The holy city of Bliss as the name transalates is the second most important centre of Sikh religion. Its foundation was laid by the ninth Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib in 1664 AD. From here 11 years later he left for Delhi to the court of the Mughal emperor Aurangzed to plead for greater religious tolerence and an end to religious persecution. Here his severed head was brought to his son and family. It was here the Khalsa, or the Pure was born under the leadership of the 10th Guru, Gobind Singh Sahib on 30th March 1699.
How to reach Anandpur Sahib
The nearest airport is Chandigarh which is 120 kms away. Lying about 25 kms off National Highway No 21 (Chandigarh - Manali), Anandpur Sahib is connected by a good network of roads to all the important places in the region.
What to see
Amongst the important places of interest are Gurudwara Sri Sis Ganj built over the site where the severed head of Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib was cremated, Gurudwara Sri Kesgarh Sahib standing at the place where the five brave followers of Guru Gobind Singh offered their heads and the Khalsa Panth was born (it is also one of the five seats of religious authority), Gurudwara Damdama Sahib marking the site where Gobind Singh was proclaimed the tenth Guru, various forts and fortresses and the museum housed in Gurudwara Keshgarh Sahib displaying some of the weapons and arms associated with Guru Gobind Singh and others.
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October marks the beginning of the winter season in Punjab. Winters are chilly, as the temperature dips to 0 degrees(night). The Summers stretch from April till June and is hot and dry with temperatures rising to 45°C. The monsoons are from July to September.