From its lively streets to the colorful markets, to the tranquil and sacred environs of its numerous gurudwaras, Nawanshahr perfectly embodies the spirit of a quintessential Punjabi city. Yet, the city adds its distinct mark to every aspect, transforming it into something unique. Boasting of a formidable historical background, the city is believed to be established during the 13th and 14th centuries, by an Afghan commander Nausher Khan. Located in the east of Punjab, the city has flourished over the centuries, becoming a prominent cultural hub of the region. It was named Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, in the honor of the revolutionary freedom fighter.
Nawanshahr is a haven for those on a spiritual quest. Home to a plethora of religious sites, the city is an ideal place to experience the divine presence as well as discover the age-old rituals and traditions of its communities. The city’s must-visit attractions include Sikh shrines such as Gurudwara Tahli Sahib, Gurudwara Patshahi, Gurudwara Manji Sahib, and the Hindu temples of Sanehi and Maheshiana.
The annual Jhandaji Fair is a great time to witness the fervent celebrations marked by spectacular performances of Punjabi folk dances such as Gidda and Bhangra.
The local markets are treasure troves of ethnic arts and handicrafts. You can shop for traditional outfits embroidered with phulkari work, parandi, and hand-woven carpets.
Public transport in Nawanshar consists of a well-connected bus service. The buses ply on most routes in and around the city, at considerably low fares. However, auto-rickshaws are the most popular means of traveling within the city. They are convenient as well as affordable. Hire a private vehicle if you wish to travel at your own pace.
By road Nawanshahr is surrounded by Nawanshshar, Nawashahr Doaba, Phagwara which are 14.89 km, 14.9 km, 21.22 km away respectively. These places are ideal spots for people to plan their short weekend break.