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|Elevation||189 m (620 ft)|
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According to the legend,Giddarbaha in its earliest stage was known as ‘Pepali’, named after the old tree ‘pipal’. Giddarbaha, means Pepali of that time, was a small village. It was very happy and small village with limited number of people. When Shri Guru Gobind Singh ji visited Pepali, they saw ladies of the village disturbed by the ‘giddar’ when they went to fetch water from the well. When Guru ji saw this, he inquired about the problem to which the villagers replied that everybody in this village is married except him (giddar). After knowing the problem, Guruji arranged the marriage of giddar. From there that village was renamed by the locals as ‘Giddar viahia'.
In The British Raj
During that time it took shape of a town from the small village and when Britishers reached here they wrongly pronounced the name as Giddarbaha. They planned a new walled city in 1909 with six gates and carved the name on the gates as Giddarbaha. From there people accepted the name and started pronouncing the same. In 1917, the British government established the Bathinda - Karachi railway line, to transport the goods from this part of India to Karachi. Giddarbaha Railway Station was established on the line in 1918 which divide the old and new city. It is established near the clock house gate and was very close to the bus stand.
There is wide seasonal temperature variation in the Giddarbaha area, with summer temperatures reaching 48-50°C and winter temperatures down to 1-2°C. The western Himalayas in the north and the Thar Desert in the south and southwest mainly determine the climate conditions. The southwestern monsoon brings the rainy season during summer (July to September), with nearly 70% of the region's annual rainfall occurring during those months.
The major part of the district experiences an aridic (tropical) moisture regime.  it is 16km away from malout city
Majority of Giddarbaha follows Sikhism since Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji's visit.
As of 2001[update], according to the Indian census, Giddarbaha had a population of 36,593. Males constituted 53% of the population and females 47%. Gidderbaha had an average literacy rate of 89.5%, which was higher than the national average of 87.5%: male literacy was 92%, and female literacy was 87%. 14% of the population was under 6 years of age.
Places of interest
- Gurdwara Dasvin Patshahi Sri Guru Gobind Singh Sahib
- Shree Durga Mandir
- Dera Baba Shree Ganga Ram Ji
- Mandi Wala Gurudwara Sahib
- Shree Gaushalla Mandir
- Samadha Park
- Aggarwal Peerkhana
- Hanuman Mandir Bantabad
- New Park
- Old park
- Clock House
- city club
The gates of the walled city
- Clock house gate
- City gate
- Husnar gate
- Bharu gate
- Theri gate
- Daula gate
- The Gurudwara Sri Sahib at Theri Sahib, where Sri Guru Gobind Singh is believed to have rested for the night (5 km from Giddarbaha)
- The old Dera of Baba Ganga Ram ji, near Husnar village (3 km)
- The religious Sarovar of Kulguru, in Husnar village (2 km)
- The old church in Daula village (3 km)
- Mandi Wali Nehar (4 km)
- Dera Baba Lang (9 km)
- Badal village (8 km)
Giddarbaha is one of the largest producers of snuff in India, with the Photo Snuff factory being its best known producer.
The city also acts as an agricultural market serving surrounding towns and villages.
Notable people from Giddarbaha
- Van Wambeke, 1985
- "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
- "Official Mukatsar District Website"
- "Finance Minister sacked"