About Faridkot City

Places to see in Faridkot

Faridkot was the capital town of the erstwhile princely State of Faridkot. The city is named after the famous Muslim spiritual poet Baba Farid. Baba Farid, whose work has found a prominent place in the holy Guru Granth Sahib, was employed as a laborer when he first came to this place. But on seeing a divine revelation, Sheikh Farid was allowed to depart. The basket given to him to carry earth was seen floating without any support.

In his honor the town was renamed as Faridkot. The town now has a tomb of baba Farid called 'Chila Baba Farid'.Faridkot has many fine structures, the most important being the former Secretariat building now housing the District Courts, Guest House, Clock Tower, DarbarGanj and the stadium. The town also houses former ruler's palace and a fort. The town of Faridkot also figures prominently in the struggle for Indian independence

Places to Visit

Darbar Ganj

This beautiful bungalow is a well laid out garden place. All the rooms are finished in the most modern style. The guests from the sisterly states used DarbarGanj for stay. The building has now been converted into Circuit House.Now This complex also houses the office of Commissioner Faridkot, Division Faridkot.

Gurdwara Tilla (Chilla) Baba Farid

This is as old as the town-self. This place is situated near the Qilla Mubarak. Baba Farid remained at this place in meditation for 40 days before proceeding to Pakpattan. Besides place of Tilla Baba Farid. A sacred piece of wood with which Baba ji wiped his hands littered with mud has been preserved to - date. Shabad-Kirtan is recited get daily and Langer is also served every day to the people visiting this place. The poor also get daily langer, larger number of people visit this holy place on every Thursday to pay their obeisance to the great Sufi Saint.

Gurdwara Godari Sahib

This place is situated on the out skirts about 4 K.M. on Faridkot-Kotkapura road. It is believed that Baba Sheikh Farid left his godari (Jacket) there before entering Faridkot town. A beautiful gurdwara was constructed in 1982 and a SantSarover was later constructed at this place. Large numbers of people visit this place every Thursday and also take bath in this Sarover.

Gurdwara Tibbi Sahib

Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji is said to have visited Jaitu on 15th April, 1706. Here Guru Ji stayed at a Sand Dune (Tibba) near village Jaitu and practiced arrows shooting with other sikhs. People congregate here on 10th Phagun every year in memory of the sikhs who scarified their lives during JaituMorcha and this is known as ShaheediJorMela.

Distance from nearby major places:

Faridkot nearby places

Faridkot to:-
Amritsar 121kms
chandigarh 217kms
Pathankot 231kms
Gurdaspur 178kms
Jalandhar 129kms
Hoshiarpur 173kms
Kapurthala 160kms
Ludhiana 121kms
Patiala 189kms
Sangrur 133kms
Fatehgarh Sahib 185kms
Shimla 308kms
Manali 456kms
Dharamshala 313kms
Dalhousie 313kms
Jammu 326kms
Delhi 377kms

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