Sirhind, a historical city, known to be a military stronghold was governed by many dynasties. This city is in Fatehgarh Sahib district of Punjab. Fatehgarh Sahib is located 8 km away from Sirhind and its capital, Chandigarh is 44 km away. This city lies on the border of Ludhiana and Fatehgarh Sahib. Cities that surround Sirhind are Khanna, Rajpura, Kharar, and Morinda. Its nearby historical areas include Amloh, Fatehgarh Sahib, Bassi Pathana, and Khamano.
Places to Stay
There are no hotels in Sirhind. Fatehgarh Sahib, a historical locality offers good budget hotels. One such hotel is the Floating Hotel (Tariff – Rs.600).
The languages spoken by the people here are Punjabi and Hindi.
The most important festivals celebrated in Sirhind are Lohri in January, Holi in March, and Dussehra and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
There are many historical forts, gurudwaras, and monuments scattered all around Sirhind. Some of these are located in Sanghol which is also an ancient Harappa cultural site (21 km), Gurudwara Shri Fatehgarh Sahib (3 km), and Aam Khas Bagh (2 km) away from here.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is 51 km away, located in Chandigarh.
The railway station in Sirhind is located about 2 km away from the city.
Being a historical city, this area always gets tourists all-year round. Many state-run and private buses ply on the roads connecting this city. In case you don’t have the time and energy to stand in bus counters, booking bus tickets online will help.