Bathinda is one of the 22 districts of Punjab. The head quarter of this district is the city of same name, that is Bathinda city. It is the biggest Railway Junction of India. It is also known for the first thermal plant of Punjab. District Bathinda has many historic places including Talwand Sabo known for Takhat Sri Damdama Sahib. According to population, this is the 10th largest district of Punjab.
The ancient Sanskrit name of Bathinda was Vikramgarh. According to one belief, it is said that during the rule of Bhatti Rajputs, it was named as “Bhatti Da” (literally meaning “Of Bhatties”). The Bathinda district came into existence on 20th August 1948 when PEPSU state was formed.
Bathinda District has its boudries common with district Moga in north, Sirsa (Haryana) in South-east, Muktsar in West, Barnala in north-west and Mansa in south-east. The administrative headquarter of the district, Bathinda city, is the largest railway junction of Asia and different railway lines connect with the national capital Dehli, Firozpur, Fazilka, Ambala, Hisar, Bikaner and Sri Ganganagar.