Banga, India

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Banga town
Banga is located in Punjab
Location in Punjab, India
Banga is located in India
Banga (India)
Coordinates: 31°11′N 75°59′E / 31.19°N 75.99°E / 31.19; 75.99Coordinates: 31°11′N 75°59′E / 31.19°N 75.99°E / 31.19; 75.99
Country India
DistrictShahid Bhagat Singh Nagar
Founded byBaba Gola Ji[Minister of Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji]
 • TypeDemocratic
237 m (778 ft)
 • Total21,809
 • OfficialPunjabi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
144 505
Telephone code01823
Sex ratio52:48 /

Banga is a town and Municipal council in the Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar district of Punjab, India. Banga is also one of the sub-division (tehsil) headquarters of the district. Banga located on Phagwara-Rupnagar section of National Highway 344A (Earlier State Highway 18 of Punjab). It is currently estimated to have a population of about 23,000 and is classified as a class 2 Municipality. The town also incorporates the former village of Jindowal apart from Banga town.


Banga is approximately 325 km from New Delhi, 100 km from the state capital Chandigarh, 104 km from Amritsar, 45 km from Jalandhar and 1400 km from Mumbai. It is in the northwest part of India; a few hundred kilometers south of Kashmir and to the west of the Himalayan foothills of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh. On a clear day, the snow-clad peaks of the Dhauladhar range are visible in the distant horizon. The Banga Railway station is located on the Jalandhar City/Jaijon Doaba Line of the Northern Railway at 13 km from Nawanshahr, 43 km from Jalandhar, and 45 km from Ludhiana. It is also linked by National Highway 344A with Nawanshahr and Phagwara Grand Trunk Road.

The Main Road of Banga


In 1961, Banga's population was 10,212. It grew to 11,885 by 1971. As of 2001 India census,[1] Banga had a population of 21,809 of which 52% were men. Banga has an average literacy rate of 75%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 79% of the males and 73% of females literate. 10% of the population is under the age of six. Banga is a Tehsil with a post of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) & a Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM). A large number of properties in the town and in the surrounding villages are owned by NRIs who increase the population of the area on a seasonal basis.



Banga was founded by Baba Gola Ji, a friend (otherwise known as a "gola" or golla) of Guru Gobind Singh. Baba Gola Ji's descendants still live and own land in the area. Baba Gola Ji cultivated the land and was told by Guru Gobind Singh that he would be given protection if needed from invading forces. He had three sons (Dall, Sagar, and Beg Singh) and a daughter whose descendants still reside in Banga.

Banga is divided into 3 quadrants named after Baba Gola Ji's sons, namely Patti Dall Singh Tungal gate, Patti Sagar gate and Patti Begh Singh Masanda gate. Banga is also hub for highly educated NRI's from Khalsa School, Charan Kanwal and Sikh National College. Banga area had many freedom fighters, also, like Dalip Singh Gosal, S. Karam Singh, Master Kabul Singh Gobindpur, and many more, people like Jathedar Lachhman Singh 'Hakimpur' who spent many years of his young age in jails during the freedom struggle of India.

Important Sites[edit]

Banga is center point for more than 30 villages circumferential to it. The major site of attraction is multiplex Surya Cinemas Banga, situated at Mukandpur Road Banga. It has two screens and was opened for public in June 2013 as the first ever multiplex of Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar district. Shri Lakshmi Narayan Mandir, Mata Naina Devi Mandir, Mata Chintapurni Mandir, Shiv Mandir are famous Hindu temples located in the town. Some other popular site of attractions include Gurdwara Charan Kanwal on Nawanshahr Road, Gurdwara Raja Sahib Majara, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Museum {situated at 4 km from Banga} etc. The city also includes vast market of shopping nearly at Chadershekhar Azad Chowk area, Railway Road, Mukandpur Road, Tungal Gate Markit etc.

Some of the Important sites are :--

  • Shaheed-E-Azam Sardaar Bhagat Singh Museum (Khatkar Kalan)
  • Baba Jwahar Singh Ji Jhanda JI (Khatkar Kalan)
  • Sidh Baba Balak Nath Mandir (Garhshankar Road)
  • Sidh Shakti Bibi Satya Devi Satsang Bhawan (Railway Road, Banga)
  • Mandir Baba Balknath Kuku Baba Ji ( Gandhi Nagar)
  • Lakshmi Narayan Mandir (Old Dana Mandi)
  • Mata Chintapurni Mandir (Main Road)
  • Radha Krishan Mandir(Gujjran Mohalla)
  • Pachin Shiv Mandir (Mukandpur Road)
  • Shiv Mandir (Sotran Road)
  • Sata bhena Da Mandir ( Sotra Road)
  • Garuna Khuh Mandir ( Thatiya Mohalla)
  • Gurudwara Baba Gola Sahib Ji (Bediya Mohalla)
  • Mata Naina Devi Mandir (Mukandpur Road)
  • Sitla Mata Mandir (Heema Road)
  • Gurdwara Charan Kanwal Sahib (Jindowal)
  • Gurdwara Rasokhana Nabh Kanwal Raja Sahib Ji (Mazara Nau Abad)
  • Vishvakarma Mandir (Nawanshahar Road)
  • Roza Data Peer Gulami Shah Ji (Ravidas road)
  • Roza Data Ali Ahmed Sah Ji (Mandali Sarif)
  • Guru Dwara Panth Mata sahib Kaur JI ( Tungal Gate )
  • Gurudwara Baba Bunga Sahib Ji ( Tungal Gate)
  • Balram krishna mandir (Bainsa)
  • Baba Gola Park
  • Railway Road Market
  • Azad chowk Area Market
  • Gandhi Nagar
  • Railway Road Market
  • Shiv mandir banga
  • Tungal Gate Markit

Paharian di hatti GN park


  • Several Schools and colleges are in the town which are affiliated to central, state & Int Board-

Senior secondary schools[edit]

  • Hindu School
  • Modern Public Senior Secondary School
  • Government senior sec school
  • Khalsa school
  • Baba gola Public School
  • Shahid Bhagat Singh Public School
  • Sutlej Public sen sec school
  • Bhagwan Mahavir public school
  • Sikh national college sec school
  • Pt retha ram vidhyalya.
  • st soldier sen sec school
  • Jain moedel sen sec school
  • Sanskar international school
  • Guru nanak mission public school
  • Cambridge int school(Kariha)
  • Darrick Int school
  • Amandeep Academy
  • Raja sahib public school
  • charan kanwal public sen sec school
  • St. Joseph convent school(Kariha)


  • Sikh National College Banga
  • Guru Nanak College for Women
  • Khalsa college
  • Guru nanak institution for nursing
  • govt Polytechnical college Behram
  • Sandhu inst for nursing (Nawanshahar)
  • Amandeep Academy


By road[edit]

There is large network of bus service of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Himachal, PEPSU & Private operators. The city has its own bus stand.

By rail[edit]

The Banga railway station is connected to mainly its own villages and also to neighbouring cities.

  • Jallandhar
  • Phagwara
  • Nawashahar
  • Jaijon
  • Chaheru
  • Jallandhar cantt
  • Garhshankar

By air[edit]

The nearly airports from the towns are

  • Ludhiana Airport(71.9 km)
  • Chandigarh Airport(106.7 km)
  • Amritsar International Airport(139.7 km)
  • Delhi International Airport(350.2 km)
  • Jeevon Sian International Airport (Military base)

Nearby cities[edit]

  • Nawanshahar(14.1 km)
  • Phagwara(22 km)
  • Jalandhar(45.6 km)
  • Ludhiana(47 km)
  • Hoshiarpur(48 km)
  • Ropar(59.8 km)
  • Mohali(95 km)
  • Chandigarh(104 km)
  • Amritsar(125 km)
  • Pathankot(156 km)
  • Dharamshala(166 km)
  • Delhi(347 km)


  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.

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