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                                                     Faridkot

Faridkot is positioned in South-West of Punjab. It is a municipal council & divisional headquarter at Faridkot, which situated at at 30.68°N latitude and 74.74°E longitude.  Faridkot was originated by Raja Mokalsi, who was the grandson of Rai Manj – a Bhatti chief of Rajasthan & name Mokalhar after his name.  One eminent event linked with Hazrat Baba Sheikh Farid,who is renowned Sufi Saint & ardent lover of God & also known with the name of ‘Baba Farid ShakarGanj’. Once, he was grasped by the soldiers of Raja Mokalsi & to retain bonded labour for the running construction work of the fort.  While working at the site, the basket, which full of soil being carried by Baba Farid was floating over his head. After seeing this miracle, Raja repented on his folly & touched the feet of Baba Sheikh Farid & begged bestows. Since, the name of city changed from Mokalhar to Faridkot.

Faridkot has a both significant aspects of religious & has a rich historical value. The bani (Holy scripts) of Baba Sheikh Farid ji is mentioned in the holy book (Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji) of Sikh religion. At this place Bhallan-an ancestor of the Faridkot principality, was an ardent lover of Guru Hargobind Singh ji & he helped the Guru during the battle of Mehraj. The city Faridkot  was one of  princely state in Punjab. Additionally, Faridkot plays the vital role in Educational & Industrial field. Baba Farid Medical University is located in this city which conduct the examinations  of Medical Courses from all over the Punjab. Moreover , Agriculture is the exalted practiced economic activities. The major crops such as paddy, wheat & cotton are produced & Various Industries running in this region which includes the industries of Manufacturing of Machine Tools, Sewing Machines & Cotton handling etc.

 SIGHTSEEING PLACES

GURDWARA TILA BABA FARID: Gurdwara Baba Farid is an antique edifice which positioned near the Qila Mubarak, Faridkot. It is one of the most significant place for worship which welcome all the religions. Numerous devotees & travellers visited this pious place, especially on every Thursday, when followers of Sikh religion offer prayers & pay their respect to great Sufi Saint. Sacred music (Shabad Kirtan) solemnize whole the days & offer Langer (Free Kitchen) to all the visitors & devotees.

GURDWARA GODARI SAHIB: Gurdwara Godari Sahib is situated at the distance of four kilometres on the Faridkot-Kotkapura passage. A holy tank was constructed at this place which named as Sant Sarover.

DARBAR GANJ: Darban Ganj is a renowned astonishing bungalow, which is famed tourist sight with the well laid garden. Nowadays, this bungalow is converted into the Circuit House (P.W.D. Rest house).Hence, This is also the dwelling place of the Officer Of Commissioner, Faridkot division.

RAJ MAHAL: Raj Mahal is one of the eminent place in the Faridkot. This is also well-known as a Royal Place or Balbir Palace. It is dispersed in more than 15 acres of area with the tapered minarets & pointed spires which overwhelming meadow along semi desert area of the Punjab. This is marvellous pattern of French Design & Mirror work.

QILA MUBARAK: Qila Mubarak is one of the famous fort & visiting place in Faridkot. This place is renowned for its beautifully carved architecture. This fort is built by professional architects & fort designed in European style.

VICTORIA CLOCK TOWER: Victoria Clock Tower is the tallest tower in the city. It is positioned towards the North direction of Raj Mahal. This tower is well famous with the name of Ghanta Ghar & which consider as a chief landmark of the city. This clock tower is 60 feet’s long with four giant clocks facing in four directions.

BABA FARID CULTURE CENTER OR ART GALLERY: Baba Farid Culture Centre is fashionable an art gallery & cultural center In the city. This centre consist of District Library, Amusement Park, Botanical Park, Auditorium , Open Air Theatre, Solar Energy Park & Canteen.

Gurdwara Guru Ki Dhab: Guru Gobind Singh visited this place. It was known as DOda Tal. It is about 12 kilometers away from Faridkot.

Gurdwara Tibbi Sahib: Guru Gobind Singh Ji trained here along with other Sikhs and prepared himself for Jaitu Morcha. An annual ceremony is held in the fond memory of the martyrs.

HOW TO REACH

BY AIR:: Faridkot don’t has an airport. The nearest International airport is Rajasansi International Airport, Amritsar, Which is located around 125 kms from the city. The Amritsar airport is well linked with the major cities of the country & overseas too. Amritsar airport receives flights from Toronto, London, Tehran, Dubai, Muscat, Abu Dhabi & Delhi etc.

BY TRAIN: Faridkot railway station that is well connected to major cities of India such as Mumbai, New Delhi, Jaipur, Bathinda & Ferozpur etc. Travelling by rail is popular option to reach easily.

BY BUS: Faridkot connected by roads with Himachal Pardesh, Haryana, Rajasthan & many cities in Punjab such as Ludhiana, Amritsar , Bathinda etc. 



31.4 °C
clear sky
Humidity: 57%
Wind : 2.6 mt/sec towards E

Forecast for Next 3 days

10-07-2020                    
clear sky, few clouds, scattered clouds
43.2 °C |30.8 °C
11-07-2020                    
few clouds, clear sky, scattered clouds, light rain
45.6 °C |35.1 °C
12-07-2020                    
light rain, clear sky, scattered clouds, moderate rain
44.3 °C |29.9 °C
13-07-2020                    
light rain, clear sky, broken clouds, scattered clouds, few clouds
39.8 °C |29.9 °C

Best Time To Visit : OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR
   
 
Things to do here:
Theme: Historical
Must Visit Places : Gurdwara Tilla Baba Farid, Gurdwara Godari Sahib
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