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Bathinda is one of the historical towns of India. It is one of the fashionable visited tourist centres in Punjab. It is renowned for its historical & religious significance. Bathinda is positioned at an altitude of 210 meters & Cartographic co-ordinates are 30.20°N 74.95°E, in the Malwa (Southern Punjab) region. Nevertheless, present Bathinda was established by Bala Rao Bhatti son of Bal Band, who ruled Punjab in 336 Vikrmi Samat & named this city as a Bathinda after his individuality name. As per Khalifa Muhammad Hassan, who is the author of history of Patiala. He revealed that its ancient name was Bikramgarh.There is authenticity of human habitat & development of townships going back to 7000 BC in & surrounding areas of Bathinda. In recent times the town was inhibited by Maharaja Ala Singh (approx. 1754 AD) & In that of it followed the history of erstwhile princely state of Patiala. With the radiance of merger of Patiala & East Punjab States into a division at PEPSU. Bathinda is also connected with the Guru Gobind Singh ji (Tenth Guru of Sikh’s) who fought against Muguals. In addition to this, it is also enclosed with the detention of first women emperor of India, Razia Sultan in 1239 in the fort of Qila Mubarak.Bathinda is an educational hub in the region & It is also renowned for the contribution of agricultural market, Great producer of cotton, hand-loom weaving & Thermal Plants. 

 

PLACES TO VISIT

Damdama Sahib

In Sikhism, There are five Takhts or seats of temporal authority & Damdama Sahib is one of them. Towards in the south direction of Bathinda, about 18 km from the City, the Talwandi Sabo is sitated & it is popularly known as Damdama Sahib. The name is this place has concerned with the historic incident. Once Guru Gobind Singh Ji (Tenth Guru of Sikh’s) after the battles against Mughals at Anandpur Sahib. Muktsar & Chamkaur Sahib went to the forest of Malwa. In Talwandi Sabo, Guru Gobind Singh Ji took “Dam” or took rest for 9 months & 9 days & since this place called by Damdama Sahib. Hence, it is also acquainted as Guru – Ki – Kanshi, Guru Gobind Singh made this hamlet a hub of preaching. Damdama Sahib has three pools & ten Gurdwara’s. The Nanaksar Sarovar was named, when Guru Nanak Dev  ji (First Guru of Sikh’s) visited here when he was on 2nd Udasi (Padyatra) to Rajputana in 1510 A.D. The Second tank is Gurusar Sarovar was dug up under the prescription of Guru Teg Bahadur Ji (Ninth Guru of Sikh’s). The Akalsar Sarovar is associated with Guru Gobind Singh Ji. It has been said that if the water of tank (Sarovar) is depleted then it cure all the ailments.

QILA MUBARAK

A national monument which is existing more than 1400 years old, also known as Bathinda Fort is centrally Located in the heart of the Bathinda. The Fort constructed with small bricks which is commonly & renowned as a “ Nanakshai Bricks”. The bricks of go back to era of Kushanas period , when North India ruled by emperor Kanishka. The emperor of Kanishka along with the Raja Dab is belived to have built the fort. This is huge fort as compare to the forts at Lahore, Hanumangarh & Phillaur. Guru Nanak Dev Ji, Guru Teg Bahadur Ji Guru Gobind Singh ji visited  in this fort. Hence, the Razia Sulatan, first women emperor of India was detention here in 1240 A.D.

 MAZAAR, PIR BABA HAJI RATTAN

It represents the multi-cultural facet of Punjab. This is a place of worship where all are welcomed without any segregation. It is faith that the Pir Baba sort out the problems of his followers. This mausoleum is positioned in-between the Civil Hospital & Grain Market. Moreover, Pir Baba Haji Rattan is also known to represent India as its ambassador in the sacred city Mecca.

 

ROSE GARDEN

In Bathinda, Rose garden is one of the most popular destination which is located near the Thermal Plant & cover an area of 40,000 sq. meters. There are various types of roses  & this garden blooms in all colours of roses in the winter season.

 

BAHIA FORT

Bahia fort is established in 1930. This  fort  also served once as the formal residence to family & army of the Patiala. In 1980, this fort converted into plush hotel  & was reinstate with the merge of modern & antique architecture. In 1980, It started with the non-star hotel, got a regular up-gradation & sponsored by the government of India has granted this hotel with 4 stars in 2000. Presently, Hotel Bahia Fort has 43 luxury rooms equipped with all the modern facilities. It also has a banquet hall for marriages & conferences with the capacity of 500 people at a time.

BIR TALAB ZOO

The Bir Talab Zoo is situated nearly 6 km from the Bathinda, This is ta favourite destination of children. Its have a wonderful park for children, tourist complex & it also have a arrangements for recreations which including the  riding. The lawn of this is quite famous as a picnic spots. In the Zoo, Cheetah, black bucks & sambars are some of the inhabitant of this park.

WHEN TO VISIT 

Best time to visit is between the October to March

HOW TO REACH

By Air:

Bathinda do not have any airport. However, we can reach Bathinda by Opting the flights till Ludhiana, Amritsar, Chandigarh or up to Delhi & boarded the cabs or buses from there to Bathinda.

By Train:  

Bathinda is one of the largest railway junctions in India which almost connected with all the major railway stations.There is a regular train service from Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Amritsar, Jammu Tawi, Guwahati, Kalka, Nanded & Ahmedabad.

By Road:

Bathinda is also well connected by roads with major cities & surrounding states like Haryana, U.P., Rajasthan, Himchal Pardesh etc.

 

 

 



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Best Time To Visit : OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR
   
 
Theme:
Must Visit Places : Damdama Sahib, Maiser Khana

SightSeeings in Bathinda

Damdama Sahib
Maiser Khana Mandir
Qila Mubarak
Rose Garden
Zoological Park
Bahia Fort
Lakhi Jungle
Chetak Park

Near By Other Tourist Places


Bathinda   0 KM near     
Muktsar   47 KM near     
Mansa   55 KM near     
Faridkot   58 KM near     
Moga   77 KM near     

Near By major Cities


Chandigarh  206 KM near     
Delhi  322 KM near     
Dehradun  334 KM near     

Near By Air Ports


Ludhiana Airport   127 KM near     
Surat Gujarat Airport   160 KM near     
Raja Sansi Airport   184 KM near     
Chandigarh Airport   205 KM near     

Near By Local Cities


Bathinda  3 KM near     
Sri Ganganagar  121 KM near     
Ludhiana  128 KM near     
Jalandhar  153 KM near     

Near By Districts


Bathinda   2 KM near     
Mansa   55 KM near     
Muktsar   56 KM near     
Faridkot   59 KM near     

Near By RailWay Station


Bhatinda Jn Rail Way Station   3.3 KM near     
Bhatinda Cantt Rail Way Station   9.0 KM near     
Gangsar Jaitu Rail Way Station   27 KM near     
 

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