite at hotel.
Day 06: Amritsar / Delhi
Transfer to railway station to connect fast train Shatabdi Express for
Delhi. On arrival , assistance and transfer to hotel. Overnite at hotel.
Day 07: Delhi / Back Home
Morning half day sightseeing tour , visiting Red Fort - the symbol of
Moghul power and elegance built in red sand stone by the fifth Moghul
Emperor Shah Jahan when he shifted his capital to Shahjahanabad from Agra in
1638 ; India Gate - the countrys memorial to the Unknown Soldier
; and Quatab Minar - built in red sand stone in Islamic style , the
tower is 71 mts tall with its walls consisting of intricately carved
quotations from the Holy Quran.
Check out at 1200 hours. Transfer to airport to connect flight for onward
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