Sri Ganganagar is a planned city of State Rajasthan. It is known as “the food basket of Rajasthan”. It is the northern-most city of Rajasthan, near the border of Punjab states and the international border of Pakistan. It is named after Maharaja Shri Ganga Singh Bahadur, Maharaja of Bikaner.
In ancient times, two mighty rivers Saraswati and the Drishadvati flowed through the area. In 1927, Maharaja Ganga Singh constructed the Gang Canal to carry excess water from Punjab to SriGanganagar to make this land green again.
Ganganagar was designated as district headquarters on 30th march, 1949.
Sri Ganganagar old name is Ramanagar which was named Rami Ki Dhani after Ram Singh Saharan and now known as ‘Purani Abadi‘.
In Sri Ganganagar Almost 70-75 percent of people’s livelihood depend on farming. They grow a number of varieties of crops like wheat, rice, sugarcane and etc..
|Founded by||Maharaja Ganga Singh|
|Area||7984 Square KMs|
|Languages||Hindi, Bagri, Punjabi|
|Annual Rainfall||20.70 cm|
|Temperature||maximum temperature in summer is 48.4°C|
minimum temperature in winter is 0.6°C.
Location and area:
Sri Ganganagar District is between latitude 28.4 to 30.6 and longitude 72.2 to 75.3. It is surrounded on the east by Hanumangarh District, on the south by Bikaner District and on the west by Bahawalnagar district of the Pakistani Punjab and on the north by Fazilka district of the Punjab.
Sri Ganganagar Tehsils List:
There are ten tehsils in Ganganagar district.
Tourist Attractions Places:
|Bror Village||Ruins of the Indus Valley Civilisation are found here. It is on Anoopgarh-Ramsinghpur road.|
|Anoopgarh Fort||Anoopgarh Tehsil|
|The Hindumalkot Border||located at a distance of 25 kms from Sri Ganganagar and is open to the public between 10.00 am and 5.30 am every day|
|LAILA MAJNU KA MAZAR||Binjaur village around 11kms away from Anupgarh city|
|BUDDHA JOHAD GURUDWARA||Located by the Dabla village in Ganganagar|
SriGanganagar Connected To:
Sri Ganganagar is well connected with road and is linked directly to Delhi, Jaipur, Ludhiana, Chandigarh, Sikar, Karnal, Haridwar, Bathinda, Ambala, Jodhpur and many other cities.
Nation Highway 62 passes through Sri Ganganagar.
How can I reach Sri Ganganagar?
- By Air: The nearest International Airport is Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport, Amritsar, roughly four and a half hour drive from Sri Ganganagar.
- By Road: Nation Highway 62 passes through Sri Ganganagar and its connected to many cities like, Delhi, Jaipur, Ludhiana, Chandigarh, Sikar, Karnal, Haridwar, Bathinda, Ambala, Jodhpur and many other cities.
- By Train: Hanumangarh line has been converted to broad gauge making it easily accessible from most major cities including Delhi, Bathinda, Rewari, Haridwar and Nanded among others.