In Punjab, the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor located on Indo-Pak International border at Dera Baba Nanak town in Gurdaspur district is providing free facility to pilgrims to visit Gurdwara Sri Darbar Sahib in Pakistan.
- This corridor was opened in November 2019 on the 550th Prakash Parab of the first Sikh Guru Sri Nanak Dev.
- The Gurudwara Sri Darbar Sahib is situated in Shakargarh tehsil of Narowal district in Pakistan and is just about four kilometers away from the Indian side.
- In the last twenty-two months from November 2021 till August of this year, more than 1,52,000 pilgrims have visited Gurudwara Sri Darbar Sahib.
- India does not charge any kind of fee from the pilgrims while Pakistan charges a fee of twenty dollars from each pilgrim.
About Dera Baba Nanak - Sri Kartarpur Sahib Pilgrimage
Village Kartarpur is located at the west bank of river Ravi where Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji spent the last 18 years of his life.
- Gurdwara Dera Baba Nanak is about 1 km from the Indo- Pakistan border and on the east bank of River Ravi. To the west side of the river is located the town of Kartarpur, Pakistan.
- Gurdwara Sri Kartarpur Sahib falls in district Narowal of Pakistan, about 4.5 k.m. from the international border near the historic town of Dera Baba Nanak, District Gurdaspur, Punjab.
- The Indian part of Dera Baba Nanak - Sri Kartarpur Sahib corridor involves a 4.1 k.m. long four lane highway from Dera Baba Nanak to international border and a state of the art Passenger Terminal Building (PTB) at the international border.
- Dera Baba Nanak is a city situated in Gurdaspur district in the state of Punjab, India. Followers of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji built the town and named it Dera Baba Nanak after their great ancestor.
About Guru Nanak
Guru Nanak (1469–1539 CE) was born in a village called Talwandi, about 40 miles from Lahore in what today is Pakistan.
- Guru Nanak Ji was considered the founder of Sikhism, and was the first Guru of Sikhs.
- In his early twenties, Nanak moved to Sultanpur, an important town on the main road between Lahore and Delhi, where he worked as a clerk in the Lodi administration.