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Punjab is an overwhelming state and every part of it speaks a different flavour altogether. One such city of the state is Anandpur Sahib in the district of Rupnagar. It lies on the edge of Shivalik Hills and is also near to the Sutlej river. The place is highly valuable for all Sikhs as the last two Gurus lived here and also one of the five Takhts of Sikhism is situated here. It is a site of pilgrims where people of Sikhism come to seek blessings in the Keshgarh Sahib Gurudwara. It is one of the biggest pilgrimage centres in India. There can be seen a large gathering at the place during Hola Mohalla in spring. Anandpur Sahib has been quite prominent in history as well. It was found in 1665 by the ninth Guru, Guru Tegh Bahadur. The city is quite close to the state of Himachal Pradesh as well. There are many historic places and Gurudwaras which are significant for Sikhism.

Places to visit in Anandpur Sahib


The Virasat-E-Khalsa museum was built in the honour of Sikhism and belongs to the glorious history of Sikhs. Here, the visitors would be thrilled to see the relics along with the memoirs of the triumphs of the Sikh warriors which have been there over the past centuries. Read more...

Takhat Sri Kesari Sahib Ji

The Takhat Sri Kesgarh Sahib Ji is quite a popular Gurudwara which has been located right in the centre of Anandpur Sahib. Did you know that the foundation of this place was laid in the year 1689 and that the Khalsa Panth was born in this place.

Sarovar Anandpur Sahib

The holy waters of this place is like cleansing the ritual for the soul. This is a sacred lake which covers an area of about 80 square metres and can be said a must-visit tourist spot for the locals as well as the tourists alike.

Things to do in Anandpur Sahib

Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sikh Museum

Visiting Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Museum would be an excellent opportunity for anyone to get to know more and more about the glorious past of the Sikhism. Here the tourists get to witness the majestic grandeur of some of the most priceless relics as well as the artefacts from the past.

Also Read: Known as the cultural capital of Chattisgarh, this city is home to Gajmar Pahadi, Singhanpur Caves, and Ram Jharna

Jhajjar Bachauli Wildlife Sanctuary

The Jhajjar Bachauli Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most amazing destinations which is located at a distance of around 15 km from Anandpur Sahib. It won’t be wrong to say that this is more or less one of the perfect destinations for the nature lovers, wildlife photographers and adventure enthusiasts.

Ropar Wetlands

Situated in the lower Himalayan Shivalik range which lies at a distance of around 50 km from Anandpur Sahib. This ecological zone is a human-made wetland which was created in the year of 1952. Owing to its unique features this place was declared to be one of the world heritage sites in the year of 2002.

Events and festivals in & around Anandpur Sahib


Lohri is fundamentally a folk festival which is primarily celebrated by the Sikhs and the Hindus from the Punjab region in the northern part of the Indian subcontinent. This festival is celebrated on the 13th of January on an annual basis. Read More...


This is basically a Punjabi name of the festival of Teej.  The purpose of this festival is that it is dedicated to the onset of the monsoon focusing on the daughters and sisters as well.

Best time to visit Anandpur Sahib

The summer season is one of the best times to visit Anandpur Sahib. The overall time frame of this festival is that it is one of the most interesting as well as the most intriguing time to do sightseeing.

How to reach Anandpur Sahib?

By Air - This place has connectivity via air network. The nearest airport is the Chandigarh airport and from there you would need to take a cab or some other means of public transportation.

By Road - The overall connectivity via road is also quite good. So, if you are planning to visit Anandpur Sahib via road then it will be quite a convenient experience for you.

By Train - The nearest railway station is the Anandpur Sahib railway station. From there you would need to catch a cab or some other means of public transportation.

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