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  • Sep 20, 2014
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Paonta Sahib

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Gurudwara has been built on the bank of river Yamuna, the place where Guru Gobind Singh ji was dismounted from his horse after arriving at Paonta Sahib. Now that place is converted into a marvel architecture, which is known as Gurudwara. Paonta Sahib offers many other old temples and gurudwaras. It is actually famous for gurudwara, which attracts a lot of tourists throughout the year. The weather of Paonta Sahib is hot in summers and very cold in winters. It is very important place for Sikhs. Paonta Sahib is also a place of growing industries.

Legend surrounds the ruins of the old capital of the Raja. Sirmouri Tal, not very far from Paonta Sahib was destroyed by the curse of a court dancer when the Raja went back on an oath to give half of this kingdom in case she crossed a narrow gorge on a rope. She did but the wily Raja offered her the entire kingdom if she could dance her way back. She started back but as she was half way across, he cut the rope hurling the helpless girl into the stream. Floods followed which swept away the city, the Raja and the royal house, as a result of dancer’s curse. Vishawkarma temple and few other Hindu temples are also located in Paonta Sahib. The water of river Yamuna is being dammed down stream of Paonta which will soon have a water reservoir where water sports will be organised.

Tourist Attractions in Paonta Sahib

The main tourist attraction in Paonta Sahib is Gurudwara. The other attractions in Paonta Sahib are Sahastra Dhara, Khodra Dak Pathar, Kafota and various other temples.

How to reach Paonta Sahib

Paonta Sahib is easily approachable from Nahan. One can also come from other route by bus or car/taxi connecting Dehradun, Haridwar and Shimla.

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