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Barara is located in Punjab
Barara is located in India
Coordinates: ko30°12′49″N 77°02′20″E / 30.21349°N 77.03877°E / 30.21349; 77.03877Coordinates: 30°12′49″N 77°02′20″E / 30.21349°N 77.03877°E / 30.21349; 77.03877
Time zoneUTC+5:30

Barara is a City tehsil and development block in Ambala district of Haryana state in India. It is 25 km from Ambala cantt via Railway and 40 km via bus. Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Mullana is 3 km from Barara.language - Hindi ,Punjabi,English are common languages


Barara was established before British government.Railway Station of Barara is historical. Tajendar Singh chouhan residential of Barara got limca book of record several times for making world tallest Ravan effigy. It is considered that the king of Himachal Pradesh do lot of development work in Barara.


Barara is connected by train and bus to Ambala, Jagadhri, Saharanpur, Ludhiana, and Delhi.[1] Barara is also connected by bus service from Ambala, Yamunanagar, Chandigarh, Kurukshetra and Delhi. Private transport is connected to all nearby states, such as Delhi, UP, Uttrakhand, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh.


Several banks, such as SBI,ICICI,PNB,Axis,Sarva gramin bank,Punjab Sindh bank, SBP, Central Bank of India, HDFC, Canara etc. are present.


Along with the native Haryanvis, Barara has a large population of Punjabis, Rajput. It is also home for foreigners such as Nigerians, Iraqis and many others who live here mainly to pursue studies.

Tourism and attractions[edit]

Barara is famous for its Dushehra mela. The world's tallest effigy of Ravan is burnt at Barara every year on the day of Dushehra. In 2016, the height of the Ravan was 210 feet.[2] [3]

Barara is also famous for its Water melon called as 'Barara di Khanda'. 'Khanda' or 'Khandsari' means sugar. Maa Balasundri temple and Maharishi Markandeshwar temple (which is also in Tandwal,Barara) are situated in mullana is also a main tourist point near Barara. Mullana is famous for education and health sectors having sub district Barara


  1. ^ Trains at Barara Station
  2. ^ Barara, Ravan. "Limca Book Record Of Barara Ravan". Limca.
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