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Festival in Anandpur Sahib

Holla Mohalla

Sikhs celebrate the foundation of the Khalsa (Sikh brotherhood) with martial-art demonstrations and battle re-enactments in Anandpur Sahib, which plays host to a massive congregation of armed monks sporting blue tun…
Sikh Temple in Anandpur Sahib

Kesgarh Sahib

The largest and most dramatic gurdwara in Anandpur Sahib is the Kesgarh Sahib, set back from the main highway on the edge of the old town. An elegant white structure with a domed central spire, it marks the spot whe…
Fort in Anandpur Sahib

Anandpur Sahib Fort

Behind the Kesgarh Sahib gurdwara, a broad paved path climbs the hillside to the small Kesgarh fort, which affords glorious views over a sea of gurdwara domes. Kesgarh is the most prominent of Anandpur Sahib's five …
Museum in Anandpur Sahib

Khalsa Heritage Complex

The striking five-petal form (inspired by the five warrior-saints in the Khalsa) of the Khalsa Heritage Complex, which opened in 2011, is one of India’s most impressive modern buildings. This fascinating museum comp…
Indian in Anandpur Sahib

Pal Restaurant

Pal Restaurant, above Pal Sweetshop, is close to the bus station and serves good-value Indian cuisine, including local thalis. Turn left out of the bus stand, left again, and it’s on your left.