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Gurdaspur : City Travel Guide



Facts at a Glance
Area: 5303 Sq. km
Languages: Punjabi, English, Hindi and Urdu
State: Punjab, India
STD Code: : 91-1874
Population: 2104011 (in 2001) )


Best Time to Visit : : November to March is the best time to visit the city. During this period Lohri and Baisakhi festivals are celebrated in the city with much fanfare.

Gurdaspur City tour

Geography & Climate
Gurdaspur City is a beautiful city at the foothills of the Himalayas. It comes in the Gurdaspur district of Punjab, situated in the northwest part of India and resides on the globe between 31°55' north and 75°15' east. It shares boundaries with Narowal district of Pakistani Punjab in the north-west, Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir in the north, Kangra and Chamba districts of Himachal Pradesh in the north-east, Hoshiarpur district in the south-east and Kapurthala districts in the south and Amritsar in south-west. Beas and Ravi, two big rivers pass through the district making it more attractive and giving plenty of irrigation opportunities for agriculture to the locals.
The area of Gurdaspur City Guide has mainly two seasons that are summer and winter, although it has other seasons as well, but they don't affect the climate intensely. June is the hottest month and January is the coldest one. Rains fall here mostly in July.

How to Reach
The city is well connected by all means of transport. However it does not have an airport.

By Air :
The nearest airport for Gurdaspur is Amritsar, which is 73 km from the city. As Amritsar Airport is well connected to other cities of India, you can get here by any one of the domestic flights.

By Train :
Gurdaspur is well connected with railway networks and there are almost daily trains from Jamshedpur, Ranchi, Jammu, Bhatinda, Pathankot and other cities of India.

By Road
The city is connected to GT Road via Gurudaspur-Pathankot road. To reach the city, there are regular buses from Jalandhar, Batala, Dalhousie, Patnitop and New Delhi. You can also hire taxies to get here. And if you are coming by air, nearest airport of Amritsar has decent bus and taxi services from Gurdaspur City Guide.

Tourist Places in Gurdaspur


Gurudaspur has rich cultural and historical heritage. The city has been associated with Akbar, the great emperor of India. Besides, it has many temples, mosques and shrines etc., which have their own religious and historical importance.

Takht-I-Akbari:
It is the place, where great Mughal Emperor Akbar was coroneted, situated 2 km away from East of Kalanpur.

Dera Baba Nanak:Dera Baba Nanak:
It is situated 45 km away from Gurudaspur and is said to have been related with Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Sri Chola Sahib and Sri Darbar Sahib are two famous Gurudwaras that are located here.

Achaleshwar Temple:
This temple is said to have been constructed in mythological Satyug period and is related to God 'Kartik', the son of God Shiva and Goddess Parvati.

Gurudwara Sri Kand Sahib:
Gurudwara Sri Kand Sahib This gurudwara has a great religious significance in Sikh's history. People say, Gurunank Dev Ji came here as a bridegroom from Sultanpur Lodhi in 1487 A.D.
Apart form these religious places, you can also visit here:
1. Shrine of Brave Haqiqat Rai
2. Dhianpur Shrine
3. Mosque Aqsa, Sri Namdev Darbar
4. Jhulna Mahal, the Spring Wall of 18th century
5. Sri Hargobindpur
6. Mukeshwar Temple
7. Arjun Chlha and Sehdev's Cave

What to Eat in Gurdaspur
Like any other historical city of Punjab, the place is famous for its traditional food and cuisines, such as; Ma di Dal and Lachhedar Paratha, Sarson Ka Sag Makki ki Roti, Rajma Chawal and Amritsari Stuffi Kulcha visit Gurdaspur City Guide.
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