Khanna Tourism – Best Places to Visit in Khanna, Punjab
Preamble to Khanna:
Khanna is a city in Ludhiana district in the Indian state of Punjab and it is located towards the eastern part of Punjab. Khanna is located at an elevation of 833 feet (254 meters) above the sea level and covers an area of 28 Sq Kms and populace of the region depend on agriculture for their living and there are number of educational institutions functioning within the city.
Khanna is located at the distance of 42 Kms from Ludhiana city and it is the largest city in Punjab which covers the total area of 3,767 Sq Kms. River Sutlej flows through the city and it is hub for number of small scale industries.
Khanna is bound by Mandi Gobindgarh, Bulepur, Alaur, Baghaur, Libra, Salaudi Singha’s, Naularhi, Mohanpur, Bhamaddi, and Salana towns and Khanna is located at the distance of 63 Kms from the capital city of Punjab, Chandigarh. Pin code of Khanna is 141401 and coordinates are 30.700° N, 76.220° E.
History of Khanna:
The world Khanna means one quarter, it was named as Khanna because it is very small compared to other cities in Punjab. Khanna was colonized 500 years back and Sher Shah Suri constructed number of sarais (inns) from Delhi to Lahore and one of the sarais is found in Khanna city. Later, after the fall of Mughal rule in Punjab, the region was occupied by Banda Bahadur from Sirhind to Hoshiarpur.
Tourism in Khanna:
Khanna is a historical city and it is small city in Ludhiana, there are number of small temples situated in the city and it is identified for its grain market in the world and nearest tourist attraction to Khanna is Fatehgarh Sahib, which is located at just 20 Kms from Khanna. Fatehgarh Sahib is historical and religious site in Punjab and it is visited by thousands of tourists around the world. In Fatehgarh Sahib, tourists can come across various Gurudwaras, monuments, palaces and temples and it is a charming city bound by greenery.
Places to Visit in Khanna:
Sanghol is a historical site and was discovered by Archaeological Survey of India, which displays the Harappan civilization and Sanghol Museum displays various antiques that were discovered and it is located at the distance of 34 Kms from the Khanna city.
Aam Khas Bagh:
This palace is located at the distance of 20 Kms from the Khanna city and this palace was built by Shah Jahan, Mughal Emperor to take rest while visiting Lahore and there are number of other palaces built in the surroundings and also identified for its structural design.
Mata Chakreshvri Devi Jain Temple:
This temple is 1,000 years old and devoted to Goddess Chakrshvri Devi and this temple was constructed during the rule of Prithvi Raj Chauhan and this temple is one of the scared temples in the region and visited by thousands of Jain followers.
This fort is situated at the distance of 60 Kms from the city in Phillaur town in Ludhiana and it is one of the most beautiful and popular site in Ludhiana and this fort was constructed by Italian engineer and visited by number of tourists.
Other interesting places to visit near Khanna:
- Gurudwara Fatehgarh Sahib
- Gurudwara Jyoti Sarup
- Gurudwara Shaheed Ganj
- Sant Namdev Temple
- Das Nami Akhara
- Rauza Sharif
- Floating Restaurant
- Haveli Todar Mal
- Shahgird di Mazar
- Mosque of Sadhana Kasai
Best Time to Visit Khanna:
Khanna city is very hot and humid during the summer and winter is relevantly pleasant and best time to visit Khanna is between the months of October to March.
How to Reach Khanna?
Chandigarh Airport is located at the distance of 70 Kms from Khanna city and this is one of the major airports in Punjab which connects to various parts in the India like Delhi, Mumbai, Amritsar, Jammu, Bangalore, Goa, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Leh, Srinagar and Chennai and from airport tourists can avail taxi and bus services to Khanna city frequently.
Khanna is served by Khanna Railway Station, which is located less than a km distance from the city and this railway station is well connected to various cities in Punjab and neighboring states like Rajasthan, Delhi, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh.
National Highway 1 passes through the Khanna city, which connects to various cities and towns in Northern part of India. tourists can avail the public and private bus services from several parts of Punjab and neighboring states frequently and other local mode of transportations are taxi, cycle rickshaw, motorcycle and car.
Hotels in or and Khanna:
Khanna is small city and there are few hotels situated in the city and rest of the hotels are located nearly 5 to 20 Kms from the city and cost Rs. 300 to 3,000 and above per night and provides all the basic facilities to the customers. Some of the hotels in and around Khanna are listed below:
- Le Classic Hotel
- Maharaja Hotel
- KCA Arcade
- Valencia Hotel
- Jashan Residency Hotel
- Mayur Hotel and Restaurant
- Ashok Hotel
- Mehfil Resort
- Hotel Parhar
- Chevron Klassic
- Rimal Hotel
- Sheba Hotel
- Mohini Resort
- Banbi Hotel
- Ronak Hotel
- Apna Guset House