ABOUT FATEHGARH SAHIB:
- Historic Sikh pilgrim centre is named after Baba Fateh Singh Ji, the younger son of Guru Gobind Singh Ji.
MODE OF COMMUNICATION:
- Airport: Chandigarh Airport, Chandigarh (IXC), 55 kms away from Fatehgarh Sahib town.
- Rail: Fatehgarh Sahib Railway Station, Fatehgarh Sahib, 9 kms away from centre of Fatehgarh town.
- Road: Well connected by road.
SIGHTSEEING AT A GLANCE
Gurudwara Fatehgarh Sahib Gurudwara Jyothi Sarup Rauza Sharif
Sanghol Sirhind Aam Khas Bagh
ATTRACTIONS OF FATEHGARH SAHIB
- Gurudwara Fatehgarh Sahib:
- Beautiful white Gurudwara marks the site where Zorawar Singh (9 years old) and Fateh Singh (7 years old).
- The two younger sons of Guru Gobind Singh ji were entombed alive inside an enclosure of brick and cement.
- They preferred martyrdom instead of embracing Islam under the pressure of the Nawab of throughout the year.
- Gurudwara Jyothi Sarup:
- It is built on the site where Zorawar Singh, Fateh Singh and their grandmother Mata Gujri were cremated.
ATTRACTIONS AROUND FATEHGARH SAHIB
- Archaeological site north of Fatehgarh Sahib 26 kms away.
- It is said to have flourished 3,000 years ago and was known as Sangal-Dwip.
- It became an important settlement between 1st and 6th century, under the patronage of Kushans and the Guptas.
- The Sanghol Museum exhibits archaeological finds recovered from various sites of the State.
- A stupa and monastery here dates back to 1st – 2nd century.
- 5 kms away from Fatehgarh Sahib town.
- It was an important town during the reign of Tughlaqs and the Pathan Sur dynasty.
- Town flourished under Mughals till 1709.
- It suffered immensely between 1709 and 1763, due to frequent clashes between the rising Sikh power and the Mughals.
- It is dotted with a number of mosques and mausolea, the important ones are – tombs of Mir Miran and Taj Bibi, of Ustad and Shagird and the mosque of Saint Butcher Sanda.
- Aam Khas Bagh:
- Royal palatial mansion is the main attraction of Sirhind.
- Its construction was started by Hafiz Khan during the rule of Akbar, as a serai (highway inn) for the weary travellers and a retreat for the royalty.
- Later, Jehangir and Shah Jahan further developed this graceful structure.
- It fell into ruins after the battles between Sikhs and Mughals and has now been restored and converted into a tourist complex.
- Rauza Sharif:
- Mausoleum marks the burial site of Sufi saint Shaikh Ahmad Faruqui Sirhind.