With a historical and religious touch to it, Faridkot is a place where you can experience the great culture and heritage of India. Situated in southwestern Punjab, the town is a great place for tourists on a spiritual quest
The town got its name from Baba Sheikh Farid; at first he was a forced laborer but then people saw the miracles—when he had to carry a sack of mud on his head, it floated above him; he didn’t have to put in any effort whatsoever. The other laborers and the people of the town then realized he had magical powers and was no ordinary person He was then asked not to work and the place was named after him. Every year for nine days in the month of September from the 15th to the 23rd, there is a fair called the Farid Mela—visiting during time would enable a tourist to get the true feel of the place.Faridkot has places that are both historical and religious in nature. Being situated in Punjab, it has many Gurudwaras like Gurdwara Tilla (Chilla) Baba Farid where Baba Farid meditated for 40 days before leaving the town and going to Pakpattan. A piece of wood with which he wiped his hands has been preserved and kept carefully till date. Another Gurudwara dedicated to Baba Farid is Gurudwara Godari Sahib where it is believed that he left his godari (jacket).Faridkot also has the Gurudwara Guru Ki Dhab and Gurudwara Tibbi Sahib. Apart from Gurudwaras, the town also has some government institutes, which hold a lot of value, and monuments like Qilla Mubarak, Raj Mahal, Darbar Ganj, the Fairy Cottage and the Check Tower. Faridkot also has the Rajasthan and Srihind canals, which were constructed in the year 1962 to carry water to the drier parts of Punjab.Being a town with a lot of places to visit, traveling is sometimes a matter of concern. Buses that help you reach the various tourist spots are available and so are auto-rickshaws, but frequency may be an issue. You may even choose to travel by a hired taxi or rent a private car for comfort.Don't wander around the place alone once it is dark.Don’t carry a lot of cash or expensive and precious jewelry.Check the weather conditions before planning a trip
Faridkot is not well connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights. The nearest airport is in Lahore at a distance of 100kms.
Airports: Allama Iqbal International Airport
There is no regular trains to Faridkot from other major cities of the country. The nearest Railway station is at Bathinda which is located at a distance of 53kms.