Dunes Club ! About Bathinda

History of Bathinda

Bathinda is one of the 22 districts of Punjab. The head quarter of this district is the city of same name, that is Bathinda city. It is the biggest Railway Junction of India. It is also known for the first thermal plant of Punjab. District Bathinda has many historic places including Talwand Sabo known for Takhat Sri Damdama Sahib. According to population, this is the 10th largest district of Punjab. The ancient Sanskrit name of Bathinda was Vikramgarh. According to one belief, it is said that during the rule of Bhatti Rajputs,

Photo : Thermal Power plant of Bathinda.

it was named as "Bhatti Da" (literally meaning "Of Bhatties"). The Bathinda district came into existence on 20th August 1948 when Pepsu state was formed. Bathinda District has its boudries common with district Moga in north, Sirsa (Haryana) in South-east,

Photo : Razia Sultan fort of Bathinda.

Muktsar in West, Barnala in north-west and Mansa in south-east. The administrative headquarter of the district, Bathinda city, is the largest railway junction of Asia and different railway lines connect with the national capital Dehli, Firozpur, Fazilka, Ambala, Hisar, Bikaner and Sri Ganganagar. According to 2011 census, the total population of Bathinda district is 1388525. It was 1183295 in 2001.


Photo : Takhta Sri Damdma Sahib, Talwandi Sabo.

Photo : Bathinda Lakes.

Photo : Bathinda Zoo.

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