Hanumangarh District, Rajasthan

Hanumangarh is a city in northern Rajasthan state in western India, situated on the banks of the river Ghaggar also identified as Ancient Sarasvati river, located about 400 km from Delhi. It is the administrative seat of Hanumangarh District. The city was once called Bhatner (alternatively spelled Bhatnair) because it was founded by king Bhupat in 255 AD. It remained in the control of Jats and Rajputs of Bhati clan and later occupied by Maharaja Soorat Singh of Bikaner.

District profile of Hanumangarh District, Rajasthan

The district is located in the extreme north of Rajasthan. It has an area of 12,645 km², a population of 1,779,650 (2011 census) and a population density of 184 persons/km². It is bounded on the north by Punjab state, on the east by Haryana state, on the south by Churu District of Rajasthan, and on the west by Ganganagar District of Rajasthan. The major work of the district is farming; major crops include rice, millet, cotton, sonamukhi, wheat, and vegetables.

This is the 31st district of Rajasthan. It was made as district on 12 July 1994 from Sri Ganganagar district. Earlier it was one of the Tehsils of Sri Ganganagar district.

The district contains the archaeological site of Kalibangan, Indus Valley Civilisation), and Pallu.

Hanumangarh also has a famous fort called as Bhatner Fort.

Tehsils in Hanumangarh District, Rajasthan

Hanumangarh district has seven tehsils: Hanumanendira colne garh, Sangaria, Rawatsar, Nohar, Bhadra, Tibbi and Pilibanga.

Visitor Attractions at Hanumangarh District, Rajasthan
-Kalibanga a historical place, in Pilibanga Tehsil.
-Gogameri Temple
-Brahmaani Mata Temple at Pallu.
-Bhadarkali Mata Temple at the basin on Ghaghar river.