Kartarpur Corridor to Visit Pilgrims from India (Download PDF)

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India and Pakistan has signed an agreement on Kartarpur corridor to visit pilgrims from India to Gurdwara of Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan. It is a proposed border corridor between India and Pakistan which connects Dera Baba Nanak Sahib which is located in Gurdaspur district in Punjab to the Kartarpur Sahib located in Narowal districts in Pakistan which is 2km away from the India Pakistan border.

Kartarpur corridor to visit pilgrims from India

Kartarpur Corridor to Visit Pilgrims from India

Kartarpur corridor to visit pilgrims from India

Kartarpur Corridor Overview

  • The Kartarpur Corridor allows religious devotees from India to Gurdwara in Kartarpur 4.7km. (2.9km either side of the international border).

  • Devotees from India and Pakistan to visit other country for the pilgrimage purposes, which covered under the 1974 India-Pakistan protocol on visit to the shrines.

  • The shrines of India and Pakistan open to other countries with a valid Visa.

  • Sikhs from India travelled to Pakistan every tear for pilgrimage purpose.

  • The 550th birth anniversary of Sikh founder Guru Nanak is going to celebrate at Kartarpur corridor the final resting place of Guru Nanak.

  • The agreement valid initially for five years.

  • The list of pilgrims has to be handed over by India to Pakistan within 10 days before and the granted pilgrims would be informed by 4 days before the purposed date of travel.

Guru Nanak Sahib

  • Guru Nanak Dev was the founder of Sikhism and first of the 10 Sikh gurus.

  • His birth anniversary is being celebrated worldwide as Guru Nanak Gurpurab on the occasion of Karthik Poornima.

  • He was born on 29th November 1469 at Rai Bhoi ki Talvandi which is present day Nankana sahib, Punjab province Pakistan near Lahore.

  • His parents were Mehta Kalu and Mata Tripta.

  • His father was a local Patwari for crop revenue in the village of Talwandi.

- Published/Last Modified on: November 25, 2019

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