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Paonta Sahib


In the state of Himachal Pradesh, India there is a town known as Paonta Sahib. It is situated in the Sirmour district and located on the banks of the Yamuna river. Yamuna River is a boundary between the states of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. This place is important for the religious spot for Sikhs. It is believed that the tenth Guru Gobind Singh ji wrote the some portion of the Dassam Granth in this place. In the memory of Guru Gobind Singh ji a largest gurudwara built in this place. This gurudwara is known as Paonta Sahib gurudwara. This Gurudwara holds high religious importance to Sikhs. One devotee denoted the "Palki" which is made of Pure Gold.  A temple is also attached with the gurudwara Paonta Sahib.  This Temple is devoted to the Goddess Yamuna. The elevation of this place is 1276 ft. above the sea level. There are many industries in the town. Some industries are cement production, power generation and renewable energy, pharmaceuticals, Zee Laboratories, Textiles etc.



By the Tenth Guru Gobind Singh ji was found this place. Guru Gobind Singh ji and the Banda Bahadur has linkage to this Gurudwara. This has firstly named Paontika. This was the original name. The name derived from the two words "Paon" and "Tika". Paon means "foot" and tika means "stable". Guru Gobind Singh ji was Stay it this place near around 4 years. There is also a museum that shows the  antiques and weapons used by Guru Gobind Singh ji.

Places to visit in Paonta Sahib


  • Gurudwara Paonta Sahib
  • Gurudwara Shergarh Sahib
  • Assan Lake
  • Simbalwara Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Museum
  • Balasundari Temple

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit is March to July. Visitors can also go in Paonta Sahib throughout the year.


The  minimum and maximum temperature of Paonta Sahib is :

Minimum Temperature : 7 degree Celsius.

Maximum Temperature : 40 degree Celsius.

How to Reach

By Air :  Jolly Grant is the nearest airport. It is 70 km from Paonta Sahib.

By Rail : Dehradun is the nearest railway  station. It is 45 km from Paonta Sahib.

By Road : Paonta Sahib is well connected to all major cities.