Golden Temple Tour – 06 Nights / 07 Days

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 not just a Sikh temple, but it is a symbol for devotion and openness of the faith. One of the prominent Sikh pilgrimages, Golden Temple tour visits the prominent gurudwaras or Sikh shrines in Punjab and also turns the pages of the history with a visit to Waga Border.

Day 01. Arrive Delhi

Upon arrival in Delhi, meet Incredible India tour for assisted transfer to hotel. In the afternoon, begin a half day visit to the famous Gurudwaras of Delhi including Gurudwara Sisganj, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib and Gurudwara Rakabganj. Return to the hotel for overnight in Delhi.

Day 02. Delhi - Chandigarh - Parivar Vichhora - Anandpur Sahib - Chandigarh

Golden Temple TourDrive to Chandigarh (238 Km / 05 hours). Check in at hotel. In the noon, visit Parivar Vichora (52 Km / 02 hrs) and drive to Anandpur Sahib (30 Km / 01 hr). This is a fortress gurudwara established by the ninth Sikh Guru, Guru Tegh Bahadur on the left banks of River Sutlej. It was here that the Sikh religion acquired its final military character. Drive back to Chandigarh for overnight stay.

Day 03. Chandigarh - Amritsar

Begin the Chandigarh city tour with a visit to Museum, High Court, Assembly Chamber and Rock Garden. In the noon, drive to Amritsar (250 Km/7 hrs). Situated on the north -western border of the country, Amritsar is 400 years old city, founded by the fourth guru of the Sikhs, Guru Ramdas and is the illustrious seat of the Sikh religion and culture from its very inception. It is renowned for the famous Golden Temple. Upon arrival here, check in the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 04. Amritsar - Tarn Taran - Gobindwal - Hazoor Sahib - Amritsar

Morning excursion to Tarn Taran (22 Km / 45 minutes), famous for a gurudwara built in honour of Guru Arjun Dev and has a sacred pond with curative properties. Lepers come from far-off places to have a dip in the tank and cure their ailment. Next in the Golden Temple Tour is a visit to Gobindwal (23 Km /1 hr), dedicated to Guru Amardas place of stay. A gurudwara built by the spiritual Sikh guru still stands there. Continue onto Hazoor Sahib (10 Km / 15 minutes), where the 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 kg of gold leaf which got the shrine a popular name of the 'Golden Temple'. The interiors of the temple are decorated by inlay work with semi precious stones in the delicate floral patterns. 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 - Jallianwala Bagh - Baba Bakala - Waga Border - Amritsar

In the morning, visit Jallianwala Bagh (24 Km / 45 minutes), the historic site where hundreds of innocent Indian men, women and children were massacred by British General Michael Dyer on the day of Baisakhi April 13 , 1919. A memorial and garden have been created here as a national monument.

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Next in the day is the visit to Baba Bakala (21 Km / 45 minutes), a place associated with ninth Sikh Guru, Shri Tegh Bahadur, and is famous for magnificent gurudwara where people gather in thousands on every Amavas or dark night. Drive to Waga Border and watch parade and closing of border for the day. Return to Amritsar. Overnight in Amritsar.

Day 06. Amritsar - Delhi

Transfer to railway station to board the connecting train of Shatabdi Express for Delhi. On arrival, assistance and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 07. Delhi - Back Home

Morning begin the half day Delhi city 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 Qutab Minar  - built in red sand stone in Islamic style, the tower is 71 meters tall with its walls consisting of intricately carved quotations from the Holy Quran. Check out at 12:00 hours. Transfer to airport to connect flight for onward journey.

 

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