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Bathinda Punjab: An Amalgam of the New and the Old

Lakes of Bhatinda

Lakes of Bhatinda

History of Bathinda:

Bathinda is a district in Punjab, which derives its name from the ruling clan of Bathi kings. The History of Bathinda is rich with many interesting facts. Bathinda is also known as ‘the city of lakes’ because of the five artificial lakes that the city has. It is a city which has earned a name for agricultural produce, thermal power plants, rapid industrialization, cotton, Bathinda refinery and fertilizer unit. The growth on industrial front has let to the city’s economic growth and the birth of an array of opportunities in the concerned sectors. The neighboring districts of Bathinda provide the city with ample opportunities for its further development, these neighbors are Ludhiana, Chandigarh, Faridkot, Ferozpur, Delhi and the NCR as well. The city was previously known as Tabar-e-Hind, which means gateway of India.

Being one of the oldest city’s Bathinda Punjab, offers a door to the cultural heritage of Punjab, but recent industrialization in spite of having provided the city with ample of economic growth, has been a threat to environmental conditions.

How to reach Bathinda:

By Rail: Bathinda has a large railway junction. Dadar Amristar Express, Delhi Bathinda express etc. offer the opportunity of reaching Vathinda within a short span of time.

By Air: There is no airport in Bathinda. Chandigarh as well as Amristar airport is close to Bathinda. So anyone may make a journey by air in order to reach Bathinda within the shortest possible time.

By road: Several highway roads are connecting Bathinda with a few cities of India like Kolkata, Delhi, Faridkot, Ludhiana etc. Anyone may easily get taxies as well as buses in order to reach Bathinda.

Heritage and Culture of Bathinda Punjab:

Being an old city in Punjab, it does vibrate to the very spirit and heart of Punjab. The inhabitants of Bathinda are well known for their vibrant approach towards a zestful life. Bathinda offers a platter of rich Punjabi cuisine, both traditional and contemporary flavors.

Tourist attractions in Bathinda are vivid. It has something for everyone. For the spiritual soul the city offers Damdama Sahib , one of the five takths, Maisar Khana Mandir, the local deity’s temple and Mazaar of Pir Baba Haji Ratan, a famous Muslim saint. Quila Mubarak, better known as Bathinda Fort is a monument which is 1900 years old.

Rose Garden offers serenity amidst the hustle bustle of industrial city. The Bir Talab Zoo is a favorite picnic spot for the localities and is a major attraction for children.

Many literary societies, cultural societies, art theater, local performers focus towards the core culture of Punjab. Ramleela performances in forms of plays, dances, music and song which   are the major attractions. This experience can be very enriching for anyone. Sahitya Sangam which was founded in the year 1979 in order to promote poets and writers of Malwa region organizes seminars to promote the local art and culture of Malwa region.

Being one of the most industrialized cities of Punjab, Bathinda has attracted a lot of people and this has led to fast paced urbanization of the city owing to which there are many malls, pubs, multiplexes here.

Accommodation:

Information about Bathinda accommodation is provided hereunder:

There are a large number of gorgeous hotels in Bathinda and professional bodies of those hotels are committed to serve their customers with their uninterrupted and reliable services. In order to ensure a perfect accommodation in Bathinda one may choose ‘Hotel Palace’, ‘Hotel Sangam’, ‘Hotel sweet-Milan’, ‘Hotel New-Light ‘etc.

Climate of Bathinda:

The weather in Bathinda is mostly dry, but happens to be humid from the mid of May to august end. Rainfall is mainly concentrated towards the south west in the period of July to September. Being a dry city mostly, the summer months are very dusty to an extent of interrupting normal city life. Therefore the best time to visit Bathinda is during winter.

Bathinda, a perfect place for everyone:

Bathinda has a rich history and culture. It is a city which has its roots in the past and is leaning towards the future. This gives the city flavors of both-the traditional Punjabi culture as well as modern facets of the urban world. Bathinda is an interesting concoction of the new and the old.

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