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Rup Nagar : City Travel Guide



Facts at a Glance
Area: 2154.54 Sq Km
Languages: Punjabi, Hindi, English
State: : Punjab
STD Code: : 01881
Population: 1,110,000


Best Time to Visit: :July to November

Rup Nagar Travel Guide

Geography & Climate
Rupnagar City falls between North latitudes of 30o- 32' and 31o- 24' and east longitudes of 76o- 18' and 76o- 55'. The city adjoins Nawanshahr, Mohali and Fatehpur sahib districts.
The climate of the city Rupnagar can be easily divided into four seasons. From March to June is the season of summer. You will find summer predominantly hot here and temperature can rise from 27o C to 45o C at the time. Winter here is dry and cold and falls in from December to February and temperature during winter can vary from 20o C to 4o C. Warm and Muggy monsoon of Rupnagar City Guide starts from July and ends in September.

How to Reach

By Air:
The nearest domestic airport is located at a distance of 43 Km, which is Chandigarh airport. Then there is Shimla Airport at a distance of 63 Km which is again a domestic airport. Nearest international airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport which is at a distance of 270 Km from Rupnagar.

By Train :
Rupnagar City is connected to many places through trains. Rupnagar station is connected to places like Delhi and Himanchal Pradesh and fare is also not very expensive, but you have to reserve the seats in advance.

By Road
The government buses are used to connect Rupnagar city to the nearby cities. You can either use low fare government buses, and some private buses are also there for the tourists. These private buses though are bit expensive in fare in comparison to the government buses but are much more comfortable and there are some operators who have A/C buses as well.

Places to see in Rup Nagar



Takhta Shri Keshgarh Sahib
This shrine is built on the place where "Khalsa" was born. It is regarded as one of the five sacred "Thakhats" or the seats of Sikh religion. Built on the hillock this shrine offers the soul uplifting feeling to all the devotees. It is a very important place for the followers of Sikh religion.

Gurudwara Parivar Vichhora SahibGurudwara Parivar Vichhora Sahib
Gurudwara Parivar Vichhora Sahib is situated adjacent to canal near village Nagal Sisra. This is the place where Guru Goving Singh, along with his family and followers came after leaving the fort Anandpur Sahib and then was attacked by Wazir Khan. It is the place where Guru Gobind Singh was separated from his family and hence the name of Gurudwara is, Gurudwara Parivar Vichhora Sahib. Gurudwara Bhatta Sahib
It is again a Gurudwara which is built in the memory of Guru Gobind Singh.

Gurudwara Sadabarat
Gurudwara Sadabarat is situated on Nangal Road which was built in 1930. It is an important place as Guru Nanak Dev had once stayed here. Even today the merchants and travelers take a halt here after coming from or before going to hilly areas.

What to Eat in Rup Nagar
Enjoy Punjabi cuisine and specialties of Roper. Spicy vegetarian dishes along with non vegetarian dishes are loved by the tourists in Rupnagar City Guide.

What to Shop in Rup Nagar
Shop Punjabi Juties, buy dress material with Fulkari work on it, Parandas, spices, pickels and much more is there in handcrafts and farm products.

History
Rup Nagar was formerly known as Roper. This city is said to be founded by a Raja called Rokeshar, who ruled during the 11th century. He had a son Rup Sen, after whom this place is named as Rup Nagar. The first settlers of the area were from Harappa civilization visit Rupnagar City Guide.
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