Introduction: Pakistan is a land of love, peace and hospitality. It is the paradise for the holidaymakers, adventure and culture and nature lovers. It is also a land of light, spiritual endowment, a resting place for many spiritual saints from all religions, be it the Sufi mystics of Islam, Hindu Tiraths dating back as 3000 B. C, the disciples of Buddha attaining â€œnirvanaâ€ buried under the remains of Gandhara civilization flourished in the third century B.C. Baba Guru Nanak Ji, the founder of the Sikh religion was born in 1469 A.D. at Taluandi village now known as Nankana Sahib, about 72 Km north of Lahore in Pakistan. A Large Sikh gurdwara known as Janam Asthan, was built there in his memory by the Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Since then, the Gurdwara has become the centre of the annual pilgrimage by Sikh communities the world over. The Sikh Gurdwaras have served more than a place of worship. They have served as school a meeting place and a rest house for travelers in addition to enshrining the Granth Sahib. All Gurdwaras and Sikh shrines in Pakistan are declared sacred places and are well maintained by the Government of Pakistan.
Day 1 Lahore – PakistanÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â
On arrival at Whaga border, our local guide will meet & assist and escort to hotel.
As the time will allow us we will visit for Yatra at Dera Sahib and visit to Gurdwara of Guru Arjan Dev, Samadhi of Sher-e-Punjab Maharaja Ranjit Singh, Sikh Museum at Lahore Fort, Baradari & Badshahi Mosque.
Or on our return to Lahore we will visit to Gurdawara Chauthi patshahi, the Janam Asthan of the fourth Guru in Chuna Mandi â€œChhevin Patshahiâ€ Shaheed Ganj and Samadhi of Bhai Taru Singh – Overnight Lahore.
Dera Sahib: The collection of the buildings to the west, facing the entrance of the Lahore Fort, is known as Sikh Enclave or Dera Sahib, only the Sikh Yatries are allowed to enter this place. Dera Sahib has two very important monuments of Lahore, one is the tomb of Guru Arjun Dev jee, and other is the tomb of Mahraja Ranjit Singh.
Tomb of Guru Arjan Dev Jee: Guru Arjan, the fifth Guru, made Amristar the rendezvous of the Sikhs and compiled the Adi Granth, the holy books containing the sacred scriptures of the Sikh. Guru Arjan Singh helped Khusro, the rebel son of Jahangir. His disciples affirm that the Guru, having obtained permission to bathe, himself disappeared miraculously into the water of Ravi, which thereafter flowed to this place. His tomb with a fluted and gilded dome dates from the time of Mahraja Ranjit Singh.
Samadhi of Maharaja Ranjit Singh: Ranjit Singh is famous as â€œSher-e-Punjabâ€ in the history of the subcontinent. He ruled over Punjab from 1799-1839 AD. From a very young age he proved himself to be a man of extreme personal courage. He organized a strong and disciplined army, with strong and powerful artillery.
Day 2 Lahore – Nankana
Early in the morning drive via Grand Trunk Road to Nankana Sahib which is 98 km from Lahore.
Nankana Sahib: At Nankana, there are two main Sikh temples or Gurdwaras; Ba Lila where Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikh religion spent his childhood, and Janamasthan – where he is believed to have been born. The latter houses sacred relics belonging to the Guru. Thrice a year, on Besakhi (April), Death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh (June) and Birthday of Guru Nanak Dev (November), Sikh Yatries visit these holy places in thousands. Apart from these two main Gurdwaras, Nankana Sahib has some other religious attractions like Gurdwaras Maulvi Patti Sahib, Tambu Sahib, Kaira Sahib and Nahang Singh Chhauni.
Baba Guru Nanak Jee: Guru Nanak Jee (1469-1539 AD) was born in a village known as Talwandi Rai Bhoe. It belonged to Bhatti, and Rajput cheieftain who became a friend and admirer of Baba Nanak. Nanak Jee was a strict monotheist believing in the one and only God. He liked the Muslims, rejected the Hindu caste system and preached the equality and brotherhood of mankind.
After Nankana Sahib we will continue drive to Lahore on arrival transfer to your hotel.
Day 3 Lahore â€“ Return journeyÂ Â Â Â
After breast fast transfer to Wagha boarder for your return journey back to India.