Anandpur Sahib

80 kms away on the Chandigarh-Manali Road

Anandpur Sahib is a city in Rupnagar district in the state of Punjab, India. Known as "the holy City of Bliss," it is a holy city of the Sikhs and is one of their most important sacred places, closely linked with their religious traditions and history. It is located on the lower spurs of the Himalayas surrounded by picturesque natural scenery, with the river Sutlej forming a shimmering and shiny blue border on the south west barely four miles away. Here the tenth guru, Guru Gobind Singh, baptised his followers in the Khalsa: the caste-less brotherhood of saint-soldiers.