Goniana is a small town in the North Indian state of Punjab. Those with a feel and taste for traditional Punjabi cuisine, gurudwaras as well as Punjabi folk songs should explore this area. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Bhatinda at a distance of 15 km. The Pakistan border is not too close by, in case if this is what you are looking for.
Places to Stay
The best place to put up for the night is Bhatinda, as the area is considered to be its suburb. 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 20 km.
The town has a fairly moderate railway station for itself.
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. To book bus tickets online, you can log on to www.ticketgoose.com