Anandpur Sahib is located at a distance northwest of 95 kilometers
from Chandigarh. Shivalik ranges are visible towards the eastern
side of Anandpur Sahib. The western side in the vicinity of
Anandpur Sahib is a stretch of vast lush green expanse along
with gurgling River Satluj.
Guru Teg Bahadur Ji, the ninth Master of the Sikhs, purchased
this site from the ruler of Bilaspur in the year 1665 and
established this city of Anandpur Sahib. He named it Chak
Nanki, after the name of his mother. Guru Gobind Singh Ji
spent 25 years of his life in this place.
On March 30,1689 Guru Gobind Singh Sahib laid the cornerstone
of a new town and named it Anandpur Sahib. To save Anandpur
from external threats, Guru Gobind Singh JI fortified Anandpur
with five forts on the periphery of the town. The forts were
joined with earthworks and underground tunnels.
On the sacred land of Anandpur Sahib Guru Gobind Singh Ji
baptized Panj Pyaraas (five beloved ones) and laid the foundation
of Khalsa Panth. The nearest Railway Station to reach Anandpur
is at Nangal, nearest Airport is at Chandigarh.
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