Punjab’s 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
This tour 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 penetrate India.”
Day 01 Arrive Delhi
Arrive in Delhi, the capital city of India. After
completing formalities with customs and immigration, you
will be received by our representative with Traditional
Indian Welcome (with garlands).
Delhi is the capital of India since old times. Delhi's
history dates back to the first millenium BC, when it
was known as Indraprastha. The Tomar Rajputs built Lal
Kot, the core of the first of Delhi's seven cities. It
is the epicenter of the nation's politics, economy and
culture. History is alive and throbbing in Delhi, the
capital of India.
Afterwards transfer to your hotel for the overnight
Day 02 Delhi- Chandigarh –
parivar Vichhora – Anandpur Sahib - Chandigarh
This morning after the breakfast drive to Chandigarh. (
Approx 238 kms/05 hours).
Upon arrival check in to the hotel.
This afternoon embark from the hotel to visit Parivar
Vichorra ( 52 kms/02 hrs ) and
after the visit 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 will be in Chandigarh.
Day 03 Chandigarh –
Amritsar By Road
This morning after the breakfast embark on the city
sightseeing trip which would include the visit to the
Museum , High Court , Assembly Chamber and Rock Garden.
This afternoon drive to Amritsar ( 250 kms/05.00 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
Overnight at hotel.
Day 04 Amritsar – Taran
Taran – Gobindwal – Hazoor Sahib – Amritsar
This morning after the breakfast embark on the 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
Overnight will be in Amritsar.
Day 05 Amritsar –
Jalianwala Bagh – Baba Bakala – Amritsar
This morning after the breakfast 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.
Overnight will be in Amritsar
Day 06 Amritsar – Delhi.
This morning assisted in the transfer to the Railway
station to board the fast train Shatabdi Express for
Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi assisted in the transfer to
the Hotel.Rest of the day free at leisure/Overnight will be in Delhi.
Day 07 Delhi – Overseas (
This morning after the breakfast embark on the half day
city tour of Old Delhi which would take you to 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 country’s 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.
Late in the afternoon assisted in the transfer to the
International airport to board the flight back home.