The city is located in the state of Punjab, India, and was named after Mahant Guriya Ji in the 17th century. Beas and Ravi are rivers that flow along both the sides of the city. It is famous for its forts and temples. The city has a culturally rich population.
Places to Stay
The budget hotels in the city are R. K. Regency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Hotels At Click (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Punjabiyat Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 500).
Language spoken in Gurdaspur is Punjabi. Hindi and English are the secondary languages spoken.
Festivals celebrated in Gurdaspur are Baisakhi (April), Lohri (January), Holi and Diwali.
Places of Interest
Gurdaspur is famous for temples and shrines and some of them are Mahakaleshwar Temple, Pandir Dham Temple, Dera Baba Nanak, Shrine of Brave Haqiqat Rai, Dhianpur Shrine, Mosque Aqsa, Jhulna Mahal, Mukeshwar Temple, Fish Park and Kabootri Darwaza.
How to Get There
The nearest international airport to Gurdaspur is the Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, Amritsar, 70 km from the city. It is well-connected with cities like Pathankot, Delhi and Jammu.
The railway station of Gurdaspur is in the heart of the city. It is well-connected with cities such as New Delhi Pathankot, Amritsar, Jammu and Chandigarh through Chennai Mail (12624), Jammu Mail (14033) and Pathankot-Delhi Express (14038).
There is a good frequency of buses provided by the Punjab State Road Transport Corporation (PSRTC) to major towns and cities. Private bus services such as Sai Travels and New Jhang Travels offer sleeper and semi-sleeper non-AC services. Log on to Ticketgoose.com and get a cheap bus ticket.