Phagwara is a city as well a Municipal Corporation in District Kapurthala in one of the North Indian state named as Punjab. It was founded by Shah Jahan during the Mughal times.
Phagwara is located on the Delhi- Amritsar National Highway Sher-Shah-Suri Marg (NH1) and also on the main railway link between – Amritsar -
Delhi and Delhi - Jammu.
It is located between two big cities Ludhiana(38 Kms) and Jalandhar (21 Kms). Phagwara is 76 miles (123 Kms) away from Chandigarh and 220 miles (355 Kms) from Delhi. Phagwara is a junction with rail and road link to other cities like Banga, Hoshiarpur, Phillaur, Nakodar. Most of the major trains stop here like the Shatabdi Express, Shan-e-Punjab, Swarna Shtbdi, Paschim Express etc.
Nearest International Airport is Raja Sansi International Airport , Amritsar
Geographically Phagwara is located at 31.22° N 75.77° E.
As of 2011 India censusGRIndia, Phagwara has a total population of 117,954 in city residents. Males constitute are 62,171 and females are 55,783. Phagwara has an average literacy rate of 87%, higher than the national average.
It is the main industrial place in the Kapurthala District because of its good location on the national highway. This city consists of many different types of industries like Wahid Sandhar Sugar Mills Limited, Jagjit Cotton Textiles (JCT) Mills Limited, The Sukhjit Starch & Chemicals Limited and there are many small
scall industries manufacturing Electrical Accessories, Machine Tools, Agricultural Implements and Rubber. It is famous too all over the world for manufacturing of Oil Engine Parts.
Bazar Bansanwala, Sarafan Bazar and Gaushalla Bazar is the place of attraction for NRI People as these bazars are famous for Clothing & Jewellary.
Phagwara is famous for NRI's, a big percentage of Punjabi NRI's belong to this area.
It is also Banking Hub of Kapurthala District. With more than 45 banks and 100 Offices it comes in the Top list of Indian Sub-Urban Cities in Banking Business.
It is famous for holy places like Shiv Mandir at Nimawala Chowk , Hanuman Mandir on G.T. road & Sri Durga Mandir at Sarafan Bazar. Vishwakarma mandir is the oldest sacred place situated at banga road.
It has many historical & holy Gurdawaras like Sri Sukhchainana Sahib at Sukhchainan Nagar , Gurdwara Chhevin Patshahi Chaura Khoo in the interior of the town and Gurudwara Sri Guru Ravidas Maharaj on G.T.Road.
It has mosques at Gaushalla Road & Palahi Road and Church too at G. T. Road as well at Hoshiarpur Road.
There are also many other Sacred Places at different locations.
Phagwara People belongs to different religions so many festivals according to their religious believes are celibrated here like Lohri, Dushera , Diwali , Guru Nanak Dev ji Birthday ,
Guru Ravidas's Birth anniversary, Ram Naumi, Id, Christmas , New Year Eve and other are celebrated by organising a big procession every year.