Haryana

Haryana - Best 5 Places To Visit

“The House of God’, as Haryana is broadly alluded to, might make you think if there is a divine being, he may most likely be here. The land is so old, which can be gaged by the way this was where Veda Vyasa, the holy person, composed the celebrated epic Mahabharata. The place acquires significance for those taking after religious beliefs similar to the land where Lord Krishna is said to have articulated the celebrated saying, “Do your duty and be detached from results” to Arjuna, one of the Pandava brothers on the eve of Mahabharata war.

Rose Garden, Chandigarh

Chandigarh-Haryana:  It is one of the best organized cities of India. Streets are quite wide and extensive. It hasn’t developed erratically as some of other Indian cities have. The most striking thing about the city is the vastness of dazzling blue sky with the mountains in the setting. This beautiful city is a suitable place to visit in the event that you require a break from the mechanical way of life which is often said to spoil the health, and can irresistible to foreign travelers. In 1966, the Hindi-speaking regions were part from the Punjabi talking territories of the state to frame another state of Haryana. Chandigarh, still continue to be the capital of both Punjab and Haryana.

How To Reach Rose Garden, Chandigarh

  • By Air : Chandigarh is connected with Delhi, Mumbai Kolkata Jammu and Srinagar.
  • By Train : It is connected by rail with Mumbai Delhi Kolkata Lucknow Chennai Jaipur Kerala and other important cities of India.
  • By Road : It has two bus terminus – No. 17 and No.43. It is well connected with all major cities of the state.
  • Photography : Allowed in common place

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Gardens of Chandigarh Rock Garden It comprises many acres of land and included many figures set in a sequence of interlinking patios. Nek Chand's rock garden, maid from reused ingredients. It is one of the appealing parks in Chandigarh. It is open every-day from April to September between 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. also, 3.00 to 7.00 p.m. During October and March, it is from 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and, 2.00 to 6.00 p.m.

Rose Garden: It conducts yearly flower shows which is well known among the people in this area. This garden is considered as one of the biggest rose gardens in Asia.

Pinjore Gardens:  There is a small zoo, an area for selling plants and a Japanese garden, also memorable castles and excursion yards waiting for sightseers.  It is 12 mi from Chandigarh. The entrancing park made in the Mughal style is an exceptional tourist area.

Desert plant Garden: It is situated around 8 km from the city of gardens. This Cactus Garden close to Chandigarh, is the biggest succulent professional flowerbed of Asia.

Lake Sukhna Lake: A well- known place to spend time, one can hope to see occupants of the city running or walking around the banks.
Museum Historical center and Art Gallery: The Art Gallery has great accumulations of antiquated and contemporary Indian art.

The Chandigarh Museum: It starts with the philosophies on which Chandigarh was developed.

What you can do in Chandigarh Rent a bicycle and go around

See the rock garden made of recycle material

Enjoy Boating at Sukhna Lake

Visit Handicraft emporium

Kurukshetra

Kurukshetra-Haryana: The significance of the place is credited to the way that the Kurukshetra War of the Mahabharata was happened on this land of Haryana and the Bhagavad Gita was discoursed here amid the war when Lord Krishna realized Arjuna in a frightful predicament. According to the Mahabharata, this historical place is having a vital role and taken the name of King Kuru, the progenitor of Pandavas and Kauravas, as represented in the Puranas. By the archeological grounds it has been recorded that Ashoka the Great made this location as a center point for educating people from everywhere throughout the world.

How To Reach Kurukshetra

  • By Plane : The nearest airport is Delhi. It is connected by road to Kurukshetra, it is 170 km. via NH 44NH.
  • By Rail : Kurukshetra is a railway junction which is well collected with all important cities of India.
  • By Road : Busses of state transport and private busses are operated. It is connected with Delhi, Simla, Amristar, Delhi and Chandigarh.

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To see in Kurukshetra Jyotisar It is positioned about 8 km from the railway junction. It is the place where the Kurukshetra war was really fought and Shri "Krishna" discoursed Bhagavad Gita to Arjun. There is an old temple here, furthermore a sanctuary devoted to Adi Shankaracharya. There is also a little lake and on the opposite side a stadium where an hour light and sound show is held 6 pm onwards.

Sanhit-Sarovar Situated at about 3 km from Kurukshetra Railway Station. It is assumed that all kind of pilgrimage gather here on the Amavasi day and if a person performs Shradhs during solar eclipse and make a holy dip in this tank, he acquires the virtues of 1000 Ashwamedh offerings.

Brahm-sarovar-holy water tank. It is said in the sacred texts that the sacredness of performing 'Ashvamedh Yajna' can be accomplished by a dip in this holy water tank. This place is accepted to be the land where ancient civilization took its origin.

Other Attractions:

Krishna Museum, Sheik Chili Tomb, Jindal Park, Harshwardhan stop, Panorma Science museum.

What you can do Yoga and Meditation: There are some yoga and meditation centers which gives one day, and one-week training.

Travel in cycle rishaws and see around Kurukshetra.

Visit Sheikh chili tomb and harsh ka tilla

Visit all the temples around. Get Darshan from Badra Kali and Sthaneshwar shiv ji

Panipat

Panipat-Haryana  notable city It is 169 km south of Chandigarh and 90 km north of Delhi. The famous three battles of Panipat witnessed by this city in 1526, 1556 and 1761. The city is popular in India by the name of "City of Weavers" and "Material City". As indicated by the Hindu mythology, It was one of the five cities established by the Pandavas during the ancient times. This lovely city is initially recorded in the Mahabharata as one of the five areas that the Pandavas requested from Duryodhana. It is a well-known place for quality bedspreads, carpets and blankets in India. The handlooms made in this place is very popular. Panipat city is the center of shoddy yarn which has vast application for making threads and weaving fabric.

How To Reach Panipat

  • By Air : Panipat doesn’t have an airport, Delhi international airport is 110.6 km or 68.7 miles away.
  • By Train : Panipat junction is the railway station, you will get trains from all important railway stations to Panipat.
  • By Road : Regular buses are available from nearby states and cities.

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Monuments Hemu's Samadhi Sthal: A monument of Hemu the Hindu legend who was beaten in the second battle of Panipat by Shah Quil Khan is here.

Ibrahim Lodhi's Tomb: In 1526, Babur, the ruler of Kabulistan beaten Ibrahim Lodhi in the Battle of Panipat. Ibrahim was murdered amid the battle at Panipat and his tomb now lies there as a monument.

Babur's Kabuli Bagh Mosque: The garden of Kabuli Bagh, Kabuli Bagh Mosque, and a tank were constructed by Babur in the name of his wife – Mussammat Kabuli begum. This is built as the remembrance to his triumph over Ibrahim Lodhi in the battle of Panipat. These structures and the garden still exist under the name of Kabuli Bagh.

Temple Shri Devi temple: A sanctuary of native goddess exists on the bank of the tank.
Museum Panipat Museum: The presentation of relics, engraving, statues, weapons and shields, earthenware, old and important records, gems and jewellery and hand crafted and specialty objects, have been enlarged by maps, review, and photos.
Other Attractions Salar Jung door: This entryway is currently in the main center of Panipat city. The entryway still signifies its archeological contrasts.

Gurudwara Dera Baba Jodh Sachiyar Ji is one of the vital Sikh holy places of Panipat

Pinjore Gardens

Pinjore Gardens Haryana: It was made in the seventeenth century by engineer Nawab Fidai Khan amid the early tenure of Mughal ruler Aurangzeb. The garden has been laid in seven porches, with the principal door of the garden opening into the most astounding first patio, which has a castle constructed in Rajasthani–Mughal style. The second patio with curved entryways has the "Rang Mahal" (painted castle). The third patio has cypress trees and flowerbeds prompting to plantations. The following porch has the "Jal Mahal" (royal residence of water) with a square wellspring. Wellsprings and tree forests are arranged in the following porch. The lowermost patio has an outside theater, which is planned as a circle like structure.

How To Reach Pinjore Gardens

  • By Road : It is 22.3 km or 13.9 miles from Chandigarh and 13.6 km or 8.5 miles from Panchkula. Roads are well connected and you can hire a taxi or bus to reach Pinjore Gardens
  • By Rail : Kalka is the nearest railway station. Trains stops from New Delhi and Chandigarh.
  • By Air : Indira Gandhi International Airport Delhi is the nearest international airport. The domestic airport is Chandigarh airport.

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Nearby Attractions Kaushalya Dam is an earth-filled torrent dam or terrain dam on Kaushalya River in Pinjore. It is a significant wetland that is home of many imperiled migrant creatures.

The Indian Flying Fox can be seen at the Yadavindra Gardens- Ambala-Shimla Highway, nook and passage. Several of these bats can be seen perching amid the day in the taller trees in the compound.

Faridabad

Faridabad. It has fantastic railroad availability with trains from different parts of India, due to its nearness to Delhi. It is the biggest city in the state of Haryana . There are numerous alluring spots to see in this beautiful  region. The river Yamuna shapes the eastern district limit with Uttar Pradesh. As per the Faridabad Henna Manufacturing Association, the henna production from Faridabad is enumerated around ₹250 crores. The Anagpur Dam, located close to the Anagpur village (also called Arangpur) in this district of Haryana, is 2 km. (1.2 mi) away from the more famous Surajkund. It is also an important industrial hub of Haryana. Around 50% of the income tax collected in Haryana is from this district and Gurgaon. The agricultural sector is very aggressive here, while tractors, motorcycles, switch gears, refrigerators, shoes, tires and garments constitute its primary industrial products.

How To Reach Faridabad

  • By Plane : Delhi International airport is the nearest airport.
  • By Bus : Frequent buses are available in this state to Delhi, Mathura and Agra.
  • By Rail : Faridabad is well connected with all important cities of India

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Major Attractions Surajkund Lake: Surajkund International Crafts Mela" facilitated by Surajkund Mela Authority and Haryana Tourism Corporation together, as a team with the union ministries of tourism, culture and external affairs, and textile, from February 1 to 15. In 2015, it was estimated that the fair was visited by more than 1.25 million guests including 160,000 foreigners with more than 20 nations taking participation in the fair. The Suraj Kund Lake here is encompassed by rock cut strides.

Anangpur Dam: An exclusive Indian hydraulic powered structure was worked amid the reign of King Anangpal of the Tomar administration in eighth century. It is possible to reach hear by road from Delhi.

Siva Temple

Town Park

Sector 15 Market

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Sheik Chili's Tomb

Sheikh Chili's Tomb The structural arrangement of the tomb indicates impressive Persian impact.  It is a center of constructions situated in Thanesar, Haryana. It incorporates Mughal gardens, madarsa, two tombs, and many ensuing qualities. There is another tomb in the complex, accepted to be of Sheik Chili's beloved wife. This excellent tomb and connected Madrasa are connected with the Sufi Saint Abd-ur-Rahim. There is a mosque called Pather Masjid (Stone Mosque) that was made from red sandstone. Mughal Gardens are on the northern side. An Archaeological Exhibition hall run by Archaeological Survey of India, is also functioning within the compound. The memorial was safeguarded and announced as of National importance. It consists of archaeological finds, like seals and sealings, terracotta statues, tablets, adornments, and swords from sites in nearby regions of Kurukshetra and Bhagwanpura.

How To Reach Sheik Chili's Tomb

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Firoz Shah Palace Complex

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Firoz Shah Palace Complex-Hisar Haryana: It was worked by Firoz Shah Tughlaq in 1354 AD. The royal residence comprises of a mosque known as Lat ki Masjid. Lat is a sandstone column around 21 feet high and was before an Ashokan pillar. Underground rooms are also situated inside the complex. The place has additionally a Diwan-e-Aam. Gujri Mahal is another royal residence situated close to the castle complex also worked by Firoz Shah for his better half Gujri. Its development was finished in 1356 and stands on an enormous rectangular base. The artwork in the fortification is the fusion of Islamic architecture and Indian architecture. Though, the mosque was constructed in Seljuk architecture. The Royal Residence is built of Red Sandstone. The material used in the erection of the fort was taken from the destroyed Hindu temples.

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Surajkund

Surajkund-Faridabad, Haryana. This place is very popularly known for its yearly fair "Surajkund International Craft Mela. It is an old repository of the tenth century, 2 kilometers (1.2 mi) away toward the south west from an antiquated dam of the eighth century called the Anagpur Dam; both are found 8 km (5 miles) from South Delhi in Faridabad, Haryana. Surajkund or 'Lake of the Sun') is a man maid kund ('Kund' signifies "lake" or repository) made in the environment of the Aravalli slopes with a stadium shaped bank, developed in half circle frame. It is said to have been made by the Gujjar ruler Suraj Pal of Tomar administration in the tenth century. Tomar was a sun devotee and he had in this manner made a Sun temple on its western bank.

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Harsha Ka Tila Mound

Harsha Ka Tila Mound - Thanesar Haryana The present town of Thanesar is situated on an antiquated hill. The hill is known as "Harsh ka Tila", west of Sheik Chili's Tomb complex in Thanesar. It has remains of structures assumed to be made amid the rule of Harsha, seventh century CE. From the excavations findings from the hill include Painted Gray Ware scraps in the pre-Kushana period and Red Polished Ware from post Gupta period. During Mughal rule, the Battle of Thanesar also known as Battle of the Ascetics took place in summer of 1567, between Mughal Emperor Akbar and Rajputs near Thanesar on the banks of the Sarsawati Ghaggar River.

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The Kabuli Bagh Mosque

The Kabuli Bagh Mosque in Panipat Haryana was constructed in the year 1527 by the emperor Babur to denote his triumph over Sultan Ibrahim Lodhi at the primary Battle of Panipat in 1526. The mosque situated in Panipat is named after Kabuli Begum, the wife of Babur. It was the primary success of the Mughals over Hindustan. A descendant of Tamerlane who constructed this landmark as a show of triumph of the Mughals over the Pathan leaders of India. Its architecture is to some extent a model of royal mosques in Samarkhand with large arched domes. Babur could not copy the Timurid architecture fully as competent artisans and engineers were not available in India in creating this type of architecture.

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Sthaneshwar Mahadev Temple

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The Sthaneshwar Mahadev Temple which belong to the ancient time is devoted to Lord Shiva is located in Thanesar, a divine town in the Kurukshetra district of Haryana. This is the place that the Pandavas along with Krishna prayed to Lord Shiva and obtained his blessings for victory in the war of Mahabharata. The ninth Guru, Shri Tegh Bahadur stayed at a place near the Sthaneshwar Tirtha that is noted by a gurdwara just near this temple. The temple of Sthaneshwar is the holy residence of Lord Shiva and this town operated as the capital of Emperor Harshavardhana. The temple with a dome-shaped roof follows a regional type of architecture. The front of the roof is shaped like an 'amla' along with a tall highpoint. The Lingam is ancient and still respected by the local people.

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Lohri Celebration

Lohri celebration–Haryana

Lohri Celebration –Haryana: is a famous festivity of the people of Haryana, celebrated in this state. It is observed the night before Makar Sankranti, also known as Maghi, and according to the solar part of the lunisolar Bikrami calendar and typically falls about the same date every year (January 13). Many folks assume the celebration denotes the departure of the winter solstice, being the briefest day and the longest night of the year. A key element of Lohri is the bonfire. Lighting of the fire has been familiar in winter solstice celebrations, it connotes the arrival of longer days. The blaze is a traditional custom, making an important part of Lohri. The population of Haryana still value the seasonal changes and the nature’s components like water, wind, fire etc. as the main source of their income is from agriculture, the earth is an integral part of their way of life.

Vaisakhi Festival

Image credit : Udit Sharma CC-BY-SA-4.0 Vaisakhi celebration Haryana

Vaisakhi festival Haryana. This day is observed as a thanksgiving day by land cultivators whereby agriculturists pay their tribute, expressing gratitude toward God for the plentiful harvest furthermore expecting blessings for future success. Vaisakhi falls on 13 April, denote the beginning of the solar based new year in many parts of the Indian sub-continent and is widely celebrated in most part of Haryana. As per the luni- solar based calendar it is important for Hindus in places where the local new year starts with the begin of the lunar new year. Vaisakhi matches with the festival of 'Vishu' celebrated in Kerala a day after Vaisakhi. The celebrations include fireworks, shopping for new clothes and exciting displays called 'Vishu Kani'. Hindus make preparations of flowers, grains, fruits which friends and family visit to admire as "lucky sight"

Haryali Teej Celebration

Hariyali Teej Festival Haryana The monsoon celebrations of Teej are fundamentally devoted to Goddess Parvati and her union with Lord Siva. Youngsters customarily flew Kites during this day. Swings are set up in open patios, under trees for the festival season. Haryali Teej welcome the rainy season and are commended especially by young ladies and girls, with melodies, dance and chanting mantras in traditional customs. The celebration is rejoiced by women of all faiths, and lasts from the third day of the bright half of the lunar month of Sawan as per the Punjabi calendar to the full moon of Sawan (about 13 days). Teeyan involves women getting together and performing Gidda, married women visiting their families and receiving gifts. It is also traditional for women to ride on swings.

Surajkund International Craft Mela –Faridabad

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Surajkund International Craft Mela –Faridabad Haryana: In the background of the stream, during the springtime, every year from February 1–15, an exciting conventional craft festival of India is held in the precincts of Surajkund. This fair was originally started in 1987. Traditional craftsmen (artists, painters, weavers and sculptors) from all parts of the nation contribute in this annual festival named as the “Surajkund Crafts Mela” or "Surajkund designer’s Village”. More than a million people take part in the Mela amid the fortnight, including a huge number from different parts of the world. This is commended each year amid first, to fifteenth of February. It is an opportunity for the crafts men and artists to sell their products, (particularly handmade) directly to the buyers. The Mela is managed by the Haryana Tourism and Surajkund Mela Authority. It is enumerated that more than 160,000 people from other countries participated in the fair of 2015.