Batala Tourism, India

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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 80.15 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 76.92 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 57 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 77.88 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 56 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 85 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 75.86 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 63 (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 23.21 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 23.21 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 26.79 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 57.14 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 26.79 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 28.57 (Low)
    • Attacks 23.21 (Low)
    • Drug offense 44.64 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 91.07 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 57.14 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 5.36 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 33.93 (Low)
  • Living in Batala - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Batala is 114.21 (High)

    • Safety Index 70.61 (High)
    • Climate Index 69.46 (High)
    • Pollution Index 87 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 26.25 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 25.05 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 62.5 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 12.61 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 42.47 (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 3.74 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 52.36 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 63.58 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 29.92 USD

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