Welcome to Sikhs in Pakistan!
oday’s Pakistan is cradle of Sikh religion, we proudly claim that Guru Nanak Dev Ji was born in this part of sub-continent, spent most of his life time here and demised in the same region. On factual basis, more than ninety percent of all the holy Sikh shrines are in Pakistan. Apart from the sacred Gurdwaras the region is very rich in Sikh heritage which is normally neglected by the Sikh pilgrims while their Sikh pilgrimage tour to Pakistan.
It is deplored that there is a lot of propaganda about the security situation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa or elsewhere in Pakistan. I have guided many Sikh pilgrimage tours here but the pilgrims found security situation satisfactory, at least with Sikh community. The people are so kind and hospitable towards Sikh pilgrims that they feel at home. But it is strange that there is negative impression about this country in the outside world that needs to be dispelled which is only possible if more and more Sikh community come to see their heritage to Pakistan.
Being a Punjabi myself, I have tried my best to cover the optimum information in this website but nevertheless there is lot more to be done in this important segment of Pakistan tourism. I am proud to be the first who has launched a specialized site on Sikh tourism which is a small token of love and affection towards my Sikh brothers and sisters. I also take this opportunity to thank the ministry of Pakistan tourism along with the government of Pakistan who have generously funded for the maintenance, expansion and for the further improvement in facilities at all Sikh sites and Gurdwaras to cater the international pilgrims.
For the sake of development of Sikh Yatra in Pakistan, I am committed and dedicated to fulfill my dream of the promotion of Sikh tourism in Pakistan. I am pleased to offer the cost-effective tour packages with the best quality of services. Tour packages given in this site are specially designed to fulfill your pilgrimage requirements but our team of professionals is always happy to prepare tailor-made pilgrimage package to suite your travel needs. I look forward to welcome you to Pakistan.
Sikhism in Pakistan area has an extensive heritage and history. The most important religious and historical sites for Sikhs in Punjab (Pak), including Samadhi of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, at GurwaraDeraShaib, Lahore & the nearby town of Nankana Sahib has nine Gurdwaras, and is the birthplace of Sikhism’s founder,Guru Nanak Dev. Each of Nankana Sahib’s gurdwaras is associated with different events in Guru Nanak Dev’s life. The town remains an important site of pilgrimage for Sikhs worldwide. GurdwaraPunja Sahib, Hassan Abdal is the site where Guru Nanak DevJi stopped the rock with his hand and the palm print is impressed on the rock. We, Rehman Travel, are giving you the opportunity with love and affection to visit all these holy places.
Sikh pilgrimage tour Pakistan is a spiritual Jjourney to purify one’s soul and submit themselves to their God. Like every other religion, Sikhism has some places where Sikhs visit to purify themselves. Pakistan is rich with Sikh heritage and with the number of most sacred and historical gurdwaras of the sub-continent. The founder of Sikh religion, Guru nanak dev ji was born in Pakistan. Spent most of his life time here and demised in the same region. More than ninety percent of all the holy Sikh shrines are in Pakistan. There are so many gurudwaras and other Sikh historical places to see in Pakistan that one need quite a long tour to visit all of them. We have designed the Sikh pilgrimage tour Pakistan in a way that you can visit the most important and sacred Gurdwaras during your short pilgrimage tour to Pakistan.
Since many years Trango Adventure have been offering Sikh pilgrimage tour Pakistan to our Sikh Community. Trango Adventure operates a 7-9 days Sikh pilgrimage tour in Pakistan. The duration may be longer or shorter depending on the clients requirements, ability and time available.
Sikh pilgrimage tour Pakistan starts by arriving at Lahore airport. Your guide will meet and greet you at the airport then transfer you to the hotel. Depending on your arrival time, if arrive early, then afternoon lunch at local restaurant and visit at Gurdawara Dera Sahib and an orientation tour of Lahore city. Gurdwara Dera Sahib: is a Sikh temple in Lahore, which commemorates the spot where the 5th Guru of Sikhism, Guru Arjan Dev, died in 1606. Night stay in Lahore then early morning trip to Wagha border to see the flag ceremony. Wagha border is a transit terminal and a station between Pakistan and India. Wagah is situated 600 meters west of the border and lies on the historic grand trunk road between Lahore and Amritsar in India. Afternoon visit to other Gurdawaras and Mazar of Hazrat Mian Meer in Lahore. Overnight stay in hotel in Lahore. Today you will visit the Nankana Sahib, Gurdwara Janam Asthan of Guru Nanak Dev Jee. Nankana Sahib is a city and capital of Nankana Sahib district in the Punjab province of Pakistan. It is located about 80 km (50 mi) west of Lahore. It is named after the first Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Nanak, who was born in the city and first began preaching here. Gurdwara Janam Asthan, also referred to as Gurdwara Nankana Sahib, is a highly revered gurdwara that was built at the site where the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak, was believed to be born. The shrine is located in the city of Nankana Sahib. After visiting all the holy shrines, you will head back to Lahore for overnight stay. After breakfast, you will head towards Kartarpur in Narowal. Kartarpur is located on the bank of the Ravi river. It is said to have been founded by the first guru of Sikhism, Guru Nanak, where he established the first Sikh commune. Kartarpur is close to the India-Pakistan border. The first guru of Sikhism, Guru Nanak, founded Khartarpur in 1504 AD. The name Kartarpur means “place of God”. At the location where Guru Nanak is believed to have died, the Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib was built. After visiting Kartarpur Sahib, you will return to Lahore for night stay. After breakfast you will be heading towards Islamabad. En-route stop at Eiman Abad to visit Gurdawara Rohri Sahib and Chakki Sahib. This area has three important historical shrines of Sikhs – Gurdwara Rori Sahib, Gurdwara Chakki Sahib and Gurdwara Khuhi Bhai Lalo. After spending the night in Islamabad, you will travel to Hassan Abdal to visit the Panja Sahib Gurdwara. The Panja Sahib Gurdwara is considered to be particular important as the handprint of the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak, is believed to be imprinted on a boulder at the Gurdwara. After visiting the holy shrines, we will return to Islamabad for overnight stay. Next two days will be free days to relax or do sightseeing in the capital city of Islamabad. Your Sikh pilgrimage Tour will conclude in Islamabad or Lahore.
We strongly believe that Our “Sikh pilgrimage tour Pakistan” will create a an amazing life long memory for you.
Sikh Heritage in Pakistan:
Pakistan is proud to be cradle of Sikh heritage. After Mughals downfall in Indian sub-continent the Sikhs took over India and ruled here for about two decades and during their era there were lot of new additions into the Indian history which are quite visible if we concentrate a little on it. There are endless monuments, havelis, forts and Gurdwaras which are now part of the major landmarks of Pakistan.
Jamrud fort is one of the old forts built by Sikhs, the fort at the main gateway to India (Khyber Pass) which was known as the first defence for India. There are also other forts in Shabqadar, Lockhart, Balahisar fort, fort in Bara, Michni, Bannu, Dera Ismail Khan, Haripur, Mansehra and Oghi. Some of the Sikh ruins at Khairabad, AkoraKhattak and Jehangira forts are still to be explored which were built by Sikhs.
One can also witness the famed March 14, 1823 battle of Nowshera and located Samadh of BhaiPhoola Singh Akali, a general of the Sikh army who fell in the battle and was cremated on the site located near the northern bank of Kabul river at PirSabak.
Pilgrimage is very common to most major religions of the world. The Sikhs, in their thousands, visit Pakistan each year to celebrate the birth anniversary of their founder, Guru Nanak, at Nankana Sahib, his birthplace.
Gurdwaras in Pakistan
A Gurdawara is a holy place for Sikhs where they gather for congregational worship. The foundation of first Gurdawara was laid by Guru Nanak in 1521 at Kartarpur Sahib. The meaning of Gurdawara word is ‘the residence of the Guru’. Sikhs believe in Gurus and the book Guru Granth Sahib. In modern times, there is no Guru in the Gurdwara, but the holy book of Sikhs. Sikhs believe that God is present everywhere and one should worship by heart.
Since the Sikh rule lasted for almost a century in the sub-continent there are hundreds of Gurdawaras all over Pakistan but mostly in the Punjab, some of which are very famous such as Nankana Sahib and Panja Sahib. These Gurdwaras are looked after by the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) with collaboration Gurduwara Parbandhak Comittee.
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