Paonta Sahib is one of the major industrial towns of Himachal Pradesh in India. It is located in the south of Sirmour district, on National Highway 7. Major industries are cement production (Cement Corporation of India in Rajban), power generation and renewable energy, pharmaceuticals (Sun Pharmaceutical, Mankind Pharma Limited), textiles, chemicals and food, as well as Asia's biggest limestone market at Sataun. Paonta Sahib is an important place of worship for Sikhs, hosting a large Gurdwara named Gurudwara Paonta Sahib, on the banks of the river Yamuna. The river is the boundary between the states of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.Major hotels to stay in Paonta Sahib are Hotel Guru Surbhi,Hptdc,Grand Riviera,
The main attraction of the religious town is the Paonta Sahib Gurudwara. It is the place where Guru Gobind Singh wrote the pious Dasam Granth. The Gurudwara got its name either from the facts that Guru Gobind Singh ji set his foot here or just because he lost his ornament in the River Yamuna which he used to wear on his feet. A Gurudwara was later constructed, and one can see some of the belongings of Guru ji here even today. Within the walls of the Gurudwara, there is a famous museum, which exhibits various priced possessions of Sikh Guru's like antiques and weapons.
Located at a distance of about 12 km from starlit Gurudwara Paonta Sahib is the Gurudwara Shergarh Sahib. The Gurudwara is a symbol of courage as this was the place where Guru Gobind Singh ji beheaded a man-eater with a single stroke of his sword. Nearby the Gurudwara Paonta Sahib is the Khodri Dak Patthar, a beautiful park with a swimming pool and a mansion. Patanjali Jyotirlinga Temple and Patanjali Jyotirlinga temple are some of the distinguished shrines which are worth a visit on a trip to Paonta Sahib. This tiny hamlet has become the talk of the town for the fact that major companies of India have established their industrial unit here, ranging from manufacturers of pharmaceuticals.