Tabar-e-Hind, the Gateway to India, city of lakes, known by several names, the city of Bathinda is a home to some iconic architecture. It is a Municipal Corporation in the southern part of the state of Punjab. Bathinda is one of the biggest markets in the Northern part of India for food grain and cotton. The Central University of Punjab laid down its headquarters here. The city also has a number of Thermal Power Plants.
The ancient Qila Mubarak fort built by King Kanishka, dates back to 1100 AD. Damdama Sahib, Maiser Khana, Near Fort and Rose Garden are other major attractions of the city.
Fun Fact: Bathinda is nicknamed the ‘City of Lakes’, courtesy of the artificial lakes in the city. The first empress of India, Razia Sultan was imprisoned in the Qila Mubarak fort in Bathinda.