Bathinda in One DayBathinda of Punjab is visited by people of different spheres throughout the year. There are some wonderful historical places, hotels and modern architectures in this city. Whether you have come here for a leisure vacation or having a stop-over at Bathinda for a day, you can always visit some of the best places of the city in 24 hours time. If you could manage to have one day to spare in Bathinda before you move on to the other surrounding places, you can surely enjoy a lot in the city.
One Day Tour in BathindaThough 24 hours are not enough to get the complete feel of the city but if the entire day’s itinerary can be planned carefully and wisely, one can actually enjoy some of the best tourist spots in Bathinda and enjoy mouth watering dishes at restaurants and eateries of Bathinda. Here in the article, you will get to know how to enjoy your 24 hours stay in Bathinda, a city that has enough of historical relics as well as modern architectural excellence to offer.
Bathinda City Tour must be started a bit early otherwise it may not be possible for one to cover all the important places in Bathinda. If you are already staying in Bathinda then it is not a problem but if you are planning to reach Bathinda from other places , it is better to reach here the night before and have a comfortable and relaxing stay so that you could enjoy your 24 hours Bathinda Tour the most. It is wise to hire a taxi/private car to cover maximum places of interest in Bathinda in 24 hours.
Starting the one day tour in Bathinda City without having breakfast is not wise. You can have Aloo Paratha at Zakhira restaurant of Bathinda City or you could have Chole Bhature at Anand Chole Bhature. Along with the paratha or chole bhature, you can also enjoy special Punjabi Lassi that is served in the traditional way. Bread Pakodas, jalebis, fruit juices etc. can be enjoyed too. If you have special liking for tea or coffee, you can get them too. South Indian dishes are also offered in many restaurants. Restaurants offering buffet breakfast are also there in Bathinda.
Talwandi Sabo, also known as Damdama Sahib, is a holy place for the Sikhs but it is also visited by numerous people belonging to other religions. Talwandi Sabo is one of the 5 Takhts of Sikkism. The Gurudwara is constructed with white marble and the holy sarovar is also located here. If you are lucky to visit the place during mid-April, then you should never miss out the grand celebration of Baishaki at Talwandi Sabo. Visitors can also get to see different exhibits like cloths of 10th Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji, his Hukmanana and a very small Guru Granth Sahib. Visitors can also enjoy the food at langar organized at Talwandi Sabo.
Visit to Talwandi Sabo
The menu includes chappati, sabzi and dal (pulses). Talwandi Sabo is also known as Damdama Sahib as Guru Gobind Singh Ji had taken dam (rest) at Talwandi Sabo for about a year after the battle with the Mughals.
After visiting the holy shrine of Talwandi Sabo and enjoying the prasada at langar, it is time for Maiser Khana Madir located on the Bathinda-Mansa Road. You will get to see temples built to show respect to Devi Durga and Devi Jawala Ji, who had blessed her lifelong devotee “Kamala Baght” and gave him darshan. Devi promised to give him darshan twice a year and that is why melas are organized on these occasions every year.
Maiser Khana Mandir
At this village one could enjoy the real simulation of any Indian Village. Various items and activities of an India Village are displayed here. So, wander around and have a look at this model of Indian Village.
Jaipal Garh Village
Rose Garden is the next destination after you seek blessings of Ma Jawala Ji and Devi Durga. It is time to enjoy colorful roses that not only sooths the eyes but will make you feel rejuvenated with their sweet fragrance. While you enjoy different varieties of roses here, you can also enjoy the ghazals in Hindi and Punjabi that are played in the background.
Qila MubarakAs it is located at the center of the city, you can always visit this age old fort of Bathinda City when you come back to the city in the evening. It was built during the rule of great emperor Kanishka. He along with Raja Dab had built this fort. It is the highest and the oldest fort in India that is made with small bricks. After strolling around the fort you can enjoy sunset from here which is an amazing scene to watch.
Visit the mausoleum of Haji Rattan Ji which is located in near proximity of this fort. You can wish for anything and it is believed that any wish that is made at this darga is sure to get fulfilled.
Mazaar of Pir Baba Haji Rattan Ji
Your next destination is the thermal lakes where you could enjoy boating in the “Shikaras” or motor boats. If you are not at all interested in boating, you can simply enjoy the cool breathe around this place.
Boating at the Lakes
You can even enjoy the view of Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Power Plant that looks mesmerizing at night.