Located in southern Punjab, it is a prominent town in the cotton belt where production per unit area is one of the highest in India.
Malout is a well known city of Punjab located on NH-10 with a 4 lane Grand Trunk (GT) road, which is the pride of the city. This highway connects New Delhi to Fazilka through the city. This town is at the borders of three Indian states (Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan) and two countries (India and Pakistan). The boundaries of Haryana and Rajasthan are just 30 and 65 km away from Malout. On the other hand, it is only 45 km from Pakistan, so the area was highly active in emergency time due to military actions.
Villages in Malout Tahsil
Abul Khurana, Adhania, Alamwala, Arniwala Waziran, Aspal, Aulakh, Badal, Banwala Anu, Bhagu, Bhagwanpura, Bhalerian, Bham, Bhittiwala, Bhullarwala, Bodiwala Kharak Singh, Burjan, Channu, Chhapianwali, Dabwali Dhab, Dabwali Pahurianwali, Danewala, Deon Khera, Enakhera, Farid Khera, Fatehpur Manianwala, Fatta Khera, Fatuhi Khera, Fatuhiwala, Gaggar, Ghumar Khera, Ghumarwala, Gurusar, Hakuwala, Jandwala Charat Singh, Jhorar, Kabarwala, Kakhanwali, Kandu Khera, Kanganpura, Karamgarh, Katianwali, Katorewala, Khane Ki Dhab, Khema Khera, Kheowali, Khudian Gulab Singh, Khudian Mohan Singh, Khunan Kalan, Killianwali, Kingra, Kolianwali, Kutianwali, Lakkarwala, Lambi, Lohara, Maan , Mahni Khera, Mahuana, Malout (M Cl), Malout (Rural), Malwala, Mehmud Khera, Mehna, Midda, Middu Khera, Mithri Budhgir, Mohlan, Pakki Tibbi, Paniwala Fatta, Patti Karam, Phulu Khera, Punjawa, Ramnagar Khazan Singh, Raniwala, Rathrian, Ratta Khera, Ratta Tibba, Roranwali, Sanoke, Sarawan, Sehna Khera, Shamkot, Sheikhu, Shergarh Gian Singh, Sikhwala, Singhewala, Tapa Khera, Tarkhanwala, Tarmala, Urang, Virk Khera, Waring Khera,
Shiv Singh Johiya (959 AD) was ruler of Kot Malot (Muktsar) (Punjab). He was attacked by Yavanas in 959 AD and lost his kingdom. He along with 12 sons moved from Kot Malot (Malout) (Muktsar) (Punjab) to Sidhmukh in Rajasthan. Khemraj was eldest son of Raja Shiv Singh (959 AD), who is said to have given name to Khichar Clan of Jats.
Malout city is 4-5 centuries old. It is believed that people of Maan cast founded a fort here, Kacha Kot, leading to popular name Mankot Nagar. With the passage of time people stated calling the city Manout and later Malout.
Another view is that after a popular wrestler (Mall) who was very helpful to people, so the name of this city became Maal-di-out then Malout.
One view is that the British set up a base there to import and export stuff which Indians call normally Mal to Karachi. At that time this city was very famous as Mal out centre, so people started calling this city as Malout. In 1917, the British government established the Bathinda - Karachi railway line, to transport the goods from this part of India to Karachi. Malout Railway Station was established on the line in 1918. Choudhry Harji Ram of Malout village, one of the richest persons of the time, established a new town near the railway station at west side, which was called Mandi Harji Raam. (Mandi means small town in Punjab).
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