Gurdaspur is a city in the state of Punjab, situated in the northwest part of the Republic of India. It is located in the center of and is the administrative head of Gurdaspur District. It was the location of a fort (later turned into a Hindumonastery) which was famous for the siege it sustained in 1712 from the Mughals. The Gurdaspur city, situated on the Amritsar – Jammu National Highway Road, 36 km from Pathankot and 32 km from Batala is the district headquarter. All head offices of various departments are situated in this city. The India-Pakistan border is at a distance of 10 km from Gurdaspur. The river Beas flows on one side and the river Raavi flows on the other side of Gurdaspur.
The Gurdaspur city was named after the name of Mahant Guridas. The Emperor Akbar was crowned at Kalanaur, which is 26 km from Gurdaspur city and also Behrampur town is situated at a distance of 10 km, where the Mukbara of Bairam Khan is situated. Earlier, Dinanagar town was the capital of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, which is only 12 km from Gurdaspur city. The famous woolen mill is situated at Dhariwal which is only 12 km from Gurdaspur city