Golden Temple Tour
Duration : 06 Nights / 07
Places Covered : Delhi - Chandigarh - Parivar Vichhora -
Anandpur Sahib - Chandigarh - Amritsar - Tarn Taran - Gobindwal - Hazoor
Sahib - Amritsar - Jalianwala Bagh - Baba Bakala - Waga Border -
Amritsar - Delhi
Golden temple, is a Sikh temple and as the
name suggests it's a serene tour package for the devotional and the peace
lovers. Learn to know more about the Sikh principles and the lives of the
great Gurus who taught humanity and justice to the world, as you pass
through some of the best Gurudwara and sacred pools of Punjab. This is the
best Sikh pilgrimage tour one can have in India, offering only the best
options for every tourist at a hurry. The package includes the best Delhi
and Amritsar Gurudwaras, and not to forget, the Golden temple that is
universally accepted as a hallmark of religious buildings.
Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Delhi and transfer to hotel. Afternoon half day visit to Gurudwara Sisganj,
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib and Gurudwara Rakabganj. Overnight 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.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 03 : Chandigarh - Amritsar
Morning sightseeing tour of Chandigarh, visiting the Museum, High Court,
Assembly Chamber and Rock Garden. Afternoon drive to Amrltsar (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.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 04 : Amritsar - Tarn Taran - Gobindwal - Hazoor Sahib - Amritsar
Morning excursion to 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. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05 : Amritsar - Jalianwala Bagh -
Baba Bakala - Waga Border - Amritsar
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 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. Drive to Waga Border and watch parade and closing of border
for the day. Return to Amritsar. Overnight 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. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07 : Delhi - Back Home
Morning half day sightseeing tour, visiting Red Fort -the symbol of Mughal
power and elegance built in red sand stone by the fifth Mughal Emperor Shah
Jahan when he shifted his capital to Shahjahanabad from Agra in 1638, India
Gate -the country's memorial to the Unknown Soldier died in world war-II 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 journey. End of our services.