Delhi Amritsar Wagah Border Kurukshetra
Duration : 01 Night / 02 Days
Locations Covered : Delhi – Amritsar – Wagah Border – Kurukshetra – Delhi
Place to Visit :
Golden Temple Amritsar :
The Sikh Guru, Guru Ram Das, founded Amritsar, meaning ‘a pool of nectar’. It has grown from a sacred village pond into a spiritual temporal centre of Sikh culture. Amritsar is the soul of Punjab and today it is India’s important distribution centre of dry-fruits. It is one of the most ancient and fascinating cities of India. It is also the city where Jallianwala Bagh, the garden where scores of innocent Indian people were massacred by the British. Amritsar is an institution by itself.
Golden Temple :
Har Mandir Saheb, popularly known, as the Golden temple is the holiest shrine for the Sikhs, so called because the entire upper half was inlaid with copper covered over by gold plate. The architecture of the Golden Temple, is a blend of Hindu and Muslim styles.
Wagah Border :
The final frontier, Wagah about 28 kms. from Amritsar is the only border crossing between India and Pakistan. It’s an interesting experience especially at sunset when the ‘Retreat’ ceremony takes place with the BSF on the Indian Side of the Border. The changing of the guards and the ceremonial lowering of the flags ceremony is carried out with great pomp.
Jallianwal Bagh :
Nearby is the Jallianwala Bagh (a memorial), where during the British rule in India, General Dyer opened fire on innocent people causing a massacre on 13th April 1919. The place is now a national monument. Its walls bears the bullet marks of this tragedy.
The ancient land of Kurukshetra is regarded as the birthplace of one of the greatest religions of the world, Hinduism. It is the land where the sage Manu penned his ‘Manusmriti’ and where learned ‘rishis’ compiled the Rig Veda and Sama Veda. Kurukshetra, named after the great sage king Kuru, is also the site of the epic battle of Mahabharata. It was graced with the visits of Lord Krishna, the Buddha and the Sikh gurus.