The holy city of Paonta Sahib
is situated on the bank of river Yamuna in Himachal
Pardesh. This city , inhabited by Kalgidhar Patshah Guru Gobind Singh Ji eternalizes many
significant events of our history. This is the only city in the soil the keystone of which
was laid down by Guru Gobind Singh himself with his own holy hands.It is on this very
place Guru Ji fought the first battle of Bhangani against the neighbouring rajas of
Bai-Dhar. Guru ji visited many places in the nearby locations & on reaching the
present place where the city of Paonta is now situated on the bank of river Yamuna, Guru
immensely liked the natural surroundings & made up his mind to stay here. Here Guru
got built a fort for his residential purpose. Bhai Santokh singh writes that the
Guru founded a city & named it Paontika , a site to keep the feet on which eventually
got renovated and became Paonta.
How To Reach
Paonta Sahib is connected by road. From paonta sahibji it is 81
km via Nahan and 60 km via Rajban. From Dehradun, it is 44 km.
The closest railheads are at Ambala and Dehradun. The nearest
airports are at Chandigarh and Dehradun.It is 45 k.m. from Dehradun, the
nearest railway station, 125 k.m. from Chandigarh, the nearest domestic
airport, 70 k.m. from Ambala, the nearest rail junction & 250 k.m.
from New Delhi. Taxis/buses are available
for Paonta Sahib at all places.
Places to visit
the remains of old capital of princely state of Sirmour. The
town is said to be destroyed in eleventh century by floods
when it was cursed by a dancing girl. Now distt. Sirmour is
an upcoming area of Himachal in industrialization & dev-
elopment. This is the only district that offers plain land
area for industrial setup on a large scale & this reason
easily catches the eye of investors from all around the
country. Also because this Distt. is connected to two
states ( U.P. & Haryana) by road, offers excellent trade
prospects. Distt. Sirmour is no short of historical &
tourists places either, as shown in the places below.