Jaito is a town in the North Indian state of Punjab. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Bhatinda at a distance of 30 km south. In some respects, it can be described as a suburb of Bhatinda. The international border with Pakistan is not too far away either and lies at a distance of 98 km to the west. Travellers headed to Amritsar from Bhatinda can stop by at the place for refreshments.
Places to Stay
The best place to spend the night in the area is Bhatinda. 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
The town on its own does not have places of tourist interest. Some of the places which are worth visiting in the region are located 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 Sahnewal Airport in Ludhiana at a distance of 146 km.
The town has a fairly moderate railway station in its midst called the Gangsar Jaito Station.
Mostly state transport buses cater to the needs of passengers in the region. A few smaller private operators are also active. Buses to the area are available from Bhatinda. Several discounts on bus tickets are available online which you can avail of while booking your tickets.