Thursday, October 27, 2016
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Gurudwara Ghat Sahib - Nangal

Nangal Town in Ropar district, has become a foremost tourist attraction due to he mighty Bhakra Dam and the fertilizer factory. The road from Chandigarh to Nangal passes through the sacred land, every inch of which, has been sanctified by the blood of patriots and heroes who defied the oppressi6n of the Mughals for many years. Several shrines commemorate the memory of these martyrs. Gurudwara Ghat, Nangal, is one of the holy shrines situated on the left bank of the river Satlej,13 km down stream of Bhakra Dam. This Gurudwara was visited by tenth Guru Sri Gobind Singh who crossed the river Sutlej from this Ghat by boat, to the right bank of the river.  
The Punjab Government has taken steps to provide amenities to tourists and pilgrims at Nangal. Its Tourist Department has set up a Field Hostel in Nangal township where all facilities are provided to visitors. Bhakra Management Board has also its guest house, known as Satlej Sadan. Here too facilities for boarding and lodging are available at reasonable rates. will strive to be most comprehensive directory of Historical Gurudwaras and Non Historical Gurudwaras around the world.

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