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 vacation.
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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.