DAY 01 : ARRIVE DELHI
Meet on arrival at Airport and transfer to hotel. Later half-day visit to Gurdwara Sisganj. Gurdwara Bangla Sahib and Gurdwara Rakhab Ganj. Evening transfer to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 02 : DELHI – CHANDIGARH (238KMS/5HRS)
After breakfast, drive to Chandigarh. Arrive Chandigarh transfer to Hotel. Later visit Parivar Vichhorra (52kms/2hrs) and drive onto Anandpur Sahib (30kms/ 1hr) -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. Evening back to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 03 : CHANDIGARH – AMRITSAR (250 KMS/ 6.5HRS)
After breakfast, sight-seeing tour of Chandigarh, visiting the Museum. High Court, Assembly Chamber and Rock Garden. Afternoon drive to Amritsar.
Amritsar 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 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 Mughal Emperor Akbar.
Arrive Amritsar transfer to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 04 : AMRITSAR/TARN TARAN / GOBINDWAL / HAZOOR SAHIB / AMRITSAR
After breakfast, excursion to Tarn Taran (22kms/ 3/4 hr), famous for a gurdwara 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 (22kms/’/;hr). a short run from Tarn Taran, connected to the memory of Guru Amardas who lived there. A gurdwara built by the Guruji still stands there. Since no space was available for a tank, an underground ‘Baoli’ was constructed near the gurdwara with a flight of 84 steps leading to it. Continue onto Hazoor Sahib (10kms/1/4hr), where the Samadhi (memorial) of the second Sikh guru, Guru Angad Dev Ji, was built by Maharaja Ranjit Singh in 1815. Return to Amritsar and after lunch, 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 400kgs 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 is done with semi-precious stones. Adjoining the pool is Akal Takht, established by the sixth Sikh guru, Guru Hargobind Singh. It is the seat of the supreme head of the Sikh religious authority. Evening transfer to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 05 : ARNRITSAR/JALIANWALA BAGH/BABA BAKALA/AMRITSAR
After breakfast, visit Jalianwala Bagh (24kms/3/4hr), 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 (21kms/3/4hr), a place associated with the ninth Sikh guru, Shri Guru Tegh Bahadur, having a magnificent gurdwara where people gather in thousands on every Amavas. An annual fair is held on Raksha Bandhan with about a hundred thousand people visiting the place, commemorating the day when the ninth guru was located by his followers. Return to Amritsar (45kms/1.5hrs). Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 06 : AMRITSAR – DELHI
Morning transfer to Railway station for Delhi. Meet on arrival at Delhi railway station and transfer to Airport for onward destination.