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Abohar

City: Abohar
Location : North India
Language :Punjabi

Know About Abohar

Abohar is a city and a municipal council in Firozpur district in the state of Punjab, India, located on the Ganganagar–Delhi railway route, nearly 50 km from Ganganagar. Its population, as of 2001, was 124,303. This city is also known as the "California of Punjab" for its rich soil, good irrigation sources, and particularly for the production of kinnow, a fruit of the orange family. Abohar is also very famous for the cotton production and is one of the biggest cotton producing belt in whole North India.


History

Abohar is a historical city which is located on the inter-state boundary of the country. It may be called trinity of the culture, ethnicity, and civilization of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan. Its boundaries touch Rajasthan's mounds on one side and plains of Haryana on the other.Village Panjkosi and Waryam Khera is Famous Village.

Under British rule, in 1893, the town was more of a mound of sand with a total population of only 5,954. Its name was Kaiser-Ganj. However, its present population has grown to 200,000 approximately, in a period of about 120 years. Its, main business mandi is called darwaza.

River Satluj streaming by its side, Aabu Nagar, some 550 years ago, was a fabulous city of India. As one enters Abohar, one sees the remains of the ancient city Abunagri, a big mound of sand and stones which is known Theh among local people. This mound is not only a dune of sand; there historical city is also a big palace, built by a Suryavanshi king Aabu-Chandni, buried under it.


Notable Personalities

Swami Keshwanand Great Saint

Ch. Balram Jakhar Famous Politician and Governor of Madhya Pradesh

Ch. Sunil Jakhar MLA of Abohar

Ch. Sajjan Kumar Jakhar x-MLA Abohar

Sh. Vijay Kumar Nagpal (Babbu) Famous Politician

Dr. Gurprasad Bansal Known for his free classes for Medical Students

Sh. M.D. Hiteshi known for his social service

Sh Raju Baba known for social service

Sh Naresh Chawla, known for social service



Educational Institutes

Abohar is the educational hub in the south west Punjab. It has got a post Graduate college, ITI, Homeopathic College, Nursing College and various other institutes. It has produced many politicians like Dr. Balram Jakhar, who remained the speaker of Lok Sabha (Lower house of Parliament) GOVERNOR OF MADHYA PRADESH, Minister and Governor of State. & Mr. Virendera Kataria etc.

Here are the few institutes:

Amrit Model Senior Secondary School

B.D. Adarsh Sen.Sec. School

New Light Public Sen. Sec. School

Assumption Convent School

D.A.V. College

D.A.V. College of Education (B.Ed College)

Gopichand Arya Mahila College

K.G. High School

Swami Keshwanand Mahila College

Sri Guru Nanak Khalsa College

Genius International School

D.A.V. Sr. Sec School

Homoeopathic Medical College

Sachkhand Convent School

Vikas Adarsh Sr. Sec. School


Tourism

Abohar is not particularly a hot tourism spot, though there are a few religious locations (e.g., Gurudwara Nanaksar on Fazilka Road, Historical Gurudwara Badtirath in Haripura near Abohar, Panjpir) that attract a large number of people from surrounding villages and nearby cities.

There are few motels in its vicinity, for instance, Kala Titar between Dabwali and Sangaria opened by Haryana Government couple of decades ago. Visits to some special market locations, for example, street number 12, 11, and 9, within the city can give a good sense of hustle-bustle of a typical small town.

Abohar is also an open wild life sanctuary. In villages of abohar you can find black buck(deer), of which only a few hundred are now left in world. Situated in the southern tip of the Division, this wild Life Sanctuary is an open Sanctuary comprising of 13 revenue villages. These villages are inhabited by the Bishnoi community whose love for animals is legendary. The total area of the Sanctuary is 46513 acres.

It was declared as a Wild Life Sanctuary under the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972 in 2000. The main species found in the Sanctuary is the black buck which can be seen loitering around in the fields and sometimes even in homes like cattle. In addition, a variety of other animals like Nilgai, Wild boar, Porcupine, Jackal, Hare etc can also be seen These animals are protected by villagers as they don't let hunters kill them.

Few other historical spots.....
Ghanta Ghar ( Located In Bazzar No. 9 )

Bhagat Singh Chowk

Raja Abba Killa ( Located In Jammu Basti )

Regional Fruit Research Station ( Seed Farm) Kinnow was first introduced in India from this research station

Sapan Waali Village ( Produces rose plants for the whole north India)

Black Buck Wild Life Sanctuary


Transportation

Abohar is well connected to other cities in the state of Rajasthan Haryana and Punjab. Rail and buses are the primary modes of transportation.

The town is connected by railways to in south-west direction and to Delhi through Bhatinda in the east. Recently, Indian Railways has approved laying of the tracks between Abohar-Fazilka Section.

There is no commercial airport in the city, but a project is under progress to make a domestic airport. Abohar is Connected to the whole north area From Sriganganagar to Delhi and from Abohar to Bikaner and from Abohar to Haridawar.