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Paonta Sahib

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Travel to Paonta Sahib, a historical city of Himachal Pradesh famous for the Sikhs and Hindu pilgrims. Situated amidst lush green forests of Sal trees, the city of Paonta Sahib gives panoramic view of the region. A large number of devotees travel to Paonta Sahib to witness the teaching of Guru Gobind Singh (tutelary of Sikhs).

Known as three important tourists destinations of Sirmaur in Himachal Pradesh, Paonta Sahib is travelled by huge number of Sikh and Hindu pilgrims every year. Located at a distance of 45 km from Nahan on Shimla- Nahan - Dehra Dun road, the city of Paonta Sahib is overlooked by the river Yamuna. The historical city of Paonta Sahib houses a famous Gurudwara build in the memory of Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Guru of the Sikhs. A large number of devotees visit Paonta Sahib to get blessings from the Guru (tutelary of Sikh community). Surrounded by lush green forest of Sal trees, the Paonta Sahib also attracts tourists for its scenic beauty and the majestic view of gushing Yamuna river. The site of Paonta Sahib is easily accessible by road from RenukaJi, which is 81 km via Nahan and 60 km via Rajban. Tourist can also travel to Paonta Sahib, which is located at a distance of 44 km from Dehradun. As far as climatic condition is concerned, Paonta Sahib witness cold and chill winter (heavy woollen clothes are needed), whereas summers are comparatively hot, which requires cotton light cloth. There are many deluxe and semi-deluxe hotels located in the surroundings of Paonta Sahib.
Foundation of The City
The historic town of Paonta Sahib was founded by the tenth Guru of Sikh, Guru Gobind Singh who stayed here in the valley of Himachal Pradesh for four years between 1742 to 1745. A famous sanctity among the Sikh and Hindu religion, the city of Paonta Sahib derives its name from the Guru itself. It is believed that his subsequent stay at this place was named as 'Paon-Tika' (foot-rested) and later changed into Paonta.

Paonta Sahib Gurudwara
Paonta Sahib Gurudwara, which is located on the bank of river Yamuna houses the famous book ( Dassam Granth) of Sikhs religion, written by the Guru Gobind Singh (10th Guru of Sikhs). The historic Gurudwara commemorates the stay of Guru Gobind Singh. On the turf of Gurudwara, there is Shri Talab Asthan used for distributing salaries and Shri Dastar Asthan, a location used to organize famous turban tying competition. Apart from this, a memorial dedicated to Kalpi Rishi, and a museum displaying the pens of the Guru and weapons of those times are also located in the surroundings of the Gurudwara. A calm and peaceful precinct of the Gurudwara invite tourists to spend more and more time at this historical monuments of Himachal Pradesh.

Tourist's Delight
Situated on the bank of river Yamuna, the city of Paonta Sahib is a bustling town with growing tourism industries. The city of Paonta Sahib comes under the triangular tourists destination of Sirmaur namely Nahan, Renuka and Paonta Sahib. These triangles are famous for the tourists destinations that comprises of many dams, parks and temples. Besides, there is a temple located on the bank of river Yamuna, dedicated to goddesses Yamuna. Apart from the pilgrimage, tourists can also enjoy beautiful walk inside the Ma Yamuna Bal Park, which has a huge statue of Goddesses Yamuna and short statue of Mahatma Gandhi, Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru and Dr. Y.S. Parmar, the first Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh.

How To Reach
Paonta sahib is well connected by the road to Renukaji (81 km), Nahan (60 km). Tourists can hire private taxi to reach this triangular tourists destinations of Sirmaur district in Himachal Pradesh.

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