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Thalla

Thalla is a village near Nagar, Tehsil Phillaur, Jalandhar district, in Punjab, India.


According to the 2001 Census, Thalla has a population of 2,279 people. The village has 352 acres (1.42 km2).

Neighbouring villages include Bansia Dhak, Bhar Singh Pur, Khanpur, Pall Kadim, Rasulpur, Nagar, Katpalon, Ashahoor and Kadiana.



It is said that the village is named after Maha Singh Lidhar of Thal desert who lived during Maharaja Ranjit Singh's rule, thus making the village at least 200 years old. Maha Singh Lidhar's descendants live in the village and are known as Jagirdars. Some families with the Lidhar surname claim their ancestry lies in the village of Lidhar Kalan in Nawanshahr where their Jathera is located.

The village is famous for the Shaheed Mohinder Singh Tiger BSF Annual Memorial Tournament which takes place in December.
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