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                                                   CHANDIGARH
                                 1–DAY
 
Arrival in chandigarh airport  , Met upon  and Transfer to “ TAJ HOTEL “  Afternoon visit to   these  places.
ROCK GARDEN
                                                                                                       

Chandigarh’s 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
                                                                                     
                                                                                                       
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

SECTOR – 17  
                                                                                                                

Its beautiful Modern market where you can find almost everything which you need.This is the place where you can see The Real life of chandigarh.

               Back  to hotel have dinner  and Over in the hotel.

                                    2-DAY
After breakfast checkout from hotel and visit to  these places
CHHATBIR ZOO  
                                                                                                       
This zoo is situated on Chandigarh Patiala road and about 17 km from Chandigarh. The work on this zoo started in the seventies. Now it has been developed into a zoological park. The Royal Bengal Tiger is the main attraction here. Visitors are taken to the tiger’s sanctuaries in the caged motor vehicle while the animals roams freely in their reserved areas. There are species of birds. Among the collections is Himalayan black beer. It remain open all days except Mondays, 26th Jan, 2nd Oct and 15th Aug.
PINJORE GARDENS
                                                                                             
                                                                                                        When it comes to excursions around Chandigarh, Pinjore gardens deserve a special mention. Also known as Yadavindra Gardens, they are situated about 20 kms away from the city. The work of creating Pinjore gardens began in the seventeenth century. It covers a total area of 100 acres. Chandigarh Pinjore Garden serves as the venue for hosting the annual event of mango festival. The garden houses a mini zoo, historic places, Japanese garden, nursery and a number of picnic spots. According to the Hindu mythology, it is said that it is over here that Pandava brothers had rested during their exile.
After that drive to Patiala ( 60 Km/1 : 45 hours) Arrived and check in hotel.

            Dinner & Over night in the Hotel

                                        
                                                 PATIALA
 3-DAY
                    
After Breakfast  Start  full day  sightseeing of these places .

SHEESH MAHAL AND MUSEUM
                                                                                     
Maharaja Narendra Singh was a great patron of literature, music and fine arts. He invited many painters from Kangra and Rajasthan to paint the walls of Sheesh Mahal. Their works depicting the vision in poetry of Keshav, Surdas and Bihari, both in line and colour, are a treat to the eye of the beholder. The themes of these paintings embrace mythology, legends, Raga-Ragni, Nayak-Nayika and Bara-masa in Rajasthani style. These walls and ceilings are also rich in floral designs. The interior casts a Kaleidoscope phantasmagoria of myriad images and multi-coloured lights. The museum has a rich collection of miniature paintings of the middle of 19th century. Themes of these paintings are based on the Geet Gobinda or Jaya Deva's poetry. The Kangra paintings depicting the, Krishan Lila reflect the highest professional and delicate taste. Paintings displaying the Raga-mala of the Rajasthan schools and that of the Mughal give a visual meaning to the Ragas.
ANIMAL & BIRD  GALLERY
Sheesh Mahal's Natural History Gallery displays stuffed animals and birds curated by a celebrated English taxidermist in the early twentieth century.
 
SPORTS MUSEUM   
                                                                                                       
Sports Museum is housed in the National Institute of Sports, in Patiala, Punjab. It is a unique exhibition center showcasing rare photographs, medals and kits of the great Indian sportsmen. The Sports Museum is situated in the sylvan surroundings of Moti Bagh Palace.
QILA MUBARAK
 
                                                                                                        
Patiala, a city of gardens and palaces, has a rich architectural and cultural heritage. The ol
dest part of Patiala is the walled city within which Quila Mubarak; the oldest fortified palace of the city, sits on a raised mound.
Quila Mubarak forms the core around which the walled city developed. It dates back to 1763 AD. Baba Ala Singh, who was the founder of the Patiala dynasty built a kachigarhi (mud fortress) and named it Quila Mubarak. Later, it was reconstructed in baked bricks. Maharaja Amar Singh (1765-1781 AD) completed the construction of the inner palace called the Quila Androon. Maharaja Sahib Singh (1781- 1813 AD), Maharaja Karam Singh (1813 AD - 1845 AD) Maharaja Narinder Singh (1845 AD to 1862) had also resided in this fort.

AFTER THIS  WE CAN HAVE LOOK AT MOTI BAGH PALACE ,  MAHARAJA AMRINDER SINGH ( FROM CLAN OF PATIALAS MAHARAJA & EX CHIEF MINISTER OF PUNJAB )  LIVES  BUT ITS  DEPENDS ON TIME.

LUNCH IN THE HOTEL
 
Later evening visit to
GURUDWARA  DUKHNIWARAN SAHIB
                                                                                                     The villagers of Lehal donated land for the modest Gurudwara built on this elevated site, said to have been visited by Guru Teg Bahadur. The legend is that anyone who prays at this Gurudwara is relieved of his suffering ('dukhniwaran'). A new bigger is Building now being  constructed.
                          Back to hotel , have dinner and over night in the hotel


                                              JALANDHER
4- DAY
Breakfast in hotel , check out and drive to jalandher(130 Km /3: 00 hours). Check in the Hotel Raddisson, After leisure visit to Hindu temple devi talab temple & Haveli.
 
DEVI TALAB MANDIR
Devi Talab Mandir is the most prominent place/structure of modern Jalandhar City. It is one of the most ancient , magnificent , vast and active temple of Jalandhar and
                                                                                                            
along side area, with pyramidal shikhara of grabha griha covered with plates of gold and main shrine surrounded by sacred water pond(200 yrs. old).
It is basically complex of various temples. Main one, located in the centre enclosed by pond is the Temple of Mother Goddess Durga ( Maa Sherain Wali). It is shakti pith which is one of the 51 shaktipithas which is know as Tripurmalini. Other temples are of oldest Maa Kali temple. Next to it is Sun Temple, Replica of Shri Amarnath is also made on the side, gardens annapurna and living accommodations.The temple complex also hosts annually “Hariballabh Sangeet Sammelan” is held every year in the precincts of Devi Talab Mandir for the last 125 years. It is the biggest and oldest-living congregation cum competition of North Indian Classical Music.

HAVELI
                                                                                                                                                                                           
 Haveli - The Traditional Punjabi Veg. Restaurant is located jalandher. A reflection of punjabi culture & traditions with authentic punjabi ambience.. Haveli - The Traditional Punjabi Veg. Restaurant serves Indian, Punjabi - Vegetarian cuisines. Amenities and services for Haveli - The Traditional Punjabi Veg. Restaurant include Music, Kids games. We can have dinner here.
                                    Over night in the Hotel .
                                                                                                            
                                           KAPURTHALA
  5-DAY

After breakfast and check out proceed to ( 80 Km/2 hours)Amritsar but   before get Amritsar
Visit of kapurthala’s popular places.
JAGATJIT PALACE
                                                                                                       
Formerly the Jagatjit Palace; This imposing edifice was built in 1906 by a French architect, Monsieur M Marcel. Inspired by the Palaces of Versailles and Fontainebleau in France, its statuary and painted ceilings represents the finest features of French art and architecture. Expert Indian and European workmen carried out the interior decoration of this Palace. The great Durbar Hall, is one of the finest of its kind, done entirely in the Indian style, appropriate for the ceremonial occasions that were once held under its roof

THE MOORISH MOQQUE
 
                                                                                                   
This unique building, constructed in 1930, is one of its kinds in South East Asia. Very stylized, it is typically Moroccan in form and substance. This is one of the most historic as well as unique buildings situated in Kapurthala. It was built by his highness Maharaja Jagatjit Singh Bahadur, Designed by famous French architect M. Manteaux, it is a unique piece of art of the Moorish style of architecture. This is patterned after the Qutbya Mosque on Morocco. It has a large compound paved with pure Indian Marble and decorators from Lahore School of Art had designed the interiors of the historic Mosque. Its construction was started on October 1926 and which was completed on March1930.Total building cost of Mosque was Rs.4, 00,000.00. Nawab Sadiq Mohd inaugurated it.


PUSHPA GUJRAL SCIENCE CITY

                                                                                                         
Pushpa Gujral Science City is the largest and the second Science City in India. Located on Jalandhar-Kapurthala road in an area of 72 acres, it is named after the mother of former Prime Minister of India Shri I.K. Gujral. It is built with the aim of learning, fun & amusement out of Science for people of all ages & all walks of life.   Pushpa Gujral Science City is far more than being just a Museum or a Theme Park. It is a blend of fun, curiosity and education to ensure longer and repeated visits. A health gallery has also been set up in which various exhibits pertaining to biological concepts have been put on display.       

Arrived in amritsar, check in the hotel.

 Later  evening dinner in the hotel after that  visit to golden temple to see night ceremony.( DEPENDS ON TIME) back to hotel .

                                Over night in the hotel

                      AMRITSAR


6 –DAY
                                                                                                     


Amritsar,
The Golden Temple or  harimandir sahib  situated in Amritsar, Punjab, is the most sacred temple for Sikhs. It is a symbol of the magnificence and strength of the Sikh people all over the world. In the evolution of the Darbar Sahib, is entwined the history and ideology of Sikhism. In its architecture are included, symbols associated with other places of worship. This is an example of the spirit of tolerance and acceptance that the Sikh philosophy propounds.



JALLIANWALA BAGH     


                                                                                                      


The memorial at this site commemorates the 2000 Indians who were  wounded,  and 379 were  killed  by the British under the command of Gen Michael O"Dyer on April13, 1919 while participating in a peaceful public meeting. This was one of the major incidents of India's freedom struggle.The story of this appealing massacre is told in the Martyr's Gallery at the site. A section of wall with bullet marks still visible is preserved along with the memorial well, in which some people jumped to escape. "The impossible men of India shall rise and liberate their mother land", declared Mahatma Gandhi, after the Jallian Wala massacre. "This disproportionate severity of punishment inflicted upon the unfortunate people and method of carrying it out is without parallel in the history of civilized govt." wrote Rabindra Nath Tagore the noble laureate while returning knighthood

WAGHA BORDER
                                                                                                                     
The international border between India and Pakistan. The pomp and pageantry of the BeatingRetreat and the Change of Guard within handshaking distance of the Indian and Pakistaniforces makes for a most charming spectacle.
                                                                                                                

Wagah, an army outpost on Indo-Pak border - between Amritsar and Lahore, is an elaborate complex of buildings, roads and barriers on both sides. The daily highlight is the evening "Beating the Retreat" ceremony. Soldiers from both countries march in perfect drill, going through the steps of bringing down their respective national flags. As the sun goes down, nationalistic fervor rises and lights are switched on marking the end of the day amidst thunderous applause.

                          Back to hotel , dinner &     Over night to hotel

                                    
7-day  

Later transfer to railway station or Airport for  get back to Delhi.

           END OF OUR TOURS.

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