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Posts Tagged ‘Sikhism’

National Holidays: Experiential Travel at Its Best

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 4 July 2012

The (northern hemisphere) summer holiday season is now well and truly upon us, complete with major celebrations. Independent travellers with a particular penchant for direct, deep and engaging discovery – something sometimes called experiential travel – of new lands and cultures often wrap their travel plans around these happenings. Here are some of our favourites.

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Sikh Pilgrimage in Pakistan: Following in the Footprints of Guru Nanak Dev

  • Sadia Kalsoom
  • 7 December 2010

Pilgrimage is a common and important practice for adherents of many of the world’s major religions. By the hundreds and thousands, the Sikhs visit Pakistan each year to pay homage to the founder of their ancient religious order, Guru Nanak Dev. On three holy occasions, the government of Pakistan allows Sikhs to visit holy sites and ancient religious shrines, including the great Gurdwaras, meaning ‘Gateway to the Guru’.

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