The quaint city of Mansa welcomes you with pleasant stretches of snowy cotton fields that give the city an appearance of being perched amid the clouds. As you move along its dusty streets and sleepy locales the city lures you with its rustic charm. Encased in the rich Malwa culture, it has maintained a firm bond with its traditions and customs despite the passage of time. Archeological evidence links the city to the to the pre-historic Harappa civilization. A flourishing agricultural economy, its vast cotton production has earned Mansa the title ‘Land of White Gold’. Located in a district of the same name, Mansa is a charming rural enclave next to the industrial district of Bathinda in Punjab.
Harboring a rich store of historical heritage, Mansa has much to offer travelers. Explore the city’s royal past at the Sardulgarh Fort. Situated in the Saldurgarh region near the main city, it is named after the former prince of the erstwhile Patiala princely state, Sardul Singh, who used the fort as a leisure retreat. The site is worth visiting for its appealing structure.
Mansa also boasts of a rich religious legacy and is known for its connection to the flourishing and spread of Sikhism. The Brahm Bunga Gurudwara, a popular shrine in the city is worth visiting. The Gurudwara Patshahi Nauvin Sahib is another important place of worship for Sikhs in Mansa. Guru Tegh Bahadur is said to have visited the place during his travels. The Samadhi of Bhai Gurudas, the founder of Mansa, is a must-visit especially during the annual fair held in his memory.
Shoppers will find much to engage them at the local markets of Mansa. These are especially famous for garments and fabrics embellished with the traditional ‘Fulkari’ work created in the region.
A number of accessible local transport services make traveling in Mansa a breeze. Auto-rickshaws are a convenient way of traveling from one point to another within the city. You can also use the local bus services for traveling to areas in and around the cities. Taxis and cars for sightseeing can also be hired from the many fleet owners in the city.
By road Mansa is surrounded by Maur, Sunam, Barnala which are 9.64 km, 26.08 km, 27.91 km away respectively. These places are ideal spots for people to plan their short weekend break.