Top Places to Visit in Haryana

Top places to visit in Haryana are Gurgaon, Kurukshetra, Panchkula, Faridabad, Panipat, Narnaul and many more.

Updated: September 26, 2019

Top places to visit in Haryana are Gurgaon, Kurukshetra, Panchkula, Faridabad, Panipat, Narnaul and many more.

Gurgaon:

Gurgaon also known as the 'Millennium City of India' is one of the most urbanised cities of India. Easily accessible from Delhi and Noida, Gurgaon is fast becoming a popular travel destination among holidaymakers. Home to a vast variety of unique flora and fauna as well as bird species, the Sultanpur National Park and Bird Sanctuary is a place where you can go to sit back and relax amidst nature. Another popular tourist attraction is the Sohna Lake. It is a popular picnic spot among both locals and tourists offering a scenic view of the Aravalli mountains.

Kurukshetra:

Kurukshetra is famous for being one of the centre-points of the Epic Mahabharata. The place has a large number of devout centres, holy shrines and kunds which trace back to the epic ages and the earliest Indian civilisation. It is believed that Lord Krishna preached the theory of Karma in the form of Geeta to Arjuna in Kurukshetra. Lord Buddha and several Sikh Gurus are known to have visited and spent time in Kurukshetra. Ashoka, the Mauryan ruler made Kurukshetra a centre of learning for people from all over the world. The place is famous for its temples, lakes and museums documenting the history of pre-Harappan and Harappan civilisations. Thanesar or Sthaneswar is a historical town surrounding Kurukshetra.

Panchkula:

Panchkula is a satellite town that forms the tricity with Chandigarh and Mohali. It is one of the most planned towns of Haryana which  is famous for the ruins of the Chandels and trekking on Morni Hills teemed with peacocks.
This hill-city derives its name from the five irrigation canals or 'kuls' which draw water from the uphill Ghagghar. has an open-air amphitheatre and the Terminals Ballistic Research Laboratory of the DRDO. Panchkula is also a place which is used as a halt before going to nearby hill stations in Himachal Pradesh as it is  on the way to hills of Shimla.

Faridabad:

Faridabad is the largest city of Haryana and its major industrial hub as well. Faridabad is the main part of district Faridabad which has two divisions, Faridabad and Ballabgarh. The city shares borders with New Delhi on its north, Gurgaon to its west and Uttar Pradesh on its south west ends. Faridabad was named after baba Farid, a popular sufi saint and the tomb of Baba Farid is present here. Pilgrims come from different regions to this place all year round.

Panipat:

Panipat, also known as 'The city of ancient wars' and 'City of Weavers' in Haryana is an interesting tourist destination. Panipat was one of the five cities founded by Pandava brothers during the times of Mahabharata. Panipat was the scene of three pivotal battles marked in the Indian history. The ruins of the Old Fort belonging to the Islamicate rule, the Kabuli Shah Mosque, an ancient structure built by the emperor Babar of the Mughal Dynasty, Ibrahim Lodhi's grave and the tomb of Bu Ali Shah Kalandar are few historical magnificence present here.

Narnaul:

Narnaul in Mahendergarh district of Haryana is a historic town that claims to be one of the important seats of the Dwapar yuga of Mahabharata. Narnaul is famous for its many tombs and historical sites that date back to the Mughal and Rajput era, followed by the rule of Prince of Jaipur and Patiala. A hybrid architectural influences of Mughals, Rajputs, Persians and the British is found here.

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