The historical city is indelibly marked in the history of mediaeval India for the victory of faith over religious tyranny. For here the two teen aged sons of the tenth Guru, Gobind Singh, were interned alive in a brick chamber for refusing to change their religion. The monument built over the site is today called Gurudwara Fatehgarh Sahib. Sirhind was a favoured centre for more noble of the mughal rulers too, who have left behind a number elegant palaces and structures worth a visit.
How to reach Anandpur Sahib
The next airport is at Ludhiana 80 kms. Lying just off the National Highway No 1 ( Delhi - Amritsar) Sirhind is easily accessible from all major centers in the region.
What to see
Gurudwara Sri Fatehgarh Sahib marking the site of martyrdom of the sons of Guru Gobind Singh, Burj at Mata Gujri, where the sorrowing grand mother died and Gurudwara Jyoti Swarup built where they were cremated are amongst the most important Sikh pilgrimage in Sirhind.
Aam Khas Bagh built by Mughal Emperor Akbar and further developed by son Jehangir and grandson Shahjehan Rauza Sharif the mausoleum of a muslim saint Sheikh Ahmed Farooqi and the cenotap of Shah Zaman an Afgan ruler are some of the important monuments in the town.
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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.