Chauke is a small town in the North Indian state of Punjab. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Bhatinda at a distance of 46 km west. The neighbouring state of Rajasthan is not too far away either with the border barely an hour’s drive away. Those driving from Bhatinda to Hanumangarh in Rajasthan can pass by and stop for refreshments.
Places to Stay
Chauke, being a small town, lacks good hotels and lodges. The best place to put up for the night is Bhatinda. There are a couple of good budget hotels in the city. Some of the options which are worth a try are Landmark Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Hotel Regency (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Garga Residency (Tariff – Rs. 700), Hotel Aashiana (Tariff – Rs. 600) and others.
The official language of the area is Punjabi. Hindi is also widely used and understood.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Dusshera in September-October and Diwali and Guru Nanak Gurpurab in November.
Places of Interest
Some of the places which are a must-see for domestic as well as foreign tourists in the region lie in Bhatinda, among which Qila Mubarak, Bahia Fort, Lakhi Jungle, Rose Garden, Zoological Garden, Peer Haji Rattan Dargah, Dhobi Bazar, Thermal Lake and others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Bhatinda Airport at a distance of 71 km.
Bhatinda Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 48 km.
Mostly state transport buses cater to the needs of passengers in the region. A few smaller private operators are also active. Buses to the city are available from Bhatinda. Get the best bus ticket booking offer on Ticketgoose.com.