Famed for its delicious sweet Firni made during the festival Teej, Pundri is a small city situated in the Kaithal district of Haryana, India. Named after a highly worshipped sage Pundarik, this town was said to be the seat Pundri Clan of Rajputs before being ousted by Raja Rana Har Rai from this place. In about early 9th- 10th century, Raja Rana Har Rai got the throne and ejected Rajputs from this place. This town is also a Tehsil and a Haryana Vidhan Sabha Constituency. There are two famous personalities that come from this town. They are Ch. Ishwar Singh who has contributed a lot in the development of the villages of Pundri and Late Mani Ram Rangray who was the under secretary of Haryana Government also hailed from this village. Some temples like, Bhagwan Shiv Temple, Maa Vaishno Devi Temple, etc.are also present in this city.
Geography and Culture in Pundri
Having a population of 17,022 according to 2001 census, this city has an elevation of 224 m. The geographical coordinates of Pundri are 29.75°N 76.55°E and it has a total number of 52 villages in it. These villages are Ahmedpur, Ahun, Badhnara, Bakal, Bandrana, Barela, Barsana, Begpur, Bhana, Buchi, Chandlana, etc. The town is mainly bordered by Kaithal Tehsil towards west and Rajound Tehsil towards South and represents a part of Ambala division.
The local languages spoken in Pundri are Hindi and Punjabi. All the Indian festivals like Holi, Diwali, Dusshera, Janamashtami, etc. are celebrated every year in the town. Also, the famous sweet dish Firni is prepared during the Festival of Teej that comes in the month of August and is sold in large quantities.
Transport in Pundri
Being a small town, Pundri is manly connected by road and rail networks. For travelling by road, one can reach Pundri by taking private buses. There are various private buses from Kurukshetra, Haryana, and other nearby states. The nearest railway station to Pundri is Tik Railway Station located around 11.3 km away. Panipat Jn Railway station is also 64 km near Pundri. To travel by air, the nearest airport is Karnal airport which is situated at a distance of 47.2km from Pundri. So, the best and economical way to reach Pundri is through rail if you are travelling from any major city of India. And if one is visiting Pundri from outside India, one can travel through air transport.
Services in Pundri
Pundri is although a small city but still provide its folks with some handful of necessary services. There are eight banks, one hospital, one post office and one police station situated in Pundri. Kaithal district administration is consistently working to provide its inhabitants with more services regarding the necessities of life.
Banks in Pundri
Punjab National Bank
IFSC Code: PUNB0328500
MICR Code: 136024402
Address: Main Road, Near Anaj Mandi, Pundri, District Kaithal, Haryana- 136206
Contact: 01746-270243 M L Gupta
State Bank of India
IFSC Code: SBIN0006158
MICR Code: 132002221
Address: Pundri, District Kaithal, Haryana- 136206
State Bank of Patiala
IFSC Code: STBP0000372
Address: Dhand Mandi, Pundri, District Kaithal, Haryana- 136206
IFSC Code: HDFC0001724
MICR Code: 136240402
Address: #2186, Ground Floor, , Pehwa Chowk, Jind Road, , Fatehpur Pundri, Pundri - 136026, Haryana
Central Bank of India
IFSC Code: CBIN0280391
Address: Main Bazar, Village & Post Pundri, District Kaithal, Haryana- 136206
Oriental Bank of Commerce
IFSC Code: ORBC0101596
Address: Village & Post off- Rasina, Pundri, District Kaithal, Haryana- 136206
IFSC Code: CORP0001928
Address: M/S Krishan Lal Sandeep Kumar, Shop No. 33, Anaj Mandi, Pundri, District Kaithal, Haryana- 136206
IFSC Code: CNRB0005859
Address: S C O Huda Market, Pundri, District Kaithal, Haryana- 136206
Post Office in Pundri
Pundri Sub Post Office
Kaithal, Haryana - 136026
Contact Address: Postmaster, Post Office Pundri (Sub Office), District Kaithal, Haryana- 136206
Police Station in Pundri
Fatehpur Police Station
Address: SH 8 Pundri, District Kaithal, Haryana- 136206
Contact: 01746 271 909
Hospital in Pundri
Address: Near K.M.V College, Pundri, District Kaithal, Haryana- 136206
Thus, the small town of Pundri is yet an important town known for its mouth watering Firni and with a handful of services for the local residents.
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