Balachaur is a tehsil town and a nagar panchayat in the Nawanshahr district of Punjab. Raj Dev, a Rajput raja, came along with his family and named this place Balachaur, after his son Balraj. Raj Dev passed away in 1596. A tomb was build here and he was worshiped as Baba Balraj. The town is known for Baba Balraj’s tomb.
Places to Stay
There are many budget hotels in the area like the Prince Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 660), Sapphire Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,100) and Kaveri Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 2,550).
Punjabi and Hindi are the most common languages spoken in the region, Punjabi being the official language.
The festival of Baisakhi (crop harvesting festival) is the most celebrated occasion in this region and takes place during the months of January to March. A lot of value is placed on Diwali and Dushhera.
Places of Interest
Balachaur is a beautiful place surrounded by foothills of shivaliks on one side, the Satluj River on the other. The Sanehi Temple, housing Goddess Chintapuri, is over 100 years old, There is also a spiritual centre 18km away in Nawanshahr.
How to Get There
The closest major airport to Balachaur is Chandigarh airport at a distance of 72km.
Rahon Railway Station is around 20km away from Balachaur and one can check schedules at IRCTC.
Private and public bus services are there for passengers from major cities of Punjab as well as of Himachal, Haryana and Delhi. Balachaur is well connected by road. You can get an online bus booking offers through TicketGoose.com, a leading bus booking website.