Saturday, June 2, 2007

Ludhiana Towns - Khanna


Khanna is an olden town situated on the historic Grand Trunk Road (National Highway No 1), 45 km southeast of Ludhiana, in Punjab. It is considered the biggest grain market in Asia. Khanna is a few kilometers northwest of Mandi Gobindgarh in Fatehgarh Sahib District. Khanna is mainly popular as Asia’s largest grain mandi, there are 250 arhtiyas or licensed commission agents, selling 10 lakh tonnes of wheat in a season. Khanna is an ancient town, which came into existence 500 years back. History reveals that Sher Shah Suri built a number of Sarais (inns) at every 12 to 15 miles along Delhi Lahore road. One of the Sarais was built in this area that is still known as Purani Sarai. After the decline of mughal rule in Punjab Banda Bahadur captured the area from Sirhind to Hoshiarpur. .......................................

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