Gurdaspur is one of District among 20 Districts of Punjab State. Gurdaspur is Gurdaspur Capital. Total 16 Mandal , 1670 Villages are in this District .Gurdaspur is having 196 k.m. distance from Chandigarh Total Population of Gurdaspur is 2096889 .1110406 Males , 986483 Females .Gurdaspur is in 10 th position in the state By Population .
Gurdaspur is in 1 th position in the state By no of villages. Gurdaspur Districts Postal Index (PIN) starts with 767,143,145 the administrative headquarters of the district is located in Gurdaspur. The district shares its boundaries with Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua District, Punjab’s Amritsar and Hoshiarpur districts and Himachal Pradesh’s Chamba and Kangra districts. It also shares an international boundary with Pakistan’s Narowal District. Beas and Ravi are the two principal rivers of the district. It is said that the ordaining of Akbar, the Mughal Emperor, was done inside a garden located close to Kalanaur. Kalanaur is an ancient town of the district having much historical significance. The district ranked third in the list of districts of Punjab having the maximum number of inhabitants in the year 2011.
The district is famous for the presence of an ancient fort, which is said to endure a blockade in 1712 against the Mughals. The city of Gurdaspur contains numerous head offices of different departments. The distance between the international border between India and Pakistan and Gurdaspur is a mere 10 Kms. The two rivers namely Beas and Ravi flows on the either side of Gurdaspur.
The name of the city of Gurdaspur was derived from the name of Mahant Guridas. It is said that the ordaining of Akbar, the Mughal Emperor, was done inside a garden located close to Kalanaur. The distance between Kalanaur and Gurdaspur is a mere 26 Kms. Bairam Khan’s Mukbara is situated in the small town of Behrampur. The capital city of Maharaja Ranjit Singh used to be located in the town of Dinanagar previously. It is situate at a distance of 12 Kms from the Gurdaspur city. Dhariwal contains the much renowned wooden mill, which is located at a distance of 12 Kms from the city of Gurdaspur.
The prospect of Gurdaspur was not at all clear for some numbers of days during the time of the partition of India in the year 1947. Since the maximum number of inhabitants living here in the district belonged to the Islam religion, the Shakargarh Tehsil of the district was included into Pakistan as per the REDCLIFF Awards of Boundary. The remaining portions of the district were given to India. The Muslim people relocated themselves to Pakistan and the Hindus and Sikhs living in the Shakargarh Tehsil relocated to India.
The summer and the winter are the two dominant seasons in Gurdaspur. The months from April to July witness the summer heat while the months from November to March witness the winter chill. The temperature almost touches the 44 degree Celsius mark during the summer months. The hottest month is June while the chilliest month is considered to be January. This place witnesses the maximum precipitation during the month of July. Sometimes during the months of January and February one can experience some rainfall.
The tourist places in Gurdaspur are mentioned below in a list.
Mahakaleshwar Temple At Kalanaur
Baradari the Summer Resort of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Ji at Dina Nagar
Pandori Dham Temple at Pandori Mahantan is situated 8 Kms east of Gurdaspur city
Dera Baba Nanak
Gurudwara Chola Sahib Dera Baba Nanak
Gurudwara Sri Kandh Sahib (BATALA)
Shrine of Brave Haqiqat Rai at Batala
Shrine of Dhianpur Sri Baba Lal Dyal Ji
Sri Namdev Durbar at
Gurudwara Ghallughara Sahib at Kahnuwan ChhambGhoman
Jhulna Mahal, the Sprining Wall of 18 th Century at Gurdaspur
Gurudwara at village Gurdas Nangal in the memory of Banda Singh Bahadur
Sri – Hargobindpur
Mukeshwar Temple at Shahpur Kandi
Arjun’s Chulha and Sehdev’s Cave at Shahpur Kandi