Many places in India can captivate the minds of any tourist. It presents a unique culture in a diverse environment that can appeal to the tastes of any traveler. Moreover, India is also considered as a place that offers unique traveling opportunity to every traveler who tours India. The same can be said about the place Ropar. The valley of Ropar lies only 50 kilometers away from Chandigarh. It is also regarded as a base point for many famous pilgrimages such as Anandpur Sahib, Chamkaur Sahib, and Naina Devi. Moreover, Ropar is the base point for travelers to visit the Bhakra Nangal Dam. This Bhakra Nangal Dam lies in the neighboring state of Himachal Pradesh
In this context, it is worthwhile to note that Naina Devi is a pilgrimage center that can be accessed only with the help of a cable car. Moreover, one can get a delicious taste of the local culture once they visit Ropar. The region is affluent in local culture, and one can easily communicate with the locals who are friendly. Besides that Ropar is also regarded as one of the top destinations for bird watching. The Ropar Lake is a human-made freshwater lake that houses around 150 varieties of birds. Hence, Ropar is a famous place for the likes of renowned ornithologists and nature lovers. On the other hand, if you are an avid traveler, then you can always visit the nearby places in Ropar as they also present a broad sense of ancient nostalgia. There are several architectural delights in the form of a fort in the nearby areas of Ropar that can be a delight to the eyes of a tourist.
How to reach Ropar to have a lifetime experience in traveling?
Ropar is easily accessible by air. If you are a foreign traveler, then you can find a lot of flights to Chandigarh. Moreover, the domestic air fares in India are quite affordable, and hence one should take the help of these airlines to reach Ropar. Moreover, as Ropar is only 60 kilometers away from Chandigarh, one can easily reach this magnificent place by hiring a car or a bus. Chandigarh Airport is well-served by many international and national airports, and hence it is a city that is well connected through the air.
On the other hand, one can easily reach Ropar by traveling in the Indian Railways. A lot of trains ply between the route of Delhi and Chandigarh. Moreover, Chandigarh is well connected to major Indian cities like Kolkata, Ambala, and Amritsar. Moreover, the train fares are quite dynamic in nature, and hence one has to travel in train to make sure that the traveling experience is worthwhile.
Moreover, Ropar is easily accessible by road transport too. Chandigarh is well-served by buses that ply between Delhi and Chandigarh. From Chandigarh, one has to take private car and bus service to Ropar.
Top Places of interest in Ropar
There are many tourist attractions in Ropar that can enthrall the minds of a tourist or a pilgrim. It is a famous place for many modern pilgrims who are devoted to the religion of Sikhism. So here is the list of top tourist spots that one must see in their every visit.
Anandpur Sahib town is a famous town for Sikh devotees which are believed to have been founded by Guru Tegh Bahadur. It is situated very adjacently to the Ropar town. On the other hand, Gurudwara Keshgarh Sahib in the town is the birthplace of Khalsa. Hence, it has a broad religious significance to the Sikhs. Many Sikh shrines in this city can be enthralling for an individual who loves the religion of Sikhism. Moreover, the Holla Mohalla festival is being celebrated with much fanfare in this town. Even if a traveler is not familiar with the Sikh religion, they can intermingle with the local culture of the city. The people are friendly, and the local culture and heritage are quite delicious.
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Jateshwar Mahadev Temple
It is regarded as one of the main attractions in Ropar. It is a must visit place for the Shiva devotees. Even if a traveler belongs to other religion, they can take the help of a local guide to be familiar with the local culture and tradition. The Jateshwar Mahadev Temple is also a trendy place among the local people. There is usually big rush on Monday, and moreover, the cost of food and accommodation is provided by the management of the temple. So if you plan your trip in advance, you can take the help of the temple management to solve your accommodation woes. Several buses ply between the route of Ropar and Nurpur Bedi. Hence, it is a must visit place for many enthusiasts who have a love for temples and their architecture. Moreover, it is the best place in Ropar that can evoke spiritualism with you. It is a must advised place also for those who are looking forward to having a tinge of entertainment along with spiritualism. The architecture of this temple is quite fantastic, and its massive dome is the centerpiece of attraction for many tourists.
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The museum is maintained by the Archeological Survey of India and is one of the best-rated museums in Ropar. It also has a vast collection of ancient artifacts that can enthrall the aesthetic sense of an individual. It has a collection of other exquisite materials like ornaments, toys and seals that best depicts the lifestyle during the ancient period. Moreover, quite interestingly these ancient artifacts date from the Harappan period to the reign of Chandragupta Maurya. It is also located close to the excavation site, and the entry fees for Indian Nationals are only 5 rupees. It is a small but well-maintained museum with excellent facilities for tourists.
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