Rupnagar

Rupnagar

About District

The district of Rupnagar is named after its district headquarters, the town of Rupnagar. Formerly known as Ropar, the town of Rupnagar is said to have been founded by a Raja called Rokeshar, who ruled during the 11th century and named it after his son Rup Sen. The town is of considerable antiquity. Recent excavations and explorations conducted at Rupnagar indicate that the first civilized folk to settle here were the Harappans, who apparently reached the upper Satluj towards the close of third millenium B.C. District was carved out on Ist November , 1966 at the of re-organization of the State. The District has rich historical and religious significance behind it. A new district S.A.S. Nagar (Mohali) has been created on 14-04-2006. Two blocks Kharar and Majri of earlier Rupnagar District have been merged with the newly created district.

Location

Rupnagar district, included in the Patiala Division of Punjab falls between north latitude 30°-32' and 31°-24' and east longitude 76°-18' and 76°-55'. Rupnagar (formerly known as Ropar) town, the district headquarters is 42 Kms from Chandigarh, the state capital. The district adjoins Nawanshahar, Mohali and Fatehgarh Sahib Districts of Punjab. The district comprises 4 Tehsils, Rupnagar, Anandpur Sahib, Nangal and Chamkaur Sahib and includes 624 villages and 6 towns namely Rupnagar, Chamkaur Sahib, Anandpur sahib, Morinda, Kiratpur Sahib and Nangal. All the towns except Chamkaur sahib fall on railways line. The Satluj river passes close (2 to 5 km) to the towns of Nangal, Rupnagar and Anandpur Sahib.

District Administration

Sub Divisons

S.No Name Of Sub Division
1 Anandpur Sahib
2 Chamkaur Sahib
3 Rupnagar
4 Nangal
Tehsils
S.No Name Of Tehsils
1 Anandpur Sahib
2 Chamkaur Sahib
3 Rupnagar
4 Nangal
Sub Tehsils
S.No Name Of Sub Tehsil
1 Morinda
2 Nurpur Bedi
Blocks
S.No Name Of Block
1 Anandpur Sahib
2 Chamkaur Sahib
3 Morinda
4 Nurpur Bedi
5 Rupnagar
Municipalities
S.No Name Of Municipilities
1 Anandpur Sahib
2 Morinda
3 Nangal
4 Rupnagar

Fairs & Festivals

Holla Mohalla of Anandpur Sahib

The Hola Fair, popularly known as Hola Mohalla, is a unique event held every year at Anandpur Sahib on the day following the Holi Festival. Thousands of devotees from various parts of the country throng to Anandpur Sahib to participate in the fair which lasts for three days. The Gurudwaras are specially decorated for the occasion. During Hola Mohalla Anandpur Sahib wears a festive appearance and hums with activities in the month of March every year. Community conferences and religious functions are also organized.A View of Holla Mohalla Fair On this occasion, Nihangs from all over the country gather for the celebrations of the Hola Mohalla. The highlight of the festival is a huge procession by the Nihangs, clad in their traditional dress and weapons, on the last day of the fair. The procession starts from the headquarters of the Nihangs, opposite Gurudwara Anandgarh Sahib, and passing through the bazar goes to village Agampur and reaches the fort of Holgarh, the place where Guru Gobind Singh used to celebrate this fair. Thereafter, the procession proceeds to the sandy bed of Charan Ganga, where demonstration of martial games including riding, tent pegging, sword wielding etc. are witmessed by a large number of people.

Shaheedi Jor Mela and Dushehra of Chamkaur Sahib

Chamkaur Sahib is another religious and historical place, which falls in this district. Here Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji along with his two elder sons and 40 followers had come from Kotla Nihang. The Gurudwara Katalgarh Sahib, occupies a unique place among all the religious places located at Chamkaur Sahib. It is built at the site where Baba Ajit Singh and Baba Jhujjar Singh, elder sons of Guru Gobind Singh along with their followers fell while fighting against the Mughal army.

A big fair known a Sheheedi Jor Mela lasting for three days is held in the month of December at Chamkaur Sahib to commemorate the martyrdom of the elder sons of Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji. Religious dewans are also organized.

Dushehra festival at Chamkaur sahib is also celebrated with great enthusiasm by the people of the area.

Shaheedi Jor Mela of Sarsa Nangal, Kotla Nihang and Morinda

Every year during the month of the December Shaheedi Jor Mela are also held at Gurudwara Pariwar Vichhora Sahib at bank of river Sarsa at Sarsa nangal, Gurudwara Bhatha Sahib at Kotla Nihang and Gurudwara Shaheed Ganj at Morinda in the memory of sons of Tenth Guru Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji. Besides this religious dewans are also organized . The sacrifice of sons of Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji is celebrated in the shape of Jor Mela, when lakhs of devotees visit these places.

Shivratri Fair Jatwahar

Shivratri fair is held every year in the district at Jateshwer Mahadev Temple at Jatwahar village in Nurpur Bedi Block and Shiv Ashram Mojowal near Nangal.

Popularly known as Shiv Mandir Jatwahar, it is an ancient temple of the times of Mahabharata and is situated on Rupnagar -Nurpurbedi road about 5 KMs form village Bains. The temple is held in great reverence and is visited by the devotees from various parts of Punjab and also from the adjoining states of Haryana and Himachal Pradesh. Shiv Mandir, Mojowal is situated on Nangal-Bhalan road.

Tourism

  • Archaeological Museum

    Archaeological Museum

    The Archeaological Museum of Rupnagar, located on the banks of the Sutlej, is a repository of a marvelous exhibition of Harappan antiquities, including jewelry beads, metallic implements, pottery, wheeled toys and shards from the painted grey ware

    The Archeaological Museum of Rupnagar, located on the banks of the Sutlej, is a repository of a marvelous exhibition of Harappan antiquities, including jewelry beads, metallic implements, pottery, wheeled toys and shards from the painted grey ware culture that flourished in the first millennium BC. These fragile mementos have all been found in Rupnagar, the first Indian archaeological site to reveal Harappan remains. A large mound that marks this rich Indus Valley Civilisation treasure trove is still visible beside the museum complex. Excavations have also revealed layered inhabitation, evidenced in the artefacts from the Shakya, Kushana and Gupta periods on display at the museum, along side seals, carved figurines and gold coins. A three dimensional likeness of an undamaged grave, complete with skeleton, with the original ceremonial pottery encased separately, can also be seen here. A knowledgeable attendant is at hand to answer all your queries.

    Timings: 9am-5pm (Sat-Thurs)/Closed: Friday & Public Holidays / Tickets: Rs 5, Children under 15: free/ Photography: Prohibited

  • Ropar Wetland

    Ropar Wetland

    This is a man-made freshwater wetland covering 1,365 hectares. Also called the Ropar Lake, the wetland developed consequent to the construction of a regulator on the Sutlej River. Surrounded by the Shivalik hills in the northwest

    This is a man-made freshwater wetland covering 1,365 hectares. Also called the Ropar Lake, the wetland developed consequent to the construction of a regulator on the Sutlej River. Surrounded by the Shivalik hills in the northwest and the plains in the south, eight hundred of its acres are submerged under the river. 30 hectares are forestland, known locally as the Sadavarat Forest, while an equal number are marshland. This bountiful topography has accorded Ropar Wetland a rich biodiversity. Of particular interest is the narrow-headed soft-shelled turtle. One of the largest turtle species, it is also amongst the most shy, spending much of its life buried under sand in the river’s bed.

  • Jateshwar Mahadev Temple

    Jateshwar Mahadev Temple

    The Mahadev Temple, known simply as the Shiv Mandir locally, is located in Jateshwar village. Local lore has it that the temple dates back to ancient times, even though the present temple, built by one Jai Dayal Sharma,

    The Mahadev Temple, known simply as the Shiv Mandir locally, is located in Jateshwar village. Local lore has it that the temple dates back to ancient times, even though the present temple, built by one Jai Dayal Sharma, does not appear to be more than a 100 years old. Glimpses of the older temple can be seen in the remains of four carved sandstone pillars, possibly from the 10th or 11th centuries, as well as, in a medieval mound located nearby. Other than the annual fair on Shivratri, devotees throng the temple during sawan (July and August), the season associated with Shiva.

  • Nangal Wetland

    Golden Temple

    Like Harike and Ropar, the Nangal wetland also draws sustenance from the Sutlej River. Encompassing an area of over 700 acres, it is spread over six villages in Rupnagar. Nangal wetland is home to numerous species of both

    Like Harike and Ropar, the Nangal wetland also draws sustenance from the Sutlej River. Encompassing an area of over 700 acres, it is spread over six villages in Rupnagar. Nangal wetland is home to numerous species of both resident as well as migratory birds from the trans-Himalayan region. These include the red jungle fowl, large Indian parakeet, Indian cuckoo, wood shrike, yellow-eyed babbler and crested bunting. The striking and elegant Sarus crane, too, has been sighted here. The wetland also houses threatened species like the Indian pangolin, besides being an important habitat for the smooth Indian otter, the hog deer and the sambar.

  • Rupnagar

    Golden Temple

    Rupnagar was the first archaeological site in independent India to reveal Harappan remains. Archaeologists and historians have speculated that this could well be one of the most ancient towns of the region as an expanding Indus Valley

    Rupnagar was the first archaeological site in independent India to reveal Harappan remains. Archaeologists and historians have speculated that this could well be one of the most ancient towns of the region as an expanding Indus Valley civilisation had evidently crossed the Sutlej River. Successive dynasties, from the Guptas to the Mughals, have also left their stamp on this town; historical evidence of which has been preserved and displayed in Rupnagar’s Archaeological Museum.

Accessibility

Airport
Airport

Nearest Airport

Shaheed Bhagat Singh Airport,
Chandigarh
Telephone Number: 91-172-2659886

Railways
Railways

Railway Station

Railway Station Rupnagar
Telephone Number: 139

Bus Service
Bus Service

Bus Service

No Bus service exists

Accomodation

Bharatgarh Fort

Rupnagar
Phone: +91 1881 277438, +91 9417025638
Email: deepthefort@yahoo.com
Website: Not Available
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Gary Farm

Rupnagar
Phone:+91 1765 260359, +91 9814015562, +91 9814602562
Email: garyartspunjab@yahoo.co.in
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ATM

HDFC BANK Atm's

Bela Chowk, Ropar, Punjab
Booth No. 9, Nuhon Shopping Complex,
P O Dhanauli, Ropar, Punjab
Hotel Raj Complex,
College Roadropar, Punjab

SBI BANK Atm

College Road.Ropar. Punjab - 140001

Oriental Bank Of Commerce

Bank Road,main Market,chamkaur Sahib
ropar ,140112

Bank Of Baroda

Sco 6, Sunny Enclave,
Desu Majra, Dist. Mohali,
Punjab-140 301
City : Kharar
District : Rupnagar,
State : Punjab

Bank Of Baroda

Mohali Branch, Distt. Ropar, (Punjab)
Mohali, 160063
City : Sas Nagar (Mohali)
District : Rupnagar,
State : Punjab

PUNJAB NATIONAL BANK Atm's

College Road, Ropar
Ec:Daburjee Gujrat Amb U/B Ropar

Hospital Rd, Ropar
Krishna Mandi, Kurali,
Dist. Ropar

Morinda Distt. Ropar
Mullanpur Garibdas,
Dist. Ropar

Nangal Town Ship, Distt. Ropar
Near Canal Hospital,
Nangal Township, Dist - Ropar, Punjab.

State Bank Of India

I.i.t. Ropar,
Old Polytechnic College For Women,
green View Ropar, Dist:ropar-140001

Punjab And Sind Bank

Kaina Road Morinda, Distt. Ropar Punjab

Tour Operators

R.M Enterprises

Bela Chowk, Ropar, Punjab
Satluj House,College Road
Cell No: 98782-80063
Cell No: 98782-80063

Guides

Mr Khushal Singh

Email ID: singhkhushal40@yahoo.com
(M)- 94173-45491
Village Basowal,
PO Ganguwal,
Teh.Anandpur Sahib (Pb.)

Mr Parbhat Bhatii

Email ID: bhattinews@gmail.com
(M)- 94173-70440
281, Shivalik Avanue,
Nayanagar,
Dist.Ropar.

Mr Jaspreet Bhatti

Email ID: chadha.jaspreet13@gmail.com
(M)- 94176-07444
H.No.79/15,
Mohalla Sheikhan,
Ropar (Pb.)

Internet Cafes

Gurdev Cyber Gallery

Near UCO Bank,
Opp: primary school,
College road,
Bela S.O (Rupnagar),
PB 140111, 0188 126 3889

Theatres

Kalyan Cinema

Dashmesh Nagar, Rupnagar, Punjab

Shopping

Bhai lalo market

Rupnagar, Punjab

NFG Store

Rupnagar, Punjab

Banwait Shopping Center

Dashmesh Nagar, Rupnagar, Punjab 099 88 455422

Patanjali Ayurvedic Centre

Nurpur Bedi - Rupnagar Rd, Punjab

Distance From Rupnagar

Chandigarh 46km
Delhi 297km
Mandi 91km
Amritsar 187km
Jalandhar 105km

Distance From Rupnagar

Punjab Tourist Information Office(TIC)

Near New Bus Stand. Head works,
Rupnagar
Tourist Officer, Ropar.
Cell No. 98146-57056
E-mail: toropar@gmail.com.

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