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Gurudwara Guru ka Tal

Guru ka Tal is a historical Sikh pilgrimage place dedicated to the memory of ninth Guru Sri Guru Tegh Bahudar Ji. Guru ka Taal is near Sikandra in Agra. The Gurudwara was built over the place where the Guru Tegh Bahadur offered voluntary arrest to Aurangazeb, the Mughal Emperor. Several devotees gather every year to pay homage to the great Sikh guru ( who was martyred along with his followers for the sake of freedom to practice one’s faith) in this Gurudwara.

This historic structure dates back to the 17th century. Earlier it was a Taal (reservoir) in the area near Sikandra. It was built in 1610 AD to collect and conserve rainwater in Agra during Jehangir reign. The water of the reservoir was used for irrigation purposes during the dry season. The reservoir was ornamented with stone carvings. This is said to be the place where the Guru Tegh Bahadur laid down his arms to offer arrest to Aurangazeb. The Gurudwara called Guru Ka Taal was built in the 1970s due to the contributions and arduous efforts of Sant Baba Sadhu Singh “Mauni”.

To reach Gurudwara Guru Ka Tal in Agra, you can follow these directions:

  1. By Air: The nearest airport to Agra is the Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) in Delhi. From there, you can take a flight to Agra’s Kheria Airport (AGR). After reaching Agra, you can hire a taxi or take a local bus to reach Gurudwara Guru Ka Tal.

  2. By Train: Agra has good connectivity by train. The Agra Cantonment Railway Station (station code: AGC) is the main railway station in Agra. From there, you can take a taxi or an auto-rickshaw to reach Gurudwara Guru Ka Tal, which is located approximately 6 kilometers away from the station.

  3. By Road:

    • If you are traveling from Delhi, you can take the Yamuna Expressway, which is a six-lane highway connecting Delhi to Agra. After reaching Agra, follow the directions to Gurudwara Guru Ka Tal.
    • If you are coming from within Agra, you can use local transportation like taxis, auto-rickshaws, or buses to reach the Gurudwara.

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