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1. Aam Khas Bagh

Aam Khas Bagh

1 out of 11
places to visit in Sirhind

Aam Khas Bagh translates to the Garden of the Ordinary (Aam) and privileged (Khas). The present-day Aam Khas Bagh comprises of the remnants of a highway inn that was constructed for the use of royals as well as the ordinary people. It is one of the most visible reminders of Sirhind’s glorious past. This Mughal garden, located on Bassi Road of Sirhind, is open to the public and is owned and maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India. A tourist complex called Maulasari is being run on the grounds of Aam Khas Bagh at present times. The garden and nursery are well maintained, and a light and sound show is also held that depicts stories of bravery from Sirhind. There are various Mughal era monuments in the vicinity of this garden that promote it as a tourist destination. Visitors like to take a walk through the ruins and marvel at the engineering skills of a bygone era.

2. Rauza Sharif

Rauza Sharif

2 out of 11
places to visit in Sirhind

Rauza Sharif is also known as Dargah of Shaikh Ahmad Faruqi Sirhindi. He is more popularly known as Mujaddid, Alf Sani. It is a significant site of tourist attraction in Sirhind, owing to its historical importance and architectural beauty. It is often regarded as the second Mecca among Sunni Muslims. The Shaikh lived in this place during the times of Akbar and Jahangir, and he is held in very high esteem among his community. Rauza Sharif, his mausoleum, is flocked by thousands of pilgrims from various parts of the globe to take part in the Urs of Shaikh Ahmad Sirhindi every year.

3. Floating Restaurant

Floating Restaurant

3 out of 11
places to visit in Sirhind

Known as India’s first and foremost floating restaurant, this idea was conceived in Sirhind, Punjab and built in the early seventies. The uniqueness of the concept and its perfect implementation helped it creating national headlines at its time. The Floating Restaurant of Sirhind also had the distinction of being featured in the Limca Book of World Records. It has been about five decades since its construction, and it is still regarded as an attractive landmark and major tourist attraction. The Punjab Tourism Development Corporation earlier owned the Floating Restaurant. However, it was later handed over to the Punjab Heritage Tourism Promotion Board. The restaurant is built on the waters of Bhakra Mainline Canal that runs between Gobindgarh and Sirhind. It is an excellent roadside facility that is frequented by tourists and travellers to rest a while. Tourists have often praised the quality and taste of the food at this restaurant. The prices are also very reasonable. There are also provisions for an overnight stay in spacious, comfortable rooms.

4. Gurudwara Fatehgarh Sahib

Gurudwara Fatehgarh Sahib

4 out of 11
places to visit in Sirhind

Gurudwara Fatehgarh Sahib is a complex comprising of several shrines located in the Town of Sirhind. This place of worship marks the 1710 conquest of this city by the Sikhs under the able leadership of Banda Bahadur. Fatehgarh Sahib has secured a prominent place in history as the battleground of the war between the Muslims and the Sikhs. A Gurudwara was eventually built to commemorate the bravery of the younger sons of Shri Guru Gobind Singh who were bricked-up alive at that exact site. The Gurudwara of Fatehgarh Sahib is an essential religious venue among the Sikh community. It is highly regarded for the calm and peaceful vibes that it rubs off on its visitors.

5. Sanghol


5 out of 11
places to visit in Sirhind

Sanghol, also known as Uchha Pind, is a village of historical importance, located in the Fatehgarh Sahib district of Punjab. It is also known as Uchha Pind as it is located on top of a huge mound that is spread over an area of 200 km. A treasure trove of archaeological finds, it dates back to the Harappan civilisation. Sanghol has secured a special place for itself on the archaeological atlas of India. The village of Sanghol also finds mention in the works of Hiuen Tsang, a Chinese traveller from the 7th century. It is most famous for its archaeological museum, that boasts of relics and coins excavated from this area. Art lovers and history enthusiasts frequent the Sanghol Museum. The art pieces from this museum also go on display as special, exclusive exhibits at museums around the world. The excavations from Sanghol are of utmost archaeological significance and help understand the history and cultural heritage of Punjab.

6. Mata Chakreshvari Devi Jain Temple

Mata Chakreshvari Devi Jain Temple

6 out of 11
places to visit in Sirhind

The Mata Chakreshvari Devi Jain Temple is a famous temple of the Goddess Chakreshvari. It is also called the Mata Shri Chakreshvari Devi Jain Tirth. This ancient temple is located in the Attewali village of Sirhind and is believed to be more than a thousand years old. The inception of this temple has a fascinating legend associated with it, and its glory is increasing by the day. There is an annual function held at this temple for three days after Dusshera. Hundreds of pilgrims pay a visit to the Mata Chakreshvari Temple during this time.

7. Haveli Todar Mal

Haveli Todar Mal

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places to visit in Sirhind

The Haveli Todar Mal is situated within the premises of Gurudwara Fatehgarh Sahib. It was built in the 17th century and is also popularly known as Jahaz Mahal or Jahaz Haveli. The haveli is located in Harnam Nagar, on the eastern side of the Sirhind-Ropar Railway Line. The present-day Sirhind has the remains of the Haveli of Devan Todar Mal, which is believed to have been one beautiful building during its hay day. The lavish structure has been taken over by SGPC (Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee) and is being restored with the help of the Punjab Government and INTACH (Indian National Trust for Art and Culture Heritage).

8. Sant Namdev Temple

Sant Namdev Temple

8 out of 11
places to visit in Sirhind

Sant Namdev Temple has a substantial religious following in its area. It is situated in Bassi Pathana, at a distance of 6 km from the town of Fatehgarh Sahib. The temple is dedicated to Sant Namdev who lived in Maharashtra and visited Punjab during one of his trips. The holy book of the Sikhs, Guru Grant Sahib, contains 61 sacred hymns of Sant Namdev. The temple was previously known as Swami Namdev Ji Ka Dera. The temple structure was built in the year of 1925. The temple hosts an annual three-day fair on the eve of Basant Panchami. The fair attracts hundreds of devotees from all across the country.

9. Mosque of Sadhna Kasai

Mosque of Sadhna Kasai

9 out of 11
places to visit in Sirhind

The Mosque of Sadhana Kasai is one of the most ancient mosques of India. It is located in the north-western region of the Sirhind-Ropar railway line and is presently under the control of the Archaeological Survey of India. This mosque was dedicated to Bhagat Sadhana, who is also popularly known as Sadhana Kasai (Qasai). He was a renowned Muslim poet, mystic and saint. The entire structure of this mosque is built using Sirhindi bricks and boasts of beautiful Mughal architecture. The paintings on display in the mosque are representations of the ‘T’ art form. A Shabad of Sadhana Kasai is also included in the holy book of the Sikhs, Guru Granth Sahib.

10. Ustad di Mazar

Ustad di Mazar

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places to visit in Sirhind

Ustad di Mazar is home to the tomb of Ustad Syad Khan, a renowned architect and builder of that era. It is located close to Rauza Sharif which is regarded as the second Mecca among Sunni Muslims. Ustad di Mazar is considered to be a perfect example of the Mughal style of architecture and is bound to intrigue travellers from all across the globe. The structure has a huge dome with a large corridor above its small entrance.

11. Shahgird di Mazar

Shahgird di Mazar

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places to visit in Sirhind

Shahgird di Mazar is a tomb dedicated to Khwaja Khan, the apprentice (which translates to shagird) of the renowned Ustad Syad Khan. Khwaja Khan is believed to have achieved the fame of his master, Ustad Syad Khan, as a builder and architect. This structure is constructed in a Muslim architectural style and is popularly known as Talanian Maqbaras. The facade bears a striking resemblance to Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi. Shahgird di Mazar is famous for its beautiful architectural style. Few of the paintings have been lost. However, the remaining ones in the structure flaunt the exceptional artistry of that era.

FAQs on Sirhind

Can you suggest an itinerary for Sirhind?

Day 1: Sirhind is a perfect destination for a short weekend trip and the places you should arrive early in the morning to make the most of your trip. On the first morning, mingle with the locals and explore the streets of the city for interesting places to eat and relax. Proceed to the Aam Khaas Baugh in the evening and enjoy the sunset on the sprawling lawns where Shah Jehan once roamed. For dinner, visit the Floating Restaurant on the Sirhind Canal and watch the water flow by as you enjoy your meal.

Day 2: The next day, leave for the Harappan site of Sanghol. Strolling through the site and visiting the museum is likely to take the day and leave you with a whole new perspective of Ancient India.

Day 3: The next day, you could visit the two tombs located near the city - Ustad di Mazar and Shagird di Mazar. This teacher-student duo was buried close by on the same road and presents a very forlorn picture today. The tombs are very beautifully designed and are imposing structures on the empty skyline.

How can I commute within Sirhind?

Sirhind is not a very large town, and so most of the local attractions are located near each other. Some of the forts are towards the outskirts of the city, and there are auto rickshaws as well as cycle rickshaws to ferry people to and from these destinations. Tourists should be careful while travelling since many rickshaw drivers are known to fool tourists and charge extremely high prices for short distances.
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What are the top sightseeing places in Sirhind?

The top sightseeing places in Sirhind are Aam Khas Bagh, Rauza Sharif, Floating Restaurant, Gurudwara Fatehgarh Sahib, Sanghol, Mata Chakreshvari Devi Jain Temple .
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