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Home>>North India>>Punjab>>Historical>>Anandpur Sahib Fort

Anandpur Sahib Fort

Anandpur Sahib Fort (Ropar)

Anandpur Sahib Fort, Anandpur Sahib Fort travel, Anandpur Sahib Fort tourism, Anandpur Sahib Fort Historical PlaceLocation : About 85 kms north-west of Chandigarh, district Ropar (Rupnagar) Punjab-India.

This place has a number of historical Gurudwaras, with a backdrop of Naina Devi Hill. On the day following the festival of Holi, devotees flock to Anandpur Sahib, to participate in the Hola Mohalla celebrations, re-enacting Sikh battles of yore, with ancient arms and weapons.

The Khalsa Panth was founded here, a council of five wise men that governs Sikh religious affairs was first established here, as was the practice of worshipping the Guru Granth Sahib. Anandpur Sahib is the ideal place to gain an insight into the essence of Sikhism that governs the life of tough, hardy Sardars from Bhatinda to Birmingham.

Anandpur Sahib Fort, Anandpur Sahib Fort travel, Anandpur Sahib Fort tourism, Anandpur Sahib Fort Historical PlaceDuring the festivals of Holla Mohalla (March) and Baisakhi (April) you can join the sea of devotees who flock to Anandpur Sahib, converting it into a carnival zone brimming with religious fervour, culture, tradition and gaiety. Anandpur Sahib is a small town 80 km from Chandigarh. It lies in the Ropar district of north-east Punjab, on the border with Himachal Pradesh. On one side of Anandpur Sahib are the foothills of the towering Shivalik range, on the other, the river Sutlej. Located on the Ambala-Sirhind-Ropar-Nangal rail route and the Ambala-Nangal road, it is 45 km from Ropar and 22 km from Nangal.

Kesar Sahib Gurdwara lies in the centre of town and is a five minute walk from the bus stand on the highway. Between Kesar Sahib and the bus stand lies a market with numerous chemists, snack shops and STD booths.

How to Reach

Air :
Chandigarh is the nearest airport, 97 km away. Jet Airways (daily) and Indian Airlines (twice a week) operate flights between New Delhi and Chandigarh. Indian Airlines also operates flights to Chandigrah from Amritsar (twice a week) and Leh (once a week).

Rail :
The main railhead for trains coming in from Mumbai is Ambala Cantonment, 125 km away. From Ambala Cantonment there are a few passenger trains running to Nangal and an Express train as well, all of which stop in Anandpur Sahib

 

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