Paonta Sahib, Himanchal Pradesh

Paonta Sahib, Himanchal Pradesh

The city has a large Gurdwara, named Gurdwara Paonta Sahib, on the banks of the river Yamuna. The river is the boundary between the states of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand..
Nearby Cities; Dehradun 45 km, Chandigarh 110 km, Renuka ji 40 km, Yamunanagar 54 km, Saharanpur 62 km, Shimla180 km,

The Gurdwara Paonta Sahib has linkages to the tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh and the Sikh leader Banda Bahadur. Its original name was Paontika. “Paon” in Hindi means feet and “tika” in Hindi means became stable. It is believed that Guru Gobind Singh and his horse stopped at this place and he decided to stay here. He wrote many Sikh religious books here and then went to Anandpur Sahib to establish the Khalsa Panth. The Gurudwara also houses a museum which contains a lot of antiques and weapons used by Guru Gobind Singh during his stay.
Due to Incentives provided by state and central government for development of Industries, as per Industrial Policy, many new factories are coming up in this region.