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Gurdaspur - A Place With Historical Significance


Gurdaspur is named after Guriya Ji, who founded this city in the beginning of the 17th century. It is a popular city located in between Ravi and Sutlej rivers, in the state of Punjab. The language used by most of the people in the city is Punjabi while for official purpose, Hindi and English are also used.

Gurdaspur tourism represents a colourful bouquet of Punjabi culture, which includes divine gurudwaras, bhangra (Punjabi dance form), traditional pagri (turban), paranda (used in braided hair) and the irresistible Punjabi food.

Tourist Places In And Around Gurdaspur

Gurdaspur tourism includes a visit to a large number of attractions that can engage tourists for days. Some of the major attractions of Gurdaspur are Dera Baba Nanak, Gurdas Nangal, Mahakaleshwar temple, Madhopur, Shahpur Kandi Fort, Fish Park, Achaleshwar Temple, Gurudwara Chola Sahib and Thada Sahib.

Kirtan Asthan is the place where Shri Guru Arjun Dev Ji - the fifth Sikh Guru recited hymns during the ceremony of bhog (recitation of Sri Guru Granth Sahib for the departed soul) of Guru Nanak Dev Ji's grandson Baba Dharam Chand Ji. There are several nearby tourist destinations like Dalhousie, Dharamsala and Mcleodganj, which can be reached in around 2 h by road from Gurdaspur.

Interesting Festivals And Events In Gurdaspur

In order to engage tourists coming to the city from around the world, Gurdaspur tourism organises a number of fairs and festivals. Among the biggest celebrations is the annual fair that is organised to celebrate the marriage of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the first Sikh Guru. Some of the other important festivals are Baisakhi - celebrated at Pandori Mahantan, Lohri, Babehali’s Chhinjh (wrestling) Mela and Shivratri fair.

How To Reach Gurdaspur

Reaching Gurdaspur is easy as it is well-connected to major cities of Punjab and nearby states. There are regular buses from Jalandhar, Dalhousie, Batala, Patnitop and New Delhi, among others.

Best Time To Visit Gurdaspur

Gurdaspur experiences three seasons – hot summers, cool monsoons and cold winters. The best time to travel to the city is post monsoon and winter seasons (October to March).

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How to Reach Gurdaspur

  • By Road
    A large number of public and private buses operate from various parts of Punjab and nearby states to Gurdaspur. NH 15 is the connecting route of Kandla in Gujarat to Gurdaspur in Punjab passing through some of the major destinations. The destination is connected to Chandigarh, Jaipur, Delhi and various other cities.
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  • By Train
    Gurdaspur is connected to various cities by trains. The nearest railway station to Gurudaspur is Pathankot which is about 40 kms away.
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  • By Air
    The Raja Sansi International Airport at Amritsar is the nearest airport to Gurdaspur. It is located at a distance of 89 km from the city, from where cabs or buses are easily available.
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