About Goraya

Goraya in Punjab is located between Ludhiana and Phagwara on G.T. Road NH-1, that connects Delhi with Amritsar. It is a major town in Jalandhar district and comes under jurisdiction of Phillaur tehsil of the state. Goraya is famous for industries. There are some sightseeing spots in and around the city that one can visit while traveling to this part of Punjab.

About Goraya
Goraya Railway Station

History of Goraya

The popular story behind the origin of Goraya town is that a Rajput Jatt named Goraya established a small village between Ludhiana and Jalandhar on Grand Trunk road (NH-1). It is said that the tribe in Goraya are the descendants of Sarons family of Lunar Rajputs (nomad and pastoral tribe from Sirsa of Haryana). Other beliefs them as descendants of Sombansi Rajputs. After India got independence, this city became a part of Jalandhar district of Punjab.

Geography of Goraya

Goraya town is located at 31.13°N 75.77°E with an average elevation of 240 metres. This place is characterized by humid subtropical climate with cool winters and hot summers. The months between April and June remains hot with temperature ranging from 25°C to 44°C in Goraya. In Winters that is during the months between November to February mercury dips from 19 °C to lows of -5 °C causing hardship to the people. Overall Goraya has a dry climate except during the southwest monsoon season of July and August. There is an average annual rainfall of 70 centimeters. The humidity may raise upto 70% during rainy season. So the best time to visit Goraya is between October and March.

Economy of Goraya

Goraya is located near two major cities of Punjab namely Ludhiana and Jalandhar, it is one of the important industrial areas in the state. There are a few industries like Ajaco Group functioning in Goraya. The economy of Goraya is mainly dependent upon agriculture and small scale industries. Once it was called as "Manchester of Punjab". Even though there were a number of factories in the past, only a few of them are operating as of now.

R.V. Industries
Address : G.T. Road, Goraya
Distt: Jalandhar
Punjab (India) – 144409
Tel: (+91) – 1826 – 260244, (+91) – 73556 – 10259
Mobile: (+91) – 98148 – 62796, 97, (+91) – 82838 – 08595, 96
Email: info@rvindustries.in
Website: www.rvindustries.in

Ashoka Industrial Corporation
Address: Cinema Road, Goraya, Jalandhar - Punjab
Pin Code: 144409
Phone: 01826-262752 M:98727-59373, 98140-61708
Fax: 91-1826-263452
Webstie: www.ashokaic.com

Mahal Industries
P.O. Box No. 6,
G. T. Road
Goraya - 144409
Punjab, India
Phone:08042902914

Culture of Goraya

Goraya in Punjab has many cultural specialties. Bhangra, the famous Punjabi traditional folk dance, is the local dance of Goraya city and it is peformed to celebrate the arrival of harvest. This dance is accompanied by the folk singing called ‘Tumbi’, a Punjabi folk drum called ‘Iktar’, and a single strained instrument known as ‘Chimta’. Another popular dance in Goraya which is famous in most of the regions of Punjab. Performed by girls and women by forming a circle, clapping their hands and singing small folk couplets called ‘Boliaan’, Giddha is an energetic dance form.

Tourist Attractions in Goraya

Being an ancient city in Punjab, there are a few historical important spots and pilgrim locations in Goraya. Rishi Kutiya ram Mandir is one among them. It is located in the center of the town besides the Goraya Railway station. Gurudwara Sang baba Ji, which is also called Sang Deshian, is another important place to visit in Goraya. It is situated in a small village called Sang Dhesian at a distance of 3 km west to Goraya town. You can see the well designed Baba San Ji Gurudwara, when you enter to the village. This Gurudwara is constructed using 25 ounces of gold, which was donated by devotees. Gurdwara Parbandhak committee under the administration of Sant Bhupinder Singh Ji made the donations for the construction of the main entrance of the Gurudwara. The Gurudwara is also home to beautiful art gallery museum containing excellent pieces of woodwork art on sandalwood are exhibited here. A sacred pool alongside the Gurudwara with 329 feet length and 176 feet width is another attraction. There is also a Langar hall (Dining hall), which was constructed by the donations of the devotees. This hall of 90 feet long and 50 feet wide can accommodate hundreds of people at a time.

Travel Agencies in Goraya

Goraya, the city in Jalandhar district of Punjab, also have some long experienced and reputed travel agencies that provide all the arrangements for the tourists at different prizes. It is always helpful to seek the services of travel agencies, if you plan to visit a place that you are not familiar with. The agencies can provide all the services and also guide you in selecting the best locations for visiting, dining and staying. As they reserve the hotel room and ticker for journey in advance, you may not have to worry about the trip. Moreover, as the travel agencies have good tie up with the bus services and hotel management etc, you may even get concession in room rent and ticket charge. Most of the travel agents provide various tour packages of different destinations and times. So, we can choose the package that depending on our budget and taste.Some of the major travel agencies functioning in the city are listed here.

Classic Flight Link Pvt LTd
Address: GT Road, Goraya, Near bus stand,
Jalandhar, Punjab, 144409
Phone number: 1826 263855

Hamdard Travels
Address: Goraya, Near Yes Bank,
Jalandhar, Punjab, 144409
Phone number: 9417459038

Indian Canadian Tpt co
Address: Near Baba Balak Nath Mandir,
Goraya, Jalandhar, Punjab, 144409
Phone number: 9216566104

Kang All India Taxi Service
Address; G T Road, Goraaya, Near Bus stand,
Jalandhar, Punjab, 144409
Phone number: 9417877543

Transport in Goraya

Goraya is well connected with all important places of the state and the country through road, rail and airways. Ludhiana Airport, which is located at a distance of 38 km towards north, is the nearest airport to Goraya town. You can hire a taxi to reach Goraya town from the airport through the straight road towards north on NH-1. Goraya town has a railway station in the center of the town and the railway line is situated on Jalandhar – Ludhiana broad gauge railway line. As Goraya railway station is well connected with all major railway heads of the state like Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar and Chandigarh etc. people mainly depend on trains to reach the town. You can easily reach the station from the town by walk or by an auto rickshaw. The main trains that pass through Goraya railway station are Amritsar Express, Asr Ltt Express, Ddn Asr Express, Asr Kir Express, Chhatisgarh Express, Amritsar-hisar Passenger and Panchvalley Passenger.

Goraya Railway Station
Address: NH 1, Dilbag Colony, Goraya, Punjab 144409
Station Code: GRY/Goraya
Railway Zone: NR/Northern

Healthcare in Goraya

Being a small city in Punjab, the multispecialty hospitals with advanced facilities may be rare in Goraya. However, the health care facilities in the city are appreciable with the presence of a few reputed hospitals, nursing homes and clinics etc.

Primary Health Center
Address: Bara PInd Road, Goraya,
Jalandhar, Punjab, 144409
Phone number: 1826 262387

Mahal Hospital
Address: G.T Road, Goraya,
Jalandhar, Punjab, 144409
Phone number: 1826 260422, 260421

Royal Hospital
Address: Bara pind road, Goraya,
Jalandhar, Punjab, India, 144409
Phone number: 1826 262053

Singh Hospital
Address: Bara Pind Road, Goraya,
In front of Punjab National Bank,
Jalandhar, Punjab, 144409

Guru Nanak Dental Hospital
Address: Bara Pind Road, Goraya, Jalandhar,
Punjab, Near Sargam Cinema, 144409
Phone number: 99155 15559

New Punjab Hospital
Address: Bara Pind Road, Goraya,
Jalandhar, Punjab, 144409
Phone number: 1826 262601

Dr Rihal Dental Clinic
Address: Bara Pind Road, Goraya, Near BSNL telephone Exchange, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Market, Jalandhar, Punjab, 144409
Phone number: 9988702776, 9041511347, 1826-262007

Utilities Services in Goraya

Goraya is a small city in Jalandhar district of Punjab. However, it is famous as one of the main shopping centers and industrial area of the state. But, the service type businesses like courier service, catering service, packers and movers, real estate agencies, event management companies etc are not much established in the city. This is because the people live here mostly depend on agriculture and so the requirement of such services are less in their daily life. However, in the recent future, we can see significant changes in regarding in these services areas, as the industries and markets here are developing. However, the basic utilities and services like post offices, bank branches and aadhar card centers are seen in the city.

Post Offices in Goraya

Goraya Post office is a sub office, which comes under the head post office Jalandhar Cantt H.O. It belongs to Jalandhar Postal division, Chandigarh Postal region and Punjab Postal circle.

Address: The Post Master, Goraya Post Office, Philaur Taluk, Jalandhar District, Punjab
Pin Code: 144409
Phone number: 01826-262756

Aadhar Card Centers in Goraya

Aadhar card is an important document provided by Central Government to the citizens of India. It is an important identity proof and is necessary for many official and legal purposes in India. People can apply for aadhar card with required documents at the particular aadhar card centers in each place. Goraya has a permanent Aadhar card center in the town.

Address: Assistant Food Supply Office, Goraya, Jalandhar, Punjab, 144409
Phone number: 9814870651

Shopping in Goraya

Goraya, located near the major cities of Punjab like Ludhiana and Jalandhar, is also an important shopping hub of the state. There are several market places and shopping centers in the town including Rurka road market and Rishi Bazar etc. The Ram Bazaar, located in the midpoint of the town, has numerous small but busy shops that sell various articles including rice. You can also see an EasyDay (Supermarket) in Goraya bus stand. This is famous for handicraft items. It is also the best place to shop quality leather products. The main handicraft products of the town are household-appliances, Pidhis, Durries, Jutties, Parandis, handlooms, Phulkari, quilts and blankets, furniture and textiles.

Goraya, with its historical importance, pilgrim locations and easy accessibility from various corners of India, become one of the important towns in the state of Punjab. Many people visit this city to watch the tourist attractions here and to enjoy the cultural diversity of this land.

Goraya at a glance

Country : India
State : Punjab
District : Jalandhar
Population (2014)
• Total 16,462
Languages
• Official : Punjabi
Time zone : IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN : 144409
Telephone code : 01826
Vehicle registration : PB 37


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