Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikh religion, was born in 1469 in Pakistan. At the age of thirty he got enlightenment of the soul and he became a Sadhu (saint). He gave to the mankind the message of love, brotherhood, tolerance and goodwill. The Sikhs rose to power under Ranjit Singh when they controlled an empire centered on the Punjab. Their shrines in Pakistan are maintained by the government and are visited at festival times by Sikh pilgrims from all over the world.
Pakistan has some of the most important Sikh Gurdwaras comprising Panja Sahib at Hassanabadal, on the G.T. Road between Rawalpindi and Peshawar, Gurdwara Nankana Sahib in Sheikhupura and Gurdawara Rohri Sahib, 40km from Lahore. Samadhi tomb of Maharaja Ranjit Sigh, a famous Sikh ruler of Punjab and Guru Arjun Singh are located at Lahore. These and other Gurdwaras and Samadhis are visited by thousands of Sikh devotees from all over the world.
This 12 days package concentrates on the Sikhs’ sacred places. It starts from the historical city of Lahore. It follows paying homage to Gurdwara Nankana Sahib, associated with the founder of Sikh religion, Guru Nanak. It is an important place of pilgrimage. The two temples known as Bal Liala where the Guru spent his childhood and janamasthan where he was believed to have been born, house some sacred relics belonging to the Guru. The third destination is Rohri Sahib situated at Imanabad, forty miles away from Lahore. The Gurdwara is a splendid piece of architecture. Baisakhi festival is celebrated every year on April 13 here. The celebrations of singing, dancing and games continue for eight days. On fifth day of our journey we will be at Panja Sahib Shrine, 48km from Islamabad on the Grand Trunk Road at Hassanabadal. It reflects the florid Sikh style, gilded domes and cupolas stand in the middle of water tank full of fish. Source of water is the Gurdwara’s spring, attribute to a miracle. Gurdwara of Panja Sahib is a spiritual pilgrimage center. Baisakhi Festival is the most important event held here, every April.
Day 01 Meet on arrival at Lahore either at Wahgah/Atari border or airport transfer to Hotel Check in at hotel one or similar. Afternoon sightseeing of Lahore visit the Lahore museum Specially the famous Sikh gallery and manuscripts gallery. Later drive to Delhi gate bazaar to visit Wazeer Khan mosque. Overnight stay in hotel in Lahore.
Day 02 After breakfast visit the Gurdwara Chauthi sahib the Janam Asthan (Birth Place) of the Guru Ramdas ji at Chuna Mandi later tour of Lahore visiting the Lahore museum, Badshahi mosque, the famous Lahore Fort and Samadhi of Raja Ranjit Singh. Later visit the Anarkali Bazaar & Liberty market for shopping.
Day 03 Drive to Nankana Sahib via Sucha Sauda, Sheikhupura Fort and Aminabad. In Nankana Sahib Tour for Guru ka Darshan. Yattra at Gurdwara Janam Asthan & holy places of Guru Nanak Sahib & Guru Arjun Dev Sahib. Overnight at Local hotel or Gurdawara.
Day 04 After breakfast visit Gurdwara Bal Lila, Pati Sahib, Tambu Sahib, Maiji Sahib, Kaira sahib and Nahan Ganj. Afternoon drive to Lahore. Overnight at Hotel in Lahore.
Day 05 Departure for Rawalpindi/Islamabad by road. Enroute visit Aminpura Gurdawara at Gujranwala. Arrive at Rawalpindi/Islamabad and transfer to Hotel. Overnight stay in Envoy Continental Hotel in Rawalpindi.
Day 06 Full day visit to Hasan Abadal Punja Sahib Afternoon drive back to Rawalpindi via Taxila. overnight stay in Hotel.
Day 07 Drive to Lahore airport for your onward journey.