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» History

The District derives its name from the headquarters town of Faridkot founded by Mokalsi, grandson of Raja Manj, who ruled this territory during the 13th century and built a fort here. Among the men forced to work as laborers on the construction of this fort was one Baba Farid. He was observed to possess miraculous powers which were demonstrated amongst other ways by the fact that the basket full of mud which he was given to carry floated above his head without visible support. He was, therefore allowed to depart. The name of the place was changed to Faridkot after Baba Farid. It remained the capital during the reign of Mokalsi's son Jairsi and Wairsi. The history of the Faridkot District pertaining to the ancient period has been traced to the Indus Valley Civilization. A few sites explored in the Moga Tehsil (Now a separate District) link it with Indus Valley Civilization sites explored in the Rupnagar District. A vast area, including the present area of Faridkot District was under the influence of Indus Valley Civilization.

» Gurudwara Tilla (Tilla) Baba Farid

This is as old as the town-self. This place is situated near the Qilla Mubarak. Baba Farid remained at this place in meditation for 40 days before proceeding to Pakpattan. Besides place of Tilla Baba Farid. A sacred piece of wood with which Baba ji wiped his hands littered with mud has been preserved to - date. Shabad Kirtan is recited get daily and Langer is also served every day to the people visiting this place. The poor also get daily langer, larger number of people visit this holy place on every Thursday to pay their obeisance to the great Sufi Saint.

» Gurudwara Godari Sahib

This place is situated on the out skirts about 4 km on Faridkot-Kotkapura road. It is believed that Baba Sheikh Farid left his godari (Jacket) there before entering Faridkot town. A beautiful gurdwara was constructed in 1982 and a Sant Sarover was later constructed at this place. Large numbers of people visit this place every Thursday and also take bath in this Sarover.

» Gurudwara Guru Ki Dhab

10th Guru of Sikhs Sri Guru Gobind Singh said to have visited this place previously known as Doda Tal. This place is about 12 km from Kotkapura on Kotkapura-Jaitu Road.

» Gurudwara Tibbi Sahib

Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji is said to have visited Jaitu on 15th April, 1706. Here Guru Ji stayed at a Sand Dune (Tibba) near village Jaitu and practiced arrows shooting with other sikhs. People congregate here on 10th Phagun every year in memory of the sikhs who scarified their lives during Jaitu Morcha and this is known as Shaheedi Jor Mela.

» Gurudwara Godavarisar Patshahi Dasvin village Dhillwan Kalan

This Gurudwara is situated at a distance of 5 km from Kotkapura on Kotkapura-Bathinda Road. Guru Gobind singh is said to have handed over his clothes to a Sodhi family in the village. These clothes can still be seen with the Sodhi family.

» Qilla Mubarak

The fort with its impressive architecture still adorns the city of Faridkot. Its foundation is believed to have been laid by Raja mokalsi, Raka Hamir Singh renovated it and got it extended. Later ruler like Raja Bikram Singh. Raja Balbir singh got constructed many new buildings. It housed the royal Place. Tosha Khana, Modi Khana & Treasury Buildings. There is a garden within the four walls of the fort. All the buildings are very well build and well furnished.

» Raj Mahal

‘Raj Mahal’ (Royal Palace) was built during the reign of Maharaja Bikrama Singh during 1885-1889 under supervision of the, then Crown Prince (Later Maharaja) Balbir Singh, who incidentally was the first to move in and start living in it. Spread over nearly 15 acres, it presented a magnificent look with French design, dominating grassy lawns a mid semi desert area of the State. Its entrance called “Raj Deori” – itself is a heritage building of a vintage and now houses Balbir Hospital.

» Darbar Ganj

This beautiful bungalow is a well laid out garden place. All the rooms are finished in the most modern style. The guests from the sisterly states used Darbar Gang for stay. The building has now been converted into Circuit House.

» Rajasthan and Sirhind Canals

Rajasthan Canal and Sirhind Feeder passes near the Faridkot town. Rajasthan canal was constructed during the year1962 to carry the additional water from Sutluj and Beas River at Hari Ke Pattan to dry areas of Punjab.

» Fairy Cottage

This cottage is situated 7 km from Faridkot on Chahal Road. This beautiful cottage is constructed by Maharaja Brijinder Singh in 1910-11.

» Clock Tower
» Bhaiya Sweets  

Bhaiya Sweets is a well recognized name in the field of Indian Sweets in northern India. Bhaiya Sweets is very popular among its customers and we own this success to our continuous drive to maintain high quality and passion for customer satisfaction for the last 67 years. Bhaiya Sweets is a family business since 1945. This was from a very small setup started by Sh. Sohan Lal Chawla, who Shifted to Faridkot in 1944 from Kasoor(Now in Pakistan). He decided to start a sweet shop in Fardikot, just as he was running in Kasoor. As Faridkot was his in laws place, people in Faridkot used to call him Bhaiya Ji (Jija Ji) with respect. So that's how the name "BHAIYA" came into existence. We make Barfi using special recipe that has been passed down to generations. Earlier Bhaiya Sohan Lal Chawla started this business from small rehri. Due to high quality of burfi the business started growing fast. Now the people who arrive at Faridkot buy Burfi as gift for friends and relatives and say Bhaiya's Burfi "A GIFT OF BABA SHEIKH FARID'S NAGARI"

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