Fazilka

Fazilka

About District

The 164 year old historic town of Fazilka in the District Ferozepur, also known as Bangla the first political officer stationed in this area was Mr.Vans Agnew. He built a bungalow near the horse-shoe lake at Badha and the place came to be known as bangla,(a new name given to the new establishment by the people) It is located in southwestern Punjab (INDIA), about 325 km west of Punjab State Capital Chandigarh 85 km south-west of the district Headquarters Ferozepur and 200 km south of Amritsar Fazilka is near the India-Pakistan border which is 11 km away. It is situated on the rice growing and cotton rich belt of the state and is one of the major rice exporting centers in India. Before partition, the town was the biggest wool market in undivided Punjab.

Fazilka's origin dates back to 1844 CE. It was established by Mr. Vans Agnew and was christened after the original owner of the land, Mian Fazil Watoo.A payment of Rs 144 and annas eight was paid to his descendants in 1877 from panchayat fund and named the place after Mian Fazil Watoo(Lambardar)as FAZILKA. Being at the border, Fazilka also had to bear the brunt of India-Pakistan partition in 1947 and the two Indo-Pak wars of 1965 and 1971. After the death of Mr Agnew Mr Oliver of East India Company took over as station in charge.

Much before 1800 AD, Guru Nanak Dev Ji paid his visit to Fazilka district during (1517-1521). His final longest journey (Udassi) lasted over four years towards west mainly Baghdad, Mecca and Medina. At present Gurdwara Bad Tirath Sahib at village Haripura is situated at that location. Gurdwara Bad Tirath Sahib located on the Abohar-Ganga Nagar road, three kilometers from Khuian Sarwar town. It is Seventeen kilometers from Abohar and about 26km from Fazilka district headquarter.

The municipality was formed via Punjab Government notification no. 486, dated 10 December 1885. The town was added to the Ferozepur district in 1884. On 27 July 2011, Fazilka was declared a District by Government of Punjab vide their Gazette Notification No. 1/1/2011-RE-II(I)/14554 dated July 27, 2011 consisting three subdivisions Fazilka, Jalalabad and Abohar besides three sub-tehsils Arniwala Sheikh Suban, Sito Guno and Khuian Sarwar

As of 2001 India census, Fazilka had a population of 67,424. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Fazilka has an average literacy rate of 68%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 72%, and female literacy is 62%. In Fazilka, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Tourism

  • Abohar Black Buck Sanctuary

    Abohar Black Buck Sanctuary

    Spread over an area of about 18,650 hectares, the Abohar Wildlife Sanctuary is unique in that it is an open sanctuary, comprising farmlands of 13 Bishnoi villages. Herds of black buck, the indigenous antelope, with their distinctive twisted horns, can be found wandering freely through the villages and even homes.

    Spread over an area of about 18,650 hectares, the Abohar Wildlife Sanctuary is unique in that it is an open sanctuary, comprising farmlands of 13 Bishnoi villages. Herds of black buck, the indigenous antelope, with their distinctive twisted horns, can be found wandering freely through the villages and even homes. Considered sacred by the Bishnois, concerted efforts by this community have saved them from poaching, with their numbers rising beyond 4000 in the sanctuary.

    Said to be one of the largest free-ranging populations of the black buck, it is also considered a successful effort in conservation. The same efforts have extended to the blue bull which also roams this region as fearlessly as the black buck.

    Contact No: Forest Range Officer, Wildlife- 01634-230979

  • Fazilak TV Tower

    Fazilak TV Tower

    Fazilka TV Tower, often nicknamed the Fazilka Eiffel Tower is one of the largest steel tower in India standing at 302.6 mts

  • Sadqi Retreat Ceremony

    Sadqi Retreat Ceremony

    Sadiqivillage on the India- Pakistan border in Punjab’s Fazilka district is third joint checkpost after Wagah in Amritsar and Hussainiwala in Ferozepur district where retreat ceremony is performed every evening by the Border Seceurity Force and the Pakistan Rangers. Sadiqi Border post is 14 kms from Fazilka

  • Asafwala War Memorial

    Asafwala War Memorial

    Just seven kilometers away from Fazilka town on National Highway No 10 (now 7), Aasafwala Shaheedon Ki Samadh- a sacred memorial and War Museum in the remembrance of the martyrs of 1971 war between Indo-Pak is managed by "Shaheedo Ki Samadh Committee Aasafwala (Fazilka).

    Just seven kilometers away from Fazilka town on National Highway No 10 (now 7), Aasafwala Shaheedon Ki Samadh- a sacred memorial and War Museum in the remembrance of the martyrs of 1971 war between Indo-Pak is managed by "Shaheedo Ki Samadh Committee Aasafwala (Fazilka), with the co-operation of civil and army administration. It is an historical place to visit if you come to Fazilka. You can pay reverence towards all those martyrs who had sacrificed their lives to defend Fazilka from Pakistan aggression.

    Way back in 1971 during Indo-Pak war, several valiant of 67 Infantry Brigade Battalion had sacrificed his precious life while fighting with Pakistan military near Gurmi Khera village. Before the enemies entered the village, the soldiers on India’s side geared themselves up to hit back the enemies. They were equipped with high quality guns, tanks & ammunitions etc.

    Needless to say the inhabitants of every house in the village and the surrounding areas had attached themselves through secret tunnels strategically to encounter the Pakistan army. Brave Jat soldiers of "67 Infantry Brigade Battalion” regularly pray to Lord Hanumana to earn HIS blessing. They have the immense desire to sacrifice their life for the country particularly to defend the Fazilka city.

    December 3rd 1971 was the beginning of doom days coming ahead. In a macabre evening that day, Pakistan Army attacked on Beri Wala Bridge and began to rush towards Fazilka. The skirmishes continued till 17th of December 1971. Our soldiers fought with bravery and succeeded in retaining back the areas which we had lost earlier except Beri Wala. Their strenuous and indefatigable efforts resulted in the protection of Fazilka but unfortunately, they couldn’t save their live

    On 17th December, 1971 exactly at 8 pm, the war stopped until then several brave soldiers had sacrificed their lives in their efforts to save the city. On 18th December 1971, the all dead bodies were collected in the nearby area. Mass funeral was arranged in a 90 feet long huge pyre. It is proudly said that all those who serve the country and bow their heads at Shaheedon ki Samadh are blessed ones. Last year, a function was organized in the memories of martyrs at that place. Dignitaries from different walks of life, politicians, highly government & Army officials, civilians and even students from professional colleges too were present there to offer floral tribute to the martyrs.

  • Emu Farms

    Emu Farms

    Situated in Village :Katehra in Fazilka district very near to Jayani natural farm. This farm rear Emu birds . Around 45 pairs of beautiful Emu Birsd can be seen in the farm. Emu’s unique green eggs are known for its medicinal properties.

  • Tosha Sweet

    Tosha Sweet

    A traditional Punjabi sweetmeat, has been a favourite with both Indians and Pakistanis for generations, One of the shop "Pakpattnian Di Hatti” who owns three outlets in Fazilka is making this delicacies from Generations and have migrated from Pakistan here after partition

Accomodation

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