Gurdaspur District of Punjab at a Glance

Lok Sabha Constituencies in Gurdaspur district, Punjab (MP Constituencies) Gurdaspur
MLA Assembly Constituencies in Gurdaspur district, Punjab Batala
Dera Baba Nanak
Dina Nagar
Fatehgarh Churian
Sri Hargobindpur

About Gurdaspur District :

The Gurdaspur district is the northern most district of Punjab state. It falls in the Jalandhar division and is sandwitched between river Ravi and Beas. The district lies between north-latitude 310-36′ and 320-34′ and east longitude 740-56′ and 750-24′ and shares common boundaries with Pathankot district in the north, Beas River in the north-east, Hoshiarpur district in the south-east, Kapurthala district in the south, Amritsar district in the south west and Pakistan in the north west.

All the Tehsils of the district namely Gurdaspur,Batala and Dera Baba Nanak are plain and similar to the rest of the Punjab plains in structure. The land scape of the district has varied topography comprising undulating plan, the flood plains of the Ravi and the Beas and the up land plain.

To its south lies an area of about 128 sq.kms which is highly dissected and is an undulating plain. Its elevation ranges from about 305 to 381 metres above sea level. It is travessed by a number of choas and has an undulating topography.

The flood plains of the Ravi and the Beas are separated from the up land plain by sharp river cut bluffs. They are low lying, with slightly uneven topography. Sand dominates in the soil structure of the flood plains, but it diminishes in both quantity and courseness in the upland plain.The up land plain covers a large part of the district particularly .Its elevation ranges from about 305 mertres above sea level in the north-east to about 213 metres above sea level in the south west, with a gentle gradient of about 1 metre in 1.6 km. This is the most important physiographic unit in the district

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Tourist Places :

Mahakaleshwar Temple At Kalanaur

Mahakaleshwar  TempleShivlingam in Mahakaleshwar templeSince time immemorial, a big Shivratri fair is held every year in the Mahakaleshwar temple on Shivratri day when a large number of devotees gather here to celebrate the festival of Shivratri.

This photograph shows the shivlingam which is in horizontal position. It is the only temple of shiva in india in which shivlingam is in horizontal position. This shivlingam is in mahakaleshwar temple at Kalanaur.

Barath Sahib

ENTRANCE TO THE BAOLI  (BARATH SAHIB)Gurudwara  Sri-Barath  SahibBarath Sahib is situated 13 Kilometer west of Pathankot city. The Gurudwara of Barath Sahib is associated with Baba SRI-CHAND, the elder son of Guru Nanak Dev ji, Baba Sri-Chand, the founder of udassi sect was born on Bhadhon 9, Samvat 1551 i.e. 1494 AD in Sultanpur Lodhi.

Baradari the Summer Resort of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Ji at Dina NagarSummer  Resort  of Maharaja  Ranjit  Singh ji

Pandori Dham Temple at Pandori Mahantan is situated 8 Kms east of Gurdaspur cityPandori  Dham  Temple

Dera Baba Nanak

Dera Baba NanakAnother view of Shri  Darbar  Sahib  Gurudwara Dera Baba Nanak is situated 45 Kilometers west of Gurdaspur. This place is associated with Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. The two famous Gurudwaras at Dera Baba Nanak are Sri Darbar Sahib and Sri Chola Sahib.

Gurudwara Chola Sahib Dera Baba NanakGurudwara  Chola  Sahib

Achal Sahib

Achal  SahibAchal Sahib is 8 Kms from Batala on Batala Jalandhar road. This is associated with Guru Nanak Dev Ji and Kartik Ji, the son of Lord Shiva and Parvati.

Achaleshwar Temple

Achaleshwar TempleOn the opposite side of Gurudwara, there is Achaleshwar temple. According to local sources written on the board of the temple, this temple belongs to Satyug period and is related to God Kartik the son of Lord Shiva and Parvati.

Gurudwara Sri Kandh Sahib (BATALA)

Gurudwara Sri Kandh SahibThis pious place is associated with Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s marriage. Here Guru Nanak Dev Ji came as a bridegroom from Sultanpur Lodhi in 1487 A.D.

Shrine of Brave Haqiqat Rai (1724 – 1731 AD) at Batala Shrine of Brave Haqiqat Rai

Dhianpur Shrine

Dhianpur  ShrineDhianpur is situated 19 Kilometers north of Batala. The town is associated with Baba Lal Ji, who is said to have lived during the time of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan.

There is a mythological brief associated with this place that one who may have bath in the baoli on a moonlit night of Saturday the person will be blessed with a son.

Shrine of Dhianpur Sri Baba Lal Dyal Ji Shrine of  Dhianpur  Sri Baba  Lal  Dyal  Ji

Mosque Aqsa

Mosque AqsaTown of Qadian is associated with the founder of AHMADIYA MUSLIA SECT, the Promised Messiah “HAZRAT MIRRZA GULAM AHMAD ” who was born in Qadian. Qadian is not only known now within India but enjoys special regard in the hearts of 10 million Ahmadia Muslims spread in all five continents of the world.

A full view of Minarah at Qadian

A  full  view  of Minarah  at  Qadian

Sri Namdev Durbar at Ghoman

Sri Namdev  Durbar  at GhomanGHOMAN is situated about 26 KM. Southeast of Batala city. Ghoman is about 10 KM from Sri Hargobindpur. It is towards west side of Sri Hargobindpur. Ghoman is associated with Baba Namdev (1270-1350 AD). Baba Namdev was the founder of this town and meditated here for 17 long years. Here he did miraculous deeds.

Jhulna Mahal, The Sprining Wall of 18 th Century at Gurdaspur Jhulna  Mahal

Gurdas Nangal

Gurdas  NangalVillage Gurdas Nangal which is associated with Banda Singh Bahadar’s last battle with Mugals is situated about 7 kilometers (4 miles) west of Gurdaspur City. Bhai Duni Chand’s Haveli earlier known as BANDE WALI THEH is about one mile from the present village of Gurdas Nangal. A brief life history of Banda Singh Bahadur is written on a huge board and is displayed in front of Gurudwara.

Gurudwara called the Haveli of Bhai Duni Chand earlier known as Bande Wali theh about one mile from the present village of Gurdasnangal

Gurudwara at village Gurdas Nangal in the memory of Banda Singh BahadurGurudwara at village Gurdas

Gurudwara Ghallughara Sahib at Kahnuwan Chhamb

Gurudwara Ghallughara SahibThis is associated with massacre of Sikhs in 1746 AD. It is situated about 10 Km south of Gurdaspur.

Sri – Hargobindpur

Sri - HargobindpurSri-Hargobindpur is situated about 45 Kilometres south of Gurdaspur city. This area was formerly known as “ROHILA”. “GURU ARJUN DEV” the fifth Guru of Sikhs founded the town of Sri-Hargobindpur in 1595 AD in memory of his son Hargobind’s birth in that year, as the child was the only son born to the Guru Arjan Dev after many prayers. Guru Arjan Dev named this town as SRI-GOBINDPUR but due to Chandu Shah’s

Mukeshwar Temple at Shahpur Kandi

Mukeshwar Temple at Shahpur KandiThis temple is situated on the bank of river Ravi. It is about eight kilometers north east of SHAHPUR KANDI. This temple is the earliest relics of antiquity. These are said to data back to the times of the PANDAVAS.

Stories are told of ARJUN’S and DRAUPADI’S visit to this place. Near the temple a long left in the rock a little way up the river is known ARJUNA’S CHULA.

Arjun’s Chulha and Sehdev’s Cave at Shahpur KandiArjun’s Chulha and Sehdev’s Cave at Shahpur Kandi


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