Some of the prominent tourism attractions of Faridkot District are mentioned below -
Pilgrimage Tourism in Faridkot District
Gurudwara 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. Shabad-Kirtan is recited here daily.
Gurudwara Godari Sahib: This place is situated on the outskirts about 4 kms on Faridkot-Kotkapura road. It is believed that Baba Sheikh Farid left his godari (Jacket) there before entering Faridkot town. A beautiful Gurudwara was constructed here in 1982 and a Sant Sarover was later constructed at this place. Large numbers of people visit this place every Thursday to offer prayers and also take bath in this Sarover.
Gurudwara Guru Ki Dhab: It is believed that Guru Gobind Singh had visited this place previously known as Doda Tal. This place is about 12 kms from Kotkapura on Kotkapura-Jaitu Road.
Gurudwara Tibbi Sahib: 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 arrow shooting. People congregate here in the month of Phalguna every year in memory of the sikhs who scarified their lives during Jaitu Morcha and this is known as Shaheedi Jor Mela.
Leisure Tourism in Faridkot District
Qila Mubarak: The fort with its impressive architecture still adorns the city of Faridkot. Its foundation is believed to have been laid by Raja Mokalsi; Raka Hamir Singh renovated it and got it extended. Later rulers like Raja Bikram Singh and Raja Balbir Singh got constructed many new buildings. There is a garden within the four walls of the fort.
Raj Mahal: Raj Mahal was built during the reign of Maharaja Bikrama Singh (1885-1889). Spread over nearly 15 acres, it presented a magnificent look with French design, dominating grassy lawns amidst semi desert area of the state. Its entrance called "Raj Deori" - itself is a heritage building of a vintage and now houses Balbir Hospital.
Darbar Ganj: This beautiful bungalow is a well laid out garden place. All the rooms are finished in the most modern style. The building has now been converted into Circuit House.
Fairy Cottage: This cottage is situated 7 kms from Faridkot on Chahal Road. This beautiful cottage is constructed by Maharaja Brijinder Singh in 1910-11.
Check Tower: This tower is made at the entrance of the Fairy cottage which is also constructed by Maharaja Brijinder Singh.
Rajasthan and Sirhind Canals are other attractions offered by Faridkot District. Rajasthan Canal and Sirhind Feeder passes near Faridkot town. Rajasthan canal was constructed during the year 1962 to carry the additional water from Sutlej River and Beas River to dry areas of Punjab. These places of interest are worth visiting as they not only offer a memorable tourism experience but also reflect the rich past of the region.
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