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A Guide to visiting Kartarpur Corridor

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A Guide to visiting Kartarpur Corridor
A Guide to visiting Kartarpur Corridor

If you are a Pakistani or an Indian, wants to visit Kartarpur Gurdwara, here is the latest Guide to visiting Kartarpur Corridor to help you to plan your journey.

Where is Kartarpur?

Kartarpur is a town located in Tehsil Shakargarh, district in Punjab Pakistan. It is located on the right edge of the river Ravi.

What to visit to Kartarpur Corridor?

The pilgrims, especially come to visit the shrine of Baba Guru Nanak. As well as the other visitors from Pakistan and India can go to the nearby viewpoint at the passenger Terminal. Where you can see Pakistan-India border Barrier, Pakistan’s passenger Terminal and Kartarpur Gurdwara. Furthermore, Gurdwara offers langar (free food) and several street food vendors around the corridor entrance. Also, a chance to meet with Indians.

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What is Kartarpur famous for?

Kartarpur is a religious place for Indian Sikhs. It is a 4.2 km long corridor combining the town of Dera Baba Nanak in India with the Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan’s Narowal district. Guru Nanak Dev is deemed to have spent his last days of life in the Gurdwara from 1521 to 1539.

Who paid for Kartarpur corridor?

According to the report, the total cost of the Kartarpur corridor would be 17 million US dollars. which the Sikh diaspora granted to raise. The report had said that it would cost Pakistan $ 14 million and India paid $ 2.2 million.

Is passport stamped for Kartarpur?

Although the passport, which is carried out compulsory during the visit of Kartarpur Corridor. The passport will not be stamped either by Pakistani or Indian authorities. In Pakistan, they stamp on a piece of paper while entry to visit Kartarpur and they again stamped of exit while leaving Kartarpur on that same piece of paper. Pakistan authorities take back that piece of paper. It means you don’t have any proof of visit Kartarpur, just instead of your pictures and videos, etc.

Time to reach Kartarpur from Indian Passenger Terminal

The time to reach Kartarpur Gurdwara from the Indian passenger terminal is about 45 minutes if you enter there timely. In 45 minutes includes the immigration of both sides and currency exchange. Early in the morning is a peaceful time to enter Kartarpur because of the low number of passengers.

Means of Transportation to Kartarpur Corridor

The Indian pilgrims can travel to Kartarpur corridor by 3 means of transportation as follows:

By Air: The nearest airport is Amritsar Airport, which is 48.7 km from the Kartarpur Corridor Border Terminal., the entry point to the corridor.

By Train: The nearest railway station to the passenger Terminal building at Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur and Batala junction 25 km, Chhina 26 km and Ramdas 13 km.

By Road: You can go by the drive to Gurdaspur. It is 462 km from Delhi, 216 km from Chandigarh, 75 km from Amritsar, and is approximately 100 km drive from Jalandhar.

Transport will be available free of cost at the entry Terminal to the corridor. The distance of the corridor reaching the gurdwara can be reached by walking as well.

Register Online for ETA

People feel a shortage of information about the online registration process. The online system of registration of pilgrims has been a tough process for common people.

According to the present online system for visiting Kartarpur, a pilgrim must have an Indian passport and he must be registered on prakashpurb550.mha.gov.in. After registration on that website, pilgrims are notified through an SMS and an email about the approval of the online registration three to four days before the date of travel.

An electronic travel authorisation (ETA) is generated and a suggestion is given to Pilgrim through SMS. Pilgrims are required to take the print out of that ETA along with their passport.

Visas & Documents

To visit the Kartarpur Corridor, Indian Sikhs need to carry a passport for identification proof. However, Non-Sikh Indians will require a valid passport, but no need for a visa. Pilgrims of different citizens will need a visa to enter the corridor. A visitors application can be filled out and submitted here. and the registration is free of cost.

On the event of Guru Nanak’s birth anniversary, there will be no cost for visitors, though without occasion 20 US dollars fee will be charged by Pakistani authorities.

Can Non-Sikh Indians visit Kartarpur corridor?

The answer is Yes! non-Sikh Indians can also visit Kartarpur Corridor. Non-Sikh Indians must carry a passport for a recognised purpose. No passport will be stamped either by Pakistani or Indian authorities.

Entry fee of Kartarpur Corridor

Indian pilgrims must pay 20 US dollars to Pakistani authorities while entering the corridor. For everyone who is coming across the border, there is a currency exchanger booth at the Pakistan checkpoint. You can convert Indian Rupee (INR) to US dollars there.

For Pakistani visitors who are coming to visit the corridor, an entry fee of Rs 200 must be paid at the entrance point of the Kartarpur corridor.

Information for Pakistanis

If you are a Pakistani and worry about Kartarpur entry fees of Kartarpura Gurdwara for Pakistanis is Rs 200 (Pakistani rupees). You have easy access to Gurdwara but you have to carry your original CNIC card with you. When you arrived at the entry point of Kartarpur Gurdwara, you will be registered on the point and you would be granted a visitors card which is compulsory to wear during the trip.

Best Time to visit Kartarpur Gurdwara (for Pakistanis)

The best time to arrive at Gurdwara is before 12:00 am because you would need a minimum of 2 hours to visit inside the Gurdwara and also to meet and attend Indian pilgrims if you want. The official time of closing Gurdwara is 06:00 pm., but won’t be possible for anyone to go inside after 03:30 pm.

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