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Paonta Sahib, Himachal Pradesh




Busting town and surrounded by the Sal forest is Paonta Sahib. This place got its name from the Tenth guru of Sikhs, Guru Gibind Singh Ji, who lost his ornament here. He was invited by the Raja Maidini Prakash of Sirmour to stay for some time. To add four stars to the beauty of this place is river Yamuna that flows with extreme peace. As the story says, Yamuna flwed here in a roaring manner before Guru Ji stayed here. After his arrival, he calmed Yamuna and it started flowing serenely beyond the point.

Being an important religious place for the Sikhs, Paonta Sahib is the home to major industries in India - Ranbaxy, Cement Corporation of India and Oswal Group.


Climatic Conditions


The temperature in Summers are high requiring cottons. And Winters are extremely cold, which requires heavy woollens.

Summer - 35 to 40 Degrees
Autumn - 16 to 27 Degrees
Winter - 7 to 15 Degrees
Spring - 16 to 25 Degrees



Best Time to Visit


Though Paonta Sahib is best throughout the year. Still, the best time to visit this place is between mid May to mid October.


Population


The population of Paonta Sahib is over 20,000 with males at 54 percent and females at 46 percent.


Places of Interest:


Paonta sahib is surrounded by beautiful views of mountain ranges that makes the atmosphere ever more peaceful. The sightseeing places in Paonta Sahib are worth enjoying a serene holiday in tranquility. It is meant to take you away from all worries to a different world.


Markets


The marketplace in Paonta Sahib is best to pick certain woollen and soveniers that will be an add-on to the ever cherishing memories of the place.

Local Market


Getting Here


Paonta Sahib is connected with all major states through rail, road and air. The closest airports are Chandigarh and Dehradun. On the other hand, the nearest railway gauge are Ambala and Dehradun. One can access this place by road also through taxis, private vehicles and deluxe buses.