Gurudwara Punjab Tour Package
Gurudwara Punjab tour package aims to take you to the most famous gurudwaras in Punjab, from Amritsar to Anandpur Sahib. Each of the gurudwaras covered in this religious sightseeing tour has a unique history behind it. The gurudwara is the central place of worship and assembly in Sikhism. Every gurudwara consists of a Darbar Sahib where the holy book, Guru Granth Sahib, is placed on a takht (an elevated throne). Your tour begins with a
visit to Sri Harmandir Sahib, popularly known as the Golden Temple. Immediately recognisable by its golden dome, it is one of the holiest pilgrimage destinations in Sikhism. On the following day you get to visit Shri Tarn Taran Sahib, which was established by Guru Arjan Singh and boasts the largest sarovar, or, water pond, of all gurudwaras in India. On the following days, you get to visit Shri Damdama Sahib in Bhatinda, the place where Guru Gobind Singh compiled the entire volume of Guru Granth Sahib. In the city of Anandpur Sahib, you will visit the Keshgarh Sahib Gurudwara, the place where the Khalsa Pant was founded and baptism of Guru Gobind was carried out by Panj Pyaras. At each of these gurudwaras, you undergo a profound spiritual experience and feel yourself coming closer to God. What is amazing about this itinerary is that it covers all the important gurudwaras in Punjab in just 4 nights and 5 days.
Your tour to Punjab begins with your arrival at Amritsar Railway Station or airport.
After arriving, get in touch with our representative followed by a transfer to the hotel. Freshen up, rest and relax for a while. After that, set off for your city tour.
The first religious destination which you will visit is Sri Harmandir Sahib, popularly known as the Golden Temple. It is named after Hari, which means the son of God in the local language.
It is one of the most revered pilgrimage destinations in Sikhism, and is visited by millions of Sikhs every year.
It is called the Golden Temple because its upper half, or the dome, is covered with almost 750 kg of pure gold.
The Golden Temple was built by Guru Arjan, the fifth Sikh guru, in the 16th century. He also completed the Adi Granth, the holy scripture of Sikhism, in 1604.
Harmandir Sahib is famous for having four entrances.
This symbolizes its acceptance of all people who believe in God and recognize him as the Ultimate Creator. The doors of the temple are always open to everybody.
The main building, which is the Harmandir Sahib, is surrounded by the Sarovar.
According to Sikhs, this water is said to possess several medicinal and healing properties, and is therefore known as Amrit (holy water).
Visiting this gurudwara and partaking of the langar can be a very profound spiritual experience.
It is quite intriguing to see how the concept of universal brotherhood is put into practice.
Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Amritsar/Tarn Taran Sahib/Goindwal Sahib/Khadoor Sahib/Sultanpur Lodhi
Begin your day with a lovely breakfast and then set off on a sightseeing tour to the most popular gurudwaras in Punjab.
The first gurudwara which you will visit is Shri Tarn Taran Sahib, located in the Tarn Taran district.
Established by Guru Arjan, the fifth Sikh guru, it boasts the largest sarovar, or water pond, of all the Gurudwaras in India.
It is visited by a large number of pilgrims on the day of the no-moon night, known as Amavas.
After paying your respects, drive towards Gurudwara Shri Khadoor Sahib, located in Khadoor Sahib city in the district of Tarn Taran.
It is associated with several important episodes in the history of Sikhism.
It is believed that this place was made holy by the visits of Eight Guru Sahibaans.
Not just that, Guru Angad Dev, the second of the 10 gurus in Sikhism, decided to settle and bring up their three children after his marriage to Mata Khivi here.
Upon the advice of Guru Nanak, Guru Angad Dev established this place as the center of all religious activities. He spent the rest of his life living at Khandur.
In memory of Guru Amar Das, an enormous gurudwara by the name of Gurudwara Khaddi Sahib has been constructed in the memory of Guru Amar Das.
After paying your respects and seeking blessings, make your way towards Gurudwara Baoli Sahib Goindwal Sahib, situated in Goindwal Sahib in Tarn Taran district.
It possesses a special religious significance as this was the first Sikh pilgrimage destination established under Shri Guru Amar Das Ji in 1616.
After showering this holy religious destination with his blessings, the Guru said that whoever performs 84 paaths of Japji Sahib with a pure heart and enjoys a bath in the Baoli Sahib (step well) would be free from the cycle of birth and death.
The Guru also set an example by performing seva at this gurudwara.
Your next stop is Gurudwara Sri Hatt Sahib, located in Sultanpur Lodhi city in the district of Kapurthala.
It was here that the family of Guru Nanak was convinced by his family to seek employment at this place in the capacity of an accountant of the provisions of Nawab Daulat Khan Lodhi. He secured the job after being recommended by Jai Ram, his brother in law.
The Nawab was highly impressed with the lifestyle of the Guru.
During the day, he would work and perform his duties honestly and in the evening, would sing hymns to the one God, the Ultimate Creator.
Seek blessings and experience the spiritual atmosphere inside the gurudwara.
Return to Amritsar.
Stay overnight at the hotel.
Start your day with a wonderful breakfast and then make your way to Bhatinda.
After reaching, make your way to Takht Sri Damdama Sahib, situated in Bathinda in Punjab. It is one of the Five Takhts or Seat of Temporal Authority of Sikhism.
There is an enormous historical and cultural significance attached to this religious destination.
It was here that Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh guru, compiled the entire volume of Guru Granth Sahib in 1705.
It was at Sri Damdama Sahib that Guru Gobind Singh used to hold his daily assemblies during the period of his stay here.
He had also predicted that it would be visited by several scholars, theologians, philosophers, students and devotees in the future.
His prediction turned out to be true, and the gurudwara was visited by various scholars.
One among them was Bhai Mani Singh. Under the supervision of Guru Granth Sahib, Bhai Mani Singh rewrote the Guru Granth Sahib.
To this day, the spot where these events occurred can be seen by the devotees to the gurudwara.
During the festival of Baisakhi, thousands of devotees visit it to seek blessings and also because of the historical importance attached to it.
Enjoy your visit to the Gurudwara.
Return to the hotel followed by an overnight stay.
Start your day with an enjoyable breakfast and then begin your journey for Anandpur Sahib.
Gurudwara Shri Keshgarh Sahib is located right in the heart of Anandpur Sahib city.
It is also known by its other name, Shri Kesgarh Sahib.
Anandpur Sahib is one of the most revered places in Sikhism.
It is here that the last two gurus, Guru Teg Bahadur and Guru Gobind Singh, lived and founded the Khalsa Pant in 1699.
Amongst most famous religious destinations of the city is Keshgarh Sahib Gurudwara, one of the five takhts in Sikhism.
It was Guru Teg Bahadur, the tenth Sikh guru, who founded this city in 1665 in close proximity to an ancient place called Makhowal.
On the day of Baisakhi, one of the most important festivals in Punjab, Guru Gobind Singh accomplished the mission which was undertaken upon by Guru Nanak.
After baptism of the double edged sword, the Guru was honored with the title Khalsa.
The baptism of Guru Gobind was carried out by the Panj Pyaras, which means the 5 beloved ones.
Just like other gurudwaras, the holiest book of the Sikhs, Guru Granth Sahib, is placed in the main hall.
Weapons used by the guru during his lifetime are also on display and are a special attraction among the devotees.
Among the many weapons, one that never fails to attract attention is the Khanda, which is a double edged sword.
This was used by Guru Gobind Singh for the preparation of amrit (sweet water) used in the initiation ceremony of the Khalsa.
Seek blessings, observe and chant God’s name inside the temple.
After that, drive your way to Amritsar.
Stay overnight at the hotel.
Amritsar Gurudwara Darshan-Departure
A wonderful breakfast awaits you in the morning.
After that, set off for Gurudwara Shri Chheharta Sahib.
It is located in close proximity to a village named Guru ki Wadali, which itself is the birthplace of Shri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji, the sixth Guru and the son of Guru Arjan Dev.
It is believed that Guru Arjan Dev was so delighted on the birth of his son that he constructed a well at that very spot to commemorate the event.
The well consisted of six Persian wheels which help in the extraction of water, and that is how this place came to be known as Chheharta (the well with six wheels).
The well helped the people of the region to tackle the problem of water scarcity as well as the encouragement of agriculture.
The next gurudwara which you will be visiting is Gurudwara Baba Buddha Ji, popularly known as Bir Sahib.
Baba Buddha Ji occupies a special place in Sikhism.
This place is named after him because this is where he spent the major years of his life.
He was a contemporary of the first six Sikh gurus and performed the anointment ceremony for the second to sixth Gurus.
In 1604 AD Baba Buddha became the first Granthi (a person who is a custodian of the Guru Granth Sahib, holy scripture of the Sikhs).
After receiving blessing here, make your way towards Gurudwara Baba Deep Singh Ji. Among the 12 misls in Sikhism, Baba Deep Singh Ji was the leader of “Shaheedan Di Misl”. When Guru Gobind Singh arrived at Damdama Sahib, Baba ji was entrusted with the task of distributing the Guru Granth Sahib to as people and places as he could.
During this time, he was the head granthi (or the head priest) of Damdama Sahib in Bathinda.
He is remembered for his bravery and valour.
With five thousand sikhs to fight beside him, Baba Deep Singh ji battled the Muslim armies led by Jahan Khan.
This gurudwara also commemorates his bravery, loyalty and sacrifice which ultimately led to the liberation of the Golden Temple from the control of Afghani invaders in 1757.
After visiting this gurudwara and seeking blessings, you will be transferred to the railway station/airport to continue your onward journey.
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