Malerkotla, a historical city established by Sheikh Sadruddin-I-Jahan from Afghanistan, is located in Punjab’s Sangrur district. This region is populated mainly by the Muslim community and was spared the wrath of the 1947 riots that nearly destroyed the state of Punjab. Some of its nearby cities include Raikot, Ahmedgarh and Dhuri.
Places to Stay
There are no hotels available in Malerkotla. Barnala, 42 km away from this city, offers budget hotels. Some of these hotels are Hotel National (Tariff – Rs.434), Hotel Midway (Tariff – Rs.862) and Hotel Solitare (Tariff – Rs.959).
The languages spoken in here are Punjabi and Hindi.
The most important festivals celebrated in Malerkotla are Lohri in January, Baisakhi Festival in April and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
There are many places of tourist attractions around Malerkotla. Some of them are Malaudh (17 km), Raikot (36 km), Nabha (31 km) and Sangrur (33 km) away from this city.
How to Get There
The nearest airport, Sahnewal Airport in Ludhiana, is 46 km away from Malerkotla.
Malerkotla Railway Station is situated 2 km away from the main city.
Malerkotla is well connected by state-run and private buses from nearby states. Private operators run buses to this area.You can book Volvo buses from any of the private bus operators through ticket goose. There are numerous bus ticket online booking sites from where you will get a number of offers and discounts.