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Gurdwara Amb Sahib(Phase 8, Mohali)

Gurdwara Amb Sahib is the historic place at Mohali (Punjab), across from Gurdwara Sant Mandal Angitha Sahib, which has the blessings of The Great Guru Sri Guru Har Rai Sahib Ji. Here at this place, Guru Ji blessed his Gursikh who felt contented. Amb in Punjabi means mango.

 

Gurudwara Sant Mandal Angitha Sahib(Phase 8, SAS Nagar Mohali)

Gurudwara Sant Mandal Angitha Sahib, is a famous Gurdwara in sector 62 of Mohali in the district of sas nagar (Punjab). The three story Gurdwara is clearly visible from the front of Gurudwara Amb Sahib.

 

Gurudwara Singh Shaeedan(Sohana in SAS Nagar Mohali)

Gurudwara Singh Shaeedan is situated in Village Sohana in Sas Nagar District. This gurudwara was made in the remembrance of martyers of Anglo Sikh wars. Its history is related to English - sikh war. Jathedaar Hanumaan singh with 500 singhs were martyered here. The old building of gurudwara is now destroyed and new building is under constuction. The gurudwara is famous for Kirtan Samagams of Baba Ji Hansali Waley and famous parcharak Sant Baba Ranjit Singh Ji Dhadrianwale.

 

Gurdwara Puddha Sahib(Singhpura,SAS Nagar Mohali)

Gurdwara Puddha Sahib is a famous Sikh Gurdwara located in Gobindgarh Sahib, about 1 kilometre from Zirakpur in the village of Singhpura. A Great gathering takes place here every Sunday. Baba Ram Singh Je (Waddae Baba ("Older Baba")) and Baba singh jee (Name not known) are two high spiritual leaders who are associated with this sacred shrine. Elderly sewadars have always played an important role at this holy temple.

The history of this Gurdwara is linked to the renowned saint Peer Buddhu Shah. Actually the nephew of Peer Budhu Shah i.e Baba Bhikam Shah meditated at this place. He has done tapasya for around 200 years. and this place is blessed that who will come at this place will get his fulfill true. The older Baba Baba Ram Singh jee found this place.

 

Nabha Sahib( Patiala - Zirakpur Highway,SAS Nagar Mohali)

At Nabha Sahib stands this magnificent shrine (Gurudwara) which reminds us that the Sikh history of the area dates back to 1695. It is Located at About 15 Km from Chandigarh on the road to Patiala - Zirakpur Highway. Nabha Sahib Gurdwara is located on the road to Patiala, which is about 15 kms away from the city of gardens. This pilgrimage spot reminds us of the history of Sikhs dating back to 1695. Chandigarh Nabha Sahib Gurdwara has a lot of religious significance. It is said that after the execution of Guru Tegh Bahadur in Delhi, there was one Bhai Jaita, who had picked up the body of the Guru for its cremation at the Anandpur Sahib. While he was on his way back, he kept the mortal remains in the Gurudwara Nabha Sahib near Chandigarh at the request of a disciple of the Guru, who was an aged Muslim saint named Dargahi Shah Faqir. People gathered here to pay their last respect to the Guru.

 

Gurudrwara Nada Sahib

Nada was a very small village in Patiala State, which is situated in Haryana and about 15 km from Chandigarh On returning after his victory on Mughal, Guru Gobind Singh Ji stayed at this place and Nadu Shah a follower of Guruji welcomed and served Guruji by all means. Guruji blessed Nadu Shah due to your services this place will be famous by the name of Nada Sahib. Thousands of people came here to fulfil their wishes with deep faith from all over the India and abroad.

 

Cricket Stadium Mohali
The Punjab Cricket Association Stadium (commonly known as the Mohali Cricket Stadium) in Mohali is widely regarded as the best cricket ground in India for having excellent practice facilities and a spectator friendly environment. In two years, the venue has undergone an astounding metamorphosis from a filthy swamp to a swanky stadium with world-class amenities.

Rose garden

Rose garden of Chandigarh, India is the largest of its kind in Asia. Named after India's former President, Zakir Hussain, this beautiful garden was set up in 1967 with the support of Chandigarh's first Chief Commissioner, late Dr M S Randhawa. Chandigarh rose garden contains more than 17,000 plants. There are nearly 1,600 varieties of roses over there. It is a spacious garden covering an area of 27 acres. Dr. Zakir rose garden not just consists of the gorgeous roses, but also trees of medicinal value. Some of the medicinal plants that can be spotted here are bel, bahera, harar, camphor and yellow gulmohar. Rose garden serves as the venue for hosting the annual festival of gardens, a major cultural event of the city.

 

Rock GardenChandigarh

Rock garden is an epitome of creativity and innovation. It is a unique garden that consists of various art objects. But the best part about the rock garden is that each of its artwork has been made by using industrial & urban waste. It is located in Sector 1 between the Capitol Complex and Sukhna Lake. The credit for laying its foundation goes to Nek Chand, who was the then Road Inspector in the Engineering Department of Chandigarh Capital Project. Rock garden has been established in the form of an open-air exhibition hall. The garden houses sculptures made by using a variety of different discarded waste materials like frames, mudguards, forks, handle bars, metal wires, play marbles, porcelain, auto parts, broken bangles etc. Rock garden in Chandigarh, India is a unique creation and connoisseurs come from different parts of the world to see this amazing garden.

 

Sukhna Lake

Sukhna Lake is a beautiful lake that lies in the foothills of Shivalik range. The unique thing about Sukhna is that it is a manmade lake. It is a 3 km long lake that was created in the year 1958. It was done by damming the Sukhna Choe, which is a seasonal stream flowing down from the Shivalik hills. Sukhana Lake of Chandigarh, India has become an integral part of the city.

People visit this place in the morning to enjoy the cool breeze and the beauty of nature. Chandigarh Sukhna Lake serves as a great picnic spot and an apt place for pursuing water sport activities like boating, yachting and water skiing etc. The atmosphere over here is very serene and thus apt for meditating. Also, you can savor the melodious humming of birds. People come here in the evening time to forget their worries and relax for a while. So, if you want to rejuvenate yourself, then Sukhna Lake is the perfect destination for you.

 

Vatika Gardens and Musical fountains- Panchkula
The name is true in spirit for Nirjhar Vatika in the city center of Panchkula is indeed a watery haunt, what with an artificial lake into which a waterfall cascades down along pebbled path. Visualize swans sliding along the water and children as well as adults enjoying the Cassandra crossing.

The bridge created on the lake is with boulders and it is a treat to watch the little ones as well as elders crosses with apprehension, though for the little grown-ups it is adventure in its own way. Summer evenings, Vatika is packed with families as children have a rollicking time in the waterfall. You can even see some mothers waiting with towels and dresses for their `naughty dolphins' to come out of water. Given a chance, even elders will not mind a splash during the hot evenings. Vatika with its clean air and beautifully landscaped green beckons people from the city as well as Mohali.

 

Pinjore gardens- Pinjore
Pinjore Gardens, also called Yadavindra Gardens are 20 km from Chandigarh, 15 km from Panchkula, on the Chandigarh Shimla road. Taxis and buses ply regularly between Pinjore, Kalka, Panchkula and Chandigarh. Pinjore lies on the foothills of the lower Shivalik ranges. The fascinating Mughal Gardens one of the most popular picnic spots. A mini zoo, plants nursery, a Japanese garden, historic palaces and picnic lawns await tourists. Especially at weekends, fountains are switched on and after dusk, lights pick up the beauty of the palaces by night.

Special programs are arranged at the Yadavindra Gardens for the Baisakhi (spring) festival in April and for the Mango Festival in June and July. A range of accommodation is available at Chandigarh, but a taste of royalty can be savored at Pinjore itself by a stay at the Yadavindra Gardens Budgerigar Motel, run by Haryana Tourism. A Bhima Devi Temple and an old baoli in the Pinjore town have legendary connection with Pandavs and Mahabharat.

His Highness Maharaja Yadavindra Singh of Patiala (Punjab) is said to have restored Pinjore Garden to its former glory.

 

Sector 17 shopping area Chandigarh
Shopping in Chandigarh is more of an urban experience, sans the traffic problems of big cities. With major brand stores, and a central location, sector -17 shopping complex forms the hub of the shopping activity in the City.

Sector -17 provides you with huge selection for clothes, shoes, electronics, sports goods, books and anything an avid shopper seeks. Other than a government store Phulkari, Sector –17 does not hold much in terms of ethnic Indian shopping. Sector 17 is also a major centre for government offices and banks.

 

Bhakra Nangal Dam
Bhakra Dam is a concrete arch-gravity dam across the Sutluj River, near the border between Punjab and Himachal Pradesh in northern India. The dam was part of the larger multipurpose Bhakra Nangal Project whose aims were to prevent floods in the Sutlej-Beas river valley, to provide irrigation to adjoining states and to provide hydro-electricity.

Construction began in 1948 and was completed in 1963. The dam, at 741 ft (226 m), is one of the highest gravity dams in the world (compare Hoover Dam at 732 ft). This dam creates the 166 km² Gobindsagar Reservoir, named after Guru Gobind Singh. The dam provides irrigation to 10 million acres (40,000 km²) of fields in Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi and Rajasthan. Two powerhouses with a total capacity of 1000 MW flank the dam, on either side of the river. A smaller subsidiary dam, called the Nangal Dam is located a little downriver from the Bhakra Dam.

 

Anandpur Sahib
Anandpur Sahib is a city and a municipal council in Rupnagar district in the state of Punjab, India. Known as "the holy City of Bliss," it is a holy city of the Sikhs and is one of their most important sacred places, closely linked with their religious traditions and history. It is located on the lower spurs of the Himalayas surrounded by picturesque natural scenery, with the river Sutlej forming a shimmering and shiny blue border on the south west barely four miles away.

The ninth Sikh Guru, Guru Tegh Bahadur, founded Anandpur Sahib in the year 1665 near the ruins of an ancient place, Makhowal. On May 13,1665, Guru Tegh Bahadur went to Bilaspur to attend the mourning for Raja Dip Chand of Bilaspur State. The Dowager Rani Champa of Bilaspur offered to give the Guru a piece of land in her state. The Guru bought the site on payment of five hundred rupees. The land consisted of the villages of Lodhipur, Mianpur and Sahota. Here on the mound of Makhowal, Guru Tegh Bahadur raised a new habitation. Baba Gurditta Randhawa broke the ground on June 19, 1665. The new village was named Chakk Nanaki after the Guru's mother, Nanaki. The place later came to be known as Anandpur Sahib.

Anandpur Sahib comes to life every year on the occasion of Hola Mohalla. This tradition dates back to the times of the 10th Guru, Sri Guru Gobind Singh. The Guru decreed that the occasion of the festival of Holi be the occasion for the display of the martial spirit of his people and he gave this festival of Holi the Sikh name of 'Hola Mohalla'. Each year Hola Mohalla marks the congregation of up to 100,000 devotees from all over the country for a festival of colour and gaiety.

Baisakhi in 1999, at Anandpur Sahib marked the completion of 300 years of the birth of the Khalsa. It was on Baisakhi day in 1699 that Sri Guru Gobind Singh baptised the Panj Pyaras at the place where Takht Sri Keshgarh Sahib stands.

 

 

The city of Amritsar is situated in the north west part of the Indian state of Punjab.  Due to its convenient location the city serves as an important access point to various places of tourist interest. The choice is varied and includes places of historical and religious significance as well as places of immense natural beauty.

There are several day trip options that include outing to the
Wagah Border to see the changing of the guards or to Amanat Khan Serai for the old inn. Goindwal Sahib, Tarn Taran, Baba Bakala and sites of similar importance are easily accessible from the city of Amritsar and are popular choice as Amritsar getaways. The state of Himachal Pradesh is also within easy access of Amritsar and so the hill resorts of Dharamshala, Jwalamukhi and Dalhousie are popular excursions around Amritsar. These places of tourist interest offer stunning mountain scape with the Dhauladhar mountains making the picturesque scenery.

All Amritsar excursions offer proper accommodation and dining facilities at an affordable price. The city is also well connected with Delhi as also with the major cities of India by regular flights, railway and buses. No wonder, the city of Amritsar provides the perfect base for many interesting get aways for its convenient location, great networking and infrastructure.

Some of the famous Tour and Trips  from Amritsar are as follows:

 

Amritsar to Gurudwara Ber Sahib

Gurudwara Ber Sahib is situated in Sultanpur Lodhi, a Sikh pilgrimage center in the Kapurthala district of the Indian state of Punjab and can be covered as an religious tour from Amritsar. Ber Sahib is easily accessible from  city of Amritsar as it is situated at a distance of just 66 km .Guru Nanak Dev ji, the first prophet Sikh Guru, spent 14 years nine months and 13 days of his life here in Sultanpur Lodhi. The holy shrine of Gurudwara Ber Sahib is situated on the bank of the river Kaali vein that flows around half a kilometer away from the old town, in the western direction.
The Gurudwara Ber Sahib is built in the vicinity of a Ber (Zizyphus jujuba) tree, whose sapling is believed to have been planted by Guru Nanak Dev Ji. The Ber tree still stands in all its glory. The beautiful edifice was originally built by Baba Jassa Singh Ahluwalia who was also the founder of Kapurthala. Later on, the present building was built under the supervision and instruction of Maharajah Jagatjit Singh of Kapurthala between the years of 1938 - 1942.
The portico of the Gurudwara is beared by octagonal columns and the plinth inside stands high. An archway adorned by intrinsic floral patterns leads to the sanctum sanctorum where the Guru Granth Sahib is placed with due honor on a throne. It is believed, that just near to the site of Gurudwara Ber Sahib, Guru Nanak attained enlightenment, started preaching Sikhism and created 'Sukhmani Sahib'. This brings forth thousands of devotees every year from Amritsar to Gurudwara Ber Sahib .
 

Amritsar to Anandpur Sahib  

Anandpur Sahib is located in the left bank of Sutlej river, on Chandigarh - Nangal Road at a distance of 41 kms from Ropar. Amidst the serene backdrop of the Naina Devi mountains, Anandpur Sahib is truly the 'city of divine bliss'. This tour from Amritsar basically entails a trip to the land of gurudwaras and forts. This is because Anandpur Sahib was defended by the forts of Keshgarh, Lohgarh Anandgarh, and Fatehgarh and the picturesque valley has been the site of Sikhism for almost 80 years.
There are around 33 gurudwaras in and around the Anandpur Sahib. The festivals of Holla Mohalla in March and Baisakhi in April is celebrated with huge pomp and gaiety in Anandpur Sahib and see lakhs of devotees flocking the holy place.All this makes Anandpur Sahib an interesting destination near Amritsar.  There are several hotels and guest houses to provide dining and comfortable stays in Anandpur Sahib .

 

Amritsar to Dharamshala

One of the best tour from Amritsar, an early morning drive would make the journey more pleasant with the fresh air. The Dhauladhar range makes a stunning mountain scape with the town of Dharamshala being dotted by the oaks and conifers. For the trekkers this hill resort of Dharamshala offers comfortable challenges, being situated at an altitude ranging between 1,250 meters to 1,650 meters. The beautiful town of Dharamshala is divided into the lower Dharamshala and Upper Dharamshala. The names like Forsythe Ganj and McLeod Ganj enveloped by Tibetan air, immediately interests the nature lovers. Attractions in and around Dharamshala are St. John's Church, Bhagsunag Falls, Triund, Jwalamukhi temple, Dharamkot, Trilokpur, Masroor, Nurpur and various other places.Renowned as "The Little Lhasa in India" Dharamshala is easily accessible by a scenic drive of 200 kms that take around 5 hours to reach.
The best season to visit Dharamshala is from march till June and again from September to December, avoiding the rainy days. Winters in Dharamshala are chilly but certainly more beautiful with clear blue skies. With a host of good hotels and restaurants accommodation is easily available in this renowned tourist spot.