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District Ferozepur

  • Ferozepur, founded by Firoz Shah Tughlaq in the 14th century, has a rich historical legacy deeply rooted in its role as a trade hub along the route to Lahore.
  • During the 19th century, Ferozepur gained significance as a British cantonment. During the Anglo-Sikh Wars (1845-46 and 1848-49), it witnessed intense battles at Ferozeshah, Mudki and Sabraon that left a lasting impact on its historical landscape. The FirozShah Museum meticulously preserved the bravery of Sikh soldiers who fought in the Anglo-Sikh Wars, offering detailed insights into their valor and contributions to the region's history.
  • The Saragarhi Gurudwara in Ferozepur is a solemn tribute to the bravery of 21 Sikh soldiers who valiantly defended their post during the Battle of Saragarhi in 1897. This historical landmark symbolizes resilience and bravery in the face of overwhelming odds. Since majority of these soldiers were from Ferozepur so a gurudwara was constructed in their memory, now a Saragarhi War Memorial and a Museum is being constructed to preserve the rich memory of this important battle and the sacrifice of these soldiers.
  • Ferozepur, also known as the "Land of Martyrs," due to its immense role in India's quest for freedom.People from this region actively participated in the freedom movement, with its residents making significant contributions to the nation's fight for freedom.
  • Hussainiwala is the very place where Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev were cremated in 1931 after their hangings in Lahore Jail. Batukeshwar Dutt, commonly known as B.K. Dutt was also cremated next to the Samadhis of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev. The Hussainiwala memorial also known as National Martyrs’ Memorial is located on the banks of the Sutlej River, stands as a symbol of sacrifice and patriotism, annually hosting the Shaheedi Mela to commemorate the martyrs.
  • Post-independence, Ferozepur was an important theater of war during the India-Pakistan wars of 1965 and 1971 wherein soldiers from the Indian Army and BSF successfully defended the Indian territory and laid extreme sacrifice. A War Memorial dedicated to the brave Indian army soldiers was constructed in 2006 at HUssainiwala. Now a war memorial dedicated to the brave BSF Soldiers who laid down their lives defending this nation during 1971 Indo-Pak war is being constructed near Shan-i-Hind Gate.
  • Ferozepur embodies a living narrative of martyrdom, ensuring that the spirit of those who laid down their lives for the nation remains eternally engraved in its identity.

Places worth visiting for tourists

National Martyrs' Mausoleum, Hussainiwala Border
Anglo Sikh War Memorial, FerozeShah
Shan-e-Hind Gate, Hussainiwala Border
Barki Memorial, Ferozepur Cantonment
Indo-Pak Retreat Ceremony, Hussainiwala Border
Saragarhi War Memorial

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1- How can we reach Ferozepur district?

Here are some details for reaching Ferozepur by air, rail or road.

Transportation :
Air : The nearest International airport is Shri Guru Ram Dass International Airport Amritsar (124 Km roughly 2 hrs 30 mins drive via NH54). Second nearest International Airport is Chandigarh International Airport (242 Km roughly 4 hrs 5 mins drive via NH5). Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi is minimum 428 Km via NH9 and NH 54 from the Ferozepur.

Rail : Ferozepur Railway division of Northern Railway Zone has several railway routes merging the junction with major major railway stations of NCR, Tricity, stations within Punjab and other states also like Rajasthan, J&K, Mumbai etc. So it plays an important transit point in North India.

Road : Three important National Highways NH5, NH7, NH9. State Highways intersecting with various National Highways to reach Ferozepur at SH15, SH20. Two major bus stands are : Bus Stand,Ferozepur City and Cantonment Bus Stand, Ferozepur Cantt.

Q2 Where are the interesting places in the district?
S.No. Particular Distance from FZR
1. The National Martyrs Memorial, Hussainiwala Border 10 Kms
2. Saragarhi Gurudwara Memorial, Ferozepur Cantt 1.7 Kms
3. Barki Memorial, Ferozepur Cantt 2 Kms
4. Anglo-Sikh War Memorial, Ferozeshah 12 Kms
5. Shri Pothi Mala Sahib Ji at Guruharsahai 40 Kms
6. Harike Bird Sanctuary 50.6 Kms
7. Jain Mandir Zira 36 Kms
8. Gurudwara Jamini Sahib, Bazidpur 8.3 Kms
9. Boparai Rifle Range, Khane Ke Ahal 4 Kms
10. Chak Sarkar Forest, Mamdot 25 Kms
11. Indo-Pak Retreat Ceremony,Hussainiwala Border 12 Kms
12. Shan-e-Hind 11 Kms
13 Dargah Baba Sher Shah Wali ji, Firozpur Cantt 1.6 Kms

Q2 What are the different accommodations in the district?

 Type Name Address
Govt. Rest House Circuit House NH5, Near Bajidpur, Ferozepur
PWD B&R Rest House Near Police Bhawan, District Administrative Complex,  Ferozepur Cantt
Sainik Rest House Backside Saragarhi Gurudwara, Ferozepur Cantt
Guest House  Mittal Guest House Near Municipal Council Office, Ferozepur City
 President Guest House  Ferozepur Cantt
Hotel  Hotel Signature  Near Municipal Council Office, Ferozepur City
 Hotel Queen of Clouds Infront Amar Hospital, Railway Bridge, Ferozepur City
 Aliza Hotel  Aggarsein Chowk, Ferozepur City
 Kingz Hotel  Udham Singh Chowk, Ferozepur City
 Hotel Kay Sons  Udham Singh Chowk, Ferozepur City
 Hotel Savera  Ferozepur Cantt
 Hotel Janak  Udham Singh Chowk, Ferozepur City
Dharamshala Jain Dharamshala  Railway Station Road, Ferozepur Cantt