Batala Tourism

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Batala is the eighth largest city in the state of Punjab, India in terms of population after Ludhiana, Amritsar, Jalandhar, Patiala, Bathinda, Mohali and Hoshiarpur. It is a municipal council in Gurdaspur District in the Majha region of the state of Punjab, India. It is located about 32 km from Gurdaspur, the headquarters of the district. It is also a Police District. Batala ranks as the most populated town of the district with 31% of the total population of district. It is the biggest industrial town in the district. It is the centre of the Majha region of Punjab. Batala is an important place for Hindus as the most powerful god of Hindu culture Lord Shiva came here at mandir Achleshwar Dham with 33 crore devi-devtas to make happy his son Kartikeya who was sad due to his loss of race from his brother and Lord Shiva's son Ganesha. Also, it is important place for Sikh devotees. Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of the Sikh religion was married here to Sulakhni, the daughter of Mul Chand Chauna in 1485. Many temples and gurdwaras related to the guru's marriage attract devotees from near and far. Every year celebrations are conducted on the anniversary of Guru Nanak's marriage. Batala was once known as the Iron Bird of Asia as it produced the highest amount of C.I. Casting, agricultural and mechanical machinery. Batala is still one of the leading cities in Northern India in manufacturing of C.I Casting and mechanical machinery. It's also an agricultural marketplace and industrial center. Cotton ginning, weaving, sugar refining, and rice milling are some of other industries taking place here. The interesting fact about Batala is that this city is called Tehsil but it is more developed than its district Gurdaspur. Nowadays people are protesting and participated in agitations in regard of their long standing demand of district and municipal corporation status to Batala.

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Facts and Stats for Batala*

  • Pollution Statistics in Batala

    Know the pollution level of Batala before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 79.55 (High)
    • Water Pollution 77 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 78 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 84.38 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 62.5 (High)
  • Batala: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Batala for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Batala.

    • Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 27.27 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 50 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 29.55 (Low)
    • Attacks 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 40.91 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 93.18 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 63.64 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 15.91 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 6.82 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 31.82 (Low)
  • Living in Batala - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Batala is 114.53 (High)

    • Safety Index 72.47 (High)
    • Climate Index 69.46 (High)
    • Pollution Index 86.51 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 26.25 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 29.09 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 62.5 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 12.26 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 40.26 (Very 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.

  • Cost for Essentials in Batala

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Batala

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.02 USD
    • International Movie per seat 2.5 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 54.78 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 69.38 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 39.13 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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