Faridkot District of Punjab at a Glance

About Faridkot District :

Faridkot District was part of the then Ferozepur Division but in the year 1996, Faridkot Division has been established with a Divisional headquarter at Faridkot which includes Faridkot, Bathinda and Mansa districts. It  is situated between 29 degree 54 feet to 30 degree 54 feet north latitude and 74 degree 15 feet to 75 degree 25 feet east longitude. It lies in south west of the state and is surrounded by Ferozepur District in the north west, Moga and Ludhiana Districts in the north east and districts of Bathinda and Sangrur in the south.

Headquarter of the district administration, lies on the Firozepur-Bathinda-Delhi Railway line. It is also connected by road with Chandigarh (218 km), Firozepur (32 km),Muktsar (45 km) and Bathinda (65 km). Faridkot, Kot Kapura and Jaitu Towns are linked by railway stations as well as by road

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Tourist Places :

Qilla Mubarak

The fort with its impressive architecture still adorns the city of Faridkot. Its foundation is believed to have been laid by Raja mokalsi, Raka Hamir Singh renovated it and got it extended. Later ruler like Raja Bikram Singh. Raja Balbir singh got constructed many new buildings. It housed the royal Place. Tosha Khana, Modi Khana & Treasury Buildings. There is a garden within the four walls of the fort. All the buildings are very well build and well furnished

Raj Mahal


‘Raj Mahal’ (royal Palace) was built during the reign of Maharaja Bikrama Singh during 1885-1889 under supervision of the, then Crown Prince (Later Maharaja) Balbir Singh, who incidentally was the first to move in and start living in it. Spread over nearly 15 acres, it presented a magnificent look with French design, dominating grassy lawns a mid semi desert area of the State. Its entrance called “Raj Deori” – itself is a heritage building of a vintage and now houses Balbir Hospital.

                            Raj Deori                                                           Raj Mahal

 

Darbar Ganj

This beautiful bungalow is a well laid out garden place. All the rooms are finished in the most modern style. The guests from the sisterly states used Darbar Gang for stay. The building has now been converted into Circuit House.

 

 

 

Gurdwara Tilla (Chilla) Baba Farid


This is as old as the town-self. This place is situated near the Qilla Mubarak. Baba Farid remained at this place in meditation for 40 days before proceeding to Pakpattan. Besides place of Tilla Baba Farid. A sacred piece of wood with which Baba ji wiped his hands littered with mud has been preserved to – date. Shabad-Kirtan is recited get daily and Langer is also served every day to the people visiting this place. The poor also get daily langer, larger number of people visit this holy place on every Thursday to pay their obeisance to the great Sufi Saint.

Gurdwara Godari Sahib


This place is situated on the out skirts about 4 K.M. on Faridkot-Kotkapura road. It is believed that Baba Sheikh Farid left his godari (Jacket) there before entering Faridkot town. A beautiful gurdwara was constructed in 1982 and a Sant Sarover was later constructed at this place. Large numbers of people visit this place every Thursday and also take bath in this Sarover.

Gurdwara Guru Ki Dhab

10th Guru of Sikhs Sri Guru Gobind Singh said to have visited this place previously known as Doda Tal. This place is about 12 K.M. from Kotkapura on Kotkapura-Jaitu Road.

 

 

Gurdwara Tibbi Sahib


Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji is said to have visited Jaitu on 15th April, 1706. Here Guru Ji stayed at a Sand Dune (Tibba) near village Jaitu and practiced arrows shooting with other sikhs. People congregate here on 10th Phagun every year in memory of the sikhs who scarified their lives during Jaitu Morcha and this is known as Shaheedi Jor Mela.

 

 

 

Gurdwara Godavarisar Patshahi Dasvin village Dhillwan Kalan:


This Gurdwara is situated at a distance of 5 K.M. from Kotkapura on Kotkapura-Bathinda Road. Guru Gobind singh is said to have handed over his clothes to a Sodhi family in the village. These clothes can still be seen with the Sodhi family.

 

 

 

Rajsthan and Sirhind Canals
Rajasthan Canal and Sirhind Feeder passes near the Faridkot town. Rajasthan canal was constructed during the year,1962 to carry the additional water from Sutluj and Beas river at Hari Ke Pattan to dry areas of Punjab

Fairy Cottage


This cottage is situtated 7 K.M. from Faridkot on Chahal Road. This beautiful cottage is constructed by Maharaja Brijinder Singh in 1910-11.

Check Tower

This tower is made at the entrance of the Fairy cottage which is also constructed by Maharaja Brijinder Singh.

 

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