(Last Updated on : 17-02-2016)
Laksar is a town and a Panchayat in the Haridwar district
of the north Indian state
. It is located 28 km towards south from Haridwar
, between the towns of Khanpur and Sultanpur
. Laksar has an average elevation of 227 metres (745 feet). Other towns in the neighbourhood of Laksar are Pathri, Jabarhera and Roorkee.
Laksar is an important sugar manufacturing destination in the state and also known for the Laksar Junction Railway station
, which is the largest Railway Junction in the state, built in 1866.
Demography of Laksar
As per the Indian census report of 2001, Laksar had a population of 18, 240. Males account for 54% of the population and females account for 46% of the population. In Laksar, 15% of the population is les than 6 years of age. The average literacy rate of Laksar is 68%, which is higher than the national average literacy rate, which is 59.5%. Out of it, the male literacy rate is 75% and the female literacy rate is 59%.
Places to Visit at Laksar
Laksar offers the tourists the divine landscape beauty along with historical important places. With its divinely beautiful landscape, Laksar offers its visitors a slice of serenity and brings one closer to nature. Other than the scenic beauty of the town, The Survey Museum, Geology and Geophysics Museum, and Roorkee Group Museum and Archives
are other attractions in the vicinity.
How to Reach Laksar
Laksar is well connected with Haridwar, Saharanpur
and Roorkee by road. The nearest railway station is the Laksar Junction Railway Station, on the Ambala
railway and the nearest airport
is the Jolly Grant Airport
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