Punjab, a region in Northern India and the east side of Pakistan, has a long history and rich cultural heritage. The people of the Punjab are called Punjabis and they speak a language called Punjabi. The three main religions in the area are Sikhism, Hinduism, and Islam. The region has been invaded and ruled by many different empires and races, including the Aryans, Persians, Greeks, Egyptians, Afghans, and Mongols. Around the time of the 15th Century, Guru Nanak Dev founded the Sikh religion, which quickly came to prominence in the region, and shortly afterwards, Maharaja Ranjit Singh reformed the Punjab into a secular and powerful state. The 19th Century saw the beginning of British rule, which led to the emergence of several heroic Punjabi freedom fighters. In 1947, at the end of British rule, the Punjab was split between Pakistan and India.
Punjab Tour (7 Days/ 6 Nights)
Day 1 : Arrive Delhi and transfer to hotel. Afternoon half day visit to Delhi. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2 : Morning Drive to Patiala (250kms/5-1/2 hours). visit to Durbar Hall Museum of Gurudwara Dukh Niwaran Sahib, Motibagh Place-Qila Mubarak, Baradari Gardens and Patiala Bazar. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3 : Drive in the morning to Chandigarh (63 kms/1-1/2 hours) enroute visit Chattbir Zoo. Check in at hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Chandigarh, visiting the Museum, Rock Garden and Pinjore Garden. Overnight at hotel.
Day 4 : Morning drive to Anandpur Sahib (73 kms/2 hr ) - It was here that the Sikh religion acquired. Visit to Sisganj and Kesgarh Sahib Gurudwaras. Afternoon visit to Bhakhra-Nangal Project. Overnight at hotel.
Day 5 : Drive to Amritsar (140 kms/3-1/2 hours) renowned for the famous Golden Temple. Enroute Visit Tarn taran ( 22 kms/45 minutes ), proceed to Gobindwal ( 23 kms /30 minutes ). Afternoon visit the Golden Temple and Jallianwala Bagh. Overnight at hotel.
Day 6 : Morning sightseeing tour of Amritsar city visiting Harike wetland, Summer palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, Bara Bazar for shopping. Evening tour of Wagah border (Indo-Pak Border) ( 20 kms/45 min ). Overnight at hotel.
Day 7 : Morning relax/shopping , afternoon transfer to railway station to connect train for Delhi. Overnight at hotel/Transfer to airport for flight home.