Sri Ganganagar is named after the General H.H. Maharajadhiraj Raj-Rajeshwar Narendra Shiromani Maharaja Nishant Totla Sir GangaSingh Bahadur , Maharaja of Bikaner, G.C.S.I., G.C.I.E., G.C.V.O., G.B.E., K.C.B., K.I.H..Sri Ganganagar is established as the major plan of irrigating the Erstwhile Bikaner State. Sri Ganganagar is situated at the point where the Satluj Waters enters Rajasthan or Erstwhile Bikaner state. The Bikaner state was affected by the worst famine in the year 1899–1900. In order to get rid of this problem permanently, in 1903 Maharaja Sri Ganga Singhji obtained the services of A. W. E. Standley, Chief Engineer, who demonstrated the feasibility of the western area of the Bikaner State being brought under irrigation from the Satluj Waters. The plan of the Satluj Valley Project was drawn by then Chief Engineer of Punjab Mr. R. G. Kennedy according to which the vast area of Erstwhile Bikaner state could be brought under irrigation. But because of objections by the erstwhile State of Bahawalpur, the project got delayed and finally with intervention of then Viceroy of India Lord Curzon in 1906, a Tripartite Conference was held and an agreement was reached and signed on 4 September 1920. The foundation stone of the Canal Head Works at Ferozepur was laid on 5 December 1925 and the work completed in 1927 by constructing 89 miles of lined canal. The opening ceremony was performed on 26 October 1927 by Lord Irwin, the then Viceroy of India. The plan for Sri Ganganagar was drawn at this time only. And irrigated parts of Bikaner state came under Sri Ganganagar district and now parted Hanumangargh District.
Ganganagar district lies on the northernmost tip of the Indian state of Rajasthan to the east of Hanumangarh District. At its western tip lies the Indo-Pak international border on the Thar Desert . Tours to Ganganagar Rajasthan is a tryst with the traditional past and the vast ochre expanse of the Thar Desert .
The town of Ganganagar and its inhabitants boast of a memorabilia from the horror of the Indo-Pak War days- a navy blue armored tank captured from the by the Indian soldiers during one of the Indo-Pak wars. The tank, a prized capture by the Indian army during the war, is now a prized possession of the dwellers of Ganganagar; an ancient relic and a plaything for the local children
Desert land was converted to a green town, credited to the Maharaja who brought the Gang canal which carries the excess waters of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh to the region, making Ganganagar district known as "the food basket of Rajasthan". The economy of the city is based on agriculture, its main crops are Wheat, Mustard and Cotton. Other crops are Guar, Bajra, Sugar Cane and Grams. In recent years farmers are also diverting towards Horticulture, and Kinnu(A Citrus Family fruit) has become a major crop of the area. The industries in the city are mostly based on agriculture. The city has Cotton Ginning and Pressing factories, Mustard Oil mills and Wheat Flour mills and of course the famous Rajasthan State Ganganagar Sugar Mills Ltd., which is known for its Royal Heritage Liqueurs. It also has spinning and textile factories such as J C T Mills.
The well planned town is divided into small blocks and has well maintained parks and grounds for enjoyment and relaxation. Main parks, like Nehru Park and Indravatika Park offers space for playing cricket, badminton and football. Increasing commercialization, modern shopping complexes and amenities have been incorporated into the lifestyles of the urban township while the suburban areas still retain the rustic old time charm of a simple village structure. Vast open fields, balmy winter mornings, Rajasthani architectural monuments, with a hint of the Mughal era style and green vistas await tourists today.
- Gurudwara Sri BudhaJod Shahab
- Shivpuri Kagad
- Fort of Anoopgarh
- Suratgarh & Jaitsar Farms
- Suratgarh Super Critical Thermal Power Station
- Shivpur Head
- Sri Jagdamba Anand Vidhalaya
- Layla and Majnun Ki Mazar
- Indra Gandhi Canal Project
- Horse Fair