Sikh Pilgrimage Tour
6 Nights / 7 Days
Destinations Covered :
Delhi - Chandigarh - Parivar Vichhora - Anandpur
Sahib - Chandigarh - Amritsar - Tarn Taran - Gobindwal - Hazoor Sahib -
Jalianwala Bagh - Baba Bakala - Delhi
Day 01: Delhi
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 / Chandigarh
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
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 un
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.
Day 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