Tourism in Haryana
Haryana was a part of Punjab for a long time; later, during the year
1966, it got separated and became an independent state that lies North of India, with a common capital - Chandigarh!
Not just Punjab, but Haryana
is also a part of Delhi on north side.
entire city of Haryana sparkles with many interesting palaces, national parks, monuments, historical and religious spots, etc. Below are some of the famous and
notified tourist places of Haryana. No matter what kind of trip you make to Haryana, it becomes your favorite spot to come back to! Let us pick some top cities for you.
Top 10 Destinations in Haryana
Twenty one tourism
hubs have been created by Haryana Tourism, which are located in Ambala,
, Faridabad, Fatehabad, Gurgaon
, Hisar, Jhajjar, Jind
, Panchkula, Sirsa
, Sonipat, Panipat, Rewari
and Mahendergarh. These are for the convenience of
tourists visiting Haryana.
Tourism in Gurgaon
Gurgaon is one of the popular places of Haryana, which got its name in the
time of Mahabharata. It's a name given by Pandavas. Pandavas, students of
Dronacharya, gave the land as a gift to their teacher. Hence, the name
came into existence as Gurugram, later became Gurugaon.
was novice, but today it has become a very attractive
destination that includes pubs, hotels and restaurants, Damdama Lake, the Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary, Kingdom of Dreams
years, the city has developed into a giant business hub.
What to Eat in Gurgaon?
from all around India is served in Gurgaon and you can try the one that is
most favorite to you.
In fact, there are several food items that are
prepared out of the Ghee, Milk and Buttermilk in common.
is used in preparing chicken, egg
dishes as well. You can try north Indian dishes like Chole, Kulche, Keema,
and other delicious platters here.
Where to Stay in Gurgaon?
you visit Gurgaon, you will not face a problem in finding a proper
place to reside, as there are plethora of Hotels and
Restaurants, as well as the Cottages that are available for your comfort
Tourism in Panipat
Panipat has become a very
interesting tourism destination due to the establishment of many
mosques, temples, tombs, and even the graves of the legends. It is said
that, this city of Panipat
was one among the 5 major cities known as
'Prasthas' founded by the Ancient Famous Warriors 'Pandavas' (Epic
If you visit Panipat,
you can see the Kabuli Bagh Mosque
as well as the Tomb of Bu-Ali Shah Kalandar
, along with the Salar Gunj
Gate, the Shri Ram Sharanam and Devi Temple
, you can also visit Kala
and the most popular Panipat Museum.
The Grave Of Ibrahim
Lodhi as well as the Hemu's Samadhi Sthal are also a very famous
attractions in Panipat.
What to Eat in Panipat?
In Panipat, you can
have various food items such as the Channa-Batura, Dhal Makhani, Dahi
and other delicious Punjabi Cuisines. And all these food items
are available in all the places as you visit different attractions in Panipat.
How to Reach Panipat?
Reaching Panipat becomes easy via buses or taxis, as it is very
well-connected by roads. Also, railways are a good means of transport to Panipat.
But, there are no flights to Panipat, as nearest Airport is
the Delhi Airport. So, you need to get down at Delhi by flight and
thereby pick the local taxis or buses to reach Panipat.
Where to Stay in Panipat?
are several 5 star, 4 star as well as the 3 star hotels in Panipat.
This makes you to stay comfortably at any region of Panipat.
Tourism in Kurukshetra
Kurukshetra is a very well-known place that is highlighted in the epics
Mahabharata, where the war for righteousness was held between the
Pandavas and Kauravas. Now, this place has become a center of attraction
and a major tourists spot in Haryana. Kurukshetra was
founded by the notified king 'Kuru'. Thus, the place is renowned as Kurukshetra (Kuru – name of the king, Kshetra – Place or Land; Kurukshetra – Place or Land of Kuru).
This is the same place where Lord
Krishna taught the theory of Karma to Arjuna (his disciple, friend, and
follower), as prescribed in Bhagavad Gita. Kurukshetra is such a holy
land that, even the Lord Buddha and other Sikh Gurus visited this place.
place is also famous for its several lakes, archeological temples as
well as the museums that displays the records of the Harappan
What to Eat in Kurukshetra?
You can eat any
thing you wish in this city, as lots of Indian cuisines are available
at many places. However, you can try to have some Punjabi Cuisines like
the Mixed Dhal, Kadhi Pakora
and others. While, you can have some fast
food at the Dominos Pizza, the Sec-17, Tripati Foods, Dosa Plazza at
Kessal Mall, Pizza Italia
How to Reach Kurukshetra?
reach Kurukshetra is not much of a task as roadways and railways are very well-connected to Kurukshetra. In case you want to travel by flight, you need to choose
the nearest destination (i.e., Delhi and Chandigarh). From any of these
places, you need to pick local taxis or cab, or the buses.
Where to Stay in Kurukshetra?
When you reach Kurukshetra , you
can reside in houses, apartments, cottages, resorts, hotels, villas, and
others. Few of these include the Hotel Pearl Marc, Heritage Hotel,
Hotel Silver Sand, Hotel Mezbaan Regency
and some other hotels that
could help you to quickly make bookings.
Tourism in Panchkula
Panchkula is said to be the satellite
town that has been ruled by the Chandels between 9th and 12th century.
The name Panchkula has been derived from the irrigation canal, called
Panch means 5, and Kul meaning canal, overall Panchkula
is nothing but the 5 irrigation canals which were ruined by the
If you visit Panchkula, you can visit the Cactus Garden, Mansa
Devi Temple, the Nada Sahib
as well as the Yadvinder Garden, including
the Ramgarh Fort, the Morni Hills and the Pinjore Gardens
What to Eat in Panchkula?
you want to have lunch and dinner at Panchkula while you are on the
way to visit some other attractions, you can have some Methi Gajar,
Besan Masala Roti
and other Punjabi lip-smacking multi-cuisine dishes.
Not just veg but you will also find the non-veg items at Panchkula, try
it out to enjoy the different taste.
How to Reach Panchkula?
Tourists can easily reach Panchkula via buses and railways. In fact, there are regular buses to Panchkula.
Where to Stay in Panchkula?
Panchkula, the best halting place while visiting to
Shimla and other nearby places, you can plan to stay at 4 star hotels in Panchkula. These 4
star hotels are the KC Hotel & Spa, The Fort Ramgarh and
Chandigarh Panchkula. However, you can also stay in some 3
star and 2 star hotels as per your budget.
Tourism in Narnaul
Narnaul, a historical town of Mahendragarh is found to be a very
important place of the Dwapar Yuga (Mahabharata). This town constitutes
the archeological charms of the Mughals, Rajputs, Persians as well as
the British. Also the region is said to be the birth place of Birbal
(One of the 9 brilliant Ministers in the King Akbar's Palace).
The most famous tourists spots that are visited at this city are the
Dhosi Hill, the Jal Mahal,
as well as the Tomb of Ibrahim Khan Sur, the
Tomb of Pir Turkman and Tripolia Gateway
are the main places to visit
at Narnaul. One can also visit the Tomb of Shah Wilayat
along with the
Even you can move to other temples such as the Khalde Wale
Hanumanji Temple, Modawala Mandir and Chamunda Devi Mandir
What to Eat in Narnaul?
In case, you want to eat something in Narnaul, you can have Chinese,
and other cuisines.Tourists can enjoy the most delicious cuisines
such as the Besan Masala Roti, Rajma
and other cuisines. These are the
very basic food available in Narnaul, but do not just end-up with these,
try out other delightful dishes as well.
How to Reach Narnaul?
Narnaul is well-connected by road to Gurgaon, Delhi, Mohindergarh and Rohtak. Thus, one can take buses or local taxis from these places. There
is a best Railway junction to the Narnaul connected from Delhi to Ringa
and Abu Road, then connected to Ahmedabad
and Mumbai section. Interesting thing is that, there are just 7 trains
which run nicely over this section. Delhi and Jaipur are the
two domestic as well as International Airport that are best connected to
Where to Stay in Narnaul?
When you visit Narnaul, you can stay at these resorts and 3 star hotels,
which are namely the Village Resort, the Vivek Hotel,
as well as the
Hotel Sun Plaza
and others. Tourists can also stay in 4 star
and 5 star hotels that are very near to the town of Narnaul.
Tourism in Karnal
The city of Karnal has been established since the time of Dwapar Yuga.
Karnal is the name of the King Karna in Mahabharata and was
named during the era of 1739.
Here the Karnal Fort, Karnal Lake
well as the Mughal Bridge
can be seen.
Visitors of Karnal can
the Kalander Shah's Tomb, the Devi Temple
as well as the Sita Mai
, the Cantonment Church Tower and tombs like the Miran Sahib's
Tomb, the Gurdwara Manji Sahib
, as well as the Bhara Mal's Sarai, the
Old Fort and Dargah Nuri
which are the main tourist attractions in the Karnal
What to Eat in Karnal?
In case, you would like to eat something in Karnal, you can visit these
fast food and dining restaurants – CHD Daana Paani, Oasis Fast Food
Restaurant, Chopstick The Food Hut
, Flavorz Restaurant, Haribhog
and so on. Here all types of food is available.
How to Reach Karnal?
Karnal can be reached via buses, and trains, but not flight. Suppose you
want to travel by flight, you must travel till Chandigarh from your
place. From here, you will get several buses and taxis to reach Karnal.
If you choose trains or buses, you will find many regular direct
buses and trains to the city of Karnal.
Where to Stay in Karnal?
When you choose to stay in Karnal, you can select hotels like the Hotel Sagar,
Leela Grand Hotel, Jewel's Hotel, Karnal Haveli
and lot more. Any of
these hotels will give you extreme joy and comfort that makes your stay
Tourism in Hisar
This city of Hisar (Haryana)
has been established on the north-west of Delhi
(National Highway) and is founded by the Firoz Shah Tughlaq, who had
kept his own name to the city called 'Hisar-e-Firoza
' earlier. The
meaning of Hisar in Persian language is the 'Fort' and Firoz is the
King's name, meaning of Hisar-e-Firoza is the 'Fort of Firoz'.
The city was called with the same name for the 2 decades, then after the
death of King Akbar (1605), the city became 'Hisar'.
of Hisar has become one of the giant tourism hub that includes the
Ancient Gumbad, Ancient Mound (Agroha) and Ancient Site of Rakhigarhi
also places like the Baradari and Barsi Gate, the British Palace, as
well as the Durgah Char Qutab, the Feroz Shah's Palace
even the Fort of Hansi
and Fort of Prithvi Raj
can be seen here. There
is also a Gujari Mahal
at this destination of Hisar. While, tourists can
even visit the Jahaj Kothi
and Lat Ki Masjid
, along with the Ruined
What to Eat in Hisar?
If you want to have some fast food, then you can go to Mcdonalds Family
Restaurant, Subway Restaruarnt and Oasis Restaurant,
which serves you with
variety of fast food items. However, you will also find many
restaurants that gives you several options to dine.
How to Reach Hisar?
To reach Hisar, you need to select either the Trains or Buses, as no
direct flights are available to Hisar. However, there are 2 direct trains
from Delhi to Hisar, they are namely the Gorakdam Expres and Kisan Express. You
can also travel by your local buses as well.
Where to Stay in Hisar?
There are many hotels in Hissar (Hisar) to stay, to name a few are the
Midtown Grand, Hotel Grace
, etc. In order to
get all the comforts for your stay, you can choose any of these hotels at Hisar.
Tourism in Sonepat
Sonepat is said to be founded by the King or Raja Soni (13th)
during the time of Mahabharata and it was named as 'Sonaprastha'. The
name has been changed later to Sonepat which was the part of 2
districts (Delhi and Rohtak), then it got separated.
been a major tourist center like other cities of Haryana. The city has
many temples and these are famous for their splendid architecture. The temples
include the Mahavir Jain Temple located on the Mission Road of Sonipat
the Atlas and Shambhu Dayal Temple (Lord Shiva Temple), the Baba Dhaam
and Shani Dev Mandir, Khwaja Khazir Tomb, Geeta Vidya and the Prachin Hanuman Mandir
established on the Gohana Road, as well as the Sai Dhaam that is situated
at the I.T.I. Chowk in Sonipat.
What to Eat in Sonepat?
Sonepat is famous for its special
monsoon dish called 'Ghevar' while the sub-part of Sonepat (Gohana)
is popular for jalebi. Tourists are free to have any of the mentioned
food. You can have Gajar ka Halwa (Carrot halwa), Gulab Jamun, Rasmalai,
etc. as well. For lunch you can taste north indian dishes like mutter paneer,
shahi paneer and so on. With wide variety of options to choose from,
food in Sonepat would surely attract you.
How to Reach Sonepat?
Sonepat can be reached via Delhi and
Dehradun (Uttarkhand) from flight, which takes approximately 43 and 176
kms respectively. Also, there are regular buses and trains to Sonepat .
So, visiting to Sonepat should not become a problem for travelers.
Where to Stay in Sonepat?
Sonepat is another beautiful place,
which comprises of several hotels, villas, guest houses, and restaurants
for the tourists to rest with comfort. As a traveler, it is better for
you to choose any of economy class hotels that is within your budget.
However, you can try these Hotel Dewan Palace, Shree Radhika Guest
House, Jurassic Park Inn, Shree Radhika Guest House, and Shahi Villa that
provides you all the care and comfort till your stay.
Tourism in Rewari
Rewari is said to be the name of the king Rewat, who had a daughter
named Rewa, and she is the wife of the Lord Krishna's Brother (Balaram).
While, King Rewat named a city as Rewa Wadi, and granted to Balaram, as
a means of dowry. In later stages, this city Rewa Wadi became Rewari.
Rewari is famous for many temples like Mata Kali Mandir, Mata Sherowali
Mandir, Shiv and Hanuman ji Mandir, Krishna Mandir and many more. The
city is also popular due to the giant shopping malls and shopping
complexes located all over the city.
What to Eat in Rewari?
What else do you need in Rewari
? Tourists can have all types of food
items including Fast food, North Indian, South Indian, Chinese, etc.
When you visit these food centers like the Pragati Spices, Basdev Wale
and other food centers, as well as small and large hotels and
restaurants that serves mouthwatering cuisines at a very affordable
There are several delicious items to eat in Kaithal, among which you can
try some North Indian or Punjabi dishes. Aloo tikki, makhani roti,
lassi, masala rice
are the few best items that you can give a try here.
How to Reach Rewari?
Tourists can get down at Indira Gandhi International Airport (Delhi),
which is nearly 69 kms from Rewari. Even several trains are available to Rewari like Rewaro, Kumbhawas Munda and Alwar
; one can choose any of
these trains to reach Rewari.While, buses are very common to Rewari.
Where to Stay in Rewari?
Since Rewari is found to be best center for industries, it has become
the center of attraction for different businesses, and there created a
need for accommodation at this place. Keeping in mind about these
aspects, Rewari started to grow with varied numbers of hotels, resorts,
etc. thereby giving great opportunities for the tourists to stay with
more comfort in Rewari, as and when they need. Some of these
accommodation include the Jungle Babbler Tourist Resort, Hotel Grand
Metro, Aravali Resorts
, and many more.
Tourism in Kaithal
Kaithal has been another wonderful tourist attraction of Haryana, that is said to
be the birth place of Lord Hanumanji. Hanuman (Kapi), Place meaning
Sthal; hence, the city got its name as 'Kapisthal', which later called
as the 'Kaithal'.
There are many attractions that attracts tourists from different parts
of India and abroad with their amazing beauty and sanctity.
Some of such
attractions in Kaithal include the Kaithal Fort, Kaithal lake, the
Ancient Baoli, Ancient Bricks Temple, Ancient Site of Thehpolar, Palaces
of Bhais, Hanumaan Mandir, the Nine kunds, the Palace at Pihowa, Tomb of Sheikh Tayyab, Topiyon Wala Gurudwara, Neem Sahib, Vidyakar
Teerth (Vriddh Kedaar) and Anjani Teela, etc.
What to Eat in Kaithal?
If you want to have fast food, you can
visit the Bean n Bun, Om Daan Restaurant, Bells Fast Food, The Burger
and other fast food restaurants. Suppose you are looking for
dining, you can move to Chacha Bhaticha Dhaba, Janta Vaishno Dhaba,
etc. Here, you will find the best dining options.
How to Reach Kaithal?
Kaithal can be reached in 3 different ways - trains, buses and through
flight. But, the nearest destination or station to reach Kaithal is the Chandigarh. You will never find such nearest and safest traveling to
reach Kaithal, except Chandigarh. This place is the one and only one
that assists tourists to reach Kaithal quickly without any hassles of
Where to Stay in Kaithal?
To stay in
Kaithal, you can select any good Resorts, Hotels or Cottages. Even
apartments, guesthouses or resthouses would be better for your stay. Few are namely Motel Koel, Sainik Rest House,
Hvpn Rest House etc.
Where to Stay in Haryana
Haryana is a largest state and to stay in this State is not at all a
problem. One can reside in Faridabad, Gurgaon, Sonepat and many
different places. However, it is good to stay at Gurgaon, which is very
well-connected to Delhi as well as Noida.
Gurgaon seems to be a
center place for many cities and good for the tourists to visit various
attractions from here. If you visit Gurgaon, you can find plethora of 5
star, 4 star, and 3 star hotels for your luxurious comfort. Even some
other economical hotels are available as well, along with the ready
apartments, cottages, guest houses, etc. Tourists are free to choose the
one that is most comfortable to them.
Monuments in Haryana
Haryana is clubbed with many Historical Monuments, which includes
palaces, tombs and museums, as well as the forts that
represents the beauty of the architecture and so on. These beautiful
ancient buildings belong to different dynasties and the Rich culture of Haryana. While, the monuments include ancient tombs, palaces, forts and museums.
State of Haryana is famous for its rare and unique monuments in the
world and have been a great living examples of the ancient culture and
traditions. If you visit Monuments of Haryana, you feel as though you
are in the ancient century and lets you to explore the entire history
of Haryana, along with the ancient Haryana civilizations. Because of the great
architectural beauty, these monuments create attention of huge volume of
tourists from all over the globe.
Tombs in Haryana
The tombs have been established by the popular emperors in
the memory of their beloved ones and monuments are built to
commemorate their victories over the battles, as well as to hide and
protect themselves from the sudden enemy attacks.
Badli Sarai in Haryana
Badli Sarai is one of the gate at
present, but earlier it was a battleground where the war was held
during 8th June 1857 (the war was between the 'Gordon and Rebels
There is also another amazing structure that seems to be a part of the
Badli Sarai. The place has a large sandstone column that is just a
distance of 500 meters towards the North direction.
Barsi Gate in Haryana
Barsi Gate located at Hansi
was constructed by the very well-known Emperor 'Alaudin Khilji'
AD', and the building has been constructed using the Sultanate-style
architecture. The gate was constructed in a wide protective Islamic
style of structure. And among the 5 exclusive gates of the ancient
Hansi, Barsi Gate seems to be a majestic architecture of the
ancient period, reformed by 'Ibrahim
Lodhi' (another popular Ruler) in the year 1522 AD and the gateway
(greater than 30 meters in height) has been used as the main entrance of
Sarai Mukand Dass in Haryana
The Sarai Mukand Dass is a historical building that is famous for
'Epigraph' located at Narnaul city of Haryana during the period of 'Shah
Jahan'. This building is said to be built by the Rai Mukand Das; due to
which, the building is also known as the 'Rai Mukund Dass ka
Chatta' (belongs to the Ruling period of Shah Jahan). Chatta is the
name of the builder used for naming this building.
It has five levels in it and stands at a significant height that
delights anyone who visits this place.
Chor Gumbad in Haryana
Chor Gumbad located in Haryana was constructed on an
obscured rock and its structure looks like a square comprising 4
minarets which are raised upon the four corner square. Once upon a time,
the city was ruled by the emperor called 'Feroz Shah' and it was
earlier a hiding place of the thieves. The S-shaped arches of the spot
is the prominent place that is similar to the tomb of 'Shah Wilayat'.
Ibrahim Lodhi Tomb in Haryana
Lodhi tomb is one of the
famous monuments situated over a Rectangle block on an idealistic
platform. This high
structure of the temple is reached via the series of steps constructed
using the lakhori bricks. Also there is a testament tomb of the battle
fought several years ago. The spectacular resemblance of the entire
state of Haryana is balanced by the decorated pillars as well as the
The location has a huge religious importance,
especially for the Muslim pilgrims. There is a tourist
department that takes many steps to renovate the spot. Apart from that,
even guides are available here to give historical information about this
Raja Harsha Ka Kila in Haryana
Raja Harsh Ka Tila of Haryana is an ancient
tomb spread across 1 kilometer and is about 750 meters wide. This Kila is situated with an altitude of 15 meters through
the nearby area and the location displays many cultures that is
influenced since many years.
There are also the extremely
magnificent antiquities of Kushana period that consists of the Painted
Greyware. Here one can watch the Polished Redware of the Post-Gupta
period and large numbers of brick structures belong to the 'Raja
Harsh Ka Kila
' are of the ancient period. Also, there is a garden
complex (devoted to the Mughal
period) with varied cultural antiquities that drags attention of
Shah Quli Khan Tomb in Haryana
Shah Quli Khan Tomb located in Haryana has been
constructed in the octagonal shape with a mixture of both red and grey
sandstones. The tomb has an arched gateway established many centuries
ago. After the tomb formation is done, the garden complex has been
launched. The Shah Quli Khan's Tomb becomes the earliest type of
the architecture built in the prevail of 'Akbar'. There is a big white
dome that mesmerizes people from top and it is about 42 m tall. The
white marble is used to build the lower storied tomb and the
plaster of lime is used to construct the upper storied tomb. Such a
significant beauty of the spot gives a great pleasure to the tourists.
Sheikh Chehli Mausoleum in Haryana
of Haryana is another striking marble tomb built by the emperor Sher
Shah Suri. This tomb is situated towards north of Thanesar and has been
popular for its beauty and glory of architecture. This monument looks
similar to the Taj Mahal architecture and is found to be in the
octagonal shape which carries many marble arches and windows are
embellished with attractive screens. You can visit this place at least
once to experience the amazing architectural beauty of the Sheik Chehli
Khwaza Khizr Tomb in Haryana
The presence of the Kankar blocks makes the Khwaza Khizr Tomb, a
solitary structure that has been built using the red sandstone. The tomb
has square-shaped platform that strengthens the projections.
Also you can find the gateway where two openings have been embellished
with arches to pass the entrance and one has to climb-up the steps to
get near to the entrance. You can also observe the decorated
ceiling that consists of the multi-colored floral designs with hues of
yellow, red and green color that looks more colorful on the ceiling.
Palaces in Haryana
Travelers can enjoy watching different types of
Palaces in Haryana that
are built in varied architectural-style. All palaces are located in many
parts of Haryana, such as Gurgaon, Hansi, Hisar, Narnaul, Faridabad and
some other places as well. These palaces have stood like a pillar to
display the Rich history of the Haryana and tries to capture
attention of large numbers of tourists with its grand architecture.
Chatta Rai Mukand Dass in Haryana
Rai Mukand Dass of Haryana is a five-storied splendid structure established by
Mukund Dass (a diwan of Narnaul during the ruling period of Shah
Jahan). This great Mughal Ruler decorated the rooms and pavilions of
this Palace in a great way and highlighted the excellent architecture.
The palace consists of the popular Diwan-e-Khas embellished with
the large pillars and its marble floors look brilliant. Even though
the exterior of the Palace is bit simple, the inside architecture is
good to visit.
Feroz Shah Palace in Haryana
Palace (the historical
monument constructed by the 'Feroze Shah', the Ruler of 'Tughlaq
') lies in the district of Hisar in Haryana. This
splendid spot includes the 'Rubble Masonry' wrapped by the thick lime
plaster. The building was adorned with many pillars (borrowed
from many temples) carved with sandstone. These pillars are
used to stand as a support to the arch structures and there is a
palace complex with a large courtyard formed by two to three storied
structures. Also there is a pillar hall that connects to many rooms
and one can see a passage as well as the steps to climb-up and down the
terrace. And one side of the terrace is embellished through water known as 'Lotus Tank
Gujari Mahal in Haryana
Mahal in Haryana was constructed by famous Tughlaq ruler Feroze Shah who built this
majestic palace for his beloved Gujari.
Gujari Mahal has a number of
other structures that adorns the complex of the palace. Shahi Darwaza,
Hamam, a mosque and Diwan-e Aam
are some of the architectural
structures that are worth visiting.
The Roof of the Palace has nine bays
in support to a dome (hemisphere). The roof is made in plaster of
the walls on the exterior of the palace are made up of the red sandstone
and the door frames are built using stone.
Jal Mahal in Haryana
can enter Jal Mahal through a gatehouse established in the north
direction at Hansi in Haryana. The foundation of the palace is found in
square-shape with four corners, decorated with small chambers
(two-storied structures). The upper storied can be climbed with the
support of the series of steps; while, the staircases are built to the
north direction, and the rest of the two storied are found in the south
The Jal Mahal (interiors) looks extremely great, where
you can observe the paintings on ceiling that is richly embellished in
gold colors. Also there are certain geometrical motif designs, that
makes everyone, speechless!
Forts in Haryana
Forts located in Haryana, have a magnificent architectural beauty, that
takes tourists to a different world. These forts will not just creates
attention with the amazing buildings, but also drags visitors with the
surrounding views like the parks, gardens, etc.
Asigarh Fort in Haryana
Asigarh Fort, an old fort in Hansi, is said to be built by the very famous
ruler 'Prithviraj Chauhan', a; popular king of the Hindu Chauhan
Dynasty. This octagonal-shaped fort has been spread over an area of
around with 30 acres (security posts on all the corners).
It is said that, the underground tunnel(passage) at this fort has been
launched to link the 'Hansi' till 'Hisar'. There are also gates
and walls at this fort, and these walls are decorated with the pictures
of some hindu and jain deities, as well as birds and animals. Even, the
ancient idols like the Mahavira and Buddha are also seen at the Open
fort complex. Along with which, visitors can witness the sword
manufacturing factory located at this fort.
Farukh Nagar Fort in Haryana
Farukh Nagar Fort
located in the State of Haryana at Gurgaon, had been constructed during
the 18th century by the Nawab called 'Faujdar Khan'. If you arrive this
fort, you must visit the 'Dilli Darwaza
', well-known as 'Delhi
'. There are five entrances for this gate; among which, Dilli
has been considered as the gateway of excellent entrance
among 3 Surviving Darwazas. And the other two gateways (Darwazas) are
as the 'Patli Darwaza
' and 'Jhajjari Darwaza
Chhachhrauli Fort in Haryana
Chhachhrauli Fort is located at the Karnal district in the state of Haryana, that
comprises with the forts, and palaces, as well as the samadhis
(Cemetris) of the ruling family, that describes the glory of the
'Chachhrauli' in Haryana. But during the year 1940, the fort became a
place of government offices, as well as schools.
The King of
Kalsia constructed a giant fort for his personal use, which has a
throne room, also a treasury known as 'Khazana'
and the reception
rooms. While, the entire fort was painted with murals on every side of
the fort wall with various designs of flowers, birds, and some of the
rulers, along with the modern views of the railway stations, trains, as
well as the churches, etc.
Karnal Fort in Haryana
The Karnal Fort located at the Karnal district of Haryana, is said to be
built by the King 'Gajpat Singh' who belonged to the Jind. this fort had
been formed during the year 1764 AD, and it is currently occupied by
the Tehsildar, for the sake of commercial and residential purposes.
Loharu Fort in Haryana
Loharu Fort was constructed by Arjun Singh in 1570 and is located in Loharu.
The fort was built in both oriental and western style of architecture
and has a fountain and a tank in the center. Although the fort is under
the Haryana Government which operates a tehsil and a treasury office,
tourists can visit the fort to view the architecture of the period.
Museums in Haryana
in Haryana displays the ancient art, culture and lifestyle to the local
and international tourists. These museums consists of the tribal art,
as well as the science and technology, archaeology, and others. Also,
several activities are conducted in these museums such as - keeping art
exhibitions, displaying new discoveries, and conducting programs to give
knowledge about the Rich Culture of Haryana and history as well. Such
activities welcomes people in large numbers and thereby gives good
knowledge to the visitors.
Sri Krishna Museum in HaryanaSri Krishna Museum
of Kurukshetra built in the year 1987, has been a major attraction of
the city, that displays
ancient and modern objects (Mahabharata or belongs to Lord Krishna).
Also, some of the antique objects are kept in the Museum, which
are gathered from Kurukshetra. There are even certain historical
objects collected from several regions of Kurukshetra.
when you enter the museum, you will see the Lord Ganesha statue
(dancing pose). Then, inside the gallery, there are some other items like
the excellent wood carvings and bronze casting, some ivory works
as well as the stone sculptures and miniature paintings to name a few.
Panipat Museum in Haryana
basic idea behind launching of the Panipat Museum is to share the
information of archaeology, history, as well as art and crafts related
to Haryana. Tourists will be able to inspect the amazing sculptures,
antiquities, jeweleries, pottery, arts and crafts, and other valuable
things at this museum. One can also watch the paintings, photography and
other details about the great warriors who sacrificed their lives to
from other warriors.
You can also witness some of the
miniatures grabbed from 'Baburnama and Akbarnama'. Such a great museum
of Panipat includes a huge collection of the traditional arts and
artifacts of many regions in Haryana.
Urusvati Museum of Folklore in Haryana
Museum of Folklore (Gurgaon) is an exceptional Museum established in
Shilkopur, which is dedicated to the Indian folk stories. The Museum
also displays these stories via paintings, sculptures, etc. It
punctuates the legendary love stories of the country as well as
exhibits the costumes and jeweleries, musical instruments and other types of
folk art and crafts which are situated in a beautiful landscape.
the Aravalli Mountain Ranges as its background, this museum is
established at the center of a Jasmine garden that expands over a
significant green land (more than 5 acres). This museum is on the way
to Jaipur that draws many tourists at this spot.
Museum of Folk and Tribal Art in Haryana
The Museum of Folk and Tribal
is one of the most varied collections of Indian folk and tribal
art, which have been founded by 'Mr. K.C. Aryan', a famous art
historian, a painter and a sculptor, as well as the writer of 23 scholar
books. While, museum has been preserved to showcase the most valuable
folk and tribal arts of India.
Museum of Folk and Tribal Art
presents many exclusive handicrafts prepared out of wood, stone and
iron. There are also certain religious arts as well as embroidered
works and some other murals of Himachal Pradesh are also highlighted in
Heritage Transport Museum in Haryana
The Heritage Transport Museum (Haryana)
devoted to the entire transport in India, that covers many types of
transport such as airplanes, cars, commercial vehicles as well as the
This seems to be an exclusive museum that
consists of new and modified themes as per the visitor's interests.
can either pick a taxi on the street or catch some other vehicles as
per the theme that interests you.
This will make you go craze in riding
the ancient vehicles. Also if you come along with children, they will
enjoy playing with the toys and cars (Bollywood).
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Dharohar Museum in Haryana
During the Golden Jubilee, the Kurukshetra
University launched Dharohar Museum (Haryana)
within the campus, to display
the cultural, as well as the architectural heritage of Haryana. The Museum also consists of an open-air theater for the sake of performing cultural activities.
Thanesar Archaeological Site in Haryana
Thanesar Archaeological Site
Museum, is said to be a prominent spot of Kurukshetra
that is in the
view of the archaeological history. It is the only museum that
highlights the history of Thanesar
in a most brilliant way, as per the
Archaeological Survey of India. One can find ancient scriptures, stones
as well as the terracotta sculptures, along with the coins and
ornaments, the ritualistic objects and much more in the museum
Kalpana Chawla Memorial Planetarium in Haryana
Chawla Memorial Planetarium
is a memorial planetarium situated at
Jyotisar (Kurukshetra , Haryana), that has been developed for the unformal
astronomy and science education. Such kind of education puts light on
the life of Kalpana Chawla. This helps students to learn in a better
way. Many educational activities are conducted at this planetarium to
give good knowledge to the students, teachers as well as the general
Panorama Science Museum in Haryana
The Kurukshetra Panorama Science
is another exclusive building (cylindrical shape), used to
exhibit the active models of different activities established in the
museum. This tall cylindrical museum displays its elegant architecture
with a View of the epic (Live battle
you stand in the middle of the cylindrical hall, you can experience the
34 feet high paintings of 18 episodes (battle within the Pandavas and
the Kauravas appear live to the eyes). One can witness the war scenes
with lighting illusions and also a Science Park outside the
museum' s building.
Tunnel Museum in Haryana
Tunnel Museum in Haryana consists of a 20m section that
provides a small view (hopes and horrors) to its visitors. One
can notice photos that are stick over the walls to the shell-pounded
house, where the tunnel is hidden with an entrance of about 20-minute
video that displays the City video and the wartime tunnel experience.
National Parks in Haryana
Haryana is a wonderful state that comprises of many National Parks that
captures vision of not only the local people, but also large numbers of
national and international tourists.
one park is famous for fountains, the other park is popular due to the
migration of birds, and some parks are famous for arrival of wildlife
species. There are also certain parks which are well-known for medicinal
tree plantations. Even, one can visit some parks, where Research
centers are located.
Such types of National Parks are highlighted as below.
Sultanpur National Park in Haryana
Sultanpur National Park (Haryana)
as well as the
Bird Sanctuary is a heaven for birdwatchers. There are a large variety of
animals and aquatic plants which attracts a migratory as well as a
variety of resident birds, and due to poor monsoons, groundwater will
get dry in a grassy land. However, during winters, the lake will have
enough amount of water and grabs attention of wide range of the
Kalesar National Park in Haryana
Kalesar National Park is a giant National
Park in Haryana, where a visitor can view the Amazing view of 11,000 acres of the
Sal Forests. It includes a dangerous service ladder that dangles down,
and is worth for a traveler to move to this Top location within the
Park. There is a natural or a man-made watering hole, which captures the
attention of the wildlife to visit this place to quench their thirst.
While, Forest Department that operates the Kalesar National Park makes
proper arrangement to the visitors to come closer to wildlife.
Aravali Biodiversity National Park in Haryana
Adibadri Biodiversity Park is
situated with a distance of 40 Kms from the Yamunanagar town, and
towards the north direction of the town. One can arrive on the road that
passes through the Bilaspur town. From the nearest village, the
distance of this location seems to be just 2 Kms and lies at the
foothills of the Siwaliks.
One can visit the temples such as the
Adi-Badri Narayana, Shri Kedar Nath
, as well as the Mantra Devi Temples
which are established near the amazing terrain that is completely a
reflection of the beautiful Nature.
Jindal National Park in Haryana
Jindal Park is situated in the place of Kurukshetra of Haryana, and the main attraction of the park is its
memorable garden, where a beautiful Torso Bust which is 4 ft in its
height has been constructed in his memory.
This park aims to
provide different experience to the people of several age groups. And
there is an ‘O P Jindal Park’, where one can experience the inner peace,
and explore themselves in a peaceful atmosphere. Along with excellent
scenic beauty and entertainment, visitors of this park can experience
the positive energy as well.
Leisure Valley National Park in Haryana
Leisure Valley Park in Haryana has been spread
with an area of 25 acres, where the major attraction seems to be the
musical fountain that crystallizes the place during the night.
is also a fountain at this park that dazzles during night times,
offering a very great ‘Panaromic View
’. Here, the water gushes out with
different patterns, and dances as per the music played. Large numbers of
visitors arrive here to experience the splendid view of this Leisure
Chaudhary Devi Lal Nature Park in Haryana
The Chaudhary Devi Lal Nature
is a popular as a Research Center near Chuharpur village. Many
rarely found trees such as the Teak, the Shisham as well as the Simbal
and Khair are available in this park. Also there are flourishing
numbers of medicinal plants where the Research Center is evolved close
to the hilly belt of the Shivaliks.
One can also become witness to the Medicinal herbal trees, which were planted along with
other plants and the park expands its area with herbal garden that has
200+ medicinal species of plants.
The park is so wide that, it
has provided good facility for the tourists to walk and sit, people
can even read about the uses of the plants and description on the name plates
hanged everywhere. This gives good knowledge to the readers.
Mughal and Yadavindra Gardens in Haryana
Gardens is one of the beautiful gardens that lies in the Pinjore region
(Haryana). This Garden takes the visitors to the ancient Aryan period.
One can find the ruins of Bhima Devi temple as well as the ancient baths
of 17th century A.D. The Mughal
Garden was built by Fidai Khan during the same period, and you can
witness palaces like the Rang Mahal, along with the Shish
Mahal as well as the Jal Mahal in this Mughal Gardens.
Yadavindra Gardens is another wonderful garden designed by the Fidai
Khan (the foster brother of Aurangzeb and the famous Mughal Emperor). Now,
these gardens are facilitated for the sake of conferences. Even food
and drinking facility is also available at this garden restaurants,
guestrooms as well as the bar.
Cactus Garden in Haryana
Cactus Garden is said to be the Asia's biggest
garden and if you miss to visit this place, your trip to Haryana may
become incomplete. This Cactus Garden lies in the city of Panchkula
(Haryana), and this garden has large numbers of endangered species
(approximately 3,500 species and above). These botanists as well as the
cactus enthusiasts will drag themselves to this unique garden every year
during the month of march.
This Cactus garden has 272 species related to genus
Mammillaria, as well as the other 160 species that are very naturally
found outdoor. Besides these, there are some other awesome plants of
Aloe Speciosa, along with the Aloe Ferox and some varied range of
species. Overall, Garden has huge collection of different types of
Cactus plant species that creates a great enthusiasm in students while gaining knowledge about these species.
Things to do in Haryana
There are many things to do in Haryana. If you visit the state, you can
surely move to the beaches, lakes, hill stations, and some other wonderful places.
Haryana is a state of the memorable historic
past, with the ancient structures and buildings such as museums, forts,
palaces, temples, churches, mosques or gurudwaras, which are evocative
to this fact. Some of the ancient
valuable evidences have been found from certain archaeological places in
the the state.
Below are some of the things that you can do in Haryana.
There are lots of things to do in Haryana-
Heritage Walk in Haryana
You can go for heritage walk in Haryana that involves the visiting to the museums, forts as well as the palaces. You can find
different themes in each museums. If some museums display scientific
instruments, some display musical instruments, while others display arts
and artifacts. While, few museums give importance for the spiritual and
One can visit the palaces that lets
the travelers to wander in the gardens of the Palaces, as well as enter
the corridor of the Palaces and experience the different style
of architecture.You can also walk into the forts that let you
know the history of the past wars held at this place - how the rulers
hide inside these forts, etc. Even, you can go to the tombs and
monuments to enjoy the amazing architecture, that commemorates the early
Nature Walk in Haryana
Nature Walk in Haryana includes 'hill stations in Haryana' that come
alive with cool places along with great weather, where there are green
forests, hot water springs
as well as the waterfalls and lakes, etc.
You can even move to National Parks in Haryana to explore a wide range of different species of animals and birds
that gives you a good memorial experience. These parks are the perfect
picnic spots to visit with family.
Apart from these, travelers can enjoy the
luxurious trekking and boating along with other adventure activities. There
are basically two prominent hill stations in Haryana, which
includes the 'Dhosi Hill
' and 'Sohna'. Dhosi
Hill is located at Narnaul town in Haryana, that has become popular
due to the Sage Chavan (Rishi Chavan) who performed Penance here. There
are some other attractions such as the 'Chavan Shrine' and 'Shiva kund' nearby this place.
Sohna hill station provides a peaceful and charming natural
beauty, whose scenic view is brilliant. Due to its release of the golden
dust, it got its name as 'Sohna' that presents the breathtaking picture especially during the night view of the Aravali range.
Shopping in Haryana
Shopping is a best thing to do in Haryana. One can buy the embroidered
shoes (known as 'juttis'), also you can purchase the embroidered Salwar
Kameez called 'phulkari
' – it's a kind of long tunics that is worn on
loose pyjamas. If you wish to buy the bedspreads and cushion covers,
street markets will be the right one, where you will get these bed
accessories at an affordable price. You can also buy woolen clothes and
carpets (so called dhurries) as well. Haryana has become too modernized
with large numbers of shopping malls located to make it easy for the
local as well as international visitors to buy all items in one place.
Eating Out in Haryana
Along with the fast foods at the shopping malls, one can also try eating
food at the famous restaurants, as well as the street food in Haryana. These fast food
items are absolutely delightful. You can taste the blend of
multi-cuisines such as the Indian, Thai, Chinese, Mexican and others at
an affordable price. Even, you can have some snacks, and light breakfast
at the restaurants.
Dancing in Haryana
you looking to enjoy with the drinking and dancing group in Haryana?
Well, you can find them in various places. If you want to watch the folk
dances, like the Saang dance, you must visit towns and villages. Here,
you can find most of the people dancing in groups, comprising of 12 men
who dance disguising themselves as women, and thereby plays female
characters, and displays the religious stories.
You can also
attend Chhathi Dance that is performed only after the child's birth
(especially male child) in the town. And this dance is arranged mainly
at night, highlighting the Romantic stories.
Other than these, drinking
and dancing are found commonly in pubs and bars, 5 star hotels, etc. You
can even find people dancing in certain malls as well.
How to Reach Haryana
Tourists can make use of different ways to reach Haryana and all ways are
good enough to reach. One can use Rail, Road or Air ways to reach this
place. All these transportation facilities are available throughout India, as Haryana is connected from all sides of India - North, South,
East and West.
If you want to reach Haryana through flight, you must
pick the nearest airport Chandigarh or Surajkund. That means, while
booking flight to Haryana, you must choose the Chandigarh or Surajkund
airport of Delhi.
In case, you wish to travel by railway, you can select the closest airport like the Faridabad
, Gurgaon, and Chandigarh. All
these places are very well-connected to Delhi from a Shatabdi Express.
So get down at Delhi in any of these places, then reach Haryana by
local taxis or Autorikshaws.
Even, all these places Faridabad, Gurgaon and Chandigarh becomes the
best nearest places to reach Haryana by private buses or any other
ans of road transport like cars or taxis, etc.