Banur Tourism

thumbnail Banur is a small Town about 25 km from Chandigarh, the capital of Indian Punjab, on the Chandigarh-Patiala National Highway, NH 64.Its history dates back to ancient times, when it was called Pushpawati. This name was derived from the abundance of flowering plants in the region (Pushp means flower in Hindi, Pushp + wati means a place where flowers are in abundance). The name "Banur" is from the name of a local deity, Mai Banno. A temple to Mai Banno stands in the town and is revered by all, irrespective of their religion. A legend has it that Mai Banno was a better musician than Tansen, the great musician in the court of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. She could cause rains by singing Raga Megh Malhaar, and could light lamps by singing Deepak Raag. It is a legend that once Mata Banno defeated Tansen in music competition.During Mughal times, it was a sizeable town along with its neighbour Chatt. Banda Singh Bahadur reduced it to ruins on his way to Sirhind. Some people call it a 'theh' or ruin. Its varying topography above the surrounding countryside is a tell tale sign of the tumultuous event. There used to be a sizeable Muslim population before partition. There is a grave of a pir in the town and the fields were dotted with dilapidated structures. The mosque fell during the 1990s due to ravages of time and weather.A historic Gurudwara is situated in the south of the town. In the past, the parts of the town were known by localities (Mohallas). For example- Kamboj mohalla,Mohalla Saini's, Mohalla Kaura khatrian, Mohalla Mehtian, Jainian, Mohalla Jattan Wala etc. Though called a town, Banur had a feel of a village life and in reality, was more like a large village. A medium size market, with about more than 200 shops, provided basic amenities. There were many wells in and around the town which were source of water for the people in the past. Almost all these wells have now been filled up. The language spoken by natives is the Puadh dialect of Punjabi with sprinkling of Manjhi brought in by West Punjabis after the partition. The Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park(ChattBir Zoo) at Chatt Village near Banur is a famous tourist attraction. Banur has many old temples in various mohallas which is a testimony to its rich religious and cultural heritage. Many old temples in the town are, Mai Banno temple, Basanti Devi temple, Gugga Mari, Radha Krishan Mandir also called ladies temple and many Shiv dvalas. A three-day mela(Fair) is organised every year at Gugga Mari on Naumi of Shravan month. People offer onions and Wheat at the Mari. A mela is also organised at Shitla Mata temple every year where people offer Chana, Dal and water. Pleople bring their kids to this mela for blessings of shitla mata which keeps the children disease free.Banur has a very big Gurudwara on Chandigarh Patiala Highway near to Bus Stand. Gurudwara is in memory of Bhai Banda Singh Bahadur Ji. The Gurudwara organizes various religious functions every year.gurudwara shri guru gobind singh ji is in mohalla sainian wala, near old police stationBanur was also an assembly constituency of Punjab. It has lost its assembly constituency status after reorganisation.


Banur in India awaits visitors! Discover the attractions, activities and accommodation in Banur. The nearest major city to Banur is Dehradun. Attractions in Dehradun include Hot Springs At Manikaran, Tirthan Valley, Great Himalayan National Park. If you want to fly to the destination, you can choose the nearest major airport to take a flight. The nearest major airport is Jolly Grant Airport. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Banur.

Banur is an affair to remember, follow this apt itinerary of the place and return home with a bunch of memories.

  • Know the pollution level of Banur before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 43.66 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 55.73 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 51.49 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 32.46 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 39.34 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 39.55 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 34.89 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 20.49 (Low)
  • How safe is Banur for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Banur.

    • Burglary and Theft 42.37 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 37.72 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 40.35 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 55.93 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 42.24 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 44.4 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 32.14 (Low)
    • Drug offense 49.55 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 77.12 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 53.45 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 29.31 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 20.61 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 48.71 (Moderate)
    • Safety Index 59.25 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 48.94 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 27.79 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 28.39 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 62.56 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 12.66 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 51.11 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Banur

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.01 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.48 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 47.25 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 56.21 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 36.81 USD

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