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Ropar is categorised as Pilgrimage / Bird Watching

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Chamkaur Sahib (Photo Courtesy: Jasmeetsinghsekhon)

Reasons to Visit
  • Ropar lies only 50 kms from Chandigarh base point for major pilgrimages such as Naina Devi, Anandpur Sahib and Chamkaur Sahib (16 kms).
  • Ropar is base point to visit Bhakra dam in Nangal lies on the boundary with the neighbouring state of Himachal Pradesh.
  • Ropar is home to Ropar Wetlands, home to large variety of resident and migratory birds.
  • Devi Temples and Pilgrimages in North India"Ropar is base point to visit Anandpur Sahib (40 kms - Sikh Pilgrimage Centre) and Naina Devi (63 kms). Naina Devi is set on a hillock accessible by a cable car. Nainadevi is a major regional pilgrim centre and believed by many as one of the Shaktipeetha Temples. Nainadevi is typically visited enroute travelling from Chandigarh to Chintpurni."
  • Bird watching Destinations in Punjab and Himachal Plains"Ropar Wetland or Ropar Lake, is a man-made freshwater riverine wetland at 60+ kms from Chandigarh. Around the area more than 150+ bird species have been recorded. Ropar Wetland (listed as Ropar Lake) as one of the Ramsar sites among the 21 sites listed under India. "
  • Shaktipeetha Temples in North India"Naina Devi Temple is situated on a hilltop at about 60 kms North of Ropar overlooking the Gobind Sagar lake. Naina Devi Temple is significant regionally and is a well visited ex-Chandigarh (100 kms) throughout the year. Naina Devi Temple is also widely regarded as one of the Shakti Peetha temples."
  • Destinations for Transit stay on Delhi - Manali route"Ropar (60 kms ahead of Chandigarh) on NH-21 offers a perfect mid-way for travellers on Delhi - Manali route (About 320 kms from Delhi and 260 kms from Manali). "
  • Destinations visited part of Heritage Himachal and Punjab circuit"Bharatgarh near Ropar (20 kms) is renowned for its Fort and an experiential heritage hotel."
  • Countryside Getaways of Punjab"Ropar is home to Ropar Wetlands and around which destination getaway retreat of Kikar Lodge is located offering travellers a wholesome countryside experience. "
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Getaway (1-3 nights)1
Holiday (7 or more)3

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  • Ropar Getaway (2 Nights)


  • Himachal for the Adventure / Experiential / Off-beat traveller (9 Nights)
  • Manali with Shoja and Ropar (7 Nights)
  • Pilgrimage Itinerary- HP Temples and Gurudwaras - Jammu - Vaishnodevi - Golden Temple (8 Nights)

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Pickup/Drop between Chandigarh Airport and RoparRs. 2776

Railway Station Pickup or Drop

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Pickup/Drop between Chandigarh Railway Station and RoparRs. 2776

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Zip Lining at KikarRs. 1899

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Destination Ideas

  • Nainadevi Pilgrimage
  • Off-beat Himachal Pradesh
  • Ropar Wetlands

Stay Ideas

  • Kikar Lodge Getaway

Festivals linked to Ropar (Punjab)

  • Hola Mohalla

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Ropar wetland is a popular tourist attraction for bird watching and boating. A tourism complex called the 'Pinccasia' is located within the wetland boundary, which is run by the Punjab Tourism Development Corporation. Ropar wetland is a designated Ramsar site and therefore a must visit for those interested in Birdwatching.
    Archeological Museum in Ropar is about Harappan area escavations. The museum opened in 1998 houses the archaeological remains of excavated site near Ropar, the first Harappan site excavated in Independent India.
    Archeological Museum
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Chamkur Sahib is where Guru Gobind Singh arrived after leaving Anandpur in early 18th Century. There are number of Gurdwaras in Chamkur Sahib area.
    Major Gurdwara
    Kiratpur (76 kms from Chandigarh) is where Guru Hargobind settled in 1635. There are number of Gurdwaras in Kiratpur
    Major Gurdwara
    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 takhts of Sikhism and therefore most important.
    Major Gurdwara
    Gurudwara Sisganj Sahib in Anandpur Sahib is the holy place where the 9th Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib was cremated in 1675
    Major Gurdwara
    Machhiwara is where Guru Gobind Singh fled to after battle of Chamkaur.Gurdwara Charan Kanwal is built where Guru bathed.
    Major Gurdwara
    Naina Devi Temple is situated on a hilltop at about 60 kms North of Chandigarh overlooking the Gobind Sagar lake. The temple is connected with National Highway No. 21 and accessible via a cable car ride from the base point. Naina Devi Temple is significant regionally and is a well visited temple throughout the year. Naina Devi Temple is also widely regarded as one of the Shakti Peetha.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Devi Temple, Shaktipeetha
    Gobind Sagar is a man-made reservoir situated in Bilaspur District of Himachal Pradesh. One of the worlds highest gravity dams, the Bhakra dam rises nearly 225.5 m above its lowest foundations. In October and November, when the water level of the reservoir is high, a series of regattas are also organised by the Tourism and Civil Aviation department. Water-skiing, sailing, kayaking and water scooter racing are popular water sports activities during this period.Major attractions of the lake include ferry rides and water sports like speedboating. Gobind Sagar was declared as a water fowl refuge in 1962 and is good for fishing.
    Waterski, Angling, Watersports

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Nearest Airport in Ropar
  • Chandigarh International Airport ( IXC ) , Chandigarh-44 Kms
Railway Stations in Ropar
  • Rupnagar ( RPAR ), Ropar
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