Fatehgarh Sahib is a historical town in the state of Punjab. It holds an important place in the history of Punjab and is well-known as the battle ground of the war between Sikhs and Muslims. Fatehgarh Sahib tourism holds significance owing to the famous Gurudwara Fatehgarh Sahib, which is the place of the martyrdom of Sahibzada Fateh Singh and Sahibzada Zorawar Singh, sons of Guru Gobind Singh Ji. They were bricked alive by Wazir Khan, Faujdar of Sirhind, on their refusal to change their religion.
Historic and Diverse
Fatehgarh Sahib, meaning the ‘Town of Victory’, signifies the triumph and independence of Sikhs from the tyrannical rule of Muslims. In the year 1710, Sikhs, led by Banda Bahadur, fought a fearsome battle against Muslims and finally grounded the fort built at the time of Balban's rule.
This town is bound by four gates, respectively dedicated to Deewan Todar Mal, Nawab Sher Muhammed Khan, Baba Banda Singh Bahadur and Baba Moti Ram Mehra. These gates have high architectural value and also signify the cultural diversity and secularity of the place.
Tourist places in and around Fatehgarh Sahib
Fatehgarh Sahib tourism includes a visit to popular attractions like Sanghol, Aam Khas Bagh, Mata Chakreshvari Devi Jain Temple, Floating Restaurant and many more. All major festivals like Holi, Dusshera, Diwali and Baisakhi are celebrated here along with many other religious fairs.
An integral part of Fatehgarh Sahib tourism is the famous festival of Shaheedi Jor Mela, which is celebrated every year in December to commemorate the sacrifice of martyred heroes. Besides, Sirhind and Sanghol are nearby popular tourist places that can be visited by travellers holidaying in Fatehgarh Sahib.
How to reach Fatehgarh Sahib
Fatehgarh Sahib is 42.4 km from Chandigarh and takes approximately 52 minutes to cover this distance by road. It has a railway station. Tourists can also reach the town by trains till Sirhind Railway Station, which is around 5 km way from Fatehgarh Sahib.
Best time to visit Fatehgarh Sahib
The climate of Fatehgarh Sahib is quite similar to most parts of north India. The city experiences hot summers, cool and humid monsoons, and cold winters. Amongst these variations, the best time for Fatehgarh Sahib tourism is the pleasant months of October through March.