Abhor is in Firozpur district in the state of Punjab, located on the Ganganagar–Delhi railway route, nearly 50 km from Ganganagar. Its population, as of 2001, was 124,303. This city is known as the "California of Punjab" for its rich soil, good irrigation sources, and particularly for the production of kinnow, a fruit of the orange family. Abhor is one of the biggest cotton producer in North India. Abhor General Information
Abhor is a historical city located on the inter-state boundary of the country. It is a trinity of the culture, ethnicity, and civilization of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan. Its boundaries touch Rajasthan"s Haryana. Abhor History
Under British rule, in 1893, the town was more of a mound of sand with a total population of only 5,954 and known as Kaiser-Ganj. Its, main business mandi is called darwaza.
River Satluj streaming by its side, Aabu Nagar, some 550 years ago, was a fabulous city of India. As one enters Abhor, one sees the remains of the ancient city Abunagri, a big mound of sand and stones which is known Theh among local people. This mound of sand dune has a big palace, built by a Suryavanshi king Aabu-Chandni, buried under it.
Abhor is the educational hub of south west Punjab. It has got a post Graduate college, ITI, Homeopathic College, Nursing College and various other institutes. Abhor Educational Institutions
Abhor is not a tourism spot. There are a few religious locations e.g., Gurudwara Nanaksar, Historical Gurudwara Badtirath in Haripura near Abhor, that attract people from surrounding villages and cities. Abhor - Tourism
There are few hotels in its vicinity, for instance, Kala Titar between Dabwali and Sangaria opened by Haryana Government couple of decades ago. Visits to some special market locations, for example, street number 12, 11, and 9, within the city can give a good sense of hustle-bustle of a typical small town.
Abhor is an open wild life sanctuary. Situated in the southern tip of the Division, this wild Life Sanctuary is an open Sanctuary comprising of 13 revenue villages. These villages are inhabited by the Bishnoi community whose love for animals is legendary. The total area of the Sanctuary is 46513 acres.
It was declared as a Wild Life Sanctuary under the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972 in 2000. The main species found in the Sanctuary is the black buck which can be seen loitering around in the fields and sometimes even in homes like cattle. In addition, a variety of other animals like Nilgai, Wild boar, Porcupine, Jackal, Hare etc can be seen These animals are protected by the villagers .
Few important spots.....
Ghanta Ghar, Bhagat Singh Chowk, Raja Abba Killa, Regional Fruit Research Station and Sapan Waali Village
Abhor is well connected to other cities in the state of Rajasthan Haryana and Punjab. Rail and buses are the primary modes of transportation. Abhor -Transportation
The town is connected by railways to in south-west direction and to Delhi.
There is no commercial airport in the city, but a project is under progress to make a domestic airport. Abhor is Connected to the whole north area From Sriganganagar to Delhi and from Abhor to Bikaner and from Abhor to Haridwar