Bathinda is one of the oldest cities in Punjab, India, and the current administrative headquarters of Bathinda District. It is in northwestern India in the Malwa Region, 227 km west of the capital city of Chandigarh and is the fifth largest city of Punjab. Bathinda's nicknamed the 'City of Lakes', courtesy of the artificial lakes in the city.
The first empress Delhi Sultanate Razia Sultan was imprisoned in the Chauhan Durg fort in Bathinda. The gurudwara of Haji Rattan Baba Ratan Hindi is a popular tourist centre of Bathinda having connections with popular legends.
Bathinda is a home of Central University of Punjab and upcoming AIIMS. Bathinda is home to two modern thermal power plants, Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Plant and Guru Hargobind Thermal Plant at Lehra Mohabbat. The city has a fertilizer plant,two cement plants (Ambuja Cements and UltraTech Cement Limited), a large army cantonment, an air force station, a zoo, and a historic Qila Mubarak fort.
Bathinda is well connected via train to other cities of India like Chandigarh, New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Jaipur, Ahmedabad etc. there are frequent trains from Delhi. It is one of the largest railway junctions of India.
Buses are easily available in all cities inside Punjab and Chandigarh. However other cities and states are not well connected, this is cause of the large number of trains available.
Bathinda Airport (IATA: BUP, ICAO: VIBT) is a civil enclave under construction at the Bhisiana Air Force Station of the Indian Air Force. The domestic air terminal is being built near Virk Kalan village, 20 kilometres northwest of Bhatinda. Very few flights are expected in the first few years
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