Gurdaspur

Gurdaspur

Tourism

  • Baradari

    Baradari

    Unlike other similar structures, this beautiful baradari (twelve-door pavilion) was built by Maharaja Sher Singh, a son of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, as a two-storey structure; the lower level with eight doors and the upper with four. Said to be the site...

    Unlike other similar structures, this beautiful baradari (twelve-door pavilion) was built by Maharaja Sher Singh, a son of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, as a two-storey structure; the lower level with eight doors and the upper with four. Said to be the site where Sher Singh held meetings with his courtiers, this pavilion stands amidst a square-shaped water reservoir built by Shamsher Khan, foster brother of Emperor Akbar.

    Constructed in the Mughal style of architecture, steep steps made of nanakshahi bricks lead into the tank from an octagonal faced pier. It is said that the Baradari was connected to the Maharaja’s Palace through a tunnel.

  • Maharaja Sher Singh Palace

    Maharaja Sher Singh Palace

    The palace of Maharaja Sher Singh is a reminder of the patronage that rich architectural structures received from Sikh rulers. This beautiful 19th century building, along with the Baradari,was said to bepart of the Anarkalicomplex,landscaped akin to ...

    The palace of Maharaja Sher Singh is a reminder of the patronage that rich architectural structures received from Sikh rulers. This beautiful 19th century building, along with the Baradari,was said to bepart of the Anarkalicomplex,landscaped akin to the Shalimar Garden of Lahore. This raised two-storey structure, with circular bastions in all corners, is currently under the Union Baring Christian College and functions as their administrative block.

  • Aqsa Mosque

    Aqsa Mosque

    Qadian,best known as the birthplace of MirzaGhulam Ahmad who founded the AhmadiyyaMovement (an Islamic reformist movement) in 1889, still has the look and feel of the original town. It emerged as a centre of religious learning and remained the admini...

    Qadian,best known as the birthplace of MirzaGhulam Ahmad who founded the AhmadiyyaMovement (an Islamic reformist movement) in 1889, still has the look and feel of the original town. It emerged as a centre of religious learning and remained the administrative headquarters of the community’s Caliphate till 1947.

    The Aqsa Mosque was built in 1876 by MirzaGhulam Ahmad’s father while the foundation of the Mubarak Masjid, the first ever Ahmadiyya mosque, was laid by the son in 1883. Twenty years later he added the White Minaret, a tower which is today the symbol of the sect that attracts followers from across the world and has transformed Qadian into a busy pilgrimage site.

  • Keshopur Wetland

    Keshopur Wetland

    The only major natural wetland in the State, the reserve is spread over 850 acres of marshy land near Gurdaspur. It was designated as India’s first community reserve under the Wildlife Protection Act and attracts hundreds of thousands of migratory bi...

    The only major natural wetland in the State, the reserve is spread over 850 acres of marshy land near Gurdaspur. It was designated as India’s first community reserve under the Wildlife Protection Act and attracts hundreds of thousands of migratory birds from Central Asia and Siberia in the winters.

    Birds like the Wigeon, Dub Chick, Black Ibis, Gadwall, Common Teal, Pintail and Northern Shovelercan be spotted here in huge numbers. By co-opting local village panchayats for the conservation of this bird habitat, the Keshopur Community Reserve holds the distinction of being the first of its kind in India.

  • Shamsher Khan Tomb

    Shamsher Khan Tomb

    Batala is also home to the high-walled tomb of Shamsher Khan set amidst well-maintained gardens. Legend has it that Emperor Akbar bestowed Batalato Shamsher Khan, his foster brother, as a jagir; who went on to greatly improve and beautify the place. ...

    Batala is also home to the high-walled tomb of Shamsher Khan set amidst well-maintained gardens. Legend has it that Emperor Akbar bestowed Batalato Shamsher Khan, his foster brother, as a jagir; who went on to greatly improve and beautify the place. This 16th century Mughal monument, with its striking circular bastions crowned by small domes, houses the cenotaph of Shamsher Khan within a spacious double-height hall.Persian inscriptions, calligraphy, geometric and floral adornments in terracotta and indigo are still visible in part on walls, cornices and arches.

  • Union Baring College Chapel

    Union Baring College Chapel

    Built in the colonial style with bricks and timber, this late 19th century Chapel is located within the premises of the Union Baring Christian College here. The chapel, impossible to miss with its red façade crowned by white domes, has an elaborate e...

    Built in the colonial style with bricks and timber, this late 19th century Chapel is located within the premises of the Union Baring Christian College here. The chapel, impossible to miss with its red façade crowned by white domes, has an elaborate entrance flanked by rooms on either side. Within, the most striking featureis the altar with a backdrop of beautifully stained glass windows.

  • Guru Di Maseet

    Guru Di Maseet

    A multi-faith monument called Guru Di Maseet built by the sixth Guru, is of much interest to visitors to the district. It lies in the town of Sri Hargobindpurfounded by, as well as, named afterhim.Located on a hill overlooking thepicturesque Beas Riv...

    A multi-faith monument called Guru Di Maseet built by the sixth Guru, is of much interest to visitors to the district. It lies in the town of Sri Hargobindpurfounded by, as well as, named afterhim.Located on a hill overlooking thepicturesque Beas River, the mosque has existed at this spot since the 17th century. The octagonal-shaped, thick-walled brick and lime structure was built along with temples and gurdwaras to accommodate the spiritual needs of all the inhabitants of the new settlement. It continues to be a devotee-draw the year round.

  • GurdwaraDarbar Sahib

    GurdwaraDarbar Sahib

    Dera Baba Nanak is located on the banks of the river Ravi, a short distance from the international border with Pakistan, and marks the spot where Guru Nanak Dev delivered his discourses. As a result of his samadh in Kartarpur (now in Pakistan) bein

    Dera Baba Nanak is located on the banks of the river Ravi, a short distance from the international border with Pakistan, and marks the spot where Guru Nanak Dev delivered his discourses. As a result of his samadh in Kartarpur (now in Pakistan) being washed away due floods, his son Baba Sri Chand salvaged the urn with his ashes and buried it here, near a well where Guru Nanak used to preach. He raised another samadhat this site and we know it today as the dera of Guru Nanak.

    Almost 300 years later, Maharaja Ranjit Singh had the GurdwaraDarbar Sahibbuilt over the original dera, enclosing the well in its basement, the waters of which are said to have curative powers. Despite its location in a busy market area, what distinguishes it from other gurudwaras is that the Darbar Sahib, including its sarovar (holy tank), is surrounded by lawns, evergreen shrubs and flower-beds. In close proximity lies another prominent Gurudwara, Chola Sahib.

  • Takhat-i-Akbari

    Takhat-i-Akbari

    A 13-year-old Akbar was crowned emperor of Hindustan at Kalanaur where he and his advisors had camped while on a military expedition in 1556. Destined to be India’s greatest Mughal ruler, he was declared emperor by Bairam Khan immediately on learning...

    A 13-year-old Akbar was crowned emperor of Hindustan at Kalanaur where he and his advisors had camped while on a military expedition in 1556. Destined to be India’s greatest Mughal ruler, he was declared emperor by Bairam Khan immediately on learning of Humayun’s demise in Delhi. The Takht-i-Akbari, a double-tiered brick throne at one end of a platform surrounding a water tank, marks the site where the coronation ceremony was performed.

  • Chhota Ghallughara

    Chhota Ghallughara

    In 1740 Massa ranghar was decapitated by Sukha Singh and mehtab Singh, to avenge the defilement of Harirnander Sahib. Sukha Singh's popularity among the Khalsa soared and soon he became leader of a separate jatha.

    History

    In 1740 Massa ranghar was decapitated by Sukha Singh and mehtab Singh, to avenge the defilement of Harirnander Sahib. Sukha Singh''''s popularity among the Khalsa soared and soon he became leader of a separate jatha. Early in 1746, Sukha Singh joined Sardar jassa Singh Ahluwalia and pushed northwards entering the Eminabad territory in Gujranwala district, where they were attacked by the local jagirdar (landlord) Jaspat Rai brother of Lakhpat Rai, the diwan (chief revenue officer) of Yahiya Khan, governor of Lahore. Jaspat Rai was killed in the encounter. The bitter Lakhpat Rai wreaked terrible vengeance for the slaying of his brother. Sikhs living in Lahore were rounded up and beheaded at Shahid Ganj; those copies of Guru Granth Sahib that could be found were burnt. Hundreds of Sikhs were put to death each day and their heads presented to the Governor of Lahore for reward. Lakhpat Rai plundered Harimandar Sahib, filling the pool with sand.

    In May 1746 a mammoth force under the personal command of Yahiya Khan and Lakhpat Rai marched against the Khalsa. The Sikhs retreated north of Lahore only to find their path blocked by troops of Hillman. Some fought their way through and escaped into the mountains; others turned back and tried to get across the Bari Doab to Sikh columns doming to their help. Surrounded in the swamps of Kahnuwan, nearly seven thousand Sikhs were killed and three thousand prisoners were taken to Lahore and executed at Shahid Ganj. This episode of Sikh history is known as Chhota Ghallughara or minor holocaust.

    Architecture

    The main axis leads directly to the memorial tower from the entrance through a series of terraces. The campus is symmetrically aligned on both sides of the major axis. The central feature of the complex is the memorial tower. It is placed at the highest point of the site. The exhibition halls host temporary and permanent displays. The tourist infrastructure facilities are located close to the parking for the comfort of the visitors. It incorporates a food court and information.

  • Panj Mandir, Fathegarh Churian

    Panj Mandir, Fathegarh Churian

    More than one-and-a-half-century-old Panj Temple comprises four small temples of lord Vishnu, Shiva, Ganesha and Surya in as many corners with the main temple of lord Krishna and Ram at the centre.

    Panj Temple is about 25 km from the holy city Amritsar More than one-and-a-half-century-old Panj Temple comprises four small temples of lord Vishnu, Shiva, Ganesha and Surya in as many corners with the main temple of lord Krishna and Ram at the centre. The temple was built during the reign of Sikh ruler Maharaja Ranjit Singh and has been a rich treasure trove of resplendent frescoes of Hindu deities and first Sikh master Guru Nanak Dev.

Accessibility

Railways
Railways

Railway Station

Railway Station Gurdaspur
Telephone Number : 01874 231370, 220922

Bus Service
Bus Service

Bus Service

Bus Stand Gurdaspur

Accomodation

Hotel R.K. Regency

Phone: +91 1874 325343, +91 1874 221700
Email: shivankmahajan@gmail.com
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Hotel R.K. Regency

The Kothi

Phone: +91 9914277754 , +91 9810205484 , +91 1874 243624
Email: the.kothi@gmail.com
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The Kothi

ATM

SBI ATM

Batala, Punjab

Kotak Mahindra Bank – Branch/ATM

House No. 498, Ward No. 6, Gian Singh Transporter, Tibri Road
Gurdaspur, Punjab, Gurdaspur, Punjab 143521

ATM Central Bank of India

Batala Kalanaur Road, Kalanaur, Punjab

SBI ATM

Shastri Nagar, Batala, Punjab

HDFC Bank ATM

State Highway 25, Kalanaur, Punjab

ATM State Bank of India

State Highway 25, Kalanaur, Punjab

Tour Operators

Mr. Dharam Pal
Janta Travel Service (Regd.)
104, Leekwala Talab,
Dist. Gurdaspur Batala.
Ph. 01871-243951, 500951 Mo. 9815708383
jts8600@yahoo.com
Mr.Joginder Singh Hundal
M/S Hundal travel
Shop no 3,4 first floor valmiki market
Jalandhar Raod Batala
Batala 143505
Ph. 01871-245282,225104
Mr. Hardeep Singh
Harry Travels (Regd)
19/242, Adjoining Punjab/Sind Bank,
Police Line Road,
Gurdaspur.
Ph. 01874-240074 Mo. 9417109490 9872899490
harrytravels@yahoo.co.in
Nav tours And travels
Near Golden Senior Secondry School,
Gurdaspur,Punjab-143521
Ph. 098 78 049775

Guides

Mr Narindra Singh

(M)- 94613-09847
Vill Makora P.O Jhabkara, Gurdaspur

Internet Cafes

Vimal Internet Cafe

Main Bazar Gali, Qadian,
Punjab-143516
0187 250 0162

T.S. CYBER CAFE

Gurdaspur, Punjab
0187 450 1289

Mehra Cyber Cafe

Gurdaspur, Punjab
099 88 654835

BAL INTERNET CAFE

Ghoman, Punjab
094 78 252392

Cyber Cafe

Diamond Colony, Batala,
Punjab-143505

Oztech computers

B-13/234 Guru Teg Bahadur Colony, Batala,
Punjab-143505
078 37 131098

Sunny Internet Cafe

Ghoman, Punjab
099 14 371291

K.S cyber cafe

Near Govt.Colleage, Gurdaspur, Punjab

Cyber Junction

Vijay Market, Dasuya, Punjab-144205,
094 63 222700

Theatres

Science Block, Baring College

Batala, Punjab

Krishna Cinema

Batala, Punjab

A.P. Palace

Gurdaspur, Punjab

Onam Cinema, Mukerian

Onam Cinema, SH 25, Mukerian, Punjab

ABC Cinemas

Dasuya, Punjab

Shopping

V-Mart

Opp. A. P. Palace, SH 25,
Gurdaspur, Punjab-143521

Vicky Karyana Store

Cinema Road, Batala, Punjab
098 88 555612

Vishal Mart

Smadh road, Batala, Punjab

Godrej Aadhar

Batala, Punjab

Machinery Mall

City Road, Batala, Punjab

Khosla Complex

Batala, Punjab

Paragon Air Conditioner

Cinema Road, Batala,Punjab
098 55 045745

Easy Day

Civil Hospital Road, Dharampura Colony,
Batala, Punjab

Selection Centre

MA, NH 15, Gurdaspur,
Punjab-143521

Ladhupur Khad Store

Kahnuwan Road, Kahnuwan,Punjab
094 63 361072

Artisan

Sarvjan Gramin Vikas Block

Dera BabaNanak, Dist. Gurdaspur

Banthanwala Women Co-op. I.C.S.Ltd.

Near DAV School,Main Bazar,V.P.O.Behrampur,
Dist. Gurdaspur-143532

Mahila Vikas Society

H.No B-10-395, Prem Nagar VPO-Quadian Punjab

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