Sangrur is a beautiful city in the state of Punjab. Named after Sanghu, a Jatt, this city was founded 400 years back. It is the capital of the erstwhile Jind state and is located at a distance of 56 km from Patiala.
This city is also known as the 'City of Gurdwaras' as there are over 20 Gurdwaras here, which contribute to the popularity of Sangrur tourism. Unique fragrance of the culture compells tourists from different countries to visit this place.
Tourist places in and around Sangrur
Popular attractions of this city like Sheesh Mahal, Banasar Garden, Gurdwara Janam Asthan, Gurdwara Nanak Jhira Sahib and Gurdwara Akoi Sahib are part of every Sangrur tourism itinerary. These Gurdwaras are blessed by the presence of Sikh gurus. Sangrur Tourism organises various festivals and fairs in the city to attract people from different regions. Janamashtmi is celebrated with great enthusiasm in the city.
A fair known as Guga Naumi is organised annually, and people from across the country come here to be a part of the celebration. The Kuka Fair, organised in the month of January, should not be missed by tourists who desire to see the vibrant facet of Sangrur tourism. Besides, tourists can explore nearby attractions like Jama Masjid (Malerkotla), Qila Mubarak (Bhatinda), Sunset Point (Kasauli) and Kali Temple (Patiala), during the weekends.
How to reach Sangrur
Travelling to the city is easy as it is connected to major cities of Punjab by road. Some of the trains like Jabalpur Express, Amritsar Express and Punjab Mail pass through the Sangrur Railway Station.
Public transport like auto-rickshaws is available round-the-clock in every nook and corner of the city. Moreover, tourists can take flights to the nearest airport in Chandigarh and thereafter, hire a taxi or cab to reach Sangrur.
Summers are hot and dry while winters are cold and pleasant. The monsoon season lasts for a small time period. The best time to visit the city is from December to March when the weather is pleasant, and most of the fairs are organised.