Bathinda or Bhatinda, named after the Bhati Rajput kings, is one of the oldest cities in Punjab and the current administrative headquarters of Bathinda District. It is situated in north-western India in the Malwa (Punjab) Region, 225 km west from state capital Chandigarh along NH64. Courtesy to five artificial lakes in the city, Bathinda is also known as "The city of Lakes".
It is the biggest food grain & cotton markets in northern India and one of the biggest railway junctions in the country. It is home to two modern thermal power plants and considered one of the best cities in Punjab for education