Fatehgarh Sahib has historical importance for the Sikhs. It is located 50 kilometers away from Patiala. The two young sons of Guru Gobind Singh Ji named Zorawar Singh (aged 9) and Fateh Singh (aged 7) were suffocated to death by the Suba of Sirhind. A main gurudwara has been set up in their memory. They chose not to change their religion and were hence, killed. Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s could not sustain the loss of her grandchildren and passed away too.
Places to visit
Aam Khas Bhag: This place was built for use by both, the normal crowd as well as the Mughal Emperors. Emperor Shah Jahan particularly used this place for stay with his beloved wife. The place is built while keeping in mind the facility of air-conditioning. The place was named ‘Sarad Khana’.
Sangol: Evidences of the long history of the cultural heritage of Punjab were excavated at Sanglol. A building was set up as a museum and was inaugurated on April 10, 1990. It forms part of the Department of Cultural Affairs, Archaeology and Museums.
Ustad di Mazar: This tomb was set up in the fond memory of Ustad Syad Khan. He was a great architect and builder.
Shahgird Di Mazar: Khwaja Khan was the assistant of Ustad Syad Khan. This tomb was set up as a memorial for him. The glory and expertise have been depicted in the paintings of the tomb.
Gurudwara Sri Fatehgarh Sahib: This is the gurudwara that has been set up in the fond memory of the sons of Guru Gobind Singh who were suffocated to death by Wazir Khan. In 1710, the Sikhs rebelled. The gurudwara marks the same conquest.
Haveli Todar Mal: Also known as the Jahaz Haveli, it is situated 1 kilometer away from Fatehgarh Sahib. This haveli was the residence of Diwan Todar Mal. He bought a piece of land from the Mughals for the cremation of the two innocent sons of Guru Gobind Singh.