Day 1 : Delhi - Panipat – Kurukshetra (2 h 25 min /153.5 km)
Our representative will pick you from designated place . This tour is covered by road . On your way , you will be visiting historical town of Panipat . At this place, three historical battles were fought. Babur and Lodi (21 Apr. 1526), Hemu and Akbar (5 Nov. 1556), Marathas and Afghans (14 Jan. 1761) . There is a famous mosque in memory of victory of First Panipat Battle , Baberi masjid or Kabuli masjid. Afterwards Kurukshetra and check-in at your designated hotel . In the afternoon visit ghats of Braham Sarovar and surrounding temples . Night stay in Kurukshetra .
Day 2 : Local temples of Kurukshetra
After breakfast , you will be travelling to Pehowa to visit famous temple . On your way back you will visit Jyotisar , birthplace of ' Bhagwad Geeta ', revered as most sacred book of Hindus . Epic battle of Mahabharata was fought here . There are many remains of that period . In the evening, visit tomb of famous saint Sheikh Chili . Also visit gurudwara Chhevin Patshahi . Night stay in Kurukshetra .
Day 3 : Local temples of Kurukshetra
After breakfast , you will be visiting Sri Krishna Museum and Planetarium , Narkatari Temple , Nabhi Kamal Temple , old Shiva temple , Birla Temple , Sanhith Sarovar (tank), Bhim kund, Saraswati kund, Panch Mukhi Hanuman (a statue of Lord Hanuman featuring him with five faces) and Raja ka Tila (a mound with a little fortress). Also check out Chini Masjid and Pathar Masjid, two oustanding monuments. Night stay in Kurukshetra .
Day 04 : Kurukshetra – Patiala (1 h 43 min /99.6 km)
After breakfast drive to Patiala is the erstwhile princely state of Punjab, which is situated in malwaregion. Visit Bhadurgarh Fort 6 kms from Patiala, initially founded by NawabSaif Khan in 1658. The present fort was built by Maharaja Karam Singh of Patiala in 1837. It has two circular ramparts and is surrounded by a moat and covers an area of 2100 sq meters. This rather compact but nicely designed citadil is in the custody of the Department of police.The four wails of the fort enclose the village Saifabad located on the left-side of the Rajpura-Patiala Road. Saif Khan, a relative of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, after holding several important offices, became a hermit and settled down here. After his death he was buried here. His tomb behind the fort, a structure of 177 x 177 ft. is in a state of neglect. Notwithstanding this, his followers still lit a lamp on the tomb every Thursday. Sheesh Mahal Patiala The Sheesh Mahal is the famous tourist place in Patiala. Maharaja Narinder Singh built this Mahal in 1847. The design and the decoration of the palace were chosen by Maharaja Narinder Singh to a large extent. One section of Sheesh Mahal is decorated with colored glass and mirror work and it is also known as ‘Palace of Mirrors’. It is situated behind the MotiBagh Palace. It is a triple storey building. There is a bridge across the artificial lake in the centre of the palace. This bridge is known as LakshmanJhoola. There are gardens and fountains on the sides of the lake. Sheesh Mahal was the presidential palace of Maharajas of Patiala. To give the artistic look on the walls and ceilings of the Sheesh Mahal, Maharaja Narinder Singh engaged artistic painters from Rajasthan and Kangra. The artist made the floral designs on the walls and ceilings. Their art depict the vision of Bihari, Surdas and Keshav in the poetic form and in colors. MotiBagh Palace, is a palace in Patiala, and was built as one of the largest residences in the world and served as principal residence for Patiala royal family till late 40' when it shifted to New Motibagh Palace which acts as permanent residence to Maharaja of Patiala and his family. The old quarters were built in 1840s by Maharaja of Patiala, and were expanded in 1920s during the reign of Maharaja Bhupinder Singh. After independence Maharaja Yadavindra Singh donated it to Government of of India which later converted a part of it into a museum, a taxidermy gallery, and North Zone Cultural Centre.
Rauza Sharif is a mausoleum in Sirhind, which commemorates the burial place of the famous Sufi Saint Sheikh Ahmed Farooqi. Sheikh Ahmed Farooqi was one of the best disciples of KhawajaBaqiBillah. The famous Rauza Sharif 'Urs' is celebrated on the 31st of May every year. Rauza Sharif is indeed a national historical monument and is considered as the second Mecca by the Suni Muslims. There are tombs, cenotaphs and a mosque in the premises of this mausoleum. This Mausoleum is annually visited by a large number Naqshbandi Muslims from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Indonesia, during the month of August. It is 5 kms away from Patiala and is well connected by road and rail. Overnight stay at Patiala.
Day 05 : Patiala
After Breakfast visit Qila Mubarak Though historians have tried to trace the origin of Patiala (as far as the name is concerned) to Rig Vedic literature yet the town as it stands today was founded by Ala Singh with the construction of the Qila Mubarak in the year 1763. One gets the impression as if the city was designed and developed according to a plan akin to that of temple architecture. In the heart of the city was the seat of the king similar to the house of the deity and the residential areas of communities developed almost status-wise. Close to Qila Mubarak were the Mohallas of the Khatris, Aroras, Baniyas along with the big Havelis of the nobility, the first settlers of Patiala were the Hindus of Sirhind, who opened their business establishments outside the Darshani Gate. The lower caste got settled on the peripheral areas of the Patiala city now known as ChurMajris. As in all the medieval towns, there were separate localities of dancing girls. Dharampura Bazar was one such in Patiala, which was frequented by the ruling elite. In the late nineteenth century, the ruling class having been granted huge Jagirs became rich and started constructing huge mansions with sprawling lawns. Some of the buildings though shabbily maintained, stand as mute evidence of that feudal glory. Maharaja Narendra Singh (1845-1862) fortified the city of Patiala by constructing ramparts and ten gates around the city. Some of these gates have been demolished to facilitate the flow of traffic. Inside the walls, besides the residences, there are Mandis and Bazars and a visitor with meagre amount in his pocket can still indulge in the luxury of purchasing traditional goods famous for their art and beauty such as embroidered Juti and Phulkari. Overnight Stay in hotel.
Day 06 : Patiala- Ludhiana (1 h 30 min /91.8 km)
After breakfast visit Phillaur Fort Phillaur town, originally named ‘Phulnagar’ after SangheraJatPhul, was an important frontier site that commanded the most frequent Satluj Ferry. Maharaja Ranjit Singh, recognizing its caliber appointed a strong force under the leadership of Governor Mohkam Chand there. This army troop was stationed at Phillaur from the year 1808 to 1812. When Maharaja Ranjit Singh lost the Lodhi Fort of Ludhiana to British, he established a strong fort at Phillaur as a countermeasure. It is reported that this fort was designed by DewanMokham Chand and an Italian architect executed the project of this citadel. Shifting hands from Sikh Power to British Governance, this fort is now occupied by Punjab Police Academy. A police training centre is now in operation in Phillaur Fort and the Finger Print Bureau is also functional here. Later visit drive to Ludhiana to visit Lodhi Fort the lieutenants of Sikandar Lodi, the second ruler of the Afghan Lodi Dynasty who reined Ludhiana from 1481 AD constructed Lodhi Fort in the last decade of 15th century. Stationed at the strategic location on the banks of the river Satluj, this more than 500 years old military fort is now in a decrepit condition. Nihang Khan, one of the military generals sent by BadshahSikandar Lodi stayed in this fort and protected the entrance to the newly established Lodhi Ana. Maharaja Ranjit Singh was in possession of Ludhiana as well as Lodhi fort for some years that repulsed many British invasions with the help of the strong architecture of Lodhi Fort. However, Lodhi Fort fell into the hands of British with his decline. This massive structure spread over an extensive area of 5.6 acres was well maintained during the British Rule.
After Independence, Sikh regiments of Indian Army were lodged in this fort for some decades. But after their withdrawal, the Lodhi Fort started crumbling due to the lack of maintenance. Moreover, Ludhiana citizens also started encroaching upon the fort premises and started digging it for making space to build their houses and shops. Even the Archaeological Department of India hasn’t helped in the conservation of this historical edifice and today some parts of the fort have completely vanished. Only some ruins of the ponderous outer wall, two colossal entrance gates opening to the meandering paths leading towards the interiors of the fort and some damaged barracks stand representing the grand history of Ludhiana at present Government Institute of Textile and Dyeing Technology was housed in this fort earlier, but it has been shifted to other location presently and the fort is left untended and unguarded.Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 07 : Ludhiana – Jalandhar (1 h 8 min /61.2 km)
After breakfast at hotel, drive to nakodar visit Tomb of Haji Jamal is close to the tomb of MuhammedMomin. This tomb was raised over the mortal remains of Haji Jamal, a pupil of UstadMuhammedHusseini, the tambura player, towards the close of Emperor Shah Jahan’sregin. The two lined inscription engraved on the entrance gate of the tomb refers to its bing the tomb of Haji Jamal and gives a date of AH 1067 ( AD 1657). It stands in the middle of the square platform, panelled on all sides with deep recesses concealing two flight of steps on each side. Each of the four faces have octagonal recesses covered by pointed archs. The southern one gives access to the burial chamber while the remaining ones are closed with pierced tracery screens. Its inner chamber is octagonal where as the outer plan is square having octagonal turrets surmounted with domed cupolas added to the corners. A bulbous dome crowned with pinnacle sits over a high drum and is balanced by the four cupolas crowning the turrets at the cornor. The façade is divided into red stucco covered brick framed panels and painted with white lines. The larger panels are filled with flower pots and the smaller with geometrical designs. The broad belts between the panels are ornamented with diper designs in tiles of different colours. The octagonal towers and the battlements as well as the pinnacles of the domes are ornamented with glazed tiles. Overnight stay at jalandhar.
Day 08: Jalandhar – Amritsar (1 h 39 min /80.7 km
After breakfast driver to Amritsar transferred to hotel in Amritsar. After fresh up starts your city tour with the blessings of Harmandir Sahib (also called Sri Darbar Sahib and Golden Temple) is not only a place of worship but a rallying centre of the Sikh community. Sri Harmandir Sahib is the heritage of the Sikh people gathered in their five hundred years old history. Legends and miracles are connected with the holy tank while great martyrdoms and triumphs are associated with various spots of the temple precincts. Also visit Gurdwara Sahida Sahib (Gurudwara baba deep Singh Jee Sahid) after Darshan back to Hotel .Overnight stay in Amritsar hotel.
Day 09 : Amritsar - Tarn Taran – Goindwal Sahib - Amritsar
After Breakfast drive for Tarn Taran Sahib – Sri Guru Arjan Dev laid the foundation of Gurdwara Tarn Taran Sahib in honor of Guru Ram Das and started the excavation of a tank even larger than Amritsar. Gurdwara Tarn Taran Sahib has one of the largest tanks and resembles the Harmandir Sahib, except that it is built on the side of the tank and has a marble exterior. Guru Arjan Dev also established the first home for lepers in India at Tarn Taran. After Darshan drive for Goindwal Sahib— Gurdwara Shri Baoli Sahib in Goindwal Sahib was the first centre of Sikhism and was established by Sri Guru Amar Das Ji. The Hindus went on pilgrimage to Hardwar and Banaras but the Sikhs needed a place of their own. Understanding this, Sri Guru Amar Das Ji purchased the land and personally helped in the construction of the Gurdwara and Baoli (well) with 84 steps leading down to it. Then Visit Khadoor Sahib- Sri Khadur Sahib was the family home of second Guru Sri Guru Angad Dev Ji. The Guru settled here with his wife Mata Khivi and raised their three children here. Sri Guru Angad Dev Ji established his religious center here and spent the rest of his life at Khadur Sahib. Here Shri Guru Angad Dev appointed Guru Amar Das as his successor and the third Guru. A grand Gurudwara Khaddi Sahib has been constructed here, in memory of Guru Amar Das. Evening Return back to your hotel. Overnight stay in Amritsar.
Day 10 : Amritsar - Damdama Sahib (186km 3/4hrs)
After breakfast drive for Bhatinda , Visit Takht Sri Damdama Sahib - Damdama Sahib is situated in the village of Talwandi Sabo near Bhatinda. This is where Guru Gobind Singh stayed for nearly a year and compiled the final edition of the Guru Granth Sahib known as the Damdama Sahib Bir in 1705. Overnight at Hotel in Bhatinda.
Day 11 : Damdama Sahib (Bhatinda) - Anandpur Sahib (180kms 3/4 hrs)
After breakfast drive for Anandpur Sahib - Keshgarh Sahib is situated at Anandpur. It is the birthplace of the Khalsa. The Khalsa order was founded here by Guru Gobind Singh in 1699. Some of the weapons of Guru Gobind Singh are displayed here. The most precious of these is the actual Khanda (double edged sword) used by Guru Gobind Singh to prepare the amrit (Nectar) used in the first Khalsa initiation ceremony. Also visit Gurudwara Kiratpur Sahib after Overnight stay in Anandpur Sahib.
Day 12 : Anandpur Sahib - Manikaran Sahib (272km 6/7 hrs)
After breakfast you will proceed for Manikaran Sahib, arrive Manikaran Sahib in the evening. Overnight stay in hotel in Manikaran.
Day 13 : Manikaran Sahib - Chandigarh (238 km 6/7 hrs)
After breakfast visit Gurdwara Manikaran Sahib, Manikaran sahib is sacred place for the Sikhs, it is believed that Sri Guru Nanak Dev Jee payed a visit here. The record of this can be found in the Janam Sakhi or the 'Twarikh Guru Khalsa' (by Giani Gian singh ). There is mention that along with his disciple Bhai Mardana, Guru Nanak Dev Jee came down to this place after visiting Kalanaur, Gurdaspur, Dasuya, Triloknath, Palampur, Kangra, Mandi, Chamba and Kulu and Bijli Mahadev. The legend of Manikaran states that while roaming around, Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, once chanced upon a place that was surrounded by mountains and was lush green. Enamoured by the beauty of the place, they decided to spend some time there. It is believed that they actually spent eleven hundred years here. During their stay here, Goddess Parvati lost her mani in the waters of a stream. Upset over the loss, she asked Shiva to retrieve it. Lord Shiva commanded his attendant to find out the mani for Parvati, however, when they failed, he was extremely angry. He opened his third eye, a tremendously inauspicious event which led to disturbances in the universe. An appeal was made before the serpent god, Sheshnag, to pacify Lord Shiva. Sheshnag hissed thereby giving rise to a flow of boiling water. The water spread over the entire area resulting in the emergence of precious stones of the type Goddess Parvati had lost. Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati were happy at the outcome. The name Manikaran is derived from this legend. The water is still hot and is considered extremely auspicious. A pilgrimage to this place is thought of as complete. Infact, it is also believed that there is no need to pay a visit to Kashi after visiting this place. The water of the spring is also supposed to have curative powers. The water is so hot that rice can be cooked in it. After Darshan the day is at your leisure to enjoy the nature’s beauty. , Overnight stay Chandigarh.
Day 14 : Paonta Sahib
After Breakfast, drive to Paonta Sahib is a small town in the south of Sirmaur district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is an important religious spot for Sikhs and a bustling industrial town. It is a city sacred to the memory of Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Guru of the Sikhs who stayed here soon after his father Guru Tegh Bahadur's execution, when he became the Sikh Guru in 1675. This is place where most of Banis of Dasam Granth were written by Guru Gobind Singh.
It has a large Gurudwara on the banks of the river Yamuna, the river being the boundary between the states of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. This Gurdwara has a very busy Langar that serves food free to some 2,000 to 5,000 visitors every day. Paonta Sahib retains tangibly memories of the martial Guru in the form of his weapons and a majestic Gurudwara and recalls his presence even in the name of the city which is derived from "paon" meaning "foot" either because he set foot in this place or according to an alternative story, because he lost an ornament which he wore on his foot called a "paonta" while bathing in the river Yamuna which flows here.Overnight stay.
Day 15 : Paonta Sahib –Delhi (4 h 29 min / 244.8 km)
After Breakfast drive back to Delhi and Transferred to Airport for your onward/Return Journey