The district is located in the northern most part of Rajasthan and occupies an area of approximately 7984 square kilometer. It is surrounded by the state of Haryana in the northeastern side, Bikaner in the south, Hanumangarh in the east and Pakistan in the northwest and west.
Divisions of Sri Ganganagar District
Sri Ganganagar District in India has 6 sub-divisions, 9 tehsils and 7 Panchayat Samitis. Approximately 2839 villages of the district are inhabited by human population. The district has 10 towns in total and as many as 320 Gram Panchayats.
History of Sri Ganganagar District
In ancient times Sri Ganganagar was a part of the Bikaner District, which was formed by Rao Bika in the year 1488. Thereafter, King Jaisingh started expanding the area of this district. During the 15th century a new Bikaner was formed. On 30th March, 1949 the district of Sri Ganganagar was created out of Bikaner District.
Economy of Sri Ganganagar District
Agriculture and animal husbandry are the main economic activities of the district. Oilseeds, sugarcane, cotton and food grains are the main crops that are cultivated over here. Besides these, there are a large number of small and large scale industries too.
Tourist Attractions in Sri Ganganagar District
Tourist attractions are abundant in Sri Ganganagar, thereby making the district a popular spot for excursions and tours. Some of the primary places of interest that are worth taking a look are:
- Gauri Shankar Mandir
- Ram Mandir
- Samadhi of Dada Pamparam
- Laila Majnu ki Majhar
- Shivpuri ki Kagad
- Anupagad ka Qila
A good network of roads and railways connects Sri Ganganagar District to the rest of India. The BRO or Border Roads Organization is responsible for the maintenance of the district roadways. There are trains from Kandla (Gujarat) as well from Pathankot (Punjab) to this place.
Last Updated on : 16 January 2012