Named after the Bhati Rajput kings and also referred to as the 'City of Lakes',Bathindais one of the oldest cities in Punjab.Home to two modern thermal power plants, Bathinda is one of the largest railway junctions in Asia.Considered one of the best cities for educationin the state of Punjab, Bathindahouses some of the oldest monuments in the country, which date back to the 3,000 B.C. Harappan period.
Places to Stay
Bathinda has many hotels located within a kilometre from the bus stand. Hotel President, Hotel Holiday Home and Hotel Madhuban offer good rooms starting from Rs.1500 onwards.
Vaisakhi, BandiChhor Divas and Holi are celebrated here.
Punjabi and Hindi are spoken in this city.
Places to Visit
The Qila Mubarak brick monument located in the heart of the city, Lakhi Jungle (15kms) and Zoological Gardens (6kms) are good places to visit in Bathinda.
How to Get There
There is an airport located 20kms away from the city.
Bathinda has its own railway station .
The Bathinda Bus Stand, Old Bus Stand and BibiWala Bus Stand run regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators like Indo Canadian Travels andMercedes Benz Bus Service-Volvo Busthat offers travellers regular bus services to and from the town. In case you don’t have the time and energy to stand in bus counters, booking bus tickets online will help.