Rajpura is situated nearly 40 km south east of Chandigarh, the capital city of Punjab. Besides being an important industrial town of Punjab, it also has historical importance.
Rajpura is an industrial town. There are number of large scale industries like HUL (Formerly known as HLL) , Amrit Banaspati Company Limited, Siel Chemicals Limited, Amber Enterpsises Limited, and there are large number of small scale industries. Presently Mr. Raj Kumar Khurana is its MLA. He is from the SAD-BJP combine. Rajpura is also known as Gate Way of Punjab.