Ferozepur is believed to be founded by Ferozshah Tughlak in the 14th century who
had a passion for founding cities but it is also stated that Ferozepur was founded
by one of the Bhatti Chiefs named Feroze Khan.
Ferozepur also holds a historic place in Indian history as it was here that British
Raj established control over much of North-West India as well as what is now Pakistan
through the Anglo-Sikh Wars that were fought in this region. Today it is the headquarters
of a brigade of the Northern Corps of the Indian Army.
The town once used to be surrounded by a wall, of which the ten gates, viz. the Delhi
Gate, the Mori Gate, the Baghdadi Gate (formerly known as the Ludhiana Gate), the
Zira Gate, the Makhu Gate, the Bansanwala Gate, the Amritsari Gate, the Kasuri Gate,
the Multani Gate and the Magazine Gate, still exist. The old town itself is divided
into two parts by the main bazaar, which runs from the Delhi Gate in the south to
the Bansawala Gate in the north. A metalled circular road girdles the town.
Old records state that Moti Bazar and Hira Mandi in the town were once big markets
selling pearls and diamonds, respectively. Before Partition, Hira Mandi was the abode
of singing girls. Most of the town's markets and lanes do not bear any number.
Once the town was surrounded by gardens, including Tulsi Ram Bagh, Gole Bagh, Nishat
Bagh, Ram Sukh Das Bagh and Kanshi Ram Bagh. Gole Bagh was the only garden, which
was under the supervision of the municipality.
Three heroic martyrs in India's struggle for freedom, Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev,
were hanged in Lahore for their revolutionary activities against the British Government
on March 23, 1931. They were cremated and their Samadhi is located in Hussainiwala
on the Sutlej river bank.Shaheed Bhagat Singh College of Engg. and Technology is
located at Moga road in Ferozepur. It is a Government Engg. College and has an excellent
reputation. Firozpur Cant is adjacent to and south of the city, during British times
it was one of the largest Cantonments in the country.
Ferozepur has easy access by road and rail to other places such as Amritsar, Ludhiana,
Jalandhar, Delhi, and Chandigarh, the city is a center of numerous holy shrines and
historic places. At the nearby city of Zira a beautiful Jain Swetambar Temple with
ancient brass icons and beautiful wall murals is located.In addition to cotton and
grain cultivation and agriculture-related services, Firozpur has some light manufacturing.
Commercial progress has been restricted by its vicinity to the tense border with
Pakistan. Normalizing relations between the two nuclear nations promise to raise
the city's profile as a potential trade hub. Ferozepur is the oldest British district
of the Punjab established in 1833 as district headquarters even well before Ludhiana
and Amritsar became districts.
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Banks in Ferozepur
Most of the banks in Ferozepur provide Automated teller machine facility for the
convenience of the customers. Through the ATM facility the customers can withdraw
money 24 hours. Some of the banks also offer credit card and debit card facility.
The Banks also provide loan to the agriculturists and landless agricultural laborers
who need money. Internet banking is another facility catered by the banks, which
has made the whole process of banking very convenient. Some of the banks have introduced
core banking which has resulted in the operation of banking process easier all over
The manufactures are of the humblest kind, consisting chiefly of cotton and wool-weaving
and are confined entirely to the supply of local wants. The other important towns
and sea of commerce are Zira, Fazilka,Abohar, Dharmkot, Mallanwalla and Jalalabad.
Geographically it is the biggest district of Punjab. in Owing principally to the
dryness of its climate (apart from annual rains in September and October), Ferozepur
has the reputation of being an exceptionally healthy district. It has second most
rice mills in punjab and used to be big trade centre before partition of India and
Phone and Communication
Ferozepur is connected to world through very good Landline and Wireless communication
There are various land line and Wireless Phone service providers like BSNL,Airtel,Spice,Hutch,Reliance
and Vodaphone .Most of the mobile (cell phone) services have good range in all the
The climate of the district is extreme being very hot in summer and cold in winter.
The temperature ranges from 45 degree C (in May/June) to 0 degree C in December/January.
It has a sub-tropical continental monsoon climate. The rainfall in the district is