The ancient town of Ropar, also called Rupnagar or Rupar, is in Rupnagar district of Punjab. The town is located about 45 km from Chandigarh. It has been named after Rup Sen, son of a king by name Rokeshar who ruled during the 11th century. The town sits on the bank of river Sutlej, and the Shiwalik Mountains extend along the opposite side of the river. This ancient site belongs to the time of Indus Valley Civilisation.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Palani. Some of them are The White Villa (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Moon Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Sahil Palace (Tariff – Rs. 600) and Vikrant Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500).
Punjabi is the local language of Ropar. The other language spoken here is Hindi.
Some of the important festivals celebrated in Ropar are the Hola Fair in March and Sheheedi Jor Mela in December.
Places of Interest
Some of the historical places tourists can visit at Ropar include Archaeological Museum (1 km), Anglo-Sikh Treaty Spot (2.5 km), Maharaja Ranjit Singh Bhag (2.5 km), Ropar Lake (8 km) and Bharathgarh Fort (20 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Ropar is at Chandigarh, which is located about 48 km from the town.
Ropar can be reached by train from cities like Delhi, Chandigarh and Ambala. There are many express trains to Ropar.
Ropar is connected by road with Delhi, Chandigarh, Ludhiana and Amritsar. VRL Travels and Neeta Travels are a couple of private bus operators providing service. It is easy to get your tickets through Ticketgoose.com’s bus ticket online booking facility.