The historic Sikh pilgrim centre is named after baba Fateh Singh Ji, the younger son of Guru Gobind Singh ji.
Gurudwara Fatehgarh Sahib
The beautiful white gurudwara marks the site where Zorawar Singh (9 years old) and Fateh Singh (7 year old), the two younger son’s of Guru Gobind Singh ji were entombed alive inside an enclosure of brick and cement. They preferred martyrdom instead of embracing Islam under the pressure of the Nawab of Sirhind. A large number of pilgrims visit the shrine throughout the year.
Around Fatehgarh Sahib
The archaeological site north of Fatehgarh Sahib is said to have flourished 3,000 years ago and was known as Sangal-Dwip. It became an important settlement between 1st and 6th century, under the patronage of Kushans and the Guptas. The Sanghol Museum exhibits archaeological finds recovered from various sites of the State. A stupa and monastery here dates back to 1st – 2nd century.
It was an important town during the reign of Tughlaqs and the Pathan Sur dynasty. The town flourished under Mughals till 1790. It suffered immensely between1709 and 1763, due to frequent clashes between the rising Sikh power and the Mughals. It is dotted with a number of mosques and mausolea, the important ones are tombs of Mir Miran and Taj Bibi, of Ustad and Shagird and the mosque of Saint Butcher Sanda.
Aam Khas Bagh
This royal palatial mansion is the main attraction of Sirhind. Its construction was started by Hafiz Khan during the rule of Akbar, as a serai (highway inn) for the weary travellers and a retreat for the royalty. Later, Jehangir and Shah Jahan further developed this graceful structure. It fell into ruins after the battles between Sikhs and Mughals and has now been restored and converted into a tourist complex.
The mausoleum marks the burial site of Sufi saint Shaikh Ahmad Faruqui Sirhindi.