Anandpur Sahib, located in the lower half of the Himalayan range, is also known as the ‘Holy City of Bliss’. This city was founded by Guru Tegh Bahadur - the ninth Sikh Guru. It is a popular belief that Dowager Rani Champa of Bilaspur gave a piece of land to the Guru for attending the mourning of her husband, Raja Dip Chand.
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Guru Tegh Bahadur raised the village of Chakk Nanaki near the remains of Makhowal, which later became popular as Anandpur Sahib. The annual festival of Holla Mohalla, which attracts a lot of tourists, is also celebrated here. This place, around 41 km away from Rupnagar, has some famous gurudwaras and forts that are sacred for Sikhs.