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Sukhvir Chaudhary

Sukhvir Chaudhary2.9/5

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Nice place but little crowded!

Town is most of the time chocked with traffic. Bit expensive to stay there. Overall all things of city life are available there. There are good places to eat. Public transport is. Easily available. Nothing much for tourists to visit. Except village of shared bhagat Singh

Nawanshehar Overview

Located in Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar District in the state of Punjab, Nawanshehar is a municipal council. In addition, Nawanshehar also serves as the headquarters of Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar District. This destination is situated along the banks of River Sutlej.

This place on the east is bounded by Roop Nagar district, while on the west lies district of Jalandhar. On the north, the destination is surrounded by Hoshiarpur, while on the south it shares its boundary with Ludhiana.

It is believed that this destination was constructed during the reign of Alauddin Khilji, who ruled the place from 1295 to 1316. It was built by Nausher Khan, who was the Afghan Military Chief of Alauddin Khilji army. Earlier, the place was named after him as Nausar, however with the passage of time; it was referred to as Nawanshehar. According to the history, it is said that most parts of the destination, including Rahon, Bhaddi and Jadla et al were under the proprietorship of the Ghorewaha Rajputs.

On 27th September, 2008, it was announced by the government of Punjab that for honouring Shahid Bhagat Singh, the place will be renamed as Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar. This was done as this great freedom fighter belongs from this destination.

This destination is famous for the five forts or havelis built by Nausher Khan, which are also the major tourist attractions. Other than these, Baba Balraj temple, Gurudwara Charan Kanwal, Gurudwara NanakSar and Sanehi temple are the other prominent attractions of the destination.

Tourists can easily reach the destination with the availability of flights, trains and buses. The destination does not have its own airport and hence is served by Chandigarh Airport, which is located at a distance of 93.4 km from Nawanshehar. For tourists travelling from outside the country can board flights to Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport in Amritsar. This airport is located at a distance of 159 km from the destination.

Tourists can also reach the destination by trains, which are served by Nawanshehar Railway Station. This station is located at a distance of 1.5 km from the destination. Apart from flights and trains, buses are also available that can be boarded from Mohali to Nawanshehar.

The best time to visit this destination is during the winter season, which extends from the month of December to the month of February.

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Baba Balraj Temple Balachaur, Nawanshehar

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Er rahul Chetal

Baba Balraj Temple Balachaur, Nawanshehar

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