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Five Takhat Yatra
Delhi - Amritsar
- Bathinda - Chandigarh - Anandpur Sahib - Ambala - Nanded -
Mumbai - Patna - Delhi
(15 Nights / 16 Days)
|Day 1 : Delhi||
Sri Tarn Taran Sahib
Sri Baoli Sahib
|Arrive Delhi, meet assist at the airport & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Delhi.|
|Day 2 : Delhi|
After breakfast move for sightseeing tour of New Delhi . Visit the 11th century Qutab Minar, India Gate , the President’s House, Also visit Gurudwara Rakabganj ,sheesh ganj & Bangla Sahib. Overnight stay in Delhi.
|Day 3 : Delhi - Amritsar (450 Kms, 6 hours by train)|
Early morning transfer to railway station to board train to Amritsar . Reach Amritsar in the Afternoon transfer to hotel. Visit Golden Temple. Overnight stay.
Day 4 : Amritsar - Tarn Taran - Goindwal
Have breakfast. Proceed to
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.
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.
Evening visit to Wagah Border. Overnight in Amritsar.
|Day 5 : Amritsar - Bathinda (200 Kms 5 - 6 Hours by road)|
After breakfast move to Bhatinda.
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 6 : Bathinda - Chandigarh|
|After breakfast drive to Chandigarh enroute visit Gurudwara Sirhind and Fatehgarh Sahib. Reach Chandigarh in the evening . Overnight in Chandigarh.|
|Day 7 : Chandigarh - Anandpur Sahib - Chandigarh|
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 8 : Chandigarh - Ambala - Nanded|
|After early breakfast transfer to Ambala Cantt railway station to board train to Hazoor Sahib .Overnight journey in train.|
|Day 9 : Nanded|
|Reach Nanded at 16.30 hrs. Transfer to hotel. Overnight stay.|
|Day 10: Nanded-Mumbai|
After breakfast visit
Gurdwara Takht Sri Huzur Sahib-
Tenth Guru Sri Gobind Singh, before his death on October 7, 1708 at Nanded in Maharashtra. At the site where the Guru breathed his last, was built a Gurdwara between 1832 and 1837, under instructions from Maharaja Ranjit Singh. It is called "Sachkhand Sri Hazur Abchal Nagar Sahib". It is a two-storey building. The architectural design resembles that of the Golden Temple. It's' interior is artistically ornamented in the style of Harmandir Sahib, Amritsar. The walls of the inner room called Angitha Sahib have been covered with golden plates On the first floor, recitations from Sri Guru Granth Sahib, go on day and night. The dome is polished and on the pinnacle is the is the kalash made of gold plated copper.Some of the sacred relics of Guru Gobind Singh are also preserved here. These are, a golden dagger, a matchlock gun, an archer with 35 arrows, two bows, a steel shield studded with precious stones and five golden swords.
Evening move to Railway Station to board train no. 1004 Devagiri Express at 19.05 hrs. for Mumbai. Overnight stay.
|Day 11 : Mumbai|
|Reach Mumbai at 08.10 hrs. Local sightseeing in Mumbai. Overnight Stay.|
|Day 12 : Depart Mumbai|
|After breakfast move for local sightseeing in Mumbai. Late evening transfer to Railway Station to board train no. 3202 Lokmanya Tilak Patna Express at 21.45 hrs. Overnight journey in train.|
|Day 13 : Train Journey|
|Full day & night journey in train.|
|Day 14 : Patna|
Reach Patna at 10.30
hrs. Transfer to hotel. Check in hotel. Relax for a while.
Later visit Takht Shri Patna Sahib-Patna Sahib is situated in Patna the capital of Bihar. It was here that Guru Gobind Singh was born in 1666 and spent his early years before moving to Anandpur. Besides being the birthplace of Guru Gobind Singh, Patna was also honoured by visits from Guru Nanak as well as Guru Tegh Bahadur.
The second-most important gurudwara in India, the Takht Harmandir was built by Guru Gobind Singh, the 10th guru of the Sikhs. The gurudwara built in white marble with kiosks on the terraces consecrates the birthplace of Guru Gobind Singh. is an important Gurudwara for the Sikhs. The Gurdwara is situated in the Chowk area of Patna City (the older part the city)and has a museum on it's third floor.
Later move for the local sightseeing in Patna.
|Day 15 : Patna - Delhi|
|Transfer to railway station to Board train to New Delhi . Overnight in Train.|
|Day 16 : Delhi|
|Arrive New Delhi ,transfer to airport to board your flight back home. Your tour ends here. Carry home the sweet memories you had on your trip well organized by Time Travels.|
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