The lush green state of Punjab is Bollywood’s favorite place for filming green fields, flowing rivers, and mouth-watering dishes that are delicious in every sense. We all can’t stop ourselves from dancing to the beats of Bhangra. Being a land of the birth of the Sikh Religion, this state is vibrant with its rich historic places, culture, and warm-hearted welcoming people along with some noteworthy landmarks throughout the state.
Samrala is a small town in the Ludhiana district on the highway to Chandigarh. Being in the proximity of 35 km from Ludhiana city and 70 km from Chandigarh, it is easily accessible for tourists and people who are visiting their relatives here. Tourists often visit this region as it houses two Gurdwaras related to the lives of the two great Sikh Gurus. A famous pilgrim place for the Sikh devotees and a very important spot for tourism is the Gurdwara of Charankamal Sahib in Machhiwara town, just 9 km from Samrala. It gets its significance from the belief that the tenth Sikh Guru, Shri Guru Gobind Singh halted at the spot of the Gurudwara and slept in the forest for a night while escaping the Mughal forces. This auspicious and religious place is named after the Guru’s feet, which have been compared to the lotus flower. On 13th April every year, the festival of Baisakhi is celebrated with immense enthusiasm and a grand celebration. Numerous people visit Samrala during Baisakhi- some to celebrate with their families and others to experience the true spirit of this place.
Sabha is another festival held here from 21-23 December, again a time when you would find the city under an umbrella of festivity and grandeur. Gurdwara Degsar Sahib near Grand Trunk Road in Katana village of Ludhiana is associated with the life of Guru Hargobind Ji and is popularly visited by tourists. This magnificent Gurdwara is built between a beautiful garden and stands on the side of the Sirhind canal, leaving visitors with a mesmerizing view.
Apart from religious abodes, one must head towards the incredible Amloh Fort built in the 18th Century in Fatehgarh Sahib District of Punjab (27 km from Samrala), speaking of tales of royal valor depicted. The Archaeological Museum of Sanghol (21 km away) is sure to fascinate you by its collection of historic artifacts dating back to the Indus Civilization and Kushan periods. For tourists who want to explore more, you can go to Ludhiana and visit places like Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum and Hardy’s World Amusement Park, to name a few.
The Experience of OYO Hotels in Samrala
Foreign and local tourists who come to visit these holy Gurdwaras find OYO hospitality very welcoming. The well-trained staff at OYO properties offers guests unmatched services and complete assistance for all their needs.
All the hotels are located near tourist places or prominent landmarks. Guests feel comfortable with facilities such as 24-hour room service, geysers, freshly cooked meals, complimentary breakfasts, LCD/LED TV with DTH, card payment facility, parking provisions, power sockets, and emergency power backups.
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