Raniwala is a small village in the North Indian state of Punjab. The place lies quite close to the neighbouring states of Haryana and Rajasthan. The nearest major urban agglomeration is Bhatinda at a distance of 66 km east. The international border with Pakistan is just around 50 km west of the village, i.e. an hour’s drive away.
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
Raniwala as a village 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 199 km.
The nearest major railway station close by is the Bhatinda Railway Station at a distance of 66 km.
Mostly state transport buses which cater to the needs of passengers in the region. A few smaller private operators are also active too. Buses to the area are mostly available from Bhatinda. Get online bus tickets to more than 4,000 destinations by logging on to TicketGoose.com, a leading bus booking website of India.