This tour takes you around some of the most important sites of the Sikh faith – from its most important pilgrimage centre at the Golden Temple in Amritsar and off the beaten track to smaller gurudwaras and shrines and other places of interest. This tour is a great option for academic religious studies tours in India, and makes a fascinating and engaging holiday for anyone with an interest in Sikhism and discovering India’s rich religious traditions.
Depart from your home country for Delhi.
We meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Spend the day relaxing, or venture out to explore Delhi – a melting pot of diverse religions and cultures, and the perfect starting point to any religious tour of India. Overnight in hotel in Delhi.
Today we take you out on a guided tour of the gurudwaras (Sikh temples) of Delhi, including the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, the Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib, and the markets of Old Delhi. Overnight in hotel in Delhi.
In the morning transfer to the railway station to catch the Shatabdi train to Chandigarh in 1st AC Class (07:40 – 10:35). Check in at the hotel and enjoy a city tour of Chandigarh. Overnight in Chandigarh.
Morning drive to Anandpur via the Sikh shrines of Fategarh and Ropar. Overnight in hotel at Anandpur.
Morning visit Anandpur, The Holy City of Bliss (second only to Amritsar in importance), where the tenth Guru, Gobind Singh, instituted the Khalsa in 1699. Spend the day exploring and learning about this great faith. Drive to the holy city of Amritsar and check in at hotel. Overnight in Amritsar.
All day visit to the nearby shrines of Tarn Taran and Goindwal (the first Sikh pilgrimage centre) to see the many historical Gurudwaras. Overnight in Amritsar.
Early morning train Shatabdi to Delhi in 1st AC class (05:15 – 11:15). Arrive and transfer to domestic airport to connect flight to Patna, the second seat of Sikh authority in the Eastern State of Bihar. Overnight in hotel in Patna.
Visit the birthplace of the final Guru, Gobind Singh, and the most important takht after Amritsar.
Morning visit to the interesting Patna museum and afternoon train Shramjeevi Express to Varanasi in 1st AC (10: 50 – 15:10). In the evening enjoy short tour of Varanasi, an ancient holy city on the banks of the holy river Ganges and a popular destination for yoga holidays in India. Overnight in Varanasi.
Dawn boat ride on the holy River Ganges. Transfer to Board Howrah Delhi Kalka Mail in 1st AC (07:00 – 16:45) to Agra. Overnight at hotel in Agra.
Morning tour of the Taj Mahal and the majestic Red Fort. Afternoon drive to Delhi. Overnight at hotel in Delhi.
Early morning transfer to airport for international departure.