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Bathinda, Punjab, North India Qila Mubarak, Bathinda, Punjab, North India

Qila Mubarak, Bathinda, Punjab, North India

Bathinda is one of the oldest and famous cities of Punjab. Bathind is the mix up of Old and new that is how one would describe Bathinda. The district spans over a total area of 3,382 sq. km. and is situated in the Southern part of Punjab State in the heart of Malwa region. Bathinda, is surrounded by more than 12 small cities and is famous for its big grains, cotton and grapes markets, besides business activities there is a growing Steel, Power and Refinery sectors. Tourist destinations like Damdama Sahib, Bahia Ford, Maiser Khana Mandir, Quila Mabarak, Rose Garden, Chetak Park and Zoological Garden attracts a large number of tourists from all over the globe every year.

Quila Mubarak, Bathinda, Punjab

Qila Mubarak, a Historical National Monument of India, forms the heart of the city of
Bathinda, in Indian Punjab. It has been in existence for approximately 1900 years in its current form. Some sources have the structure in its original, primitive form dating back to the Harrapa period. It was here that Razia Sultan, the first woman to take charge of the Delhi

Damdama Sahib, Bathinda, Punjab

Damdama Sahib
, Takht is located at village Talwandi Sabo, 28 km Southeast of Bathinda. Literally, Damdama means breathing place. Guru Gobind Singh stayed here after fighting battles against the Mughals. Before his arrival at Talwandi Sabo, two of the Guruís younger sons, Zorawar Singh and Fateh Singh, aged 9 and 7 respectively, were bricked alive by Wazir Khan,the Nawab of Sirhind

Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Plant, Bathinda, Punjab

he foundation stone of this prestigious Thermal Plant comprising four units of 110 MW capacity each was laid on 19th Nov.,1969 the quincentenary year of the birth of the great Guru Nanak Dev Ji from whom it gets its present name.The project was completed in two phases at a total cost of about Rs.115 crore.  The first unit was commissioned in September,1974 and the other units were subsequently commissioned in September,1975, March,1978 and in January,1979 respectively.

Maisar khanna, Bathinda, Punjab

The Bhagwathi Mandir, Maisar Khana,
Bathinda City is Built by one of the devout follower, the Temple is dedicated to the Deity Bhagwathi Mata. Found in a small village called Khanna, Bhagwathi Mandir, today, is a prime attraction among the Hindu devotees.

Bahia Fort, Bathinda, Punjab

Bahia's belongs to 22 villages group of royal Patiala State. In 1930 Bahia Fort was official family residence of royal armed forces of Patiala Estate. In 1980 it was converted into luxurious hotel with wonderful blend of traditional and modern architecture

Zoological garden, Bathinda, Punjab
It is a plant nursery of the forest department located approximately 10 km away from the Cantonment and is a popular picnic spot. This place is a small zoo in the midst of a small forest.

Chetak Park
, Bathinda, Punjab
A beautiful garden built in Bathinda Cantonment is popular among children's and others. It has a lake and boating facility.

Lakhi Jungle, Bathinda, Punjab
This is situated 15 km away from Bathinda and on the way to Mukatsar. A forest having old Gurudwara enjoyed the touches of Shri Guru Nanak Dev who recited one lakh holy Paths of Shri Japuji Sahib.Therefore it was called Lakhi Jungle. Tenth Sikh Guru , Guru Gobind Singh also visited this place.

Rose Garden
, Bathinda, Punjab
This garden boasts of large number of varieties of Roses. It is very near the city and is visited by large number of people on weekends. The 10-acre (40,000 m2) garden is located close to Thermal Plant. It has a vast variety of rose plants and is a good picnic spot.

Mazaar of Peer Haji Rattan, Bathinda, Punjab
It is one of the most revered place of worship in the city.

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How to reach Bathinda

Bathinda is well connected to New Delhi and other cities of India by fast trains. There are direct trains that run from Delhi to Bathinda via Patiala, Ambala, Hisar and Rohtak. The journey takes approximately six hours. With the domestic airport slated to be completed by 2010, it will soon have global connectivity with direct flights linking to airports of India.

How to reach Bathinda by Air: Chandigarh Airport (About 250 kms away from Bathinda), Amritsar Airport (186 km), Delhi Airport (about 400 kms away from Bathinda)

How to reach Bathinda by Rail:  Bathinda Junction Railway Station

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