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by Sumit Chourasia | Oct 05, 2019 | Category :travel

Top Places to visit in Gurdaspur, Punjab

Top Places to visit in Gurdaspur, Punjab

<p>Gurdaspur district is a district in the Majha region of the state of Punjab, India. Gurdaspur is the district headquarters. It internationally borders Narowal District of the Pakistani Punjab, the Punjab districts of Amritsar, Pathankot, Kapurthala and Hoshiarpur. Two main rivers Beas and Ravi passes through the district. The Mughal emperor Akbar is said to have been enthroned in a garden near Kalanaur, a historically important town in the district. The district is at the foothills of the Himalayas.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>As of 2011 it is the third most populous district of Punjab (out of 22), after Ludhiana and Amritsar. Batala, with 31% of the district's population, is its largest city.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Gurdaspur is a city in the state of Punjab, India, between the rivers Beas and Raavi, 21 km from the international border between India and Pakistan. It houses the administrative headquarters of Gurdaspur District and is in the geographical centre of the district.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Gurdaspur city was named after Mahant Guriya das ji. The Emperor Akbar was crowned at Kalanaur, which is 26 km from the city. Behrampur town, where the Maqbara (mausoleum) of Bairam Khan is situated, is 10 km away. Dinanagar city, which was the capital of the kingdom of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, is 12 km away.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Notable people</p> <p>Dev Anand(Indian actor)</p> <p>Premchand Dogra (Mr. Universe, Mr.India)</p> <p>Gurbachan Singh Salaria(Param Vir Chakra)</p> <p>Chetan Anand (director)</p> <p>Vijay Anand (director)</p> <p>Vinod Khanna(Indian actor)</p> <p>Shiv Kumar Batalvi (Punjabi writer)</p> <p>Dilbagh Singh (Air Chief Marshal)</p> <p>Dinesh Khanna(Badminton)</p> <p>Romesh Sharma (Indian Actor)</p> <p>Jasbir Jassi (Bhangra singer)</p> <p>Lt. Navdeep Singh (Ashoka Chakra Award)</p> <p>Guru Randhawa(Punjabi singer)</p> <p>Preet Harpal (Punjabi singer)</p> <p>Ashwani Kumar (politician)</p> <p>Robert Masih Nahar</p> <p>Shivil Kaushik (cricketer)</p> <p>Teja Singh Akarpuri</p> <p>Iqbal Bahu (Sufi singer)</p> <p>Ishfaq Ahmad(nuclear physicist)</p> <p>Alla Rakha (Tabla player)</p> <p>Zakir Hussain(musician)</p> <p>Nek Chand Saini(Rock Garden Chandigarh)</p> <p>Gurpreet Ghuggi(comedian,politician)</p> <p>Ranjit Bawa (Punjabi singer)</p> <p>Nimrat khaira(Punjabi singer)</p> <p>Satinder Satti(anchor-singer)</p> <p>Manpreet Gony (Cricketer)</p> <p>Varinder Singh Ghuman</p> <p>Surjit Singh Randhawa (hockey player)</p> <p>Principal Sujan Singh(writer)</p> <p>Teja Singh (singh sabha movement)</p> <p>Prabhjot Singh(Indian hockey player)</p> <p>Sobha Singh (painter)</p> <p>Partap Singh Bajwa(politician)</p> <p>Baba Jaimal Singh</p> <p>Mirza Nasir Ahmad(Khalifatul Massih III)</p> <p>Mirza Tahir Ahmad(Khalifatul Massih IV)</p> <p>Mirza Ghulam Ahmad(Ahmadiyya Movement)</p> <p>Mirza Basheer-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad(Khalifatul Massih II)</p> <p>Ghulam Ahmed Pervez(magazine-Tolu-e-Islam)</p> <p>Mumtaz Mufti(Renowned writer)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Education</p> <p>Gurdaspur has many elementary and secondary level schools and has 13 degree level and engineering colleges. Beant College of Engineering &amp; Technology Gurdaspur is among them, founded by then Chief Minister Beant Singh in 1995. A nationally accredited body by Ministry of Tourism (India) Institute of Hotel Management, Catering &amp; Nutrition is also located in Gurdaspur. Gurdaspur School of Internet Marketing, Jiya Lal Mittal DAV public School, Gurdaspur Public School are private institutions in Gurdaspur.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Administrative towns</p> <p>Batala</p> <p>Qadian</p> <p>Sujanpur</p> <p>Pathankot</p> <p>Kalanaur</p> <p>Sri Hargobindpur</p> <p>Dera Baba nanak</p> <p>Dhariwal</p> <p>Dinanagar</p> <p>Fatehgarh Churian</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Tourist Places</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Sri Kandh Sahib (BATALA),</p> <p>Gurudwara Sri Kandh Sahib (BATALA)</p> <p>This pious place is associated with Guru Nanak Dev Ji&rsquo;s marriage. Here Guru Nanak Dev Ji came as a bridegroom.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Achleshwar Dham btl,</p> <p>Achleshwar Dham</p> <p>On the opposite side of Gurudwara, there is Achaleshwar temple. According to local sources written on the board.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gurdaspur_district</p>

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