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The Trail of Sikh Shrines (9 Nights / 10 Days)
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The Trail of Sikh ShrinesThe tour is a wonderful opportunity to explore the Sikh religion with its roots firmly entrenched in the Indian. Sikhism is not a missionary faith: you find it... and this tour gives the entire prospect to explore and discover its true nature.
Detailed Tour Itinerary

Day 1 :: Arrive New Delhi

Upon arrival in Delhi, you will be met and transferred to your hotel for a two-night stay. Delhi is a wondrous city with a rich history and culture. The "capital of seven empires" has many thousands of recognized monuments within its borders. Though Bombay has more residents, Delhi is widely considered the cultural heart of India. Set amidst the fast spiraling skyscrapers are remnants of a bygone time including forts, palaces and monuments - reminders of the region's ancient legacy.

In the evening visit the Red Fort to witness the 'Son-et-Lumiere', a dramatic interplay of sound and light effects, recreating the history of Red Fort, a symbol of Mughal power. Watch three hundred years of history come alive!

Overnight at the hotel. Meals (B)

Day 2 :: New Delhi

After breakfast, enjoy a guided tour of the Capital designed by Sir Edward Lutyens for the British. Drive down the main avenue, the impressive Rajpath to the World War I memorial arch, the India Gate and past the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the president's residence and the Parliament Buildings. Then see Imperial Delhi while visiting the Qutub Minar, the tallest stone tower in India at 72 meters high. Qutub-ud-din Aibak began construction of the tower in 1199, and by pulling down 27 Hindu and Jain temples and using their columns he also erected the Quwat-ul-Islam mosque which today lies in ruins nearby. Visit the tomb of the second Mughal emperor Humayun, built in 1565 by his widow Haji Begum. It is an outstanding monument in the Indo-Persian style, and is a precursor of the architectural style of the Taj Mahal.

In the afternoon, visit Old Delhi, the 300 year-old walled city built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan in 1648 as his capital. Begin with a visit to Raj Ghat, the simple memorial to Mahatma Gandhi who died in 1948, at the site of his cremation. Continue on to visit the magnificent Red Fort build of red sandstone (1638-48) overlooking the Yumana River. Within its walls are marble palaces and a grand audience chamber, the Diwan-I-Khas, where Mughal emperors held court and the Peacock Throne once stood. Opposite the fort are the black and white onion dome and the minarets of the Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, where people stream in and out continuously all day. Enjoy a ride through the winding streets of the markets in the Chandini Chowk area by bicycle rickshaw.

Overnight at the hotel. Meals (B)

Day 3 :: Delhi Chandigarh

Early morning transferred to railway station to board train to Chandigarh. Upon arrival, transferred to the hotel.

Nestled in the foothills of the majestic Shivalik Range in the Northern India, Chandigarh is a fabulous city, which has so much to offer. There are many places to visit around Chandigarh tendering something for everyone and a whole new experience like never before.

Visit the famous Rock Garden, Leisure Valley & the beautiful Sukhna Lake.

Overnight at the hotel. Meals (B)

Day 4:: Chandigarh - Anandpur

Enjoy a day visit to Anandpur where the tenth guru, Guru Gobind Singh instituted the Khalsa in 1699.

Overnight at the Gurudwara. (B)

Day 5:: Anandpur - Manali

After breakfast, drive to Manali. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel.

Nestled in the Himalayas, Manali is a breath taking place.

Overnight stay at the Hotel. Meals (B)

Day 6:: Manali

After breakfast, Visit the famous Hidamba Temple followed by the visit to Old Manali. Situated atop a hillock the Hidimba Devi Temple is surrounded by thick deodar forests and was built in 1553. The temple is dedicated to the Rakshasa Hidimba who was also the wife of the Pandava Bhima. The structure is made primarily of wood and 70 meters from the temple also lays the temple dedicated to Ghatotkacha, the son of Bhima and Hidimba and a hero of the Mahabharatha war.

Overnight onboard train. Meals (B)

Day 7:: Rohtang Pass - Manikaran

After breakfast, drive to the impeccable Rohtang Pass.

The high mountain pass of Rohtang lies at an altitude of 3,978 meters above sea level and located in the eastern hills of the Pir Panjal Range. The pass lies at a picturesque location with the rivers Beas and Chenab that lies to the southern and northern side of Rohtang Pass. Rohtang Pass is famous for its picturesque views of the valley and various hidden waterfalls.

Later, visit the Manikaran Sahib Gurudwara.

Manikaran Gurudwara, located in the small town of Manikaran, is one of the most prominent places of worship for Sikhs. Also known as Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji Gurudwara, this shrine was built at the site where Guru Nanak Dev Ji came with his disciple Bhai Mardana for the welfare of the people. On his arrival, Bhai Mardana arranged some pulses and flour from the local people for langar. However, he could not arrange fire to cook the food. It was then that Guru Nanak Dev Ji asked him to remove a stone from the spot where he was sitting. The disciple did the same and was amazed to see an eruption of a spring of hot water. Guruji advised him to take the name of Almighty and donate prasada (food) he prepared from this hot water among the people.

In the evening, drive back to Manali.

Overnight at the hotel. Meals (B)

Day 8:: Manali - Mandi

After breakfast, drive to the small picturesque town of Mandi. Day at leisure.

Overnight at the hotel. Meals (B)

Day 9:: Mandi - Amritsar

After breakfast, drive to Amritsar. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel.

Overnight at the hotel. Meals (B)

Day 10:: Amritsar

After breakfast, start your full day city tour with the blessings of Golden Temple-the most important Sikh shrine which is also called Mecca for the Sikhs is a living symbol of the spiritual and historical traditions of the Sikhs., then visit Jallianwala Bagh- where, on April 13, 1919, British and Gurkha soldiers opened fire on an unarmed forbidden gathering, killing hundreds of civilians. Evening visit Indo-Pak Wagah Border to watch Flag Retreat Ceremony- Wagah, an army outpost on Indo-Pak border 30 Kms from Amritsar where the daily highlight is the evening "Beating the Retreat" ceremony. Soldiers from both countries march in perfect drill, going through the steps of bringing down their respective national flags. As the sun goes down, nationalistic fervor rises and lights are switched on marking the end of the day amidst thunderous applause.

Overnight at the hotel. Meals (B)

Day 11:: Amritsar

Morning at leisure. Later, transferred to railway station to board train for Delhi. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel.

Day 12:: Depart Delhi

Morning at leisure. Later, transferred to International airport for onward flight taking back sweet memories of a wonderful trip.

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Tour Inclusions :- (Price on Request)

03 Nights stay at hotel in Delhi with Breakfast
01 Night stay at hotel in Chandigarh with Breakfast
01 Night stay at hotel in Anandpur Sahib with Breakfast
03 Nights stay at hotel in Manali with Breakfast
01 Night stay at hotel in Mandi with Breakfast
02 Nights stay at hotel in Amritsar with Breakfast
Transportation in an A/C vehicle throughout the tour
English speaking guided sightseeing tour of Delhi
Rickshaw Ride in Old Delhi
City tour of Chandigarh
Visit to Anandpur Sahib Gurudwara
Visit to Hidamba Devi Temple, Rohtang Pass, Manikaran Gurudwara
Visit to Golden Temple & Wagah Border
Applicable Luxury Taxes

Tour Exclusions:-

Entrances Fees
International Airfare
Personal items
Phone Calls
Tipping
Laundry
Drinks & Meals when taken outside of the hotel or retreat centre.

Additional Excursions:-

01 Night stay at local family in the Anandpur Sahib (Price on Request)
02 Hrs Cooking class at a local family with lunch in Manali (Price on Request)
Day trip to Kullu (Price on Request)

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