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About Malerkotla

Once a princely state Malerkotla today is a municipal city under Sangrur District of Punjab. After 1947, it was included in Indian Territory and got merged in the Patiala and East Punjab States' Union (PEPSU) with other nearby princely states. The city is lies on the Sangrur-Ludhiana State Highway and belonged to the secondary Ludhiana-Delhi railway line. Being one of the fast developing cities of Punjab the city it is well connected to the important places of Punjab state via both roadways and railways. The city has all to make life of its residents easy and comfortable.

About Malerkotla
Eid Gah of Malerkotla

History of Malerkotla

Malerkotla city carries a long historical background for its state. It is said that the city was formed in the year 1466 AD by Sadr-u-din of Multan, an Afghan Ruler. It was remained as a Muslim Pathan State for some time but when Sadr-u-din left the area, Bahlol Lodhi, one of the Afghan Sardars, stayed in the ambiance of Kachha Fort of Malerkotla on his way to Delhi. Sadr-u-din displayed a warm hospitality towards the Sardar who later rewarded him with confirming the marriage between his daughter and Sadr-u-din. He also presented 68 villages as dowry on this special occasion. Thereafter, Malerkotla region divided into two parts - Maler and Kotla. Maler derived its name from Malher Singh who constructed Malhergarh Fort or Kachha Fort. On the other hand, the part of Kotla was built by Bayazid Khan in the southern direction of Maler in the year 1656 AD. However, the two parts of Maler and Kotla was formed together by Nawab Ahmed Ali when he located Mod Bazaar during 1901-1902.

Moreover to its historical features, the region of Malerkotla was among those few places of Punjab state which did not witness any single incident of communal violence during the partition of India. Once the partition of the country was finalized, the family of Sheikh Sadr-u-din shifted to Pakistan and the city of Malerkotla became part of PEPSU under the administration of Nawab Iftikhar Ali Khan who contested in the state assembly elections as a local MLA.

Geography of Malerkotla

Malerkotla coordinates at 30.5167°N and 75.8833°E. The boundaries of Malerkotla city are adjoining with Dehlon Tehsil to the north, Sherpur Tehsil to the west, Dhuri Tehsil to the South and Ahmedgarh Tehsil to the north. It lies a distance of around 35 km to the north from its district headquarters - Sangrur and almost 103 km from the state capital - Chandigarh towards its eastern direction. Moreover, Malerkotla is the only Muslim majority city in the entire Punjab state as they constitute 55% of its total population. The city of Malerkotla is placed on a location which has a local steppe climate with little rainfall at the entire year. It has an average annual temperature at 24.4 °C along with average 640 mm of precipitation falls in a year. The month of June remains the hottest at this city when the temperature ranges around 33.8°C while on the other hand, the month of January has the lowest temperature of the year i.e. 13.0°C. From April to June, the summer season remains here and brings hot as well as dry winds. While, the winter season starts here from the end of November and remains until February. The residents of Malerkotla enjoy the rainfall from July to September in which the July has the maximum precipitation on an average of 199 mm.

Demography of Malerkotla

As per the reports released by 2011 Census of India, the total population of Malerkotla Municipal Council city is 135,424. Out of this estimation, there are 71,376 males and 64,048 are females while the population of Children below the age of six is 16,846 (around 12.44% of the total population), which is comprised of 8628 boys and 8218 girls. People are living here belong to different communities and religions. Apart from that, Malerkotla has total number of 1675 slum areas in which 8826 people are residing i.e. 6.52% of the total population of the city. Talking about the literacy rate, the city is comprised of total 81,937 literate persons, which constitute the average literacy of 69.10%. In Malerkotla, the literate males are 46,091 (73.45%) while the literate females are 35,846 (64.21%), according to Census survey of 2011.

Administration in Malerkotla

Malerkotla city is governed by the Municipal Council. Established in the year 1905, it is one of the oldest municipal councils in Punjab state. The Municipality is comprised of 31 wards to which elections are held every five years. It works under the Municipal Councilor who performs various kinds of duties such as providing the basic amenities like water & sewerage, building roads and imposing taxes on properties that come under the jurisdiction of Malerkotla Municipality.

Malerkotla Municipal Council

Address: Malerkotla, District - Sangrur, Punjab
Phone No.: 01675-251883
Fax: 01675-251883
Email Id: abdur.nandan@gmail.com
Website: www.malerkotla.co.in

Economy of Malerkotla

The region of Malerkotla is primarily famous as the only industrial town in the district. There are number of small scale industries functioning in this town and most of them are engaged in the manufacturing of agricultural implements and cycle parts. However, many residents of this city are also earned their livelihood through agriculture. There is a fact that Malerkotla is a famous region in the growing of vegetables and in complement to this, ‘Methi’ of this area is of high quality in its taste making it popular throughout the state. Furthermore, the cauliflower of this city is marketed across Punjab. As per the Census Survey 2011, there are total numbers of 44,730 people of Malerkotla indulged in working activities.

Profile of Malerkotla
Industrial Units

Sagar Industries
Address : Madevi Road, Near Railway Crossing, Malerkotla - 148023, Punjab, India
Mobile: +919814475508
Phone: 91-1675-250416

KS Agrotech Private Limited.
Address : Raikot Road, Malerkotla, District Sangrur, Pincode: 148 023, Punjab, India.
Mobile: +9216015055 / +9217070555
Email: sales@ksagrotech.org / info@ksagrotech.org
Website: http://www.ksagrotech.org/

DASMESH Mechanical Works Pvt. Ltd.
Raikot Road, Malerkotla, Distt. Sangrur,
Pincode - 148023, Punjab. INDIA.
Phone: +91 88726 88726 (Helpline)
+91 94170 25726 (Marketing)
+91 94170 55726 (Technical)
Fax: +91 1675 261726
Email: sales@dasmesh.com
Website: www.dasmesh.com

Culture of Malerkotla

The city of Malerkotla is home to Muslims, Hindus and Sikhs. All these communities in this region celebrate their festivals with great enthusiasm and dedication. The Muslim people have their important festivals like Ramzan, Id-ul-Fitr, Id-ul-Zuha and Moharram. While the Hindu & Sikh people solemnize their festivals like Baisakhi, Diwali & Holi with extreme fervor. Apart from that, Malerkotla city also witnesses many fairs such as a 'Kuka Fair' is organized on January 17-18 every year to commemorate the martyrdom of 66 Namdharis who were gunned down by British Government in the year 1872 without any trial. People of this region also take part in Basant Panchami Fair which is organized at the Smadhi of Baba Roda and also in a fair called as Mela Hazrat Sheikh Sadr-u-Din, which is conducted in May-June and September-October for one day each in the memory of Sheikh Sadr-u-Din, who established the Malerkotla State.

Tourist Attractions in Malerkotla

Tourist Attractions in Malerkotla
The Canons at Malerkotla

The beautiful place of Malerkotla attracts many local and international visitors due to the presence of many historical, religious and architectural places of interest. Some of the most famous are Sheesh Mahal, Jama Masjid and Namdhari Shaheedi Smarak. Sheesh Mahal is placed right at the center of the city. It was the residence of the Nawab of Malerkotla. In this place, there is a maximum use of glass and thus it is called as Sheesh Mahal. Jama Masjid is one of the ancient buildings of the city and it was built during the period of Nawabs. It has been maintained at excellent conditions by the people of Malerkotla. Furthermore, Namdhari Shaheedi Smarak also allures the attention of worldwide visitors. It was established in the remembrance of 66 Kukas who were the followers of Satguru Ram Singh and gunned down by the British Government. Some other worth-to-be-visited tourist attractions of Malerkotla are Mubarak Mahal, Nanakshahi Brick Fort, Hanuman Mandir, Kachha Fort and Eidgahs of Malerkotla.

Hotels in Malerkotla

There are many hotels in Malerkotla which offers comfortable stay to the visiting tourists. The hotels in this city provide excellent room services at affordable prices. However, one can also taste mouth-watering cuisines at their multi-cuisine restaurants and can arrange professional or private events at their indoor and outdoor venues. They are spreading on sprawling ambiance and hence boast of modern infrastructure.

Hotel Maharaja

Address: Thandi Sadak, Somsons Colony, Malerkotla, Punjab 148023

Vikrant Hotel
Address: College Road, Guru Teg Bahadur Colony, Malerkotla, Punjab 148023

Hotel Empire & restaurant
Address: Dhuri-Malerkotla-Ahmedgarh Road, Model Town, Malerkotla, Punjab 148023
Phone: 09465652013

Postal Services in Malerkotla

In order to the provide various postal services and monetary benefits to the inhabitants of Malerkotla city of Punjab, India Post has established its post office branch in which all types of postal facilities are provided to the inhabitants. It offers services of speed post, courier, and money order besides various money saving schemes like fixed deposits. Besides that, there are few private courier providers also located at the varied areas of this region. See below the complete information of this post office.

Malerkotla Post Office

Address: Malerkotla, Sangrur District, Punjab - 148023
Phone No.: 01675 - 254110
Status: Sub Office
Head Office: Sangrur

Banking Services in Malerkotla

Like proper healthcare and postal services, the city of Malerkotla is also blessed with excellent banking facilities which are provided by the various nationalized and private banks of the country. These bank branches in the city are comprised of a wide range of banking services and monetary benefits. Some of these are Canara Bank, Bank of Baroda, Punjab National Bank, HDFC Bank, State Bank of India, State Bank of Patiala and many more. Here is the complete list of all the bank branches in Malerkotla:

Bank of Baroda

Address: The Mall, Opposite SDM Residence, Malerkotla, District - Sangrur, Punjab - 148023
Phone: 01675-252501
MICR Code: 148012112
Branch Code: MALERK

Canara Bank
Address: Outside Delhi Gate, Malerkotla, Sangrur District, Punjab - 148023
Phone No.: 01675-254223
IFSC Code: CNRB0002112
MICR Code: 148015112
Branch Code: 002112

Address: Club Chowk, Malerkotla - 148023, Punjab
Phone: 03512 268218/33/04/69
IFSC Code: HDFC0000649
MICR Code: 148240004
Branch Code: 000649

Indian Overseas Bank
Address: Stadium Road, Near Bus Stand, Malerkotla, Punjab - 148023
Phone: (01675) 258397
IFSC Code: IOBA0002111
MICR Code: 148020112
Branch Code: 002111

Punjab National Bank
Address: Malerkotla, District - Sangrur, Punjab - 148023
Phone: 01675-252529, 253029
IFSC Code: PUNB0030900
MICR Code: 148024112
Branch Code: 030900

State Bank of India
Address: Malerkotla, Sangrur District, Punjab - 148023
IFSC Code: SBIN0001762
MICR Code: 148002023
Branch Code: 001762

State Bank of Patiala
Address: Moti Bazaar, Malerkotla, Sangrur District, Punjab - 148023
Phone No.: 01675-253869
IFSC Code: STBP0000197
MICR Code: 148007113
Branch Code: 000197

Punjab & Sind Bank
Address: College Road, Malerkotla District Sangrur - 148023
Phone: 01675 - 253196
IFSC Code: PSIB0000108
Branch Code: 000108

Allahabad Bank
Address: The Mall, Opposite Vikash Bhawan, Malerkotla Raikot Road, Thandi Sarak, Malerkotla, Sangrur, Punjab - 148023
Phone: 9023898022
IFSC Code: ALLA0212712
Branch Code: 212712

Central Bank of India
Address: Delhi Gate, Near LIC Building, PO Malerkotla, District - Sangrur, Punjab - 148023
Phone: 01675-255055
IFSC Code: CBIN0283765
Branch Code: 283765

Healthcare Services in Malerkotla

Hospitals in Malerkotla

The availability of proper healthcare services ensures a healthy society. Thus, it is very significant to have sufficient healthcare centers within a city so that the people can avail ideal treatment for their medical problems. To cater to such requirements, the administration of Malerkotla city of Punjab has located several medical centers in the form of private and government hospitals, clinics, dispensaries, chemist shops and many more at the varied locations of the city. Some of them are mentioned below:

Civil Hospital

Address: Railway Road, Malerkotla, Punjab 148023

Gulzar Bone & Joint Hospital
Address: Dhuri-Malerkotla-Ahmedgarh Road, Model Town, Malerkotla, Punjab 148023

Grewal Hospital Malerkotla
Address: Janta Nagar, Malerkotla, Punjab 148023

Hazrat Halima Hospital
Address: Malerkotla, Sangrur, Punjab 148023

Jindal Nursing Home
Address: Malerkotla, Sangrur, Punjab 148023

Prem Lata Nursing Home
Address: Malerkotla, Sangrur, Punjab 148023

Shopping in Malerkotla

Make your holidays at the historical city of Malerkotla in Punjab more entertaining by doing some shopping activities across the city. It is comprised of many big and small shopping places where everything is available for everyone. From home appliances to gift items, people can buy anything to fulfill their varied requirements. The city also boasts of a shopping mall called Le Plaza. In fact, it is newly opened shopping mall which takes four years to build and it is the first shopping mall located in Malerkotla. Apart from that, there are many local shops located here in which some of them are mentioned below:

More (Supermarket)
Address: College Road, Guru Teg Bahadur Colony, Malerkotla, Punjab 148023
Phone: 09914437779

Rakesh Book Depot
Address: College Road, Sajida Colony, Malerkotla, Punjab 148023
Phone: 09803545000

Easy Day (Supermarket)
Address: Bus Stand Road, Malerkotla, Punjab 148023

Sardar Sons Clothing Store
Address: Lal Bazar, Tapa Mohalla, Malerkotla, Punjab 148023
Phone: 1800 22 8990

Vodafone Mini Store
Address: College Road, Jagan Complex, Near Golden Gift House, Malerkotla, Punjab 148023
Phone: 09888098880

Faqir Chand Tarsem Lal Clothing Store
Address: Sadar Bazar, Tapa Mohalla, Malerkotla, Punjab 148023
Phone: 09855353659

Food in Malerkotla

The region of Malerkotla is comprised of many restaurants, which are specialized in offering mouth-watering Punjabi food along with international flavor. While traveling around this city, the visitors would require a fine dining place and the city has plenty of them. The restaurants in Malerkotla are placed at its different localities providing proximity from its various places of interests. However, here is the short list of all Malerkotla restaurants:

B Eleven Vegetarian

Address: 1st Floor, Le Plaza Mall, College Road, Malerkotla, Sangrur - 148023
Phone No.: 01675-250608, 9855078881

Gyani Da Dhaba
Address: Near Balmiki Mandir, Ludhiana Road, Malerkotla, Sangrur - 148023
Phone No.: 9256569672

Food Inn
Address: Railway Station, Malerkotla, Sangrur - 148023
Phone No.: 01675-254001, 9888740001

Kwality Ice Cream
Address: Near Leela Dhaba, Club Chowk, Malerkotla, Sangrur - 148023
Phone No.: 9855081611

Maqbool Dhaba
Address: Thandi Sadak, Railway Road, Malerkotla, Sangrur - 148023
Phone No.: 9357388981

Munir Vaishno Dhaba
Address: Raikot Road, Malerkotla, Sangrur - 148023
Phone No.: 9914360913

Transport in Malerkotla

Transport in Malerkotla

There are multiple ways of transportation available for arriving at the historical city of Malerkotla. Both state transport buses and private buses running through this city and connecting it to the nearby places as well as main cities of Punjab state. As the alternatives to bus transport, one can also hire taxis or car to travel around this place. But perhaps, the perfect way to reach at Malerkotla is through railways because the city has possessed a railway station called as Malerkotla Railway Station. It has railway links not only from the cities of Punjab but also from the various regions of India such as Jammu & Kashmir, Haryana, Mumbai, etc. Some of the major trains running through this railway station are Navyug Express, Mumbai LTT - Amritsar (Pathankot) Express, Himsagar Express, Dhauladhar Express, Hisar Ludhiana Passenger, Amritsar-Hisar Passenger and Ludhiana Jakhal Passenger. Apart from that, the nearest airport to Malerkotla is Ludhiana Airport, which is located at a distance of 46 km from the city.

Malerkotla Railway Station

Station Code: MET
Junction Name: Ambala Cant
Railway Zone: Northern Railway

Malerkotla at a Glance

State: Punjab
District: Sangrur
Elevation: 242 meters
Latitude: 30.5167°N
Longitude: 75.8833°E
Official Language: Punjabi
Pin Code: 148023
Vehicle Registration No.: PB-28

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