Gurdaspur, a major city of Punjab situated in the northwest part of the Republic of India.The place forms the nothernmost part of the state. Resting within Jalandhar and flanked by the rivers Beas and Ravi, it shares its boundary with districts of Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala, and Amritsar.
All head offices of various departments are situated in this city. The India-Pakistan border is at a distance of 10 km from Gurdaspur. The river Beas flows on one side and the river Raavi flows on the other side of Gurdaspur.The famous woolen mill is situated at Dhariwal which is only 12 km from Gurdaspur city. Some of the places to see are Takht-i-Akbari ,Mukeshwar Temple , Mahakaleshwar Temple, Barath Sahib, Dera Baba Nanak, Ghoman, Achaleshwar Temple , Achal Sahib, Mubarak Mosque and many other temples and mosques.
History Of Gurdaspur
Gurdaspur, a major city of Punjab, was founded by Guriyaji in 17th century.Guriyaji laid the foundation of the city on the land that he bought from the Jats. Almost no evidence of the ancient history of the place is available, so not much is known about it. For a long period, it was under the rule of the Shahi dynasty. A ruler named Jasrath Khokhar was defeated by Malik Sikander. With the fall of the Mughal Empire, the city came under the supremacy of the Sikh gurus. The place is linked to many eminent Sikh Gurus like Govind Singh, Hargovind Singh, and Guru Nanak. Raja Ranjit Singh made it one of his strongholds. After partition, a major portion of the city was ceded to India.The British East India Company annexed Punjab on 29 March 1849, after the second Anglo-Sikh war of 1839-49. After annexation a need arose for recognition of districts for administrative purpose. As a result, Gurdaspur district was formed on 1 May 1852. The district of Adinanagar was renamed as Gurdaspur. So, from a tiny village, Gurdaspur became a District Headquarter.