Khanna is a city in the Ludhiana District of East Punjab. Khanna is a Punjabi word, which means “one quarter”. The city was named Khanna because the city was very small, just a quarter of what a normal city should be. It has the biggest grain market in Asia, where large quantity of grains and rice change hands. It is an important industrial town as many steel units are operating and it is only 6 km away from the main steel city of the country i.e. Gobindgarh.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Khanna. Some of them are Greenland Hotel, KCA Arcade and Maharaja Hotel.
The official language of Khanna is Punjabi.
The important festivals of Khanna are the Parkash Ustav Dasvesh Patshah which is held every year in the month of January and Holla Mohalla which is held every year in the month of March.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Khanna. Some of the places include Lodhi Kila, Hardy’s World situated in Ludhania (45 kms from Khanna), Nangal, Anandpur Sahib Gurudwara situated in Rupnagar (48 km from Khanna) and Durbar Hall Museum.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Khanna is the Ludhania Airport. It is located about 30 km away from the town.
Khanna Railway Station is well-connected with Chandigarh. Apart from Chandigarh, there are many express trains from Khanna to other major cities.
There are daily bus services from Khanna to Delhi, Chandigarh, Jalandhar, Ludhania and Mohali. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Punjab Roadways, Shanti Travels, Khanna Travels and Kapoor’s Travels. When you opt for Ticketgoose.com’s online bus ticket booking facility ensure that you check out for discount coupons.