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14th Jan 18

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18th Jan 18

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18th Jan 18

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18th Jan 18

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Gurdaspur Overview

Located amidst the river Ravi and Beas, Gurdaspur is a district situated in the northern region of Punjab. Spread over an area of 3562 sq. km, Gurdaspur district is divided into six tehsils, namely Gurdaspur, Pathankot, Batala, Dera Baba Nanak, Dhar Kalan and Narot Jaimal Singh. In the north, this district is bounded by Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir state. Chamba and Kangra districts of Himachal Pradesh surround Gurdaspur from north-east.

In the south-east, the district shares its boundaries with Hoshiarpur district and in south with, Kapurthala district. Amritsar district lies in the south-west of Gurdaspur, while Pakistan surrounds it from north-west. This famous district of Punjab was founded by Shri. Guriya Ji, in the beginning of 17th century. It is believed that Alexander fought a battle with the Kathaians at Sangala, which is located near Fatehgarh in Gurdaspur.

By the end of the 10th century, Gurdaspur came under the administration of Shahi dynasty, which ruled over it till 1919. From 14th to 16th century, Kalanaur, which is a part of this district, was attacked by Jasrath Khokhar twice. The district has been associated with Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak Dev Ji, who married Sulkhani, the daughter of Mool Chand, who was a Khatri of Pakhoke (Dera Baba Nanak).

Further, Banda Bahadar fought his last battle with the Mughals at Gurdas Nangal, which is a part of this district. During partition of India in 1947, Shakargarh Tehsil of Gurdaspur district was merged into Pakistan. Today, the population of the district is mostly Sikh religious community.

Like other districts in Punjab, Gurdaspur is characteristic of Punjabi culture, which encompasses Bhangra, Punjabi Kisse and the famous Punjabi food. One of the major events of the district is the annual fair held at Batala to commemorate the Marriage of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Baisakhi celebrations at Pandori Mahantan, Babehali’s Chhinjh (Wrestling) Mela and Shivratri fair in the Mahakaleshwar Temple at Kalanaur are the other major fairs and festivals held in the district.

Besides the festive celebrations, sightseeing places like Takht - I – Akbari, Mahakaleshwar Temple, Pandori Dham Temple and Dera Baba Nanak are among some of the major tourist attractions in the district. The airport serving the district is Pathankot Airport, which is located in Pathankot. Scheduled flights from Delhi, Kulu and Ludhiana serve the airport. Gurdaspur Railway Station on the Amritsar-Pathankot rail route is the main station serving the district.

Gurdaspur Bus Station is the main bus station serving district. It is connected to GT Road via Gurdaspur-Pathankot road and serves regular buses to and from Jalandhar, Batala, Dalhousie, Patnitop and New Delhi. The best time to visit Gurdaspur is from November through March, when festivals like Baisakhi and Lohri can be enjoyed in the region.


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Mukeshwar Temple, Gurdaspur

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Mukeshwar Temple, Gurdaspur

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