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Attractions in Haryana
Haryana – The land of Mahabharata, the land of ancient civilizations, the land of Milk and Butter, the land where people are habitual of giving you a piece of their minds (just for laughs) is one of those tourist destinations in the nation which are famous for the places of historical importance. It is also believed that the epic Mahabharata was written by Rishi Vyas in Haryana and it is a witness of some of the most important events and incidents in the Indian history. Haryana State is full of lore, monuments, buildings of tourist interest and other such attractions. Some important cities with main attraction points are as following:
Recently renamed as the Gurugram, the Gurgaon lies in the Delhi NCR region and is one of the fastest growing and expanding cities in the North India. The number of industries, corporate offices, start-ups, and malls in the city and nearby areas is making this area as the IT hub of the North India. The best places to visit in Gurgaon are Sheetla Mata Mandir, Cyber Hub, Ambience Mall, Kingdom of Dreams, Leisure Valley, Sai ka Aangan Temple, NeverEnuf Garden Valley, Sultanpur National Park Bird Sanctuary, Aravalli Biodiversity Park, Stellar Children’s Museum and Oysters Beach Water Park. One can also visit exciting spots like Mall Mile, Tikki Bottom, Qutub Khan’s Tomb, Fun n Food Village, Vintage Camera Museum and much more.
Known as the ‘City Beautiful’, this place is a union territory and serves as the joint capital of both Punjab and Haryana. There are a lot of places in and around Chandigarh which are popular among tourists. The top destinations to visit in Chandigarh are Le Corbusier Centre, Government Museum and Art Gallery, The Rock Garden, Butterfly Park, Morni Hills, Shanti Kunj, Rose Garden, Garden of Fragrance and Chhatbir Zoo.
Karnal is believed to have been established by the 6th brother of the Pandavas Karna. It is also known as the ‘Rice Bowl of India’. The place enjoys a beautiful culture which has evolved by the intermingling of Haryana and Punjab influences. Top places to visit in Karnal are Karnal Lake, Pukka Pul, Chhachhrauli Fort, Kalandar Shah’s Tomb and Cantonment Church Tower.
Hisar has been a city of importance since the reign of Mughals and has been a capital at that time too. Hence, the city has retained the legacy in the form of the ancient monuments and cultural influence. The best places to hang around in Hisar are Agroha, Gumbad, Banavali, Barsi Gate, Kunal, Feroze Shah Palace, Jahaj Kothi, Fort of Prithviraj and Gujri Mahal. One can also visit other famous spots like Lat Ki Masjid, Devi Bhawan Mandir, Durgah Char Qutub and some local places too.
The famous war of Mahabharata was fought over the lands of Kurukshetra and this land is etched with the ancient stories and architectural monuments. The place has references in the Indian history dating back to 2800 BC. The most popular tourist places in Kurukshetra are Brahma Sarovar, Kurukshetra Panorama & Science Centre, Sannihit Sarovar, Sheikh Chilli Tomb, Bhadrakali Temple, Dharohar Haryana Museum, Kalpana Chawla Planetarium and Sri Krishna Museum. Apart from these there are some other tourist places such as Birla Mandir, O. P. Jindal Park, Musical Fountain and Jyotisar Birthplace of Bhagavad Gita.
Being the largest city in the State of Haryana, Faridabad is also a popular tourist spot in the state. There are a number of lakes and palaces in the city. There is also a very popular golf course in Faridabad which can be visited to spend a lovely and quite afternoon on a weekend with friends and family. The most popular tourist places in the city are Surajkund, Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, Badkhal Lake, CITM Lake, Peacock Lake, Camp Wild and Dhauj Lake. The other places to visit are Aravalli Golf Course, Raja Nahar Singh Palace, Nepal Photography Day Tours and local markets.
Ambala is also one of the ancient towns in the state. The archaeological researches conducted in the area clearly indicate that the place was inhabited as early as the Paleolithic Age. Presently, the place is teeming with very big marketplaces which are famous for the traditional Punjabi Attires, modern apparels, cosmetics, imitation jewelry and other such commodities. Shopping in Ambala markets is a must-do the activity.
Narnaul is an emerging city, a municipal council, and headquarters of the Mahendragarh district in the Indian state of Haryana. It is famous for the temples and historical places in Haryana.
Believed to be established as one of the 5 cities by the Pandavas, the city of Panipat is located on the banks of Yamuna River. Apart from that, the Panipat city is famous for the 3 battles which were fought between Indian and Muslim invaders. Some of places one can visit are Panipat Museum, Salar Gunj Gate, Kabuli Bagh, Devi Temple, Old Fort, Bu Ali Shah Kalandar, Kabuli Shah Mosque, Grave of Ibrahim Lodhi and Kala Amb Tree Site in Panipat.
Pinjore is one of the most beautiful, largest and vibrant garden or group of gardens in Haryana which is famous in North India. The place is a complex hub of gardens and is visited by hundreds of people every day in summers as well as winters.
Apart from all these, there are other good tourist places in Haryana such as Sarkaria Cactus Garden, Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park, International Dolls Museum, Terraced Garden, and Yadvinder Gardens. In all Haryana makes as an excellent tourist destination.