A city full of natural beauty, forests and a great variety of flora and fauna, Abohar is situated in Punjab and offers every visitor an exciting getaway. The city acts as a tourist spot for those who have a keen interest in history, those on a spiritual quest and those who are absolute nature lovers.
Abohar was founded in the 12th century and along with the name of the city, there were a lot of changes that took place. It lies close to the India-Pakistan border and hence has mixed inhabitants of different castes and creed. The locals, nonetheless, live in complete peace and harmony. They are warm, friendly people and are always ready to lend a helping hand.
Abohar has a Wildlife Sanctuary that is spread across 13 villages and is handled by the Bishnoi community. The thing that sets this sanctuary apart from the various others is the fact that it is an open sanctuary that houses various animals like the Black Buck, Blue Bull and antelopes, and you can see these animals roaming around freely in the villages.
The city has various places of worship like Gurudwaras, temples and shrines of Muslim saints. Some of the famous places that hold religious value include the Shiv Temple, Gurudwara Singh Sabha, Gurudwara Nanaskar Tobha, Nav Durga Vaishno Mandir, Sri Sai Mandir and Gurudwara Bad Tirath Sahib.
Abohar is also known for places that hold historical significance like the Theh of Abohar and the Tombs of the Panj Peers.
Nehru Park is another place where tourists can go and enjoy some time amidst greenery. It is the perfect place to rest and relax after a day of sightseeing.
The city has rickshaws and taxis that are easily available and can help you travel to almost any place in the city. You could either hire them all to yourself or share it with other travelers. There are also buses that run across the lengths and breadth of the city at a great frequency. Buses are the cheapest way of getting around the city. You could also choose to rent a private car to commute across the city in comfort.
On a daily basis there are approximately 176 flights that operate at Allama Iqbal International Airport.Pakistan Intl Air, Gulf Air and Etihad Airways are the most popular airline brands that fly frequently to this airport.
Besides flying you can also reach Abohar through train.Aboharis one of the most popular train stations in Abohar.On an average about 17 trains pass through Abohar on a daily basis.Bathinda to Abohar, Ganganagar to Abohar, Dhuri to Aboharare some of the most popular routes to Abohar with 47, 41, 30 trains weekly respectively.
By road Abohar is surrounded by Malout, Ganganagar, Giddarbaha which are 17.62 km, 24.18 km, 27.91 km away respectively. These places are ideal spots for people to plan their short weekend break.