The story of Nanded:
Nanded was not destined to become a sacred city. This city east of Maharashtra is a medium-sized city.
It’s story is quite old but its sacredness comes from Guru Gobind Singh, the 10th and the last Sikh guru.
When Aurangzeb died, Bahadur Shah became the new Mughal emperor. He invited Guru Gobind Singh to meet him in the Deccan to begin a process of reconciliation between the Mughal Empire and the Sikhs. Gobind Singh then moved to Nanded for the talks to begin.
The succession war between Bahadur Shah and his brothers (a constant in the history of the Mughal empire) delayed the process. Meanwhile, Wazir Khan, a general of the Mughal army, sent two assassins to kill the guru. Some sources say that the order did not come from Wazir Khan.
The two assassins performed their misdeeds and were killed in the assassination attempt. Guru Gobind Singh died because of injuries on October 7, 1708.
We will go then by steep paths to Bibi ka Maqbara, the most beautiful example of Mughal architecture in the region.
We will come back to finish the tour where we started it.
We will begin our tour on the banks of the Godavari river. We will explore the various Sikh buildings in the city. After visiting the Gurudwara (Sikh temple), we will take a stop on site. We will end the day in a garden with a sound and light show.