|श्री गंगानगर की प्रमुख तस्वीरे||श्री गंगानगर का प्रशासकीय संघठन||श्री गंगानगर का मानचित्र
|श्री गंगानगर के पर्यटन स्थल||श्री गंगानगर की सांख्यिकीय रूपरेखा||श्री गंगानगर के महत्वपूर्ण नम्बर
Ganganagar District is a northern most district of Rajasthan state in western India. The town of Sri Ganganagar is the district headquarters. It is also called 'The Punjab of Rajasthan' because of a significant Punjabi population. It is also the 'breadbasket of Rajasthan'.
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|• Elevation||164 m (538 ft)|
Named after Maharaja Ganga Singh of Bikaner, Sri Ganganagar district was part of Bikaner state. This was a mostly uninhabited region. The history of this district is testimony to the vision and efforts of Maharaja Ganga Singh, who visualised and built the Gang Canal after the Indian famine of 1899–1900. The waters of Satluj river were brought into the region through the 89-mile long Gang Canal in 1927, turning this region into a breadbasket of Rajasthan.It is said by the elders that this area first came under the erstwhile Bahawalpur princely state but due to the large open area this was unguarded, and Hindu Mal, one of the companions of Maharaja Ganga Singh took advantage of this opportunity and changed the boundaries or the posts along the boundary. He started his journey to change posts from Suratgarh in south till Hindumalkot in north of this district. He informed the Maharaja about his successful invasion of the area when he reached the northern part and thereafter died giving name to the city Hindumalkot.
Sri Ganganagar District is located between Latitude 28.4 to 30.6 and Longitude 72.2 to 75.3 The total area of Sri Ganganagar is 11,154.66 km² or 1,115,466 hectares. It is surrounded on the east by Hanumangarh District, (Hanumangarh district was carved out of it on July 12, 1994) on the south by Bikaner District, and on the west by Bahawalnagar district of the Pakistani Punjab and on the north by the Punjab.
The Anupgarh branch of the IGNP canal is the main source of irrigation in southern tehsils; photo taken in Gharsana Tehsil. Although Ganganagar District lies in the great Thar desert, irrigation via the Gang canal and Ignp canal has changed the flora and fauna. The district can be classified into five geographical regions:
The region irrigated by the Gang canal and the Bhakhra canal tributaries: the northern region, which is 3/4 of the district, resembles the fertile plains of Punjab, but some areas, like the area between the towns of Raisinghnagar and Vijaynagar, have desert like conditions.
Area irrigated by Anoopgarh branch of IGNP canal: it comprises Anoopgarh and Gharsana tehsils. It is the southernmost region of the district, of which much has been converted into plains, but sandy dunes can still be seen.
The Naali belt: this is a narrow basin of the Ghaggar river. It is the only major river of the district. It is a seasonal river, which flows in the rainy season. It enters the district near Suratgarh and then flows in areas of Jaitsar, Vijaynagar, Anoopgarh and then crosses the Indo-Pakistani border.
The 'Uncha Tibba' (high sandy dunes) area of Suratgarh tehsil: large sandy dunes and lack of water predominate here. This area can be said to be a 'real desert'. People of this area face harsh conditions in the desert.
The climate of Sri Ganganagar varies to extreme limits. Summer temperature reaches 50° Celsius and winter temperature dips just around 0° Celsius. The average annual rainfall is only 200 mm (7.9 in). Average maximum temperature in summer is 41.2°C and average minimum temperature in winter is 6°C.
Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport, Amritsar (in Panjab State) is 265 Km away. It is located 11 Km Northwest of Amritsar City on Amritsar-Ajnala road near Village Rajasansi. It handles 90 Commercial Flights, International as well as Domestic, in a Week.
Air India Flights – To Delhi, Sharjah and Toronto-Pearson
Air India Express Flights – To Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Muscat
Jet Airways Flights – To Delhi
Jet Lite Flights – To Delhi
Kingfisher Airlines Flights -To Delhi
Mahan Air Flights – To Tehran-Imam Khomeini
Qatar Airways Flights – To Doha
Turkmenistan Airlines Flights – To Ashgabat
Uzbekistan Airways Flights – To Tashkent
Armavia Airlines Flights – To Yerevan
Sahnewal Airport, Ludhiana (in Punjab State) is 270 Km away. It is a Domestic Airport and is located on Grand Trunk road, 5 Km Southeast of Ludhiana City near Sahnewal town.
Air India Flights – To Delhi and Pathankot
Kingfisher Airlines Flights -To Delhi
Jammu Airport or Satwari Airport Jammu (in Jammu & Kashmir State) is 320 Km away. It is a Domestic Airport and is located at a distance of 8 Km from Jammu City.
Air India – Flights to New Delhi, Leh
SpiceJet – Flights to New Delhi, Mumbai, Srinagar
GoAir – Flights to New Delhi, Goa, Mumbai, Srinagar
JetLite – Flights to New Delhi, Mumbai, Srinagar
IndiGo – Flights to New Delhi, Pune, Srinagar
Kingfisher Airlines – Flihghts to Chandigarh, New Delhi, Jaipur, Srinagar, Pune
Chandigarh Airport, Chandigarh is 345 Km away. It is located about 12 Km East of Sector 17, Bus Stand of Chandigarh, the Capital of Punjab State.
Air India Flights – To Delhi and Mumbai
Go Air Flights – To Mumbai
Jet Airways Flights – To Delhi and Mumbai
Jet Lite Flights – To Bangalore and Delhi
Kingfisher Airlines Flights – To Delhi, Jaipur, Jammu, Mumbai and Srinagar
Jaipur International Airport, Jaipur is 385 Km away. It is located at a distance of 13 Km South of Jaipur City in the town Sanganer. It has two Terminals – Terminal 1 for International Flights and Terminal 2 for Domestic Flights.
Air Arabia – Flights to Sharjah
Air India Express – Flights to Dubai
Oman Air – Flights to Muscat
Air India – Flights to Mumbai
Go Air – Flights to Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Nagpur, Nanded
Jet Airways – Flights to Mumbai, Bangalore, New Delhi, Hyderabad
Spice Jet – Flights to Bangalore, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Kolkatta, Pune, Hyderabad
Kingfisher Airlines – Flights to New Delhi, Chandigarh, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Srinagar, Jammu
IndiGo – Flights to Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkatta, Mumbai, Guwahati, Ahmedabad
Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi is 421 Km away. It is located 16 km southwest of New Delhi's City center in West Delhi. It connects to all major cities both within and outside India. It is India's largest and South Asia's busiest airport with State-of-the-art facilities. It has separate terminals for handling Domestic and International flights.
The Domestic flights operating from here are Air India, Kingfisher Airlines, Spice Jet, Indigo Airlines, Jet Airways, Jet Lite, Go Airways and Paramount Airways. Approximately 75 flights serve this Airport. Many International flights connect Delhi to major cities of the World like Almaty, Abu Dhabi, Adis Ababa, Amsterdam, Ashgabat, Beijing, Bahrain, Brussels, Bishkek, Chicago, Colombo, Dubai, Dhaka, Doha, Frankfurt, Guangzhou, Helsinki, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Jeddah, Kuala Lumpur, Kabul, Kandhar, Kathmandu, Kuwait, karachi, Lahore,London, Moscow, Muscat, Mauritius, Milan, Manila, Munich, New York, Osaka, Paris, Rome, Riyadh, Sharjah, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, Toronto, Tashkent, Vienna, Yerevan etc.
The Delhi Transport Corporation operates low floor AC buses between the Airport and the City Center. The airport is also served by the Delhi Airport Metro Service train line which connects the Terminal 3 of the airport with New Delhi Station of the Delhi metro.
This District has excellent network of National Highways and State Highways connecting it to National Capital New Delhi (421 Km away), State Capital Jaipur (385 Km away), all the major Cities of Rajasthan such as Jodhpur (508 Km away), Hanumangarh (54 Km away), Bikaner, Barmer as well as to major Cities of neighbouring States such as Bathinda (126 Km away), Amritsar (265 Km away), Taran Taran, Ferozepur, Kotkapura, Pathankot of Punjab State, Ambala (320 Km away) of Haryana State, Jammu (320 Km away) of Jammu & Kashmir State. The Bathinda-Kandla National Highway 15 passes through Sri Ganganagar and Suratgarh Tehsils of this District. The buses of Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation, Punjab Roadways, Haryana Roadways and other private operators are available.
The Sri Ganganagar Railway Station is connected to New Delhi, Jaipur, Kandla, Pathankot, Howrah, Nanded, Ambala and all the major Cities of India.