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Fatehgarh : City Travel Guide

Facts at a Glance

Area: 1, 18, 219 hectares
Languages: Punjabi, English, Hindi and Urdu
State: Punjab, India
STD Code: 91-1763
Population: 5, 30, 9, 657 (in 2001)

Best Time to Visit : The best time to visit the city is between October to March.

Geography & Climate
Fatehgarh sahib city, a well known city of Punjab state having religious and historical significance is situated between 30°38' North and 16°27' East latitudes, and just 50 km away from the west of Chandigarh, the capital of the state. The climate of the city is extreme hot in summer and shivering cold in winter. The temperature of the city ranges from 45 degree Celsius (in summer) to 4 degree Celsius (in winter). As for the monsoon, it has plenty of rains in rainy season.

How to Reach
Fatehgarh Sahib has decent connectivity by roads, rails and by air as well.

By Air :
Fatehgarh sahib city does not have an airport. The nearest airport is Chandigarh, which is just 41 km from the city. Chandigarh is well connected by airways from five other cities of India and almost all the domestic airlines have their flights to Chandigarh.

By Train :
The city has a railway station which is connected to all major cities of India by rail network. You can get here from Delhi and Una of Himachal Pradesh by Himachal Express also.

By Road
The roads connected to Fatehgarh sahib city guide are smooth and have good transport facility. Daily bus services are available from Delhi and Chandigarh, apart from other neighboring cities. You can also hire taxies to reach here.

Tourist Places in Fatehgarh Sahib

The city has several historical and religious places of importance.

Sheesh MahalSheesh Mahal :
It is also near the Aam Khas Bagh having a Hamam or water tank, wherein unique methods of heating the water were adopted.

Sanghol :
It is located on Ludhiana-Chandigarh road and known as an ancient site of Harppan civilization. It is maintained by Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).

Aam Khas Bagh :
This is a beautiful historical building, wherein Shah Jahan used to stay while going to and coming back from Lahore. It is also called 'Sarad Khana'. At present there is tourist complex known as 'Maulasari' having a beautiful garden and a nursery is run in the Aam Khas Bagh.

floating restaurant SirhindFloating Restaurant Sirhind :
It is a wonderful floating restaurant over the Sirhind Canal run by The Punjab Tourism Development Corporation. The best time to visit the restaurant is summer when it offers a picturesque view of the canal in the evening.

Ustad di Mazar:
It is a stunning monument place raised by great architect Ustad Syed Khan.

Shahgird di Mazar:
This is also a beautiful tomb, walking distance away from Ustad's Mazar. It is the tomb of Khawaja Khan', a 'Shagird' assistant of great architect Ustad Syed Khan.

Apart from historical monuments, Fatehgarh sahib city guide has several numbers of religious places. Even the city's name is after Gurudwara Fatehgarh Sahib, which commemorates the martyrdom of those Sikhs, who were killed mercilessly by Mogul tyrant kings. Gurudwara Jyoti Sarup and Gurudwara Shaheed Ganj are very famous here.

Mata Chakreshwari Devi Jain temple and Sant Namdev temples are visited by large number of people every day.
Besides these places, it has a number of other places such as Rauza Sharif, Tomb of Nabis, Das Nami Akhara, Mosque of Sadhana Kasai and Havel Todar Mal etc. In all, the city has a great significance from historical point of view.
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