Bronze Awardees

Nawanpind Sardaran Village, Punjab

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Nawanpind Sardaran has been recognized as Best Tourism Village 2023 in Bronze category.
Nawanpind Sardaran, a charming village offers a unique blend of rustic beauty and cultural richness. Nestled in the embrace of history, this enchanting village is a testament to the enduring spirit of Narain Singh, its visionary founder in the late 19th century.

Nawanpind Sardaran is not just a page from history; it's a living testament to sustainable tourism. Here, tradition meets innovation, where local women, skilled in embroidery, crochet, and knitting, have formed self-help groups to enhance their talents.

The village's commitment to conserving its natural and cultural assets shines through initiatives like greywater treatment and phytoremediation.


NawanpindSardaran is a village located in Gurdaspur tehsil and district, Punjab, with a population of approximately 750 people. It was founded by Narain Singh in the late 19th century and has a unique character shaped by historic buildings like the 'Haveli' and 'Kothi.' The village has recently completed the conservation of Pipal Haveli in 2022.


The theme of tourism in NawanpindSardaran revolves around Cultural and Natural Heritage. The village's rich history, architectural heritage, craft practices, and agricultural traditions make it an attractive destination. Tourism is also strategically positioned along the route from Amritsar to Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir.


● Amritsar (70 Km): A major city with cultural and historical significance.

● Dera Baba Nanak (40 km): Known for its religious importance.

● Kartarpur Corridor (45 Km): A significant pilgrimage site.

● Ghuman (40 km): Offers local architectural heritage.

● Sri Hargobindpur (35 km): Known for its historical and religious importance.

● Kishankot (40 km): Features a notable temple.

● Qadian (35 km): Offers cultural and religious attractions.

● Baba Bakala (45 km): Known for its historical and spiritual significance.


● Local women are skilled in embroidery, crochet, and knitting, organized into self-help groups for skill enhancement.

● Conservation efforts have been made to protect the historic houses, including the Haveli and Kothi.

● Training and capacity building of local artisans and women in traditional crafts and sustainable building practices.

● Initiatives include greywater treatment chambers with phytoremediation techniques.


● Employment: Direct employment for 12 individuals and indirect employment for approximately 50, with a gender-balanced distribution.

● Women Empowerment: Local women are empowered through skill development and participation in craft-related production and marketing.