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In pictures: Pilgrims flock as Kartarpur Corridor opens

Updated : 2019-11-10 15:53:53

After years of back and forth, delays and a final agreement, the Kartarpur Corridor, connecting the Sikh shrines of Dera Baba Nanak Sahib in India and Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan, was opened on Saturday. Here's a look at one of the most sacred sites of Sikhism:

A pilgrim from Mumbai in Kartarpur, Pakistan.
A pilgrim from Mumbai in Kartarpur, Pakistan.
A guide inside the shrine explaining a Sikh visitor from India about the premises and its history.
A guide inside the shrine explaining a Sikh visitor from India about the premises and its history.
Devotees from the United Kingdom.
Devotees from the United Kingdom.
Pilgrims at the gurudwara.
Pilgrims at the gurudwara.
Inside the shoe racks where devotees work as caretakers.
Inside the shoe racks where devotees work as caretakers.
Devotees inside the shrine.
Devotees inside the shrine.
Navjot Singh Sidhu cheered by the gathered crowd.
Navjot Singh Sidhu cheered by the gathered crowd.
Devotees fill the premise on the day of its inauguration.
Devotees fill the premise on the day of its inauguration.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan during his speech at the inauguration.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan during his speech at the inauguration.
Sikh devotees from Peshawar, Pakistan.
Sikh devotees from Peshawar, Pakistan.
Sikh devotees from Peshawar.
Sikh devotees from Peshawar.
Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal inside the gurudwara.
Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal inside the gurudwara.
The gurudwara during sunset.
The gurudwara during sunset.
Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara.
Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara.
The surrounding areas of gurudawara used to be paddy fields but have since transformed into glossy marble floors.
The surrounding areas of gurudawara used to be paddy fields but have since transformed into glossy marble floors.
The new look entrance of the gurudwara.
The new look entrance of the gurudwara.
Union Cabinet minister Dr Hardeep Puri and his wife at the shrine.
Union Cabinet minister Dr Hardeep Puri and his wife at the shrine.
Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal at the gurudwara.
Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal at the gurudwara.
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during his visit to Kartarpur.
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during his visit to Kartarpur.
Devotees on the first floor of the gurudwara.
Devotees on the first floor of the gurudwara.
The grantha sahib.
The grantha sahib.
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