Around Fatehgarh Sahib

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 Ist and 6th centuries, 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 date back to the 1st-2nd century.

Sirhind

It was an important town during the reign of Tughlaqs and the Pathan Sur dynasty. The town flourished under the Mughals till 1709. It suffered immensely between 1709 and 1763. due to frequent clashes between the rising Sikh power and the Mughals. It is dotted with several mosques and mausolea, the important ones are – tombs offer 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 travelers 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.

Rauza Sharif

The mausoleum marks the burial site of Sufi saint Shaikh Ahmad Faruqui Sirhind.

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