Paonta Sahib Himachal, Photo: jbhangoo: Flickr

Paonta Sahib Himachal

About Paonta Sahib Himachal

Paonta Sahib is small sacred town located in state of Himanchal Pradesh. Located on the banks of Yamuna river, Paonta Sahib town is holy place for Sikh community people and was built in the memory of Guru Gobind Singh, 10th Guru of Sikhs. This city is also known for growing industries. 

It is also spelled as Ponta Sahib or Poanta Sahib.

Himachal Pradeshnear Dehradun on Uttarakhand-Himacal border
48.5 kms / 1 hr 24 mins
From IBST Dehradun
30 mins

Paonta Sahib Himachal in Dehradun

Attraction in Paonta Sahib

Gurudwara : Gurudwara in Paonta Sahib is religiously significant and historical important for all Sikh religion. This Gurudwara was built in the memory of Guru Gobind Singh. 'Dasam Granth' was also written here by the Gobind Singh ji. Gurudwara is located on the banks of Yamuna river.

Museum : In Paonta Sahib, a museum having personal accessories of guru Gobind Singh ji is on display. Followers of sikh religion must visit this museum after visiting Gurudwara. One can see pens and weapons used by Guru Gobind Singh ji here. 

Things to Do while Visiting Paonta Sahib

Picnic at Khodri Dak Patthar
An aesthetic fusion of nature and man-made marvels, Khodri Dak Patthar is a picnic spot, just 25 km from Paonta Sahib. It has a quiet park, a swimming pool and a tourist bungalow. An artificial lake formed after the construction of a diversion dam on river Yamuna is a good place to spend leisure time.

Relish fruits and jams at Dhaula Kuan
On way to Paonta Sahib, 20 km from Nahan, Dhaula Kuan is known for its juicy orchards of citrus fruits and mangoes. At a factory outlet here, freshly packed juices, jams, pickles and canned fruits attract ready buyers. At a little distance is the Kastasan Devi temple, built to commemorate an old battle victory by a former ruler of Nahan.

Fairs and Festivals near Paonta Sahib

Renuka Fair: The town of Renuka, situated 50 Km from Paonta Sahib observes a religious fair which includes cultural programmes organized during the evenings. The fair brings wholesome entertainment to the tourists and locals. This annual fair is scheduled to be organized in October/November.

Chaitra and Ashwin Navratri Mela at Balasundri: This fair is organized during the Chaitra Navratra’s in March/April and Ashwin Navratra’s in September/October. A large number of Pilgrims visits the Balasundari Temple at Trilokpur and seeks holy blessings.

Location of Paonta Sahib Himachal

Paonta Sahib Himachal is located in Himachal Pradesh ( near Dehradun on Uttarakhand-Himacal border).

Location & How to Reach Paonta Sahib Himachal

By Road: Paonta Sahib is easily approachable from Nahan (45 Km), Dehradun (45 Km), Haridwar (117 Km), Shimla (180 Km) by bus, car or taxi.

By Rail: Nearest railway stations are at Ambala and Dehradun.

By Air: The nearest airport is at Chandigarh and Dehradun

Note:  Paonta Sahib is located in Himanchal Pradesh state near state border of Uttarakhand.  Paonta Sahib is not a part of Uttarakhand but is a holy place and a must visit location near Dehradun

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What is Paonta Sahib Himachal famous for?

Paonta Sahib Himachal is popular place for following activities/ interests - Gurudwara, Religious.

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