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Hemkund Sahib Yatra With Amritsar

Amritsar- Anandpur Sahib - Paonta Sahib - Rudraprayag - Gobindghat - Gobindham - Hemkund Sahib - Gobindham - Gobindghat - Rudraprayag - Haridwar - Chandigarh - Amritsar

Minimum 2 Pax

(12 Nights / 13 Days)

 

    

 
  Day 1 : Arrive Amritsar

Golden Temple

Golden Temple

Langar

Hola Mohalla

Sri Paonta Sahib

Sri Gobindghat

Sri Hemkund Yatra

Hemkund Sahib

Sri Govindghat

Haridwar

Sri Tarn Taran Sahib

 
Arrive Amritsar. Transfer to hotel. Overnight stay.
Day 2 : Amritsar
After breakfast move for sightseeing covering

Golden Temple- Golden Temple or Darbar Sahib is the most sacred temple for Sikhs - one which every Sikh longs to make a pilgrimage to, and thousands visit daily. Guru Ram Das, the fourth Guru of the Sikhs, who came to live near this peaceful place, started building the pilgrimage centre around the small pool, (later to become the Sarowar).
The Harmandir Sahib, as the main temple is known, was envisioned by Guru Arjan Dev. It was conceived by him to reflect the resoluteness, clarity and simplicity of the Sikh religion. The four doors, one on each side of the Temple, are symbolically open to all four castes - Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaishyas and Shudras.
The beautiful gilding, artistic marble inlays and the elaborate mirror-work on the Harmandir Sahib came much later. It was only in the nineteenth century during the reign of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, that the people of Punjab lavished their wealth on their revered shrine. The Granth Sahib, the holy book of the Sikhs, was installed in the Harmandir Sahib in 1604, three years after its completion.
The fact that the foundation stone of the Golden temple was formally laid by the Muslim mystic, Mir Mohammed Muayyinul Islam, popularly known as Mian Mir, in 1589 on the request of Guru Arjun Dev, sends out a strong message of communal amity. The Guru-ka-Langar or the common canteen, provides free food to all visitors, regardless of colour, creed, caste or gender.
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 sublim blend of voice & music.

Jallianwala Bagh-the historic site where hundreds of innocent Indian men, women an children were massacred by British General Michael Dyer on April 13, 1919. A memoral and Garden have been created here as a national monument.

Afternoon visit Indo-Pak Border to watch retreat ceremony-35 KM on the road to Lahore is India-Pakistan Border. A visit to the border is an interesting experience especially at Sunset, when the retreat ceremony takes place with the Border Security Force on the Indian Side and the Sutlej Rangers on the Pakistan side putting up a well coordinated and spectacular display. The sound from the Bugles blown together from both sides paints past on the canvas when India and Pakistan were one, simultaneously Flags of the two nations are ceremoniously retrieved and lights are switched on marking the end of the day. Amidst thunderous applause today this point is the only land route open to approach Pakistan and central Asia. Return to hotel. Overnight stay.

 

Day 3 : Amritsar - Anandpur Sahib - Paonta Sahib
After breakfast drive to Paonta Sahib. On the way visit 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.
Continue your journey towards Paonta Sahib. Reach Paonta Sahib. Check in hotel.
 

Visit Gurudwara Shri Paonta Sahib :
This site was Guru Gobind Singh's home for over four years and it was here that he wrote the Dasam Granth. Within its precincts are the Sri Tlab Asthan where he disbursed salaries and the Sri Dastar Asthan were he judged the turban -tying competitions. At the Kavi Darbar Asthan poetic symposia were held. There is also a memorial to Kalpi Rishi and a museum that displays pens of the Guru and weapons of the time. Return to hotel. Overnight stay.

Day 4 : Paonta Sahib - Rudraprayag
After breakfast start for Rudraprayag. On the stop at Rishikesh. Visit Laxman Jhula, Ram Jhula and Gita Bhawan there. Continue your journey towards Rudraprayag. Reach Rudraprayag. Check in hotel. Overnight stay.
Day 5 : Rudraprayag - Gobindghat
After breakfast drive to Gobindghat. Reach Gobindghat late evening. Check in hotel. Relax for a while. Visit Gurudwara there. Return to hotel. Overnight stay.
Day 6 : Gobindghat - Gobindham
After early breakfast start trekking for Gobindham (13 Km trek). The trek runs all along the Bhyundyar Ganga, ascending and descending at regular intervals. One passes through a varied forest of many types of trees and several meadows covered with dandelions. The forest floor is thick with ferns and huge rocks covered with many types of moss. The walk, though difficult, is nevertheless refreshing; one is awestruck with rapturous exclamations over the pristine beauty of the mountains and springtime flowers. One can opt for horse or wooden Palanquin. Reach there late afternoon. Check in hotel. Relax for a while. Visit Gurudwara Shri Gobindham there. Return to hotel. Overnight stay.
Day 7 : Gobindham - Hemkund Sahib - Gobindham
After early breakfast start trekking for Hemkund Sahib(7 Km trek). However, the journey is quite arduous because of a steep gradient. The trek from here to Hemkund is through forests of pine and rhododendron where wild roses, ferns, and alpine flowers bloom. The surging waters of the Lakshman Ganga are also visible. Reach there in afternoon. Have a dip at holy Sarovar. Enjoy tea and listen to Kirtan. Afternoon attend Ardas there. Return to Gobindham. Overnight stay.
Day 8 : Gobindham - Gobindghat
After breakfast start your trek back to Gobindghat (13 Kms Trek). Reach Gobindghat. Overnight stay.
Day 9 : Gobindghat - Rudraprayag
After breakfast drive to Rudraprayag. Reach Rudraprayag. Check in hotel. Overnight stay.
Day 10 : Rudraprayag - Haridwar
After breakfast start your drive for Haridwar. Reach Haridwar. Check in hotel. Visit Aarti Ceremony at The Ganga river's Bank in the evening. Return to hotel. Overnight stay.
Day 11 : Haridwar - Amritsar
After breakfast start for Amritsar. Reach Amritsar. Check in hotel. Overnight stay.
Day 12 : Amritsar - Tarn Taran 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.

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.
Later proceed back to Amritsar.. Overnight stay at Amritsar.

Day 13 : Depart Amritsar
Transfer to Airport for your flight back.
 

 

   

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