Founded on the belief that history is not merely a series of dates and events, but a living, breathing narrative that shapes our present and future, Indus Heritage Club was born. Our founder Jahandad Khan is a history enthusiast who envisions a tourism experience that goes beyond the ordinary, allowing travelers to walk in the footsteps of the past and witness the stories that shaped West Punjab.
Jahandad is the eighth-generation descendant of Painda Khan Tanoli who was a contemporary and prominent rival of Sardar Hari Singh Nalwa in the Hazara region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Northwest Pakistan between 1820 and 1844. Jahandad’s quest to study his own roots led him to develop an interest in exploring Pakistan’s fascinating but forgotten Sikh heritage and history. In 2020, Jahandad successfully completed a course in South Asian Heritage and Folklore management with Boston University professor Dr. Frank D. Korom. Jahandad is currently writing a book on Hari Singh Nalwa’s legacy in the Northwest Frontier from the perspective of the local tribes of that region.
Interactions and friendships forged with numerous like-minded travelers to Pakistan over the years led Jahandad to identify the need for a professional tourism company that prioritizes safety, comfort, hygiene, and reliability. We conceive, research, and implement deep historical insights into each trip and every aspect of your journey. This is how Indus Heritage Club trips become learning vacations.
As we continue to grow, our commitment to responsible tourism remains unwavering. We strive to leave a positive impact on the communities we visit, fostering a sense of respect for cultural heritage and promoting sustainable travel practices. Join us on a journey through time, where the past comes alive, and every destination becomes a portal to another era.
Founder Indus Heritage Club
"Choosing who to trust with arranging your important spiritual journey to West Punjab is not an easy decision. My team and I are humbled that you have considered Indus Heritage Club for this. We are professionals who care about making sure that every minute you spend in Pakistan is comfortable, meaningful, fun and safe."
Why is Indus Heritage Club the best choice for Sikh Yatra and Sikh Heritage Tours in Pakistan?
Indus Heritage Club is licensed by Pakistan’s Federal Department of Tourism Services to arrange inbound tours to places of religious significance in Pakistan and is the only company in Pakistan that focuses exclusively on Sikh heritage tourism.
For the last five years, we have been market leaders as providers of boutique Sikh heritage tours of Pakistan that focus on Gurdwaras as well as immersive cultural experiences that help people connect with the forgotten Sikh heritage in West Punjab.
Here is what makes our tours different:
Expertise of Sikh History in Pakistan
As Sikh history is not taught in schools in Pakistan, finding reliable guides is always a problem. We have an in-depth knowledge of not just Sikh religious history but also Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s Lahore Durbar and colonial history up till partition. This is why Indus Heritage Club is preferred by Punjabi scholars and experts visiting Pakistan and our tours have been covered by leading international media including the BBC. We have included on our website testimonials from some of our high-profile guests and their enthusiastic reviews affirming our depth of knowledge and our quality of service.
Here is what Singapore based Amardeep Singh, an acclaimed scholar and author of the books ‘Lost Heritage: The Sikh Legacy in Pakistan’, ‘The Quest Continues: The Sikh Legacy in Pakistan’ and creator of a documentary series on Guru Nanak has to say about Jahandad Khan, the founder and CEO of Indus Heritage Club:
“Jahandad stands out because of his honesty, professionalism and in-depth subject matter knowledge of Sikh history in Pakistan. He is passionate about his work and has a capable team that understands the needs of international travelers. This is not a common combination for companies in Pakistan to have. This is why I recommend Indus Heritage Club’s Sikh heritage tours to those considering traveling to Pakistan for the purpose.”
Our local team works tirelessly to ensure the highest possible quality of transport, food and accommodation in Pakistan. Sometimes conditions in Pakistan can be challenging even at major Gurdwaras. Ask anyone who has tried to stay at Nankana Sahib on their own!
Indus Heritage Club understands the hygiene and comfort needs of travelers from western countries and makes these our top priority. This might not seem like a big deal but it is, as a lot of Pakistani companies do not understand these standards. All of our guides are bilingual and speak both Punjabi and fluent English thus further adding to the ease and comfort of international travelers.
We are licensed to conduct religious tours by Pakistan’s Department of Tourism Services and only do business through formal banking channels unlike most local tour operators who are unlicensed and prefer doing business in cash only. This gives us the ability to confidently coordinate with all relevant authorities in Pakistan so our guests can have a stress-free experience.
We take immense pride in the fact that we have had multiple repeat visitors from the USA, UK and Canada that brought their families and friends on their second visit to Pakistan with Indus Heritage Club.
Transparency and Honesty
With Indus Heritage Club there are no hidden charges or surprises. We make sure our guests are well informed about the extent of our service and what is covered under the booking. At no point will we add additional charges unless additional services are specifically requested by the client and the client is well informed about the fees for those services. We also make sure our guests always get the quality of service and facilities that they’ve paid for and will never substitute for a cheaper alternative for additional profit. Unlike many tour operators in Pakistan with weak ethics, our goal is to build our reputation on the back of our transparency and honesty.
Comprehensive Range of Services
At Indus Heritage Club we are here to support our guests throughout their experience including:
Itinerary planning and customization.
Visa facilitation, guidance and support.
Airport reception, accommodation and travel arrangements.
Punjabi and English-speaking guides trained in Sikh history.
Relationships with the Government of Pakistan to arrange tour facilitation and security for larger groups.
Arranging visits to Gurdwaras including overnight stays.
Arranging visits to ancestral homes and hometowns.