One Day Trip from BathindaBathinda is located in the southern part of Punjab State and is surrounded by other districts of Punjab and Haryana. Bathinda City was named after its rulers Bhatti Kings and had been part of ancient history of India. Many excavations around Bathinda have shown the association of the city with the great Indus Valley Civilization. Bathinda has attained fast pace of urbanization and development after independence and has become an important industrial hub of Punjab State.
Bathinda has many places of interest that keep attracting tourists from all over India. Moreover there are many places around Bathinda that can be visited within hours from Bathinda. These cities have many interesting tourist spots and are perfect holiday destination for a day. Here in this article you will get to know about such places around Bathinda that could be covered in a day.
Ludhiana from BathindaThe distance of Ludhiana from Bathinda is about 151 km and the total time taken to travel by road is about 2 hours 30 minutes. The best way to travel is through road. Within the city one could travel using auto rickshaws, buses or rickshaws. Ludhiana is the city of Punjab that is famous for its handlooms. The city is located on the banks of River Sutlej.
Ludhiana is a famous place for shopping. Tourists keep visiting the malls, which are about 20 in numbers and the city also has some of the best restaurants that offer mouth licking Punjabi delicacies as well as foods from other parts of the country and the world. Tourists also like to visit Ludhiana during festivals like Gurupurab, Lohri, Holi, Baishaki and others. Many cultural events like sangeet sabha, dances, rope dances etc. are organized at places like Guru Nanak Bhavan, Punjabi Bhavan and Sidhant Kendra Auditorium.
Though Ludhiana can be visited any time of the year but the best months are from February, March and April and the winter months like October, November, and December.
Patiala from BathindaPatiala is about 158 km from Bathinda and can be reached in 2 horus 30 minutes. Patiala City was constructed by Baba Ala Singh and Sardar Lakha. During his rule from 1845-1862, Maharaja Narendra Singh had fortified the city. Tourists keep coming here during the famous festival of the region-Patiala Festival. The festival is organized annually in the month of February. The festival is an important event for the hardcore lovers of music and art. The city has famous historical forts and monuments like Qila Androon, Maiji Di Sarai etc. Bardari Gardens of Patiala is a famous garden of this city. The Patiala Salwar , Paranda and Juttis from Patiala are famous worldwide.
Patiala can be reached very easily through buses and trains. It is well connected through air as Chandigarh Airport is very near to Patiala. As Patiala has tropical climate, it is better to visit Patiala from October-March.
Jalandhar from BathindaJalandhar is another nearby place of Bathinda that is preferred by many for one day trip. It is located only 161 km away from Bathinda and the total time required to reach Jalandhar by road is about 2 hours 50 minutes. Important places to visit in Jalandhar are St. Mary’s Cathedral, Bhagat Singh Museum, Wonderland Theme Park, Pushpa Gujral Science City etc. Jalandhar is like a paradise for ardent shoppers because of many shopping malls and traditional shops present here.
Jalandhar has very well connectivity through roads, rails and air. Amritsar Airport is the nearest airport of Jalandhar which has several domestic flights connecting Jalandhar and important cities of India. Jalandhar has hot summers and very cold winters so visitors prefer to come here during the months of October and November and February to March.
Kapurthala from BathindaKapurthala, nicknamed as the “City of Gardens and Palaces” is only 167 km away from Bathinda and is one of the off-beat tourist destinations that many prefer to visit from Bathinda. The Kapurthala Palace was built by Rana Kapur, a descendent of Rajput Gharan from Rajasthan (Jaisalmer).
One of the most-visited architectural marvels of Kapurthala is the Jagatjit Palace. The other places preferred by the tourists are Panch Mandir, Gurudwara Ber Sahib, Kanjli Wetlands etc. Many tourists like to visit Kapurthala during the Baisakhi Festival. During this festival which is celebrated in the months of April-May in the Baisakh Month, the entire region becomes colorful with different kinds of celebration. Kapurthala also has some architectural sturctures that have been inspired by Indo-Saracenic architectural styles. Architectures based on French style are also there in Kapurthala District.
Kapurthala has very well connection through road from Bathinda. It is also well connected to other cities of Punjab and rest of India through buses and trains. The nearest airport of Kapurthala is the Amritsar Airport. October to March months is the best time to visit Kapurthala to enjoy the place the most.