Formerly called as Ropar, Rupnagar was founded by Raja Rokeshar in the 11th century. Apart from beautiful temples and other religious sites, Rupnagar earns popularity for being located in the Indus Valley Civilization. Bhakra Dam in Nangal is
also one of the major tourist attractions. As the city has been under the power of six major civilizations, there are numerous notable archeological splendors. Shards of terracotta items, pottery, arrowheads, bones, and other things have been found here. The city also proves to be an amazing getaway from Delhi.