A Jat named Sanghu founded the area around 400 years back. In the year 1948, it was given the position of a district. The district as well as the district headquarters is known by the name Sangrur.
The district is found in the southern part of the state. It is rural in existence. Malerkotla is the most populous area of the district. The population there is about 65,759 people.
Places of tourist interest are very less. A few places of religious significance are yet found. Gurudwars and mandirs are found many in number. The locals have faith in these and hence they have religiously important. The district is also important in terms of agricultural, marketing, industrial and trading.
Places to visit:
Marble Baradari: This structure is entirely built of marble. Carved marble slabs are used to cover the entire structure. Its reflections can be seen in the surrounding waters under the moonlit sky.
Banasar garden and Diwankhana: Darbars were held here by the rulers of Jind. There is a small museum that exhibits weapons and artillery used by the princely rulers. Badges, insignia and hand embroidered shoes can be found in Malerkotla. On the outskirts of the town is situated Idgah Malerkotla. Different styles of architecture are depicted here.