Best Time to Visit : From May to October Duration : 10 Days & 11 Nights Destinations Covered : Delhi - Rishikesh - Joshimath - Govind Ghat -
Ghangariya - Hemkund Sahib - Ghangariya - Govind Ghat - Badrinath - Srinagar
- Mussoorie - Paonta Sahib - Ropar - Anandpur Sahib - Amritsar - Delhi.
1 Delhi - Rishikesh (DRIVE 225 KM)
Early in the morning after breakfast drive down to reach Rishikesh (via.
Ghaziabad, Meerut, Muzaffarnagar, Roorkee, Haridwar). Enrout stop at Chital
Grand for tea break. Later proceed to Rishikesh. Reach Rishikesh and
check-in the Hotel for lunch & overnight stay. Evening at leisure.
DAY 2 Rishikesh - Joshimath (DRIVE 257 KM)
Morning after breakfast drive to Joshimath (via. Devprayag, Rudraprayag,
Nandprayag and Chamoli). Enroute stop for a tea break at Kudiyala, Lunch at
Srinagar evening tea break at Pipalkothi. Upon arrival at Joshimath
check-into the hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 3 Joshimath - Govind Ghat - Ghangariya (DRIVE 21 KM TREK 14 KM)
Morning after breakfast drive down (21 Km) to Govind Ghat and then trek (14
Km) to reach Ghangariya. One can find tea shops all the way till Hemknd
Sahib and can have lunch enroute. Reach Ghangariya and check-in the tourist
banglow / hotel / tented camp.
DAY 4 Ghangariya - Hemkund Sahib - Ghangariya ( TREK 12 KM)
Early in the morning start trekking (6 Km) to reach "HEMKUND
SAHIB". One of the most revered of all Sikh Shrines, The Hemkund Sahib,
the Worlds Highest Gurudwara, is situated at an altitude of 4,329 mts. In the
afternoon trek down to reach Ghangariya for overnight stay. Evening is free
for rest & relaxation.
DAY 5 Ghangariya - Govind Ghat - Badrinath (TREK
14 KM DRIVE 23 KM)
Morning after an early breakfast trek down (12 Km.) to reach Govind Ghat.
Then proceed your journey to Badrinath. Upon arrival at Badrinath check-in
the Hotel for overnight stay. In the evening visit the famous Hindu temple
of Badrinath. Badrinath is considered the holiest of the four Hindu shrines
in the Himalayas The principle idol in the Temple is of black stone &
represents Lord Vishnu seated in a meditative pose.
DAY 6 Badrinath - Srinagar (DRIVE 189 KM)
After an early breakfast proceed your journey via. Joshimath to reach
Srinagar. Upon arrival check-in the hotel for overnight stay.
7 Srinagar - Mussoorie (DRIVE 188 KM)
Morning after breakfast drive down to reach Mussoorie enroute visiting
Rishikesh & Dehra Dun. Reach Mussoorie and check in the hotel for
overnight stay. Rest of the day is free at leisure.
DAY 8 Mussoorie - Paonta Sahib - Ropar (DRIVE 203 KM)
Early in the morning after breakfast drive to "PONTA
SAHIB" via Dehra Dun. Guru Govind Singh, the 10th Sikh Guru lived
here. His weapons are displayed in the town and his Gurudwara still
overlooks the river. Later in the afternoon drive down to reach Rupnagar
(Ropar). Upon arrival check-in the tourist banglow / hotel for overnight
DAY 9 Ropar - Anandpur Sahib - Amritsar (DRIVE 236 KM)
In the morning after breakfast drive down to reach Amritsar enroute
visiting ANANDPUR SAHIB. Later
proceed to Amritsar. Upon arrival check-in the hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 10 Amritsar - Delhi
Early in the morning visit the famous "THE
GOLDEN TEMPLE". Amritsar, founded in 1577 by Ram Das, the fourth
guru of the Sikhs, means Pool of nectar, referring to the sacred tank around
which the Sikhs' Golden Tempole is built. Rest of the day is free at leisure
and in the evening transfer to the railway station to board the Shatabadi
Express to Delhi. Upon arrival at Delhi railway station tour terminates.
of the most revered of all Sikh Shrines, the Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara, the
Worlds Highest Gurudwara, situated at an altitude of 4,329 mts above sea
level, on the bank of a glacial lake Hemkund (Lok Pal), marks the place
where Guru Govind Singh the 10th and the last Guru unified with God after
prolonged meditation. The shrine is encircled by seven snow clad peaks and
their associated glaciers. Streams from Hati Parvat and Sapt Rishi Peaks
feed the lake and a small stream called Himganga flows out of his lake.
According to the Holy Granth Sahib, it is believed that Guru Govind Singh,
the 10th Guru of the sikhs recounts that in a previous life he had meditated
on the shores of a lake surrounded by seven snowcapped mountains. Hemkund
Sahib, Sikh pilgrims have decided, is that holy lake where there 10th Guru
has meditated. The Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara is an imposing star shaped
structure of stone and masonry at the edge of lake Lok Pal 2 km. in
circumference whose cristal clear water mirrors the image of snow clad Sapt
Shring Peaks (5500 mts).
It is situated on the river Yamuna, on the Border with Uttrakhand. It is linked
with Guru Govind Singh the 10th Sikh Guru who lived here. At Bhangani, 23 Km.
away, he achieved a great military victory when his forces defeated the combined
might of 22 hill-country kingdom. His weapons are displayed in the town and
his Gurudwara still overlooks the river.
Sahib, the holy city of Bliss, as the name translates, is the second most
importaqnt centre of Sikh religion. Its foundation was laid by the ninth
Guru,Teg Bahadur Sahib, in 1664 AD. From here eleven years later, he left
for Delhi to the court of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb to plead for greater
religious tolerance and an end to religious persecution. Here his severed
head was brought to his son and family. It was here the Khalsa, or the Pure,
was born under the leadership of the tenth Guru, Govind Singh Sahab, on 30
March, 1699. The important places of interest are: Gurudwara Sri Sis Ganj
built overthe site where the severed head of Guru Teg Bhadur Sahib was
cremated; Gurudwara Sri Kesgarh Sahib standing at the place where the five
brave followers of Guru Govind Singh offered their heads and the Khalsa
Panth was born (it is also one of the five seats of religious authority),
Gurudwara Damdama Sahib marking the site where Govind Singh was proclaimed
the tenth Guru; various forts and fortresses; and the museum housed in the
Gurudwara Keshgarh Sahib displaying some of the weapons and arms associated
with Guru Govind Singh and others.
is the most holy city for the Sikh community where life is influnced by the
Golden Temple, their most important shrine. Economically it's the showpiece
of the prosperity and wealth of Punjab. Important S/S includes visit to
Golden Temple - the holy shrine where the holy tank "sarover" was
completed by Guru Arjan who also built the Golden Temple " Harmandir"
in the center of the tank, Jallianwala Bagh - near to Golden temple,is a
monument dedicated to hundreds of martyrs of a massacre in 1919 and Wagha
Border - it's an interesting experience, especially at the sunset while
retreat takes place when Indian and Pakistani troops put up a spectacular
Nanakmatta, a place of great religious intrest for the Sikhs, lies on the
Khatima - Tanakpur road. It is believed that Guru Nanak Dev, the first Guru
had visited this place on his way to Kailash Parvat in 1515 A.D. Nearby is a
Gurudwara and the lake called Nanak Sagar. This lake provides ample
opportunities for various water sports.
Pilgrims and visitors to the Golden Temple, must remove their shoes and
cover their heads, before entering the temple premises. The best time to
visit the temple is early in the morning, on weekdays, before it gets