Located in the erstwhile state of Jind, Sangrur in Punjab is known as the City of Gurudwaras. With each place of worship more beautiful than the next, the city sees many Sikhs from all over the country regularly visiting this little hamlet
It is believed that Sangrur was a land that was occupied from 2,300 BC due to its fertile nature. History suggests that it was named after a Jat named Sanghu, who founded the city.Apart from the many Gurudwaras in the city, which add an air of tranquility and royalty to Sangrur, there are many well-maintained parks and gardens as well. For centuries, agriculture has continued to be the main source of livelihood for the locals, with Sangrur’s vast expanses of fertile land. Not only does this land feed multitudes of people, but it also provides stunning views from almost any part of the town. A visit to Sangrur on the way to Chandigarh or any other larger northern city will be well worth your while.Visiting all the beautiful Gurudwaras that call Sangrur home will definitely take up much of your time. Gurudwara Nanak Jhira Sahib, Gurudwara Janam Asthan and Gurudwara Akoi Sahib are just to name a few. Each Gurudwara has a patron saint, believed to be extremely pious and powerful, and so devotees throng these places of worship to purge themselves of their sins or seek blessings.Banasar Garden at the north end of the city is a popular place to unwind, for both locals and tourists. This park has been well maintained and also houses a traditional building with 12 doors called the Baradari. The erstwhile king’s palace is also in this garden, or bagh, as it is locally known, and has now been converted into a museum. The museum houses a number of manuscripts, weapons and other artifacts belonging to the rulers of Jind.A good time to visit Sangrur would be during its many festivals. The Guga Naumi Festival and the Kuka Fair are among the most popular festivities in town.Auto-rickshaws are easily available from almost any part of town and at any time of the night or day in Sangrur. You could also hire a car or a private taxi from a local rental to visit the various sites.Dress appropriately and cover your head while visiting the Gurudwaras.Avoid stepping out after dark
Sangrur is not well connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights. The nearest airport is in Ludhiana at a distance of 68kms.
Airports: Ludhiana Airport
There is no regular trains to Sangrur from other major cities of the country. The nearest Railway station is at Patiala which is located at a distance of 53kms.
Railway Station(s): Patiala