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Halwara is a township in Punjab state in India. Located in the Ludhiana close to Village Sudhar, Halwara lies on the Mullanpur-Raikot road. It is also famous for its Air Base.it is 33 km from Ludhaina 15 km from Mullanpur 6 km from Sudhar.In this town the bypass of Ludhiana also joins Mullanpur-Raikot road. Halwara also boasts the largest military airbase in northern India.
Halwada (former name)
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Recently, the government has approved an International Airport at Halwara which is expected to be completed within a span of 3 years.
Halwara consists of Halwara village, and the township that is centered mostly around the Air Force Domestic area. It is separated from the Sudhar township by the Abohar branch of Satluj river, which flows into the Indus river in Pakistan
The place boasts of reputed schools, namely, Kendriya Vidyalaya No.1, Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 2, Halwara Another Newly Opened Educational Institution SHRI GURU RAM DASS MANAGEMENT AND EDUCATIONAL COLLEGE, is helping the students of nearby villages. The adjoining area of Sudhar is home to G.H.G. Khalsa College which has been recognized as the best rural area college of Punjab
The place is a remarkable example of cultural harmony and intermingling. A large number of people from other states belonging to families of Air Force men and women have settled here. The area has a Sikh Gurudwara, a Hindu temple, a Christian church, and the tomb of a Muslim peer, all of which are equally revered by the residents.
Heritage havelies in Halwara VillageEdit
Ghode wali Haveli (Horse wali Haveli) is one old heritage haveli still existing. It is called so because the original owner used to climb up the stairs on his horse. Legend goes that he had built the ground floor, but then filled it with mud and build the present structure on top of it. It has its own well inside the forward courtyard. The owner of this haveli was Sardar Rai Muhammad Ahmad Khan, Father of Sardar Rai Muhammad Aslam Khan. Rai Aslam Khan later migrated to Pakistan after partition and his family still lives in mauza Adam Sahaba Rahimyar Khan district of Punjab, Pakistan.Even nowadays this Haveli is in good condition. The current owner Sr B.S.Grewal is planning to renovate this Haveli and try to get it into its original shape. If the original owners have any photographs/ paintings or information please contact on e mail The Rajputs of HALWARA migrated to Pakistan. Now they live in Chak No 259 RB/ GURUSSAR, Lyallpur, Punjab, Pakistan, and Chak 40 JB And Rahim Yar Khan and Chak no 72/4-R haroonabad,Punjab,Pakistan.