It is Located at an altitude of 210 metres, Bhatinda city falls under the district of Bhatinda in Southern Punjab. Bhatinda is known for its historical and religious significance. This is the city where Guru Gobind Singhji fought against the Mughals. The people of Bhatinda city had also stood up several times in the past against the princely rulers and the British.
There is evidence of human habitat and development of townships dating back to 7000 BC in and around Bhatinda. However modern Bhatinda was established by Bala Rao Bhatti – a Bhati Rajput king in 965 AD.
This city offers many destinations for pilgrimage and tours. There is a Gurudwara situated in the centre of the Lakhi jungle. Other places tourists might visit are the Zoological Garden, which is at a distance of 6 km from the city centre, Dhobhi Bazaar, Chetak Park and the Mazhaar of Peer Haji Rattan, which is a very popular pilgrimage spot.
Qila Mubarak or the Bhatinda Fort is the place where Empress Razia Sultana was held captive and is also connected with Guru Gobind Singhji. Tourists can visit this tall structure constructed of small bricks.
Other places to see in Bhatinda are Rose Garden, Maiser Khana Temple, which is located 29 km from Bhatinda and Damdama Sahib. Bahia Fort is another place where travelers can go, which was made around the 1930s and now is transformed into a hotel.
Bhatinda city is known for its contribution in the agricultural market, cotton, hand-loom weaving and thermal power plants. Bhatinda city is famous for having one of the largest railway junctions in India and one of the biggest cotton and food-grain markets in India. The Sarovars or tanks are also popular sites for picnics. The best time to visit Bhatinda is between October and March.