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Mansa - A Little Land For A Quiet Travel


Mansa, popularly called the ‘area of white gold’, is situated in east Punjab, on the Barnala-Sardulgarh-Sirsa road. This place was originally a part of the Phulkia Sikh Dynasty (1722–1948) before becoming a part of the Kaithal Sikh Kingdom (1762–1857). Its roots can be traced back to the Indus Valley Civilisation as the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) found remains of Harappa and Mohenjodaro in some of its villages.

Geography, Culture And Tradition

The city of Mansa shares its borders with the Bathinda district (north-west) and the Sangrur district (north-east). The state of Haryana borders Mansa on the southern side. It is believed that Bhai Gurdas laid the foundation of this city. A fair is held every year in March-April in his honour, wherein devotees offer laddus and gur on his samadhi.

Festivals like Holi, Diwali, Dusshera, Baisakhi and other festivals are also celebrated with fun and frolic. Baisakhi is generally celebrated on 13th April, wherein farmers express their gratitude towards god for an abundant harvest and pray for better yield in the future. Mansa is called the ‘area of white gold’ as it lies in a highly fertile region of Punjab. Hence, agriculture is the main occupation here, with cotton being the main crop.

Mansa tourism introduces travellers to warm and hospitable locals. The roadside dhabas are perfect for relishing authentic and traditional delicacies of Punjab. Apart from these dhabas, there are also several hotels and restaurants in and around this city.

Tourist Places In And Around Mansa

Mansa tourism is popular among tourists as there are several places to visit in and around. Bhikhi and Bareta in Mansa as well as Budhlada, Dalelwala and Sardulgarh located nearby are frequented by tourists year-round.

How To Reach Mansa

Mansa is well-connected to the state capital Chandigarh and the national capital New Delhi by all major modes of transportation. Located on the DelhiBathinda branch line of the Northern Railways, it is served by many passenger trains directly from New Delhi. Also, several buses are available from major cities. The nearest airport is the Sahnewal Airport in Ludhiana, which is around 140 km away from the city.

Best Time To Visit Mansa

The city of Mansa experiences sub-tropical climate with hot and dusty summers. Monsoons are short with very low rainfall and high humidity levels. The post monsoon season (October and November) is characterised by cool weather conditions, which make it perfect for Mansa tourism. It is followed by the winter season with low temperatures and cold winds.

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How to Reach Mansa

  • By Road
    Mansa is well-connected by buses from all the major cities of Punjab. Many state transport bus operators offer daily services on the Barnala-Sardulgarh-Sirsa highway.
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  • By Train
    Located on the Bathinda-Jind-Delhi railway line, Mansa is connected by frequent trains from New Delhi. The major passenger trains that halt at Mansa are New Delhi–Bathinda Intercity Express, Ferozepur Mumbai Janta Express, Bikaner Guwahati Express and Punjab Mail.
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  • By Air
    The nearest airport to Mansa is the Sahnewal Airport in Ludhiana. One can easily take a bus or hire a taxi to reach the city in approximately 2 hours and 9 minutes by road. All major domestic airlines like Indian Airlines, Jet Airways and Indigo among others operate daily flights to Sahnewal Airport from different destinations across the country.
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