Qadian is a small village in the Gurdaspur district of Punjab. It is located 60 km north-east of Amritsar, about 30 km south of Gurdaspur. Mirza Hadi Baig, a religious scholar, established this town in 1530. Qadian became a centre of religious learning when Mirza Ghulam Ahmad established the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in 1889. Members of the Muslim community visit this place in large numbers to seek peace and solitude. Qadian also has some exquisite monuments.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels near Amritsar. Some of them are Hotel Ashirwad International (Tariff – Rs. 1500), Hotel Shiraz Regency (Tariff – Rs. 1400), Hotel Kishore International (Tariff – Rs. 1250), and Airlines Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800).
The official language of Qadian is Punjabi. The other language spoken is Urdu.
Some of the festivals celebrated in Qadian are Muharram and Chhinjh Mela in August.
Places of Interest
Some of the places of tourist attraction include Minar-i-Qadian (a Mosque in Qadian), Tomb of Sheikh Ahmed Qadiani, Kali Dwara Mandir, and Achleshwar Dham in Batala (20 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Qadian is in Amritsar, which is located 60 km from the village.
The nearest major railway station to Qadian is at Gurdaspur (15 km). Gurdaspur is well connected with Amritsar.
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