Paonta Sahib


Paonta Sahib is a major religious tourist's destination in the Sirmour district of Himachal Pradesh. Every year, Paonta Sahib is visited by a large number of Sikh and Hindu pilgrims. The historical city of Paonta Sahib lies at a close vicinity to the Yamuna. Paonta Sahib houses the famous Gurudwara of Guru Gobind Singh, the 10th Guru of the Sikhs. Paonta Sahib also attracts tourists from far and wide for its beautiful and majestic surrounding.

Paonta Sahib lies on the national highway 73 that connects the city of Chandigarh with Dehradun. Paonta Sahib has frequent bus services connecting the small industrial town with other important cities nearby.

Paonta Sahib experiences sub-tropical continental monsoon climate with hot summers and chilled winters. The temperature of Paonta Sahib fluctuates between 0 °C to 40 °C. The annual summer temperature hovers between 35° C to 40° C while the winter temperature varies between 0° C to 15° C.

Some of the major industries of Paonta Sahib are Cement Corporation of India Ranbaxy Private Limited, Oswal group - Malwa Cotton and Spinning Mills, etc.

Some of the important tourist's spots that are worth visiting in Paonta Sahib are as follows:
  • Gurudwara
  • Kafota
  • Sahastra Dhara
  • Khodri
  • Dak pathar
  • Old temples such as Patanjali Jyotirlinga Temple, Shiva Temple at Shivpuri, The Bhadarkali Temple at Bhagani, Tirgarhi Gurudwara at Gangvaha Tirth, The Dei-Ka-Mandir
The accommodation in Paonta Sahib is quite comfortable. Here is a list of some of the hotels available in Paonta Sahib.
  • PWD Rest House
  • HPTDC Hotel
  • Citizen Hotel
  • Daulat Hotel
  • SFDA Bhawan
  • Gita Bhawan
  • Ganga Niwas Hotel
Last Updated on 14 March 2013