About Anandpur Sahib
With the Naina Devi hills in the backdrop, Anandpur Sahib (abode of joy) is an important Sikh religious center. It has a number of historical gurudwaras. It was here that the
10th Sikh Guru, Shri Guru Gobind Singh gave to the Sikhs the new form of baptism and called the Sikhs thus
baptized "Khalsa" - the pure ones.
Anandpur Sahib is one of the five most important pilgrimages for Sikhs. The town was founded in 1665 by the
9th Sikh Guru, Shri Guru Tegh Bahadur near the ruins of an ancient place called
Makhowal. Shri Guru Gobind Singh spent nearly 25 years of his life there. Thousands of people congregate there every year on the occasion of Hola Mohalla.
How to reach
- The nearest airport is Chandigarh (85 km).
- Anandpur Sahib is connected by rail with Ambala(139 km).
- It is situated on the left bank of the river
Satluj at a distance of about 41 km from Ropar on the Chandigarh - Nangal Road.