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Fatehgarh Sahib is a sacred district located in the state of Punjab. Located about 50 kilometres from Patiala, Fatehgarh Sahib is a place of religious importance for the Sikh majorities residing here. In 1992 Fatehgarh Sahib was announced as a district and was named after Sahibzada Fateh Singh, the 10th son of the Sikh guru, Guru Gobind Singh.

The city has historical importance for Sikhs and has several gurudwaras located over among which, Gurudwara Fatehgarh Saheb and Gurudwara Jyoti Sarup are of utmost importance. The Gurudwara of Fatehgarh Sahib is erected at the same place, where the sacrifice of the Guru happened and it marks the conquest of the Sikhs that happened in the year 1710 under the supremacy of Banda Bahadur.

Fatehgarh is known for its communal harmony which it spreads along with tombs and mausoleums present here from the ancient times, depicting the history of the region. Some of the popular attractions here include the Aam Khas Bagh that consists of many historical monuments belonging to the Mughal era.

The architectural legacies of the monuments are entirely Mughal and the Bagh is said to be built by Emperor Akbar himself that was later on developed by Jahangir and Shahjahan. Gurudwara Jyoti Sarup is another place with religious importance here that is located around 1 kilometre from Fatehgarh Sahib. The place is popular for the remains of Mata Gujri, who was the mother of Guru Gobind Singh.

The district of Fatehgarh-Sahib does not have any airport of its own and Chandigarh is the nearest airport, which is located at a distance of 41 kilometres. The Chandigarh airport connects five Indian cities. Fatehgarh Sahib has its own train station that connects all the major cities in India.

The climate of Fatehgarh Sahib is extreme as it has extremely hot summers in the months of May and June with a maximum temperature of 45⁰ Celsius and very cold winters in the month of December to January. In winters the temperature drops down to even 4⁰ Celsius. The best time to visit Fatehgarh Sahib is between the months of October and March.

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