Aagman Camps in Holla Mohalla:

Nestled in the picturesque lower reaches of the Himalayas, and bordered by the Sutlej River to its southwest, Sri Anandpur Sahib, is one of the foremost sacred religious sites of the Sikhs and is located just 80 kms from Chandigarh. It has a number of historic Gurudwaras associated with the lives of the Ninth Sikh Guru, Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib Ji who founded Sri Anandpur Sahib in 1665 and the Tenth Guru of the Sikhs, Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji, who founded the Khalsa panth on Baisakhi 1699 at Sri Anandpur Sahib.

Guru Gobind Singh chose the Holi festival in 1701 as an appropriate occasion to check the military preparedness of the fledging Khalsa army and named this festival as 'Holla Mohalla'. He used to celebrate this fair at the fort of Holgarh in Sri Anandpur Sahib. Pilgrims and visitors from all over the Punjab start converging at Sri Anandpur Sahib from a week before Holi. Mohalla celebrations kick off two days before Holi, with martial arts displays as traditional Nihang warriors and Nihang Horsemen on beautifully decorated horses display their skills at the Mohalla stadium. And it ends on the day after Holi when the Mohalla or traditional sports day of the Nihang dals is celebrated.

At Holla Mohalla all night divans are observed with traditional Thadi Jathas singing ballads of the heroic deeds of Martyrs of the Sikh faith who gave countless sacrifices to ensure freedom. At the fair one can observe at close quarters the tradition of ‘Langar’ or the Community kitchen. All are welcome irrespective of caste, creed, religion or station in life. This tradition of sharing ones bounty with strangers is integral to Sikh philosophy, enduring traditions and hospitality. Almost 5 million visitors are fed free meals at langars all over the town during the Holla Mohalla festival.

Holla Mohalla has grown into a huge fair and attracts people from all over the country and the world to participate or watch this festival of colour and gaiety at Sri Anandpur Sahib. It has been named as one of the 10 most colorful festivals of the world.

We, Aagman India Travel & Living, bring you during Holla Mohalla, a Luxury Tented accommodation with modern conveniences & comforts, installed in natural surroundings on the banks of the river Satluj.

Places to visit around Sri Anandpur Sahib

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    Guru ka Lahore
    Guru ka Lahore (10 km)

    Guru ka Lahore known for the wedding of 10th Guru Gobind Singh with Mata Jito Ji is about 10kms away.

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    Kiratpur Sahib (10 km)

    Kiratpur Sahib about 10 km away, which is associated with most of the Sikh Gurus like Guru Nanak Dev, Guru Hargobind etc. The significance of this place for Sikhs is like 'Haridwar' for Hindus.

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    Naina Devi (12 km)

    The famous shrine of Naina Devi, where legend has it the Sage Vashistha Meditated & preformed the posterities & the Maharishi Balmiki is reported to have composed the great epic Ramayana. Considered as one of the fifty-one Shakti Peeths is situated about 12 kms away on a hill top in Bilaspur District of Himachal Pradesh.

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    Golden temple

    Amritsar where the Golden temple is situated, princely states such as Patiala, Kapurthala, Nabha & Nalagarh etc. are within easy driving distance.

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    Bhakra Nangal dam (35 km)

    Bhakra Nangal dam which is Asia's second highest dam and world's highest straight gravity concrete dam is 35 kms away. The Gobind Sagar (lake) which is the reservoir offers boating excursion in pristine water.

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    Ropar (40 km)

    Ropar a small town 40kms away is famous for its museum that houses the findings of Archeological Survey of India (ASI) and the historic Ropar town which is reported to be one of the oldest towns with a very advanced civilization similar to the 'Harappa and Mohenjodaro' Indus Valley Civilization and having traces of six civilizations.

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    Tourist centers

    Also other Tourist centers such as Dharamshala – Home to the Dalai Lama, Pragpur- a heritage Village, Taragarh Palace, Kullu & Manali, Shimla etc. are easily accessible by road and rail. Some cities are also connected with domestic airports ie: Gaggal for Dharamshala, Bunter for Kullu & Manali, Amritsar, Shimla & Chandigarh each have there own airport in close proximity to Anandpur Sahib

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    Maharana Pratap Sagar-Lake (83 km)

    The man made Maharana Pratap Sagar (Lake) is situated about 83 km away from Anandpur Sahib is a big sanctuary for a variety of migratory birds including Ducks from Siberia.