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Faridkot - A Royal Odyssey


Faridkot is a small city in south-west Punjab. It was primarily carved out of Bathinda and Firozpur districts in 1972. The city was named after the Sufi Saint Baba Sheik Fariduddin Ganjshakar. It is mostly inhabited by Sikhs and is home to beautiful gurudwaras and forts that are part of Faridkot tourism.

Tourist Places In And Around Faridkot

Faridkot tourism is popular among travellers from all over the country. The main tourist attractions of Faridkot range from magnificent forts to wonderful gurudwaras, which together depict the versatility of this city. The Raj Mahal, Fairy Cottage, Qila Mubarak and Gurdwara Tilla Baba Farid are famous tourist spots of this city. History enthusiasts can visit these sights to get an insight into its rich heritage.

The Faridkot District Cultural Society organises an annual festival - Farid Mela - from 15th September to 23rd September attracting a large number of tourists from near and far.

How To Reach Faridkot

The Amritsar Airport, about 128 km from Faridkot is the closest airport. Trains and buses are also available for reaching the destination.

Best Time To Visit Faridkot

Faridkot experiences three prime seasons - summers, monsoons and winters. The best time for Faridkot tourism is between October and December.

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How to Reach Faridkot

  • By Road
    The city can always be visited by road as Faridkot has a well-organised road transportation system. All major cities of Punjab are connected to this city by public and private buses. Tourists can even hire a taxi or a cab to reach Faridkot.
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  • By Train
    Visitors can also travel to Faridkot by train from prominent cities like Amritsar, New Delhi, Chandigarh and Ludhiana. Faridkot has a railway station with trains to major cities. The Sandhwan Railway Station, is also located at a distance of 9.5 km.
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  • By Air
    Faridkot is connected by flights to several prominent cities, such as the national capital New Delhi and the state capital Chandigarh. Visitors coming from outside the state or country can arrive at the Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport, which is located about 11 km away from Amritsar. The distance between the airport and Faridkot is about 134 km.
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