Gurudwara Tour – Ex-Chandigarh
Gurudwara Amb Sahib (Photo Courtesy: Amanpreet7)
Around Chandigarh there are number of very significant Sikh Pilgrimage centers such as Fatehgarh Sahib, Anandpur Sahib and Kirapur Sahib. Pilgrims can base themselves at Chandigarh and visit these within two days.
Fatehgarh Sahib (50 kms)- Gurdwara Fatehgarh Sahib is a complex consisting of several Gurdwaras linked to the younger sons of Guru Gobind Singh. Fatehgarh Sahib is one of the prominent Sikh Pilgrimage centres.
Anandpur Sahib (60 kms)- Anandpur Sahib is a complex north of Chandigarh and comprises several Gurdwaras. Anandpur Sahib is a major Sikh pilgrimage centre and one of the most visited after Golden Temple in Amritsar. Takht Sri Darbar Sahib Kesgarh Sahib at Anandpur is one of the Rakhts of Sikhism and therefore most important. Guests on a general pilgrimage may also visit Naina Devi Temple near Anandpur Sahib.
Kiratpur (76 kms from Chandigarh) - Guru Hargobind settled in Kiratpur in 1635. There are number of Gurdwaras in Kiratpur
Chamkur Sahib (56 kms form Chandigarh) - This is where Guru Gobind Singh arrived after leaving Anandpur in early 18th Century. There are number of Gurdwaras in Chamkur Sahib area.
Machhiwara (25 kms form Chamkaur Sahib) - This is where Guru Gobind Singh fled to after battle of Chamkaur.Gurdwara Charan Kanwal is built where Guru bathed.
Nishan Sahib, Patiala (75 kms from Chandigarh) - This is a Gurdwara, that is part of Bahadurgarh Fort.
Other well-visited Gurdwaras around Chandigarh comprise
* Gurdwara Nada Sahib - 15 Km from Chandigarh on the Panchkula-Naraingarh highway
* Gurdwara Nabha Sahib - 15 Km from Chandigarh on the road to Patiala
* Gurdwara Amb Sahib (Mohali) - Visited by Guru Har Rai, the seventh Guru, in 1659.
* Gurdwara Baoli Sahib - 10 km from Chandigarh on the Zirakpur-Kalka highway
Above Gurdwaras can be visited within 3 days ex-Chandigarh.