1st Day Site seeing Bhakhra Nangal Dam ( 2 hours Journey ) Hotel Gianz to Bhakhra Nangal Dam
Bhakra Dam is a concrete gravity dam across the Sutlej River, near the border between Punjab and Himachal Pradesh in northern India. This dam is situated in the village "Bhakra" and is Asia's biggest dam. It is 225.55 m (740 ft) high above sea- level. The length of the dam (the road above it) is 518.25, and 304.84 m broad. Its huge reservoir known as the "Gobind Sagar", stores up to 9621 million cu m, of water enough to drain the whole of the Chandigarh, parts of Haryana, Punjab and Delhi.
The Bhakra-Nangal multipurpose project is among the earliest river valley development schemes undertaken by Independent India. The project was conceived long before India became a free nation and preliminary works had commenced in 1946. The work resumed and construction of the dam was started in the year 1948 and was completed by the end of year 1963. the scheme was completed in successive stages by the early 1970s.
Initially, the construction of the dam was started by Sir Louis Dane, the Lieutenant Governor of Punjab. But the project got delayed and was restarted by the Late Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru on 17 November, 1955. The project was reoriented and phased soon after Independence. In October, 1963 at the ceremony to mark the dedication of the Bhakra –Nangal Project to the Nation, Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru said- "This dam has been built with the unrelenting toil of man for the benefit of mankind and therefore is worthy of worship. May you call it a Temple or a Gurdwara or a Mosque, it inspires our admiration and reverence".
Anadpur Sahib (on the way from Bhakra dam to Hotel Gianz )
A holy city in Punjab whose historical significance to the Sikhs is second only to Amritsar. Hundreds of Sikhs once embraced martyrdom here. Two Gurus and families of four Gurus lived here for many years. Sikh history is deeply marked by their struggle for survival in a volatile land, especially during the peak of Mughal persecution under Aurangzeb, which radicalized the Sikhs (many paintings in the museum at the Golden Temple, Amritsar, record the horrifying persecution stories retold across the land). The mystical faith of Guru Nanak transformed into the fiercely spartan and nationalistic faith of Guru Gobind Singh, who also committed the Sikhs to the five Ks. In early 19th century, Maharaja Ranjit Singh further militarized the Sikh nation, creating the first modern army in the subcontinent. Reversing the dominant historical trend, he went west to conquer new lands (which later fell in the British lap).
This transformation is still reflected in the iconography and practice of Sikhism. Swords, spears, shields, and daggers are a centerpiece display in all Gurdwaras, besides the Guru Granth Sahib covered in finery. Even today many Sikhs become Nihangs, an order founded by Guru Gobind Singh himself as the fighting body of the Khalsa. The Nihangs-in distinctive blue robes and armed only with traditional swords, spears, daggers-renounce worldly possessions and commit to embracing martyrdom should the need present itself. Even today a disproportionate number of Sikhs enter the Indian defense forces.
KiratPur Sahib: - (on the way from Anandpur Sahib to Hotel Gianz)
Kiratpur Sahib was founded by the sixth Guru Sri Hargobind Sahib. Here the seventh and eighth Gurus were born and brought up. It was here that Guru Gobind Singh along with his followers received the sacred head of the ninth Guru Sri Tegh Bahadur, brought from Delhi with great devotion and respect by Bhai Jaita in 1675. The particular spot associated with and sanctified by it, is known as Gurudwara Babangarh Sahib. The tenth Guru took the sacred head of his father in a procession to Anandpur Sahib for cremation. The Punjab Government has constructed a pillar here, on which is inscribed the following quotation from Guru Gobind Singh describing the unique martyrdom of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadurji, "The Lord (Guru Tegh Bahadur) protected their paste mark (Tilak).
2nd Day Site Seeing Mata Naina Devi Temple (50 KM from Hotel Gianz Baddi- Nalagarh)
The most notable place of worship in the district is the temple of Shri Naina Devi. It is one of the 51 'Shakti Pithas'. Situated 50 km from Hotel Gianz Baddi- Calgary in Himachal Pradesh, Naina Devi Temple is one of the highly venerated Shakti Temples in India. A temple dedicated to the deity stands here.
The word Naina is synonymous with Sati's eyes. Since then, devotees started visiting this temple. On the right side of the temple there are idols of Lord Hanuman Ji and Ganesh Ji. After reaching the main entrance of the temple, there are two statues of lions. Inside the temple, devotees have darshan of three deities. On the extreme left is Mata Kali Devi, the centre representing two Netras or eyes is Maa Naina Devi and to right side is idol of Lord Ganesh. Pilgrims can enjoy beautiful view of GOVIND SAGAR from Naina Devi temple.
"Gianz" is an ideal business class hotel, situated in the industrial township of Baddi- Nalagarh, (Distt. Solan H.P.) It is ideally located on Chandigarh – Baddi- Manali highway (NH-21A). Hotel Gianz is a mere 10 Kms from Baddi.For other functions like farewell parties, get-togethers, annual functions and for the product promotions Gianz is having a banquet hall 'The Mazlis' with the maximum capacity of 500 pax. 'Gianz' is also having business centre 'Link' where you can get all the information's about the taxi bookings, railway bookings , air tickets, and about the local tourist destinations . You can also avail internet facility from business centre.
'Hotel Gianz' offers deluxe rooms, executive rooms and luxurious suite rooms. All rooms are centrally air - conditioned, equipped with TV's, telephone facilities, electrical tea makers and wi-fi system to operate internet from your room.
Package for one night two days. Rack Rates on EP (Extra Person on EP-675)
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Package for one night two days. Rack Rates on MAP (Extra Person on MAP-1200)
Package for extra person on per day basis. Rack Rates on AP (Extra Person on AP-1550)
20% TAC on above rates. No discount on extra person. Taxes as applicable. (Condition Apply)
Package for Extra Person on Per night basis:- (Above 5 years)
EP:-only room tariff, Cp:-Bed tea & Breakfast, MAP:-Bed tea, Breakfast and one meal, AP:-Bed tea,
Breakfast and Two meals.
Special Package Day conference or for Parties.
• Non – Veg Buffet Rs 525/- + Vat
• Veg -Buffet Rs 425/- + Vat
CP: -Bed tea & Breakfast, MAP: - Bed tea, Breakfast and One meal, AP: - Bed tea, Breakfast & Two meals.
Taxes extra as per applicable
Above Packeges are 20%commissionable for travel agents
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