SIKH TOURISM

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4 NIGHTS 5 DAYS

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The founder of the Sikh religion, Guru Nanak, was born near Lahore. He took elements from Hinduism and Islam and combined them with new ideas. They controlled an empire centered on Punjab, with Lahore as their temporal capital and nearby Amritsar (in India) as their religious capital.

At partition, all the Sikhs migrated to India where they are now asking for a separate Sikh state in the Indian part of Punjab. Their shrines in Pakistan are maintained by the government and are visited at festival times by Sikh pilgrims.

HasanAbdal   is a city in northern Punjab, Pakistan, located 40 km from Islamabad. HasanAbdal has an important  sikh pilgrim site of GurdwaraPanja Sahib. The shrine is considered to be particularly important as the handprint of the founder of  Sikhism , Guru Nanak (1469 – 1539), is believed to be imprinted on a boulder at the Gurdwara. There are different traditions about the origin of the Hand print. People from all faiths, and those who do not profess any faith, are welcomed in Sikh Gurdwaras. . The Raagis recite, sing and explain, the verses from the Guru Granth Sahib, in the presence of the holy congregation. This holy and revered place was built and  namedPanja Sahib by Hari Singh Nalwa, the most famous general of  Sikh rule. 

However,  Harmandir Sahib,  Amritsar,  India, known informally as the Golden Temple, is the holiest Gurdwara of Sikhism. 

The town is also notable  due to Mughal – era and Garden of Wah of  Emperor Akbar the Great (1542-1605) and UNESCO world Heritage sites of ancient Buddist monuments of Taxila. It is said that Mughal Emperors Shah Jahan and  Aurangzeb would  stay in these gardens on their  trips to Kabul. Besides HasanAbdal is located in a strategic part of Punjab, and was the location from which Mughal War expeditions were sent to the northwestern frontier. The Buddhist site of HasanAbdal, just east of the town, dates from the 2nd century bc and has given the town its modern name.

Today’s HasanAbdal lies at the intersection of the Karakoram Highway,  and the Motorway. The town is a textile and communications centre that is connected by the Grand Trunk Road and by rail with Peshawar and Rawalpindi.   The current  multi-billion dollar project CPEC, the HasanAbdal will serve as the terminus for CPEC's Western alignment.

Nankana Sahib is one of the town in the Punjab province, Pakistan and is a birth place of Guru Nanak, the first Guru of Sikhism. Therefore,  Nankana Sahib is a place of high historic significance, religious value and pilgrimage place for Sikhs worldwide.  It is located about 80 km from Lahore and about 75 km from Faisalabad. Recently, Nankana Sahib  was part of district Sheikhupura till its  status was raised  to that of a district as a way of promoting development in the area.

Today, Nankana Sahib is a town of Gurdwaras / Sikh temples, the most important being the JanamAsthan or Birth place of Guru Nanak.  He spent  his whole childhood and teen - age in Nankana Sahib.  It was built by Maharaja Ranjit Singh in the 19th century to mark the birthplace of Guru Nanak in RāiBhoiKīTalvaṇḍī, now called Nankana Sahib. 

GurdwaraDera Sahib  PanjvinPatshahi  Lahore -  Guru ArjanDevJi,(15 April 1563– 30 May 1606)  is the Fifth of the Ten Sikh Gurus. He was born in Goindval, Punjab, India, the youngest son of Guru Ram Das Sahib Ji and BibiBhaniJi, the daughter of Guru Amar Das Sahib Ji. He became Guru Ji of the Sikhs on 1 September 1581 after the death of his Father Guru Ram Das Sahib Ji.  Guru ArjanDevJi died in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. The  shrine of Guru ArjanDev is located opposite Lahore Fort near Badshahi Mosque. This is the place where  Guru  ArjunDev  was martyred in the River Ravi facing the tortures inflicted on 30thMay 1606 AD.  It was built by Maharaja Ranjit Singh in the memory of Guru ArjanDev, who complied the AdiGranth, the principal part of Sikh scriptures which later expanded into Guru Granth Sahib. The  greatest contribution he  made to the Sikh faith was to compile all of the past Gurus' writings into one book and holy scripture - the Guru Granth Sahib. It was this holy book that made him a martyr.

Guru  ArjanDev laid the foundation of the Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib) in Amritsar, India. He also designed the four doors in a Gurdwara, proclaiming that "My faith is for the people of all castes and all creeds from whichever direction they come and to whichever direction they bow.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Airport, meet local representative and transfer to hotel, Check - in and visit GurudwaraDera Sahib , enjoy optional city tour, Overnight stay in Hotel

Day 2: Open buffet breakfast, prepare to leave for Nankana Sahib, Perform Religious Rituals, Overnight stay inlocal Hotel.

Day 3: Open buffet breakfast, Preparation for half day Sheikhupura City Tour, back to Nankana Sahib, Perform Religious Rituals, Overnight stay in Hotel

Day 4: Open buffet breakfast, Prepare to depart for Punja Sahib, Hasanabdal by Motorways M-2, arrive Hassanabdal , Check – in Hotel and visit Punja Sahib for Religious Rituals, Overnight stay in local Hotel.

Day 5: Open buffet breakfast, leisure morning time, Prepare to leave for Lahore in the afternoon, arrive Lahore and Check – in at hotel, visit GurudwaraDera Sahib , perform Religious Rituals, Overnight stay and Enjoy special dinner at Hotel.

Day 6: Open buffet breakfast, leisure morning time and visit Shalimar Garden ( optional ) - back to hotel , check - out , transfer to airport for final departure.

Tour Ends !!

Location

Terms & Conditions

  • Duration: 05 - Night (s) / 06 - Day (s) (accommodation , twin share basis) in  Hotels
  • Group Size: Min 02-people
  • Daily Buffet Breakfast
  • Airport  transfers to/from Hotel
  • All transfers / visits by road on A/C Coaches.
  • Entrance Fees / Taxes  sight seeing sites.
  • Guided tours.

What’s not included

  • Audio guides
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Tips and Porterage / Bakhshes etc.
  • Return Airline fares
  • Visa Costs

Please  Note:-

  • Package price is on twin sharing of hotel accommodation, any difference due to  Non -availability or  New Year, Winter  Summer  Holidays , peak season is applicable and will be charged accordingly. 
  • 50% payment at the time of booking
  • Children under 10-years age, 25% DISCOUNT apply.

 

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