Gurdaspur, a border district of Punjab
, covers an area of 3,570 sq km. The history of Gurdaspur
, the district headquarters, dates back to early 17th century. The two important industrial centers are the Batala and
for the manufacture of machine tools and woolen products.
Gurdaspur District has a large number of swampy lakes, and is famous for snipe-shooting. The important places to visit are
Pathankot, Gurdwara Achal Sahib, Dera Baba Nanak, Kalanaur, Akbari Masjid,
Sri Hargobindpur and Qadian.