The city of Gurdaspur is influenced by the medieval India. One can reach Kashmir via Gurdaspur. Few buildings of the British rule are still found to this date. Mugha emperors and other rulers have also invaded the place. Gurdaspur also has important industrial areas around the place. It is here that the origination of Sikhs took place. The culture of this place is unique and beyond any match.
Places to visit
Barath Sahib: This gurudwara is dedicated to the elder son of Guru Nanak named Baba Sri Chand. He founded the Udassi sect. He was born in the year 1494AD.
Achal Sahib: This place is dedicated to Guru Nanak Dev Ji and Lord Kartik, the son of Lord Shiva and goddess Parvati.
Achaleshwar Temple: This temple is also related to Lord Kartik.
Gurudwara Sri Kandh Sahib: This gurudwara commemorates the marriage of Guru Nanak Dev Ji.
Dhinapur Shrine: This is the shrine of Baba Lal Ji, from the time of Shah Jahan. It is believed that one is blessed with a son if they have a bath in the holy waters of Baoli under the moonlit sky.
Sri Namdev Durbar: It is also known as Ghoman. This place has connections to Baba Namdev who meditated here for 17 years. He is believed to have founded the town.
Mukeshwar Temple: This temple belongs to the time of the Pandavas. Legend has it, Arjun and Draupadi have visited this place. One can find their Chula near the temple.
Fish Park: It is a well maintained park located in Civil Lines. Apparently, there are no fish in the park. The park derives its name from the statue of fish located in the centre. It is an ideal place for hangout and relaxation.
Kabootri Darwaza: It is a market place where one can find mouth watering eateries.
Dera Baba Nanak: This is situated about 35 kilometers from Gurdaspur. Guru Nanak Dev Ji lived here for 12 years. People visit here in the second week of January in large numbers. It is the occasion of Maghi.
Kalanaur: It is here that the coronation ceremony of Akbar took place in the year 1556. Akbari Masjid is situated closeby.
Sri Hargobindpur: Guru Arjan Dev Sahib founded this place. This place is dedicated to Guru Hargobind. He fought fiercely against the Mogul armies in 1621.
Dhariwal: India’s leading textile mill is found here. It produces woolen cloth. It is claimed to be the second Mecca. Ahmadiya is a Muslim fraternity and this place is its centre. The Ahmadiya mosque is present here.
How to reach Gurdaspur
By Air: Amritsar is the nearest airport. It is 72 kilometers away from here.
By Rail: Gurdaspur has a railway station but not many trains stop here. Jammu Mail and Chennai Mail are the two important trains.
By Road: Gurdaspur is well connected to the nearby places by means of buses.