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Gurudwara Keshgarh Sahib Anandpur SahibSIKH SPIRITUAL TOUR


Day 1 : Arrive -Amritsar , air
Arrive Amritsar by air. On arrival you will be welcomed by our local representative and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight at your hotel.

Amritsar, India is the home of the Golden Temple and a place of pilgrimage for spiritual seekers from all over the world. Built by the Sikh Guru Ram Das, this holy city and temple have uplifted peoples of all faiths for centuries

Day 2 :                 Amritsar
Morning guided city tour of Amritsar After breakfast move for sightseeing covering.

Golden Temple-The Golden Temple, popular amongst the adherents of the Sikh religion as Sri Harmandir Sahib or Sri Darbar Sahib, is the sacred seat of Sikhism. Bathed in a quintessential golden hue that dazzles in the serene waters of the Amrit Sarovar that lace around it, the swarn mandir (Golden temple) is one that internalizes in the mind scape of its visitors, no matter what religion or creed, as one of the most magnificent House of Worship.

Jallianwala Bagh- This is the martyr's memorial built in the memory of the unarmed people who died in an open firing by General Dyer on April13, 1919. The place still resonates of the tragedy that registers itself as one of the cruelest in the history of humanity.

Ram Bagh - Here is the summer palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and a museum.

Late Afternoon visit Indo-Pak Border “WAGAH BORDER” an army outpost on Indo-Pak border is of tourists interest because of the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony every evening. Soldiers from both countries march in perfect drill and the ceremonial lowering of the flags is carried out with great pomp.

 Overnight stay at your hotel .

Day 3: Amritsar-Tarn Taran Sahib-Sri Khadur Sahib - Goindwal Sahib-Sultanpur Lodhi-Jalandhar
Morning visit few main Gurudwaras.

Sri Tarn Taran Sahib- Around 1590 Guru Arjan Dev set out on a tour of the country between the rivers Ravi and Beas. The Gurdwara has one of the largest tanks and resembles the Golden Temple, except that it is built on the side of the tank and has a marble exterior.

Sri Khadur Sahib -This was the family home of Guru Angad Dev. Guru Angad Dev established this as his religious centre on the advice of Guru Nanak Dev Ji and spent the rest of his life living at Khadur.

Goindwal Sahib - This was the first center of Sikhism and was established by Guru Amar Das. The Hindus went on pilgrimage to Hardwar and Benaras but the Sikhs needed a place of their own. Understanding this Guru Amar Das purchased the land and personally helped in the construction of the Gurdwara and Baoli (well) with 84 steps leading down to it.

Evening proceed to Sultanpur Lodhi to visit Gurdwara Shri Ber Sahib

After visit to these Gurudwaras , drive for Jalandhar and on arrival check-in at your hotel.

Jalandhar - It is the oldest city in Punjab. It is the centre of that area of the State which has maximum Non-Resident Indians. This has made it a rich and forward looking city.

Unravel the culture of Jhalandar as you tour the fascinating landscape of Punjab. The city of Jalandhar aptly fits the description of an ancient city with a modern face.

Overnight stay at Jalandhar.

Day 4 :                 Jalandhar-Anandpur Sahib-Chandigarh
Morning proceed to Anandpur Sahib.

Gurdwara Sri Kesgarh Sahib: Takht Sri Keshgarh Sahib is the birthplace of the Khalsa. Amid the Shivalik hills, it is situated on the bank of the Satluj. Some of the original weapons of Guru Gobind Singh as well as the khanda (two edged sword) used by the Guru to stir the amrit (sweet water) during the Khalsa baptism ceremony are kept here.

Gurdwara Parivar Vichora-Guru Gobind Singh and 400 Sikhs left Anandpur Sahib on the cold rainy night of December 5th 1705 after a prolonged siege by the Mughal army. In the early hours of the morning at the swollen river Sarsa the Guru and his Sikhs were attacked by the Mughal army. In the ensuing confusion, cold and darkness, most of the Sikhs perished. Some braved the current and a few including Guru Gobind Singh were able to cross the river in the heat of the battle. During the confusion the Guru was separated from his family. This gurdwara was built on the spot where the battle occurred and the Gurus family was separated.

Afternoon proceed to Chandigarh and on arrival check-in at your hotel.

Chandigarh nestles in picturesque setting in the foothills of Shivalik hills & enjoys the popular epithhet - The City Beautiful Representative of modern architecture & town planning, the city is a creation of French architect, Le Corbusier - whose architectural rendering are appreciated all over the world. It is one of the great planned cities of India after Fatehpur Sikri & Jaipur.

Overnight at your hotel.

Day 5 :                 Chandigarh
Morning guided city tour of Chandigarh visiting The Rock Garden - Conceptualized and created by one Nek Chand. The garden houses objects and artifacts made entirely out of industrial and urban waste. It is undoubtedly one of the most unique experiences one can encounter. You have to see it to believe it, and will then not forget it.

Visit Botanical Garden SectorThe Sukhna Lake - This man-made Lake is situated in the foothills of Shivalik Range and offers an ideal place for quiet communion with Nature.

Also visit Government Museum  - It has the largest collection of the world famous Gandhara (Buddhist) Sculpture after Lahore.

Afternoon is free for shopping. Overnight at your hotel.

Day 6 :                 Chandigarh – Talwandi Sabo Bathinda
Morning proceed for Bhatinda aind on arrival check-in at your hotel.

Visit Gurdwara Takht Sri Damdama Sahib, Talwandi Sabo

Damdama Sahib or Talwandi Sabo in Bhatinda district holds great significance for Sikh for it is the place where the guru sought rest and refuge during his battles with the Mughals.

Overnight at your hotel.

Day 7 :                 Bathinda - Amritsar
Morning proceed for Amritsar enroute visiting countryside and on arrival check-inat your hotel. Rest of the day is free for personal activities. Overnight stay.

Day 8 :                 Depart Amritsar
Departure transfer to airport to board your flight back home woth sweet memories .
Your tour ends here.

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