Day 1: Amritsar
Arrive Amritsar Railway Station. On arrival meet and greet by our representative who will take you to the hotel. After Fresh up , Start your city tour with the blessings of Golden Temple (also called Sri Darbar Sahib and Harmandir Sahib) 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. Then Visit Gurdwara Baba Atal
Gurdwara Baba Atal has been raised in the revered memory of Guru Hargobind's 9 year old Sahibzada Baba Atal Rai. It is situated next to Golden Temple. The child was the personification of something wondrous. Through a miracle Baba Atal Rai once revived a dead child. Guru Hargobind was convinced that Sikh religion did not believe in any kind of miracle and that it was an uncalled for interference in the ways of god and the cosmic system. The Guru, therefore, felt annoyed with his son. To atone for the intervention in the divine ways, the child left for his heavenly abode. It is at the point of the terrestrial exist of Baba Atal Rai that a nine storeys Gurdwara symbolic of his 9 years of exisatence was constructed. It is known as Baba Atal
Gurudwara Ramsar Sahib
Ramsar Sahib situated on the bank of the pool of the same name. This place is, where Guru Arjun Dev ji for a year or more went into seclusion along with his scribe, the great savant Bhai Gurdas to compile the holy Adi Granth. The sacred volume was completed in 1604 and installed with due honor and ceremonies in the Harmandir Sahib. In this holy book, Guru Arjun Dev collected the hymns of first four Gurus, namely Guru Nanak Dev Jee, Guru Angad Dev Jee, Guru Amar Das Jee, Guru Ram Das Jee and adding his own compositions as well as selections from the writings of the Hindu and Muslim mystic saints. Gurudwara Manji Sahib
This gurdwara is dedicated to the fifth Guru, Shri Guru Arjan Dev Ji. He composed the Sukhmani Sahib here. This gurdwara is located on the banks of the sarovar and across the sarovar is Gurdwara Ramsar Sahib
urudwara Baba Deep Singh Ji (Sahida Sahib) Amritsar
This Gurdwara is dedicated to Baba Deep Singh ji Sahid. He was tall, strong, and uncommonly brave. He had received baptism from the hands of Guru Gobind Singh Ji himself. He was a bold and fearless saint-soldier, ever ready to risk his life for the Panth. Beside being a strong and fearless warrior, he was a great scholar. Along with Bhai Mani Singh, he prepared the final text of Guru Granth Sahib at Damdama Sahib with the help of Shri Guru Gobind Singh ji. he breathed his last in 1757 while fighting with Mugals. At the place where his body was cremated stands a Gurdwara in his memory. It is called Saheed Ganj Baba Deep Singh.
Palki Sahib Darshan (Night Ceremony in Golden Temple)
Visit Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib) for Palki Sahib Darshan, In the evening after Aarti and Kirtan Sohila path (prayer) is performed concluding with Ardas at night ends the daily temple services. A palanquin (Palki) gilded with gold and silver is prepared for bringing Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji from Golden Temple to the Akal Takht. Fresh silk brocade, coverings and cushions are laid in the Palki, and decorated with flowers on the top. The head priest (head Granthi) appears with Guru Granth Sahib Ji on a cushion on his head and the worshippers bow their heads. He places Granth Sahib Ji on the cushions of Palki Sahib. Hymns accompanied with nagaras, drums, fill the air with rhythm, music and piousness. It takes approximately 30 minutes to the worshippers reach the Akal Takhat Sahib along with Shri Guru Granth sahib. The head priest reverently carries Guru Granth Sahib in the resting place of Guru Granth Sahib ji in Akal Takhat.
Return to hotel. Overnight stay in Amritsar Hotel.