• Sri Akal Takht Sahib/Golden Temple • Jallianwala Bagh • Wagah Border
• Takht Sri Keshgarh Sahib • Takht Sri Damdama Sahib • Takht Sri Patna
Sahib • Takht Sachkhand Sri Hazur Sahib • Gurudwara Bangla Sahib •
Gurudwara Sheesh Ganj Sahib
The Five Takhts
'Takht' which literally means a throne or seat of authority is a
result of historical growth of Sikhism. There are five Takhts and
these Takhts are the five Gurudwaras which have a very special
significance for the Sikh community.The first and the most important
one was established by Guru Har Gobind in 1609. It is called 'Akal
Takht' (the Throne of the Timeless God) and is situated just opposite
the gate of Harmandar Sahib - The Golden Temple, Amritsar. The Guru
established it, because he thought that secular political matters
should not be considered in the Golden Temple,
which is meant purely for
worship of God. Here the Guru held his court and decided matters of
military strategy and political policy. Later on, the Sikh
commonwealth (Sarbat Khalsa) took decisions here on matters of peace
and war and settled disputes between the various Sikh groups. The
Sarangi singers sung the ballads of the Sikh Gurus and warriors at
this place and robes of honour (saropas) were awarded to persons who
rendered distinguished services of the community of men in general.
1)Sri Akal Takht Sahib:
Akal Takht Sahib literally means Eternal Throne. It is also part of
the Golden Temple complex in Amritsar. It's foundation was laid by
Guru Hargobind Sahib . The Akal Takht is situated opposite to
Harmandir Sahib and are connected by a passage. The building of the
Akal Takht opposite the Golden Temple has a special meaning. While the
Golden Temple stands for spiritual guidance the Akal Takht symbolizes
the dispensing of justice and temporal activity. During the day the
Guru Granth Sahib is kept in the Golden Temple, while at night it is
kept in the Akal Takht Sahib. In earlier days all Sikh warriors sought
blessings here before going to battle fields. During the 18th century
while Sikhs were fighting a guerrilla war in the forests they used to
gather at the Akal Takht on special occasions such as Baisakhi and
Diwali. Here the community used to have general meetings and approve
resolutions. The Akal Takht is the oldest of the Five Takhts.
2)Takht Sri Keshgarh Sahib:
Takht Sri Keshgarh Sahib is situated at Anandpur Sahib. It is the
birthplace of the Khalsa. The order of the Khalsa was founded here by
Guru Gobind Singh in 1699. Some of the weapons of Guru Gobind Singh
are displayed here.
3)Takht Sri Damdama Sahib:
Takht Sri Damdama Sahib (Talwandi Sabo) is situated in the village of
Talwandi Sabo near Bhatinda. At this place Guru Gobind Singh stayed
here for approximately a year and compiled the final edition of Guru
Granth Sahib also known as the Damdama Sahib Bir in 1705.
4)Takht Sri Patna Sahib:
Takht Sri Patna Sahib (Takht Shri Harmandir Sahib Patna) is situated
in Patna city which is also the capital of Bihar state. Guru Gobind
Singh was born here in 1666 and he spent his early childhood here
before moving to Anandpur Sahib. Besides being the birthplace of Guru
Gobind Singh , Patna was also visited by Guru Nanak and Guru Tegh
Bahadur at different points of time.
5)Takht Sri Hazur Sahib:
Takht Sri Hazur Sahib is situated on the banks of Godavari river in
Maharashtra state. This is the place where Guru Gobind Singh left for
Heavenly abode. The inner room of the temple is called Angitha Sahib
and is built over the place where Guru Gobind Singh was cremated in
Information About The
Our new tour program is especially dedicated to the Sikh community. We
have planned a detailed spiritual & cultural tour for the global Sikh
community. We want to make the experience of the Punjabi traveler a
Our aim is to provide you with a unique Punjabi Religious and Cultural
Indian experience that exceeds your expectations!
(Please note that this is special tourist train (Rajdhani) and not a
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Description of Train Cabins
1) AC First class – has cabins with 4 berths (two lower & two upper).
The cabins can be locked from inside as it has a sliding door.
2) AC First class Coupe – has cabins with 2 berths (one lower & one
upper). The cabins can be locked from inside as it has a sliding door.
3) AC Two Tier – has open cabins with 6 seats (Four on one side of the
pathway and two are side berths). Four seats cabin has two lower &
two upper berths. The cabin does not have door and instead
has a curtain. Two Seats (one lower & one upper) are on the other side
the pathway. These two seats also have curtains.
4) AC Two Tier (Inner Berth) - has open cabins with 4 seats on one
side of the pathway. Four seats cabin has two lower & two upper
The cabin does not have door and instead has a curtain.
5) AC Two Tier (Side berth) - 2 seats on other side of the pathway.
Side berths have one lower and one upper berth. The cabin does not
have door and instead has a curtain.
6) There is a limited storage place inside the train. The luggage can
be placed under the seats/ berths while on train. Hence, passengers
are advised to travel with minimum luggage.
7) Passengers are required to take care of their luggage / belongings
themselves. The Luxury Trains will not be responsible for any loss or
damage of any of the luggage / belongings at the Railway
Stations / Train / Bus / Hotels etc.
A Sikh Spiritual Journey
7 Days / 6
Delhi - Amritsar - Fatehgarh Sahib - Anandpur
Sahib - Bhatinda - Delhi - Patna - Nanded Sahib - Delhi - Amritsar
(to view the route
of this tour on a Map please click
Journey to the Guru's Abode)
We at the Luxury Trains are making a Concentrated effort in promoting
Tourism in India, We wish to provide Sikh, Punjabi and other
communities the best of Punjab, Gurudwara Yatra's and Sikh religion
related holy places travel services in India.
Day 01 (Delhi -
Amritsar by Overnight Train)
Our services will start with a boarding at Safdarjung railway station
to board the Panj Takht Darshan train at 1900 Hrs.
Board the train in Delhi or join us in Amritsar on Day 03.
2000 Hrs: Train will depart for Amritsar Overnight on board
Morning train reaches Amritsar.
Amritsar - a city with a serene presence of Golden Temple - a major
pilgrimage place and holy city of Sikhs, Amritsar radiates a spiritual
calmness and faith where people just bow their heads in sheer
reverence. The spiritual temporal centre of Sikh culture, Amritsar
derives its name from the name of pool around the Golden Temple. The
"holy pool of nectar" (Amrit: elixir; Sar: (short for Sarovar / lake).
Globally renowned for Golden Temple and for the tragedy of Jallianwala
Bagh, Amritsar is one of the liveliest pilgrimage destinations in
Panj Sarovar Walk: Begin your walk with a visit to Gurudwara
Santokhsar followed by Gurudwara Ramsar, Bibeksar, Kaulsar and the
walk will culminate at the Jalianwala Bagh.
1300 Hrs: Visit Jalianwala Bagh, where during the
British rule in India, General Dyer opened fire on innocent people
causing a grave massacre. This place, whose walls bear the bullet
marks of this tragedy, is now a national monument.
1400 Hrs: Visit the "Ranjit Panorama". The main
attraction of the panorama is a gigantic 12 meters tall and 100 meters
long panoramic painting depicting six major battle expeditions of the
Maharaja. The battle expeditions depicted in the painting are
supplemented by large circular foreground diorama displaying numerous
mannequins of prominent warriors, soldiers, animals, weapons and so
on. A specially designed creative illumination of the large painting
and the foreground diorama is supported by battle - field.
1530 Hrs: Take an excursion to the Wagah on the Indo-Pak
border to witness the ‘Change of Guard’ ceremony. Everyday through out
the year, just before sunset, a flag lowering ceremony takes place at
the Wagah Border between India and Pakistan.
The ceremony lasts for around 45 minutes in total. It starts with high
patriotic spirits from both sides of the border. Soldiers march
towards the gate at the border, which is thrown open when they reach
there. The soldiers salute each other and start lowering the flags.
The flags are lowered at the same time. The soldiers retrieve and fold
the flags, the gate slams shut, and a trumpet sounds the end of the
ceremony. The soldiers then return with their country's respective
2030 Hrs: Visit "The Golden Temple" (Sri Akal Takht
Sahib and Sri Darbar Harmandir Sahib), situated in Amritsar, it is the
most sacred Temple of Sikhs. Te place is also a symbol of the
magnificence and strength of Sikh people all over the world The
evolution of Darbar Sahib, has entwined the history and ideology of
Overnight in Amritsar
Day 03 - (Board
Train in Amritsar; Amritsar - Fatehgarh Sahib - Anandpur Sahib)
0700 Hrs: Morning get ready to board the train in
Amritsar and train departs to Sirhind.
1030 Hrs: Arrive Sirhind Railway station
Gurudwara Fatehgarh Sahib is a complex consisting of several
important shrines linked to the younger sons of Guru Gobind Singh ji.
It is located about 5 Kms north of Sirhind and marks the sad site of
the execution in 1705 of the two younger sons of the tenth Sikh master
at the behest of Wazir Khan of Kunjpura, the faujdar of Sirhind. Drive
past all the important places of Sirhind and later enjoy lunch at
Aam Khas Bagh. It was built for the exclusive use of the Emperor
Shah Jahan. The Royal couple used to stay here while going to and
coming back from Lahore. There was adequate number of palaces for the
comfortable stay of the Mughal Emperors. A close scrutiny of the
remnants of the palaces clearly indicates that there was a perfect
system of air-conditioning in the palaces and hot baths the monument
is called 'SARAD KHANA'.
Post lunch, drive to Anandpur Sahib (82 Kms / 02 Hrs)
Arrive Anandpur Sahib and visit Virasat-E-Khalsa Heritage Center -
is inspired by the rich natural landscape of Sri Anandpur Sahib, while
also drawing heavily from Sikh and regional architecture. Contrary to
the tradition of domes which crown the sacred Sikh sites, the roofs of
the Museum are concave-shaped receptors facing the sky. Sheathed in
stainless steel, they reflect the sun’s light towards the Gurudwara
and the Fort.See the world’s largest mural. The entire History of
Sikhism has been shwon through hand crafted artefacts.
* Tea and coffee will be served during the visit. One can use
the facilities available at the Heritage Centre.
1930 Hrs: In the evening, visit the main Takht of Sri Keshgarh
Sahib Gurudwara for “Shastra Darshan”. It is the birthplace of Khalsa.
The order of the Khalsa was founded here by Guru Gobind Singh Ji in
1699. The ‘Khalsa’ is the name of given by Guru Gobind Singh to his
followers. The weapons of Guru Gobind Singh are displayed here. The
most precious of these is actual “Khanda” (double edged sword) used by
Guru Gobind Singh to prepare “Amrit” used in the first Khalsa
initiation ceremony. Dinner on board Train .
2245 Hrs: In the evening, return to the train station
for departure to Bhatinda. Overnight on board
Day 04 - (
0800 Hrs: Arrive Bhatinda railway station. After quick
wash & change, enjoy leisurely breakfast at hotel in Bhatinda and you
will get an opportunity to visit the holy “Takht Sri Damdama Sahib".
"Takht Sri Damdama Sahib" holds great significance for Sikhs
for it is the place where the guru sought rest and refuge during his
battles with the Mughals. Guru Gobind Singhji stayed in Damdama Sahib
for nine months and it was here that he worked on the Adi Granth. He
made Damdama the center for propagating the Sikh faith and called it 'Khalsa
De Takht' or Throne of the Khalsa. He had a special stamp issued
bearing the inscription 'Amal Sahai, Guru Gobind Singh Ji Ki Jagha
Takht Damdama Ji' clearly demonstrating the importance of the place.
This stamp was used on all the important documents issued by the Guru
from Damdama Sahib.
1300 Hrs: Enjoy Langar at the Gurudwara Sahib.
1830 Hrs: In the evening, enjoy refreshments on board
and train departs to Delhi.
Dinner and overnight on board.
Day 05 -
(Delhi - Patna - Nanded by Charter Flight)
0500 Hrs: Arrive Delhi railway station and transfer to
Delhi airport to board the charter flight at approx. 0700 Hrs to Patna.
1000 Hrs: Arrive Patna airport and proceed to the hotel
for quick wash and change.
1230 Hrs: Proceed for the lunch at the revolving
restaurant in Patna
1400 Hrs: Post lunch, visit of Patna Sahib. "Takht
Sri Patna Sahib" The Gurudwara at Patna Sahib was founded in
remembrance of the birth place of Guru Gobind Singh. This Gurudwara
too, was built by Maharaja Ranjit Singh (1780-1839), the first
Maharaja of the Sikh Empire, on the banks of Ganges River in Patna in
Darshan of “Guru Ka Bagh” Gurudwara and,” Gurudwara Gayaghat”
1700 Hrs: Transfer to Patna airport to board the Charter
flight to Nanded.
1930 Hrs: Arrive Nanded and transfer to Gurudwara.
Laser Show at Guru Ka Bagh, Hazur Sahib (SPECIAL SHOW CAN BE
ARRANGED DEPENDING UPON ARRIVAL TIME)
Overnight in a Sarais or guest house at Hazur Sahib, Nanded
* Charter timings are subject to change and will be finalized
after the approval of DGCA
Day 06 - (Nanded
- Delhi by Domestic Flight)
Morning is at leisure.
1100 Hrs: Visit "Takht Sri Hazur Sahib",
principal shrine and Gurudwara Kangan Sahib, Shikarghar, Guru Ka Bagh
"Takht Sri Hazur Sahib" marks the site where Guru had his camp in 1708
AD after the departure of the Emperor Bahadur Shah. The tenth Guru
held his court and congregation here and this shrine is erected on the
very site of his own tent where he was convalescing after being
attacked by assailants, where from he rose to heaven along with his
1400 Hrs: Langar at Hazur Sahib.
1530 Hrs: Transfer to Nanded airport to board the flight
to Delhi via Aurangabad at 1820 Hrs.
2230 Hrs: Arrive Delhi and transfer to your hotel.
Overnight in Delhi
Day 07 -
(Delhi - Amritsar)
Morning enjoy the leisure breakfast at your hotel
0830 Hrs: Start your tour with a visit to Sheeshganj
Gurudwara, located at Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi was built on the
place where Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb beheaded the ninth Sikh Guru Shri
Tegh Bahadur in 1675. ‘Shish’ literally means ‘the head‘. The Guru was
martyred along with three of his disciples, for protesting against
forced conversion of Kashmiri Hindus by Aurangzeb.
It is said that his followers secretly took the Guru’s head to
Anandpur Sahib and his body was taken for cremation to a house which
is today known as Gurudwara Rakab Ganj. Shish Ganj is a prominent
pilgrim center of the Sikh community and it is equally revered by the
At the place of his martyrdom, stands Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib
as a symbol of unique sacrifice made by the Guru.
Thereafter, visit another Gurudwara - Bangla Sahib, is one of the most
popular places of worship in Delhi. Its gold-plated dome and white
facade towers are impressive. On holidays especially, this place is
packed with people. The Gurudwara is built on the site of a house
where Guru Harkishen Dev, the eight Guru of the Sikhs, had stayed when
he visited Delhi in 1664. The tank, which you can still see in the
compound was apparently blessed by the Guru himself . Enthusiasts of
Sikh history can visit the Baba Baghel Singh Museum within the
1500 Hrs: Our service ends with a transfer to Delhi
railway station to board the Amritsar Shatabdi to Amritsar at 1630 Hrs
(NOTE: LOCAL CONVEYANCE CAN BE ARRANGED AT AMRITSAR ON REQUEST
ON ADDITIONAL EXPENSE )
One can travel to Amritsar from Delhi (460 Kms / 10 Hrs) by the Volvo
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Package price Include:-
• 03 night’s stay onboard train
• 02 night’s accommodation in a superior / tourist class hotel during
• 01 night in Sarai at Hazur Sahib in Nanded
• All transfers and sightseeing tours by AC Coach as per the itinerary
• Services of Religious guides / Caretakers during the visit of
• All meals as per the itinerary
• Entrance fees of monuments/sightseeing trips as per the itinerary.
• Accommodation in Delhi on return from Nanded
• Airfare for the sector Delhi – Patna – Nanded – Delhi in an economy
Package price does not Include:-
• Service Tax applicable as per law
• India visa fees
• Items of personal nature, e.g. Laundry, Medicine, Beverages etc.
• Any other services not mentioned in ‘Package Price Includes.
• Fees for Still/ Flash Video camera at the monuments and other
In case of Individuals:-
• 20% of tour value at the time of confirming the booking.
• Remaining 80% of ticket value 30 days prior to departure.
In case of Group:-
• 50% of tour value at the time of confirming the booking.
• Remaining 50% of tour value 45 days prior to departure.
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• 5% of the tour value if the cancellation request is received before
60 days from the scheduled date of departure.
• 20% of tour value if cancellation request is received within a
period of 30-59 days from the scheduled date of departure.
• 50% of tour value if cancellation request is received within the
period of 15-29 days from the scheduled date of departure.
• 100% of tour value if cancellation request is received within the
period of 14 days or before the scheduled date of departure.
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• Tour costs mentioned above are based on per person.
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• 0-2 Years: 10% of Adult Cost
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• 6-12 Years 50% of Adult cost
• 12 Years and Above to be treated as full adult.
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