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Muktsar Tourism

Muktsar and its neighboring areas are closely linked with the history of the renowned Sikh personalities. The Gurudwara Rakabsar Sahib, Tibbi Sahib, Tuti Gandi Sahib and Gurudwara Tambu Sahib are some notable places that are recommended for the tourists to visit in Muktsar in order to have a glimpse of the magnificent period of the Sikh Tradition. The 2nd Sikh Guru, Guru Angad Dev Ji’s birthplace is located at Sarai Naga which is just 15 kms away from the Muktsar city and lies on the highway of Sahib-Kotkapura. Apart from the Gurudwaras the city also brags of two picturesque parks. Read on to know about the various tourist places in and around Muktsar.

Muktsar Tourism
Mukte Minar at Muktsar

Important Helpline Numbers

The best time to visit Sri Muktsar Sahib is from October to March when the weather remains pleasant. This is the most favorable time when tourists can explore the city properly.

Sh. Pawandeep Singh (Tourist Officer, Bathinda)
Address: Room Number 233/E, Dist. Administrative Complex, Bathinda, Pin code-151001
Phone: 9465380552

Punjab Tourist Information Centre
Address: Punjab Archive Bhawan, Plot Number- 3, Sec- 38 A, Chandigarh, Pin code- 160036
Website: http://www.punjabtourism.gov.in/
E-mail: phtpb123@gmail.com and info@punjabtourism.gov.in
Phone: 0172-2625950
Fax: 0172-2625953

Famous Tourist Attractions In and Around Muktsar

Gurudwara Tibbi Sahib

This renowned Gurudwara of Muktsar was built in the eighteenth century. It was originally a sandy hill from where Guru Govind Ji bombarded the enemies with arrows during the battle of Muktsar. The Gurudwara was rebuilt in the year 1843 by Sodhi Man Singh. At present the structure of the Gurudwara is a square shaped hall with the sacred sanctum located at the centre. On the top of the sanctum there exists a square pavilion which comprises a lotus dome which has attractive marble kiosks at the corners. The surface wall and the dome are lined up with white colored marble. The floors in the interior and exterior of the hall are topped with marble as well.

Gurudwara Tuti Gandhi Sahib

This Gurudwara was built to commemorate the 40 Muktas who sacrificed themselves for Guru Gobind Ji during the Muktsar battle. This holy place also houses a pious pond where a plethora of devotees take holy dip at the event of Magh Mela held every year on 13th January. The meaning of “Tuti Gandhi” is broken ties, which denotes Guru Gobind Ji annulled the document to prove that he was not the Guru of the forty Sikhs anymore in the context of Muktsar’s battle. Tuti Gandhi Sahib Gurudwara witnesses many holy events such as Guru Nanak’s birthday, Guru Gobind Singh’s birthday and birthday of Guru Arjun Dev (martyr). The entire Gurudwara is illumined beautifully during the festival of Diwali. Devotees can enjoy a comfortable stay at the “Sri Kalgidhar Niwas” (which offers 40 comfy rooms) during their visit to Tuti Gandhi Sahib.

Gurudwara Tambu Sahib

Inside the premises of the Tuti Gandhi Sahib Gurudwara there exists another famous Gurudwara of Muktsar named “Gurudwara Tambu Sahib”. This shrine lies close to the southeastern point of the pond. At this very spot, the 40 Muktas took position at the back of the shrubs and trees and disguised themselves as tents (or tambus). The building of the present day Gurudwara was constructed by the Maharaja of Patiala, Mohinder Singh. The Tambu Sahib Gurudwara encompasses a dome shaped hall with high ceiling. The hall also comprises a sanctum at the centre and a gallery.

Gurudwara Shahidganj Sahib

This is also famous as “Arigitha Sahib”. This Gurudwara lies almost 50 m away from the holy and historical pond (or sarovar) of Muktsar. This shrine was built in the year 1870 by the king of Faridkot, Raja Wazir Singh. At this very place Guru Gobing Ji cremated the dead bodies of the 40 Sikh Martyrs. In the 1980’s the building of this Gurudwara was refurbished and the present structure is a dome shaped hall.

Gurudwara Rakabsar Sahib

This Gurudwara lies nearly 200 m in the east direction of the Tibbi Sahib Gurudwara. It was constructed by Baba Baghel Singh in the 1950s. In the year 1923, February, the Gurudwara’s administration went in the hands of Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee. Every year in the mid of January, the Maghi Mela is rejoiced at this Gurudwara. As per the locals at this very place, Guru Gobind Ji was about to climb his horse when suddenly the stirrup (or the Rakab) broke, this gave rise to the name of the present Gurudwara as Rakabsar Gurudwara Shaib.

Gurudwara Sri Datan Sar Sahib

This Gurudwara is located in the city’s outskirts and it was built to commemorate Guru Gobind Ji. At this very place Guru Ji slaughtered a Mughal warrior. Tourists can also witness the grave of this warrior which is located close to this Gurudwara.

Gurudwara Taran Taran Sahib

This Gurudwara is positioned on the Muktsar to Bathinda road. According to a local legend, Guru Gobind Ji halted at this place while he was on his way to Rupana just after his victory in the battle of Muktsar.

Sri Darbar Sahib

This eminent Gurudwara of Muktsar was set up by the Sikhs who established themselves in the city in 1743. Later the Gurudwara was renovated by Bhai Lal Singh and Bhai Desu Singh who were the chiefs of the Kaithal city. It was again refurbished by Sant Sadhu Sigh and Sant Gurumukh Singh Karsevavale. They paneled the walls of this Gurudwara with marble. This building was demolished again for restoration during 1980s. During 1880s, a flag post and a high tower were established in the vicinity of this Gurudwara by Nabha’s Maharaja Hira Singh.

Angooran Wali Maseet

This is a renowned ancient mosque which is located close to the railway station of Muktsar. This is also famous as the “Jama Masjid” of Muktsar. This mosque was constructed in the year 1894, November by the Nawab Maulvi Razav Ali Mia Badruddin Shah. This beautiful mosque is crowned with domes and minarets.

Gurudwara Guptsar Sahib

This pious Sikh shrine lies in the suburbs of the village Chhattiana of the District Sri Muktsar Sahib in the Indian state of Punjab. This prominent Gurudwara is located about 24 kms away from the Muktsar city. There is also a shrine of a Peer named “Peer Ibrahim” which is situated close to the Guptsar Sahib Guudwara. According to a legend, Ibrahim was originally a Muslim ascetic who got converted into a Sikh and when Guru Gobind Singh visited this village he entitled Ibrahim as “Ajmer Singh”.

Mukt-e-Minar

This is another prominent tourist attraction of Muktsar which lies close to the District Administrative Complex. This historical monument was unveiled in 4th May 2005 by Amrinder Singh (who was Punjab’s Chief Minister at that time). This monument is reckoned as the tallest “Khanda” in the world. The structure of this monument is like a double edged sword. It is about 81 ft long and comprises 40 rings all around it. These 40 rings refer to the 40 Sikh Martyrs who sacrificed their lives during the famous Muktsar Battle. The monument is placed amid scenic surroundings which encompass lovely gardens and breathtaking lightings. Visitors can also enjoy an open theatre which is located here. Mukt-e-Minar was constructed to commemorate the completion of three hundred years of the martyrdom of 40 warriors or 40 Muktas.

Temples in Muktsar

Apart from the Gurudwaras, the city of Muktsar also offers some holy temples to the locals and the tourists. The Durga Mandir lies at the heart of the city. Mahadev Mandir is another notable shrine located in Muktsar and Shiv Mandir is nestled at the Kotkapura Road.

Parks in Muktsar

Guru Gobind Park is a notable park located in Muktsar. This park has a walkway in the shape of a circular ring which is used by the joggers. The Mai Bhago Park is another prominent park which is situated at the back of the Guru Gobind Park. This park is a war memorial which evokes the memories of the Muktsar Battle and was set up to honor Mai Bhago and the forty Muktas. There is another small park in Muktsar which lies within the complex of Mukt-e-Minar and accommodates the tallest Khanda of the world.

How to Reach Muktsar ?

The city connects itself with various important towns and cities of Punjab and other states by means of rail, road and air transportation. Both private and state owned buses ply daily between Muktsar and Chandigarh, Moga, Kotkapura and Ludhiana. Muktsar Railway station is the most important railway station of the city which connects Muktsar with other major cities of the state such as Kotkapura, Jaito and Bathinda. The major airport in Amritsar, Raja Sansi International is the nearest airport to Muktsar which is situated 139 kms away from the city. Various national as well as International flights run daily from this airport which helps tourists to reach Muktsar from all over the globe.

Where to Stay in Muktsar?

Hotels in MuktsarThere are a handful of stupendous hotels, resorts and lodges that offer a cozy, tranquil and outstanding accommodation to the tourists visiting the city. All the hotels in Muktsar have well-furnished AC as well as non-AC rooms with all the latest amenities at very affordable price ranges. Following are some notable places of accommodation in Muktsar that one can check out to book the rooms in advance:

City Hotel
Address: Railway Rd, Nr Telephone Exchange, Jodhu Clny, Sri Muktsar Sahib, Punjab, Pin code- 152026
Phone:01633262726

Rahat Residency(Indoor Lodging)
Address: SH 16, Guru Angad Nagar, Sri Muktsar Sahib, Punjab, Pin code- 152026
Green Sea Resorts
Address: Bathinda Rd, Nr Police Line, Sri Muktsar Sahib, Punjab, Pin code- 152026
Phone: 09878277777

Satyam Palace
Address: SH-16, Bhullar Clny, S.A.S Nagar, Sri Muktsar Sahib, Punjab, Pin code- 152026
Phone: 09814160599

Gardenia Resorts
Address: Malout Highway, Malout road, Sri Muktsar Sahib, Punjab, Pin code- 152026
Phone: 09653100026

Iqbal Singh Loding Service
Address: Village Alokh, G T Rd, Muktsar, Punjab, Pin code - 152026
Phone numbers: 9888298583 and +(91)-9914547275

Madaan Continental Hotel
Address: Kotkapura Rd, Muktsar, Punjab, Pin code – 152026
Phone numbers: 01633-500032 and 01633-500052, +91-9915631083 and +91-9914689052

What to Shop in Muktsar ?

The visit to Muktsar is incomplete if a shopping spree is not included in the itinerary. Muktsar is famous for its traditional Kurta and Pajama and also for its traditional “Jutties”. These Jutties are leather footwear that are adorned with traditional beadwork. Some handmade Jutties with embroidery or gold work are also available at the local shops of Muktsar. Sadar Bazar is the main market place where one can shop for miscellaneous items. Besides, the city is dotted with several shopping complexes and malls. The TMH Plaza, Easy Day, Grand Pa Complex, Amertex and Thai Shoppe are some renowned shopping malls located in Muktsar. The city is lined up with a myriad of eateries and fast food joints that serve local as well as cosmopolitan cuisines to its customers. Thus, one can halt for a while at one of these eating joints to unwind during a shopping spree. Read More.......................

Thus, we can observe that there is no dearth of religious spots, historical monuments and parks in Muktsar and also with a number of outstanding places of accommodation Muktsar proves to be a must-visit destination of Punjab.

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