Bhatinda, also spelled as Bathinda, is a city in Punjab which is named after the Bhati Rajput kings. One of the oldest cities in the state, Bhatinda is also known as the ‘city of lakes’. The city has some of the oldest monuments of India and is known to be one of the best education providers in Punjab Razia Sultana, the first empress of India is said to have been imprisoned in Qila Mubarak fort in Bhatinda.
Places to Stay
There are good budget friendly hotels in Bhatinda. Some of them include Taj Hotel (Tariff – Rs 300), Samrat Hotel (Tariff – Rs 300), New Light Hotel (Tariff Rs 500) and Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs 600).
The official spoken language of Bhatinda is Punjabi. Hindi and English are also spoken in this region.
Some of the festivals celebrated in Bhatinda include Guru Purab (November), Baisakhi (April), Diwali (November) and Holi (March).
Places of Interest
Bhatinda has many places which are popular among tourists. Some of them include Qila Mubarak, Lakhi Jungle (15 km), Zoological Garden (10 km), Rose Garden and Chetak Park.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Bhatinda is Chandigarh airport. It is located about 146 km from Bhatinda.
Bhatinda has its own railway station. There are frequent trains to all major Indian cities from Bhatinda Station.
There are daily bus services to Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Kanpur, Delhi and other major cities and towns from Bhatinda. Some of the bus operators that offer good service to assengers include Indo Canadian Travels, Guru Travels and Mercedes Benz Bus Travels. Booking bus tickets is very easy these days through various bus booking websites like Ticketgoose.com.