Dera Baba Nanak, situated at a distance of 45 km west of Gurdaspur, was built to commemorate Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji - the first Sikh Guru. It is said that he lived here for twelve years. The clothes that were given to him when he visited Mecca is being preserved here. In the second week of January on the eve of Maghi is the time when a lot of pilgrims flock here. The Gurudwara Tahli Sahib is located in its proximity.
This place is situated on the left bank of the Ravi River, close to the Indo-Pak border. Guru Ji lived here and shed his mortal coil opposite to Dera Baba Nanak in the town which he named Kartarpur, captured by Pakistan later. The followers of Shri Guu Nanak built a new town and gave it its present name. Kartarpur Gurudwara is visible from Dera Baba Nanak.