Explore the History with Bathinda Holiday Packages
Bathinda (erstwhile known as Bhatinda), named after the Bhati kings who ruled Punjab
during the 6th century. The city is one of the oldest cities in the Indian state of Punjab.
This historical city is situated in the heart of the Malwa Region. Bathinda is located at
a distance of 225 KM west of the capital city of Chandigarh. Because of its rich culture
and heritage, many tourists from India and abroad opt to come here and explore the
heritage. Bathinda is also dotted with various religious places like Damdama Sahib, and
Mazaar of Peer Haji Rattan along with heritage attraction- Qila Mubarak, Bahia Fort etc.
and various parks. So, explore this historic beauty of this city by booking any of these
Bathinda holiday packages offered at EaseMyTrip.in and go for a delightful Bathinda
Best Sightseeing Places in Bathinda
Before planning your Bathinda tour, be familiar with what you must visit during the trip.
Damdama Sahib is one of the Five Takhts or Seat of Temporal Authority of Sikhism. It is
built at the site where Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh Guru prepared the full version
of the Sikh Scriptures, which is called 'Sri Guru Granth Sahib' in the year 1705. Situated
in village of Talwandi Sabo, 28 KM to the southeast of Bathinda, the Gurudwara was
officially recognized as the Fifth Takht of Sikkhism on November 18, 1966.
Located in the heart of Bathinda, Qila Mubarak is a National Monument of India. This
Qila has been existing for the last 1900 years. The bricks of the fort date back to the
Kushna period, when Emperor Kanishka ruled the Northern India region. Raja Dab
along with the emperor Kanishka is known to have built the fort. It is bigger than its
competitors at Lahore, Hanumangarh and Phillour. The fort has been visited by famous
Gurus of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev, Guru Gobind Singh Ji and Guru Tegh Bahadur.
Razia Sultan, the Sultana of Delhi was imprisoned in this fort during 1240 AD.
Sprawling over an area of 10-acre, Rose Garden in Bathinda is popular for the huge
varieties of roses that grow here. This garden is amongst the most famous tourist spots
in the city.
Situated at a distance of 6 KM from Bathinda, Zoological Park is visited by people of all
age groups. It offers as a perfect place for picnic.
Constructed in 1930, Bahia Fort is located in front of the main fort. This fort once served
as the official residence of armed forces of Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala State.
However, now it has been converted into a four-star hotel.
This is a beautiful garden in Bathinda Cantonment, with wide collection of flowering
plants. It is a famous picnic place for people of all ages.
Mazaar of Peer Haji Rattan:
It is one of the most revered places of worship in the city. The most unique thing about
this place is that a mosque, a Sikh Gurudwara shares the same wall along with a
nearby temple. It simply represents the religious harmony among the people of the city.
Best Time for Holidaying in Bathinda
The climate of Bathinda is mainly characterized by a very hot summer, a short rainy
season and a bracing cold winter. Summer season starts in March and continues till
June, when the temperature can rise up to 47 degree C. It experience south-west
monsoon and the winter season begins from November and extends till February.
Therefore the best time to visit Bathinda is from October to March. So, make your
Bathinda trip plans accordingly.
Must Buy Things from Bathinda
Shopping in Bathinda is not so much of a fun experience for traditional shopping
lovers as you will find a number of well established modern malls with branded shops.
However, the Dhobi bazaar is a modern bazaar where you will get everything you want
and that too at reasonable rates. Another interesting bazaar here is the 'Bank Bazaar'
that has 9 banks and is an upcoming market for jewelers.
Explore Options to Reach Bathinda
Before booking your Bathinda holiday packages, you must be aware of the ways to
reach this beautiful city. To know more, read on:
The nearest airports to Bathinda are at Chandigarh (146 KM) and Amritsar (177 KM)
away. From the airport, you can hire taxi to reach the city.
Bathinda has a big railway junction of Northern Railway situated on the Ambala-
Bathinda branch line. The New Delhi-Bathinda Intercity Express connects Bathinda
with the capital city of India, Delhi. Apart from this, there are several passenger trains
running between Ambala and Bathinda (which stop at Patiala) at regular intervals daily.
A large network of roads connects Bathinda to the major cities of India such as Delhi,
Ludhiana, Ferozpur, Faridkot, Kolkata etc. You can easily get buses as well as taxis
for commuting the distance between these cities. So, choose any of the modes to
Bathinda travel and explore this city.