Located about 53 km from Chandigarh, the town of Sirhind served as the capital of the Pathan Sur dynasty. The Rauza Sharif, a mausoleum here, marks the burial place of Mujadid-alf-Saani Seikh Ahmed Farooqi, who lived during the time of Akbar and Jahangir. There is also an old mosque and several cenotaphs near the splendid Rauza. Sirhind is considered very important by some Muslim groups and for them it is second only to Mecca in importance. A great Urs is held in this place in August every year.