Solace seeking - Trip to Takt Sachkhand Huzoor Sahib

Desert Hunter

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DAY 3


Tour of Gurudwara Nanak Jhira Sahib, Bidar, Karnataka. Trip to this Gurduwara from Nanded is a full day tour. Private tour operator organises transportation (mostly 20 Seater Tempo Traveller) starting from opposite Gurduwara Langar Sahib. The buses start at around 6:00 A.M.


The first halt after a drive of around 3 Hours, is a Dera managed Gurduwara where Breakfast Langar is taken.


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A word of caution. Since this is a Dera managed Gurudwara, it can be considered a Dhaba on National Highway created for meals and money. Whatever donation the devotees may offer, seems less for them and they shamelessly, yet politely ask for more.

Amusement for Children and elders alike but who has the time to enjoy ?

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Desert Hunter

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Continuing drive of another 1.5 Hours we reach Gurudwara Mata Bhago ji. She was associated with and encouraging Warriors of Guru Gobind Singh ji.
Deviating from traditional Gurudwaras, it is constructed of Red Stone.


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Desert Hunter

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Another half an hour drive takes us to our destination - Gurudwara Nanak Jhira Sahib.

Gurudwara Nanak Jhira Sahib - Legend has it that when Guru Nanak dev ji travelled South, he reached Bidar. Devotees came to see Him and seek His blessings. They suffered from Water scarcity. Guru Nanak Dev ji moved a pebble with his Feet and fresh drinking water sprang out from there.
This water is still flowing out from the same spot, continuously.


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.Huge and large complex.

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Desert Hunter

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Return journey to Nanded is about 4 Hours with a Tea break at the same place where we had halted earlier.

If travelling by Train, you can plan to visit Ajanta and Ellora Caves by making a 3 day pit stop at Aurangabad, which happens to be on the route to Delhi and Punjab from Nanded, as I did.
 

Desert Hunter

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Some information to visit Nanded from Delhi / Punjab.

There some direct trains from Amritsar Passing through New Delhi Railway Station to Nanded. In fact they terminate at Nanded and are the starting station of the return journey. However, most of these are not daily except Sachkhand Express which has Sleeper, 3AC, 2AC and 1 AC coaches. The berths are usually booked for 2 months ahead at any time.

12716 Sachkhand Express departing New Delhi at 13.00 Hrs and arriving at Nanded, next day at 14:35 Hrs.
12715 Sachkhand Express departing Nanded at 09:30 Hrs and arriving at New Delhi, next day at 13:05 Hrs.
Please note that these are scheduled times and delays are unaccounted.

It is advised to book seat in any train arriving in an unfamiliar city at daytime so that you can safely and comfortably reach your destination in good time. Especially, if you have to adhere to Check In/Check Out times in Hotel or Lodge.

For a convenient journey, I booked into 2 AC Coach wth my Wife. A tip for Railway Booking for those travelling as family - Fill option of 'Lower Berth' for first Passenger and 'No Option' for others. This way, you stand a good chance of getting seats / berths together. Althogh the Computer may still book the Senior Citizens on 'Lower Berths' elsewhere.


Hope you enjoyed the TL and it might be useful for anyone planning a visit.
 
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