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A Gateway to the land of Sikhs      Delhi

21700 7D/6N

Overview

The name ‘Punjab’ is made of two words - Punj and Ab, where Punj means ‘Five’ and Ab means ‘Rivers’. The word ‘Sikhism’ comes from ‘Sikh’, which means ‘a strong and able disciple'. They are also known for their extravagant and vibrant life that revolves around colorful festivals, sprawling farmlands, good food and urge to live life in service of humanity. Sikh people believe that no one should sleep without having food. Therefore the Gurudwara (Sikh temple) around India serve free food all day called Langar. Devotion and service for humanity are deeply imbibed in every Sikh from childhood.

The five rivers from which the name was taken were Beas, Chenab, Sutlej, Ravi, and Jhelum, now Saltej, Ravi, Beas are part of Indian Punjab. The landscape of Rural Punjab is filled with sprawling fields of sugarcane, mustard or citrus fruits like Orange, Kinnow, and Tangerine. The village houses are huge and spacious with the preference for joint family structure. The farmers of Punjab are among the most prosperous in India. All of it adds to the romanticism of living in a village of Punjab. Traditionally, Sikh people have been warriors or farmers. Since their jobs have revolved around very hard work, their food is also one of the heaviest.

In villages, the food is still mostly sourced from family farms and milk is taken from cows at home for making white butter, yogurt, lassi, and sweets. Although people of Punjab have varied kinds of dishes, but homemade white butter, paratha, and lassi is among some of the most well-known meals taken in breakfast. Makki ki roti (Indian bread made of corn) and Sarson ka saag (vegetable of mustard leaves) smeared with white butter followed by sweet jaggery are other well known vegetarian meals from Punjab.

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Highlights

  • Glimpse of sikh folk tales hidden under its umbrella.
  • Involved in community service, cooking and storytelling about Sikhism.
  • Spend few days in the countryside of rural Punjab.
  • Villages to be considerably different as it is fresh farm produce
  • Sugarcane farms with us depending on the season and get our hands dirty.
  • Visit amritsar, one of the holiest cities of Sikh people.
  • Go to the traditional bazaars

Stay: Accommodation in clean & hygeinic hotel/home stay on twin sharing

Meals: Brekfast & Dinner during the trip

Activities: Rafting, Rural Living

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Itinerary

  • Day 1 to Day 3:

    Today you will arrive in Delhi to spend the next few days with a Sikh family. The capital city of India is home of sizable Sikh community and has many Sikh folk tales hidden under its umbrella. As our guest, your experience will not be as an observer, but as a local with hands-on experience in all activities. Live the life of a Sikh family getting involved in community service, cooking, and storytelling about Sikhism.
  • Day 4 to Day 5:

    You will take a day trip to Ropar to spend a few days in the countryside of rural Punjab. Experience How Families live in the village and participate in their daily farm chores. You might find the food in villages considerably full of milf products since its al farm fresh products. Due to Its Wet Land, Punjab has numerous migrated birds from Pakistan and central Asia. You will be taken on a tour of these beautiful wetlands to sight birds and experience How locals do community Services in their villages. You will be visiting Mustard / Sugarcane/citrous fruits farms, depending on the season.
  • Day 6 to Day 7:

    Today you will arrive in Amritsar, one of the holiest cities of Sikh people. The city is known for its incredible food and handicrafts. Amritsar also has a big history of British rule which can be easily seen in its architecture. We will go to the traditional bazaars that are with storytelling on the life in these narrow lanes of this historic city. Visit the Harmandir Sahib (Golden temple) and know the many known and unknown stories behind the rich history of this temple. Amritsar lies very close to the Indo-Pakistan border of Attari-Wagah. The energy of patriotism with every change of guard ceremony is electric. We will visit the change of guard ceremony followed by tasting authentic food from Pakistan.
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Inclusions

  • All accommodations with local Sikh families – clean and safe
  • Breakfast & Dinner on Days 1-3 and 6-7
  • All meals on Days 4-5
  • All local and inter-city transportation within Delhi and in Punjab via AC train or AC car
  • All guided experiences and activities in Delhi and Punjab
  • Fee of tour guide and any other local experts
  • Any permits or permissions required

Exclusions

  • Any international or domestic flights from base location to Delhi
  • Travel insurance
  • Any medical needs that arise during the trip
  • Entry tickets

Other Important Information

  • This is the basic outline of travel experience. We do customization as per the needs of every guest if required. Our experiences are designed not to take you as an observer, but to get you involved hands on and experience the place like a local.

Cancellation policy

  • 100% Refund if cancelled 30 days before the trip start date.
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