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Anandpur Sahib, India

Anandpur Sahib is a city located in Rupnagar district (Roper) in the Indian state of Punjab. Also known as "the Holy City of Bliss," it is a holy city for the Sikhs and is amongst their most significant revered places, which is closely related with their pious traditions and history. This city is situated on the lower spurs of the Himalayas bounded by pictorial natural scenery, with the River Sutlej forming a sparkling and shiny blue border on the south west just four miles away. Anandpur Sahib attracts a large number of Sikh devotees for its ancient Gurudwaras and during Holla Mohalla celebration. If you are planning a visit to this city, then choose the best Anandpur Sahib holiday packages and get ready to discover the religious charm of the city!

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Climate

Summer
Mid-March - end June
Temperature:18°C- 42°C

Monsoons
June - end September
Annual rainfall -285 cm

Winter
Late November To Mid-February
Temperature:15°C-28°C

Best Places to Visit in Anandpur Sahib

Gurudwara Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib
This Gurudwara is the central place of Shri Anandpur Sahib. It is the birthplace of Khalsa- the Revelation of Khalsa took place here. The sanctum centorium is one of the Five Temporal Authorities (Five Takhats) of Sikhism.

Gurudwara Sisganj Sahib
Shri Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib Ji embraced martyrdom in Delhi on November 11, 1675. His Head was brought here from Gurudwara Bibangarh, Shri Kiratpur Sahib by Bhai Jaita Ji (Bhai Jeewan Singh Ji) and his associates. Here, the "Head of Shri Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib Ji" was cremated. It is believed that central pedestal of this shrine is the oldest structure of Chak Nanki, Anandpur Sahib.

Gurdwara Guru Ka Mahal
This was the first building of Chak Nanaki, Anandpur Sahib. The foundation stone was laid here. Guru Gobind Singh Ji, Mata Gujri Ji, Mata Jit Kaur, Mata Sundar Kaur, Mata Sahib Kaur and four Sahibzadas of Guru Sahibs used to live here. Sahibzada Jujhar Singh Ji, Sahibzada Fateh Singh Ji and Sahibzada Zorawar Singh Ji were born here. Gurdwara Bhora Sahib, Gurdwara Damdama Sahib and Gurdwara Manji Sahib are part of Gurdwara Guru Ka Mahal Complex.

Gurudwara Bhora Sahib
It was the residence of Shri Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib. There is an underground room, which is cut off from the din of life, where the 9th Guru used to meditate and compose hymns.

Gurudwara Thara Sahib
This was the part of Gur ka Mahal Complex as "Diwan-E-Aam". Here, Shri Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib Ji used to hold congregations and address the devotees (the Sikhs).

Anandgarh Sahib Fort and Gurdwara
Founded in 1689, this is the first fort to be built in Anandpur Sahib. It soon became the headquarters of the Sikh military. Guru Gobind Singh spent sixteen years in this fort. This fort held the arms and ammunitions of the Khalsa army. The current fort is a modern structure and has a very little in common with the old fort.

Virasat-e-Khalsa
Virasat-e-Khalsa (erstwhile known as Khalsa Heritage Memorial Complex) is a museum located in Anandpur Sahib. It gives an insight to the events that took place in Punjab five hundred years ago, which gave birth to Sikhism and finally the Khalsa Panth.

Gurudwara Akal Bunga Sahib
This edifice is sited exactly opposite to Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib. Here, Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji after the cremation of "Head of Shri Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib Ji" had rested with his relations and followers followed by a prayer to the Almighty. Some of the other significant Gurudwaras to be visited while on Anandpur Sahib tour are, Gurudwara Damdama Sahib, Gurudwara Manji Sahib / Gurudwara Dumalgarh Sahib, Gurdwara Shaeedhi Bagh, Gurdwara Mata Jit Kaur and Gurudwara Sri Hargobindsar Sahib.

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