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At a glance


Bhiwani, a city of nearly 300 temples is also known as 'mini Kashi' of India. Bhiwani is a city and a municipal council in Bhiwani district. Bhiwani name is believed to have come from goddess Gauri Bhawani, Lord Shiva's wife. According to another legend, the city got its name from the name of a Queen of a Rajput King Neem, named "Bhani". Historically, Ain-e-Akbari also has references of Bhiwani, as it was one of the important centres of commerce during the Mughal period.

People of this region are the fine sports persons and represented Haryana at the national and international level. The region also contributes significantly to the national Armed Forces. Due to sacrifices of brave soldiers of this district during battles, the city came to be known as City of War Heroes.

The city is famous as a nursery of boxers, such as Sh. Lal Ram Sangwan, Ms. Geeta Kumari, Sh. Dinesh Kumar, Sh. Jagdish Singh and Sh. Vijendra Singh Beniwal. Geeta Phogat who won India's first ever gold medal in wrestling at the Commonwealth Games in 2010 also belongs to Bhiwani.

Gauri Shankar Temple (Kirorimal Temple) is famous nationwide, while Naurangabad Mound, is one of the historically important places of interest excavated at this place.

Bhiwani, a city incorporates many interesting sights, which makes the visit fruitful.

At a glance

Locations: The Bhiwani district is bordered by Hisar district on its north, some area of Jhunjunu and Churu districts of Rajasthan on its west, Mahendergarh district and areas of Jhunjunu on its south and district Rohtak to the east. It is 124 kilometers from Delhi and 285 kilometers from Chandigarh

Linking Roads: Bhiwani is connected through a linking road from NH 10 and NH 65.

Postal Code: 127021 | Longitude: 75.26° and 76.28° east | Latitude: Between 28.19° and 29.05° north | Area: 5,099 square kilometres | Population: 1,629,109 (Census 2011) | Literacy Rate: 76.70 (Census 2011) | STD Code: 01664 | Villages: 442 | Literacy: 76.70% | Languages: Hindi, English, Punjabi, Haryanavi | Best season to visit: All seasons to visit.

How to reach

By Air

The nearest airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport and it is 116 kms. from the city.
For more information, please contact the airlines.

By Rail

Bhiwani railway junction is near the PWD Rest House. Some of the important trains that pass through Bhiwani are Kisan Express, Chandigarh Jaipur Garib Rath, Amrtisar Express, Kalindi Express etc.
For railway enquiry dial 139.
By Bus

There are regular bus services to neighbouring cities and towns. For Haryana Roadways enquiry, dial : 01664-242230.

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