Faridkot

Faridkot

About District

Faridkot District was part of the then Ferozepur Division but in the year 1996, Faridkot Division has been established with a Divisional headquarter at Faridkot which includes Faridkot, Bathinda and Mansa districts. It is situated between 29 degree 54 feet to 30 degree 54 feet north latitude and 74 degree 15 feet to 75 degree 25 feet east longitude. It lies in south west of the state and is surrounded by Ferozepur District in the north west, Moga and Ludhiana Districts in the north east and districts of Bathinda and Sangrur in the south.

Headquarter of the district administration, lies on the Firozepur-Bathinda-Delhi Railway line. It is also connected by road with Chandigarh (218 km), Firozepur (32 km),Muktsar (45 km) and Bathinda (65 km). Faridkot, Kot Kapura and Jaitu Towns are linked by railway stations as well as by road.

Area

Area 1475.70 Sq. K.M.
Development Blocks 2- Faridkot, Kotkapura

Population

Population as per 2001 Census 552466 Population as per 2011 Census 618008
No. of Males 293637 No. of Males 327121
No. of Females 258829 No. of Females 290887
No. of Villages 171 No. of Villages 171
Population Density 376 per Sq. K.M. Population Density 419 per SqKM.

Females per 1000 Males

Census 2001 Census 2011
881 889

Literacy Rate

Total District Male Female
Census 2001 63.34% 68.92% 57.09%
Census 2011 70.6% 75.9% 64.8%

Climate

It is located on the Punjab Plain which in a macro regional context forms a part of great Satluj Ganga plain. It is a low lying flat area. The surface of the district is depositional plain which was formed by alleviation by the rivers in the remote past. No river is flowing through the district, but there are some drains which flow during heavy rains and serve as natural drainage. There is a vast network of canals i.e.Bikaner, Sirhind feeder and Rajasthan Canal passes through district Faridkot.Sirhind feeder, Rajasthan Canal and Abohar Branch of Sirhind canal run through the entire length of district in north-south and northeast-southwest directions respectively. Sirhind Canal system has been serving the district for irrigation since long times.The climate of the Faridkot District is mainly dry, characterized by a very hot summer, a short rainy season and a bracing winter. The year may be divided into four seasons. The cold season is from November to March. This is followed by the summer season which lasts up to about the end of June. The period from July to the middle of September constitutes the southwest monsoon season. The later half of September and October is the post-monsoon or transition period. There is no meteorological observatory in the district. The Temperatures increase ra.pidly beginning with the end of March till June, which is generally the hottest month, with the mean daily minimum temperature about 41 degree celtius and the mean daily minimum about 26.5 degree celtius. It is intensely hot during the summer, and the dustladen winds which blow, especially in the sandy parts, are very trying. The maximum temperature may go beyond 47 degree celtius on individual days. With the onset of the monsoon by about the end of June or early July, there is an appreciable drop in the day temperature. However, during breaks in the monsoon during latter part of July and in August the weather becomes oppressive due to increase in day temperatures. By about the second week of September, when the monsoon withdraws from the district, both day and night temperatures begin to decrease. The fall in the night temperatures even in October is much more than that in the day temperatures. After October both the day and night temperatures decrease rapidly till January which is the coldest month. The mean daily maximum temperatures in January is about 20 degree celtius and the mean daily minimum about 4.5 degree celtius. In the cold season the district is affected by cold waves in the wake of passing western disturbances and the minimum temperature occasionally drops down to about a degree or two below the freezing point of water. The average annual rainfall in the district is 433 mm. about 71 percent of the annual rainfall in the district is received during the monsoon months July to September, July/August being the rainiest months. Some rainfall occurs during the pre-monsoon months, mostly in the form of thundershowers and in the cold season. Skies are moderately clouded during the monsoon season and for short spells of a day or two during cold season in association with the passing western disturbances. During the rest of the year the skies are mostly clear or lightly clouded. Winds are generally light in the district, and are northerly to northwesterly, at times southeasterly, throughout the year. But, during the summer and monsoon seasons winds from directions between north-east and south-east blow on many days. Thunderstorms and more frequently duststorms occur during the hot season. Rain during the monsoon season is also sometimes accompanied with thunder. Fog occurs occasionally in the cold season.

e-Governance

Tourism

  • Tilla Baba Sheikh Farid

    Tilla Baba Sheikh Farid

    The 12th-century Sufi saint Sheikh Farid is said to have meditated here for 40 days, and the Tilla Baba Sheikh Farid is a monument built to mark that spot. The small, white and green domed structure particularly attracts pilgrims on Thursdays.

    The 12th-century Sufi saint Sheikh Farid is said to have meditated here for 40 days, and the Tilla Baba Sheikh Farid is a monument built to mark that spot. The small, white and green domed structure particularly attracts pilgrims on Thursdays. However, on any day of the week, visitors are greeted by beautifully sung verses from the Granth Sahib, which includes much of Sheikh Farid’s poetry, and the customary langar (community kitchen). Some of the personal belongings of the mystic are preserved here. They include a piece of wood on which he wiped his hands, and the basket he was said to have been forced to carry to help construct the fort of Faridkot.

  • Qila Mubarak

    Qila Mubarak

    One of the oldest forts of Punjab, the foundation of the Qila Mubarakwas laid as early as the 13th century. Several extensions by subsequent rulers were made and today the fort includes a palace, a treasury, and a well-maintained garden.

    One of the oldest forts of Punjab, the foundation of the Qila Mubarakwas laid as early as the 13th century. Several extensions by subsequent rulers were made and today the fort includes a palace, a treasury, and a well-maintained garden. The fort’s multi-storeyed entrance is affixed with a mammoth wooden gate, while a stunningly beautiful Sheesh Mahal (hall of mirrors) occupies its first floor. To its south is situated the Moti Mahal; a gurdwara and military barracks make up the north. The Durbar Hall within the main building is an architectural marvel: remaining cool even in the height of summer, its false ceiling skilfully decorated with plaster of Paris and woodwork.

    Entry to the place is restricted and can be obtained only after due permission.

  • Rajmahal

    Rajmahal

    An example of the Gothic style of architecture, the Raj Mahal was built during the reign of Maharaja Balbir Singh, at the end of the 19th century. The complex comprises a group of buildings within a vast and irregular-walled enclosure.

    An example of the Gothic style of architecture, the Raj Mahal was built during the reign of Maharaja Balbir Singh, at the end of the 19th century. The complex comprises a group of buildings within a vast and irregular-walled enclosure. It consists of the main palace, the Tasveer Ghar (picture house), a Baradari (a twelve-door, open pavilion), a gurdwara, three small pavilions called doll houses, two swimming pools, a well and service quarters. Its main entrance, a magnificent three-storey gateway called Raj Deori, is a hospital today. Spread over 15 acres, the splendid lawns were considered a remarkable achievement in this arid area.

    Entry to the place is restricted and can be obtained only after due permission.

Accomodation

Hotel Blue Hill

Phone: +91 1635 221122, +91 9876106300
Email: brarsbluehill@yahoo.com
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Hotel Blue Hill

ATM

Axis bank ATM

B-1/359, Faridkot Road, District Faridkot, Kotkapura, Punjab, 151204
0163 522 3132

Punjab National Bank

State Highway 16, Gurdwara Bazar, Kot Kapura, Punjab 151204

State Bank ATM

Bank Street, SH-16, Kot Kapura, Punjab

State Bank of Patiala

Kot Kapura, Punjab

Axis Bank

Main Entrance - Partap Nagar, Partap Nagar, Kot Kapura, Punjab
0163 522 3132

Yes Bank

Kotkapura Road, Sri Muktsar Sahib, Punjab

State bank of india ATM

Jaitu, Punjab

Internet Cafes

Hans Computer And Cyber Cafe

Chanda Singh Street,, Railway Road, Kot Kapura, Punjab 151204
0163 550 2978

Purbas Internet Café

Mandi Bariwala, Punjab
099 88 221535

Theatres

Amar Theatre

NH15, Kot Kapura, Punjab

Fun Plaza

Kotkapura Moga Road, Punjab

Theatres

Mittal Mega Mall

Faridkot, Punjab

Shopping world online

FDK, Faridkot, Punjab 151203
092 57 334035

Baba Farid Shopping Complex

Faridkot, Punjab

Theatres

Mahila Kalayan Samiti

Rorki Road, Sardulgarh-151507,Distt.Mansa(Punjab)

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