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Faridkot is royal and historic city in Punjab, India. In 2011, it was homevyo 88,000 people.


Investiture Gate, erected to commemorate the investiture of Maharaja Brijindar Singh Brar Bans Bahadur of Faridkot on November 24, 1916

The town of Faridkot was founded during the 13th century. It became a princely state in 1763 under the rule of the Maharaja of Faridkot, and kept this status until Indian independence in 1947.


The climate of Faridkot is mostly dry, characterized by a very hot summer, a short rainy season and a bracing winter. The cold season is from November to March. it is followed by the summer season which lasts up to the end of June. The period from July to the middle of September constitutes the southwest monsoon season. The later half of September and October is the post-monsoon or transition period. The temperature increases rapidly beginning with the end of March till June, which is the hottest month, with the mean daily minimum temperature about 41 °C and the mean daily minimum about 26.5 °C. The temperature is intensively hot during this period. The maximum temperature can go beyond 47 °C on some days. With the onset of the monsoon by the end of June or early July, there is an appreciable drop in the day temperature. After October, both the day and night temperatures decrease rapidly till January which is the coldest month. The mean daily maximum temperature in January is about 20 °C and the mean daily minimum about 4.5 °C.

About 71 percent of the annual rainfall in the district is received during the monsoon months July to September. Some rainfall occurs during the pre-monsoon months, mostly in the form of thundershowers. Weather is moderately cloudy during the monsoon season. During the rest of the year the skies are mostly clear. Wind speed is normally slow and flows in north to northwest, some times in southeast direction, throughout the year.

Get in[edit]

Faridkot city is well connected by road through National Highway 54.

Faridkot railway station lies on Bhatinda - Firozpur line. Many trains connect Faridkot to other major cities in Punjab and other states.

The nearest airport, Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, is near Amritsar.

Get around[edit]


  • 1 Gurdwara Godari Sahib (on the outskirts about 4 km on Faridkot-Kotkapura road). It is believed that Baba Sheikh Farid left his godari (jacket) there before entering Faridkot town. A gurdwara was constructed in 1982, and a sarover (pond) was later constructed at this place.
  • Gurudwara Tilla (Chilla) Baba Farid: This Gurudwara is as old as the town itself. It is near Qilla Mubarak (Royal Fort). Baba Farid remained at this place in meditation for 40 days before proceeding to Pakpattan. A sacred piece of wood with which Sheikh Baba Farid wiped his hands littered with mud has been preserved in this temple. Shabad-Kirtan (Sikh hymns) are recited daily and Langer (large communal meal in Sikhism) is also served every day to the people visiting the temple.


  • Aagman Purab Festival: Every year, a festival is held to commemorate the arrival of Baba Farid in Faridkot. The festival is held for 3 days every year from 21–23 September. On 23 September, a grand parade departs from Tilla Baba Farid (Sikh Temple) and reaches Godari Sahib (Sikh Temple).



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