Best Places to Visit in Ropar (Rupnagar), Punjab
Rupnagar also called as Ropar or Rupar is city situated in Rupnagar District in the Indian state of Punjab. It is located about 45 kms from the state capital city Chandigarh. The Pin Code of Rupnagar is 140001.
Chamkaur Sahib, Anandpur Sahib, Morinda, Kiratpur Sahib and Nangal are the major towns of Rupnagar district except Rupnagar. Rupnagar is known for gurdwaras include Tibbi Sahib, Sadabarat Sahib and Bhhatha Sahib.
Rupnagar is a city with full of nationalized banks, top educational institutions, hospitals, hotels and restaurants. The best schools in Rupnagar include Sahibzada Ajit Singh Academy, Rayat International School and Netaji Model School.
Geography of Rupnagar:
Rupnagar is placed on the banks of Sutlej River at the foot of Shivalik Hill Range and coordinates at 30.9664° N and 76.5331° E. It is positioned 262 meters above mean level of sea. Rupnagar enjoys a cold winter and a hot summer.
Rupnagar district is surrounded by Ludhiana district on the west, Una District in Himachal Pradesh to the north, Fatehgarh Sahib district to the southwest and Mohali district to the southeast.
Etymology of Rupnagar:
Rupnagar draws its name from the son of the King Rokeshar ‘Rup Sen’.
Connectivity to Rupnagar:
Rupnagar is served by Chandigarh Airport with regular flights to Chennai, Lucknow, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Dehradun, Jaipur, Bhopal, Kochi, Delhi and Kolkata is situated 65 kms from the middle point of Rupnagar city.
Rupnagar is well connected with all the major cities of the state and nearby states through National Highway 21 and there are regular bus services provided by the Punjab Roadways all around the city and tourists can board buses at Rupnagar City Bus Stand or the local bus junctions.
Rupnagar has a good connectivity with Chennai, Lucknow, Bangalore, Delhi and Kolkata through railway and the railway station of Rupnagar is located 1 kms from the city. Auto Rickshaws form the common mode of transit in the city.
Culture, Cuisine and Shopping in Rupnagar:
Rupnagar is a historical city houses higher majority of Sikhs, followed by Hindus, Muslims and Christians. Punjabi is a widely spoken language in Rupnagar and also natives speak Hindi, Rajasthani, Urdu, Bengali and other Indian languages.
Rupnagar is one of the rapidly developing cities in Punjab and houses plenty of top restaurants and shopping malls. The best food corners in Rupnagar include:
- Cafe Cofee Day
- Gelato Vinto
- Hotel City Heart
- Sip And Bytes
- Pizza Planet
- Creative Foods
Tourists can also visit the shops of Chandigarh city to purchase the local products and to taste delicious food. Chandigarh city is about 45 kms away from Rupnagar.
Places to see near Rupnagar:
Anandpur Sahib is located near Rupnagar town. It is believed that Anandpur Sahib is founded by Guru Teg Bahadu. There are several ancient archeological sites placed near Anandpur Sahib.
Chamkaur Sahib is located in the vicinity of Morinda and Rupnagar town on the banks of Sirhind Canal. It said that, Chamkaur Sahib was visited by Guru Gobind Singh with his 2 sons and 40 followers.
Jateshwar Mahadev Temple:
Jateshwar Mahadev Temple is one of the prime temples in Rupnagar district devoted to Lord Shiva. It is situated in Jatwahar village. Jai Dayal Sharma was the founder of this beautiful temple. There are several grand cultural events organized during Maha Shivratri.
Morinda is an ancient town located 25 kms away from the centre of Rupnagar city. The town received its name from Mor Jats. Very old Gumbad, Gurudwara Shahid Ganj and Sugar Mill are the prime attractions of Morinda.
Other tourist attractions near Rupnagar include:
- Kiratpur Sahib
- Takhat Sri Keshgarh Sahib
- Gurudwara Parivar Vichhora Sahib
- Gurudwara Bhatta Sahib
- Gurudwara Sadabarat
- Ropar Lake
- Boat club Ropar
- Archeological Museum of Ropar
- Bharatgarh Fort
- Camp Site Of Maharaja Ranjit Singh
- Shahi Mulakaat
- Maharaja Ranjit Singh Bagh
- Anglo-Sikh Treaty Place
- Sadavart Natural Trail
- Katli Fish Farm
Best time to visit Rupnagar:
October to April is the ideal time to visit Rupnagar.
Accommodation Options in Rupnagar:-
The prominent hotels, motels and resorts in Rupnagar are as follows:
- HMT Resort
- Lillys Motel
- Heritage Haveli
- Hotel Rajasthan Royals
- Hotel Royal Palace
- Rehal Resort
- Moon Resort
- Hotel White Villa
- K Surpalz Motel
- Hotel City Heart
- Hotel Sahil Palace
- The Kikar Lodge
- Hotel New York
- Hotel Park Plaza
- Sarang Cozy Hotel