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Day 01: Arrival at Amritsar
Arrive Amritsar , On arrival in Amritsar you will be welcomed by our representative present at Amritsar Airport carrying placard of your name. Evening visit to Wagah Border. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 02 Local Tour of Amritsar
After breakfast move for sightseeing covering
Golden Temple – the Holy Scripture is brought in a vivid procession from the Akal Takhat (the highest temporal seat of the Sikhs) in the morning to the temple to be returned at night. Singing is central to Sikh worship & is a feast to the souls when hymns from the Holy Scripture are recited Kirtan and the waves of the classical ragas, a sublime blend of voice & music. And
Jallianwala Bagh – 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.
Day 03 Amritsar-TarnTaran Sahib-Goindwal Sahib-Sultanpur Lodhi-Amritsar
Have breakfast. Proceed to Gurdwara
Sri Tarn Taran Sahib- Around 1590 Guru Arjan Dev set out on a tour of the country between the rivers Ravi and Beas. Here Guru Arjan Dev bought some land and laid the foundation of a Gurdwara in honor of Guru Ram Das and started the excavation of a tank even larger than Amritsar. 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. Guru Arjan Dev also established the first home for lepers in India at Tarn Taran.
Afterwards proceed to Gurdwara Sri Khadur Sahib
This was the family home of Guru Angad Dev. The Guru settled here when he was married to Mata Khivi and raised their three children here. 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.
Later proceed to Goindwal to visit Gurdwara Sri Baoli 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. Guru Amar Das said that whoever recited the entire Japji prayer of Guru Nanak Dev Ji on each of the 84 steps with a pure heart before bathing in the Baoli would receive spiritual emancipation.
Evening proceed to Sultanpur Lodhi to visit Gurdwara Shri Ber Sahib
At this spot Guru Nanak would go bathing early in the mornings in the Bein river before meditation. While bathing here one day Guru Nanak disappeared in the stream and was missing for three days where he was in communion with God. Upon returning the enlightened Guru Nanak began his lifelong mission of preaching Sikhism. Guru Nanak had planted a Ber (jujube) tree seedling on this spot which has today grown into a large tree. & Gurdwara Sri Hatt Sahib
As a young man Guru Nanak was convinced by his family to accept employment here as the accountant of the provisions of Nawab Daulat Khan Lodhi. Guru Nanak got the job on the recommendations of his brother-in-law Jai Ram. The Nawab was very much impressed by the young Guru who would work diligently in the day and spend the evenings and night singing the praises of God with his friends. Evening Return to Amritsar. Overnight stay at Amritsar.
Day 04 Amritsar-Bathinda
After breakfast move to Bhatinda to 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. During the Baisakhi festival (from 13th to 15th of April), a major fair is held at Damdama Sahib and Sikh pilgrims from all over the world congregate here to pay homage to Guru Gobind Singhji. The fair at Damdama Sahib dates back to about 250 years and coincides with the Rabi, harvesting festival. Thus, it is a time for great joy and celebration and also a time to remember allegiance to the Sikh faith. Guru Gobind Singhji stayed in Damdama Sahib for nine months and it was here that he worked on the Adi Granth. He made Damdama the center for propagating the Sikh faith and called it ‘Khalsa De Takht’ or Throne of the Khalsa. He had a special stamp issued bearing the inscription ‘Amal Sahai, Guru Gobind Singh Ji Ki Jagha takhat Damdama ji’ clearly demonstrating the importance of the place. This stamp was used on all the important documents issueby the Guru from Damdama Sahib.
Overnight stay at Bathinda.
Day 05 Bathinda- Chandigarh
After breakfast drive to Chandigarh enroute visit Gurudwara Sirhind and Fatehgarh Sahib. Reach Chandigarh in the evening . Overnight in Chandigarh.
Day 06 Chandigarh-Anandpur Sahib
After breakfast proceed to Anandpur Sahib, Visit 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. It was here on March 30th, 1699 that a very large gathering of Sikhs had arrived at Anandpur Sahib as per Guru Gobind Singh’s instructions. It was here, Guru Gobind called his Five Beloved Ones and gave them the last name ‘Singh’ which means Lion. Guru Gobind Singh then humbly bowed before the Five Beloved Ones and asked them to initiate Him into the Khalsa Brotherhood. 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. The Guru had been offered safe passage if he left the town on a oath on the Koran by emperor Aurangzeb. In the early hours of the morning at the swollen river Sarsa the Guru and his Sikhs were attacked by the Mughal army under the command of Wazir Khan, breaking their oath of safe conduct. 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. The Guru, his two eldest sons and 40 Sikhs were able to cross the river and escape. This gurdwara was built on the spot where the battle occurred and the Gurus family was separated.
Later proceed to Chandigarh. Reach Chandigarh. Overnight stay at Chandigarh.
Day 07 Chandigarh-Delhi/Amritsar
After breakfast move for half day local sightseeing tour covering Rock Garden , Sukhna Lake and Rose Garden.
Evening transfer to Chandigarh railway station to board your train to Delhi or transfer to Amritsar by road. Your tour ends here. Carry home the sweet memories you had on your trip well organized by Buddies Group.