INFORMATION ABOUT BHATINDA
Bhatinda (also spelt as Bhathinda, Batinda) is one of the oldest and most famous cities of Punjab. Bhatinda's cotton and agricultural production is well known. It is developing fast and some of the recent developments are a modern thermal power plant, fertilizer factories, and a massive oil refinery. Bhatinda is well linked to other cities and New Delhi by an efficient rail and transport system.
Bathinda is one of the oldest towns in the state and has many historical associations. It was in the jungles of Bathinda that Guru Gobind Singh Ji is reputed to have once challenged and fought the mighty Mughal forces. It is believed that Rao Bhatti established the modern town of Bathinda in the Lakhi jungle area in the third century, and it was captured from him by the Brars. Bala Rao Bhatti inhabited this city in 965, naming it Bhatinda after his caste name.
It is one of the biggest food grain and cotton market in northern India. The area around Bathinda has become a large grape growing area. Bathinda is a leading railway junction.
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