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About Sanaur

Sanaur is an old village in Punjab state of India. It is an ancient city in the state that has a historical importance. Sanaur city is located at 30.3°N 76.46°E with an average elevation of 253 metres. It is surrounded by Ghanaur Tehsil towards east, Patiala Tehsil towards west, Rajpura Tehsil towards North and Ghanaur Tehsil towards East. The nearby cities to Sanaur are Patiala, Sirhind Fatehgarh Sahib, Rajpura and Gobindgarh. Located in the border of Patiala district and Kaithal district, Sanaur is also near to Haryana state border. The nearby villages to Sanaur include Noor Kherian, Sahib Nagar Their, Deelwal, Dharamkot and Kartheri. Sanaur is hot in summer with a temperature that may rise up to 45°C. But the temperature is very low in January and February with 12°C to 15°C.

About Sanaur

History of Sanaur

Sanaur town, which lies 4 miles south-east of Patiala, is located on a high mound. Sanaur is of some antiquity. Malik Baha-ud-Din Khokar was the chief of this pargana during the time of Mughal emperor Babar. This place was called Chaurasi (84 villages) from the number of its villages. Later, Sanaur came into the possession of Baba Ala Singh in 1753. He built a mud fort to overwave his new possessions. He appointed Sirdar Gurbaksh Singh as in charge.

Demography of Sanaur

Sanaur, as of 2011 Indian census, had a population of 21,201 among which 54% is male and 46% is female. 12% of the population is children under six years of age. The average literacy rate of Sanaur is 63%, which is higher than the national average of 59.5%. Male literacy is 67% and female literacy is 58% here.

Administration in Sanaur

Sanaur is a municipal corporation in Patiala district of Punjab. It is also a legislative assembly constituency in the state. The sitting MLA of this seat is Lal Singh of Indian National Congress. Sanaur assembly constituency, along with other eight constituencies, comes under Patiala Lok Sabha constituency. Dharam Vira Gandhi, who belongs to Aam Aadmi Party, is the sitting MP of Patiala Lok Sabha constituency.

Eminent People in Sanaur

Sanaur, though a small city, is home to many important perseonalities. Sardar Lal Singh, who belongs to Sanaur, was the former finance minister of Punjab and six times MLA of Sanaur legislative constituency. Justice Sakaria, who is the former judge of Supreme Court, Shri Indrejit Lal Ahluwalis, Additional Law Secretary (Punjab Government) and prominent expert in Law Drafting, and Om Puri, one of the few Indian actors who have been recognized globally belongs to Sanaur.

Transport in Sanaur

Sanaur is well connected with all other major cities of India through bus, train and flight services. The nearest airport to the city is Patiala Airport, which is 9 km away from Sanaur. Chandigarh Airport at a distance of 5 km and Sahnewal Airport at a distance of 77.4 km are also the major airports that are depended on by people to reach to Sanaur. Patiala railway station, which is located at a distance of 7 km from Sanaur, is the nearest railway station to the city. It connects several main stations in India. Daun Kalan is another railway station, which is 10 km near to Sanaur. Other railway stations near to the town are Patiladaha railway station (6.8 km), Patiyara railway station (6.8 km) and Patiala Cantt, railway station (10.1 km). Punjab State Transport department conducts bus services to the near major cities of the state from Sanaur. People mainly depend on taxi and buses for local transportation.

Banks in Sanaur

Being a developing city of Punjab, there are a few bank branches in Sanaur that provide latest banking services to the people. Some of the important bank branches functioning in and around the city are listed here.

Punjab National Bank
Branch name: Sanaur, Patiala
IFSC Code: PUNB0085500
MICR Code: 147024002
Branch Code: 085500
Address: Sanaur, Patiala, Punjab, 147103
Phone number: 0175-2650263

Branch name: Ram Nagar (Bhakshiwala)
IFSC Code: PUNB0778800
Branch Code: 778800
Address: Ram nagar, Sanaur, Punjab, 147001

State Bank of Patiala (SBP)
Branch name: Sanaur
IFSC Code: STBP0000407
MICR Code: 147007035
Branch Code: 000407
Address: The Patiala, Sanaur, Patiala District, Punjab
Phone number: 0175-2650243/2651428

Branch name: Sanaur
IFSC Code: HDFC0003207
MICR Code: 147240012
Branch Code: 003207
Address: Khasra No 121-21, Main road,
Sanaur, Patiala, Punjab, 147101
Phone number: 98153 31111

State Bank of India
Branch name: Sanaur
IFSC Code: SBIN0017016
Branch Code: 017016
Address: Sidhu Complex, Main road,
Sanaur, Patiala, Punjab, 147103
Phone number: 9815180856

Even though you cannot find out famous tourist attractive spots in Sanaur, it is near to Patiala, which is one of the popular tourist locations in Punjab. Other tourist destinations in Punjab like Chehal, Pehowa and Fatehgarh Sahib etc. are also close to Sanaur.

Sanaur at a glance

Country: India
State: Punjab
District: Patiala
City: Sanaur
Pin Code: 147103
Telephone code: 0175
Language: Punjabi, Hindi
Coordinates: 30.3°N 76.46°E

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