Best Places to Visit in Haryana
Haryana, a name in the list of the 29 states of India is referred as the “Adobe of God” because of its name that is derived from Sanskrit words Hari (God) and Ayana (Home). The state has Chandigarh, as its capital while the NCR city of Faridabad is the most populous one in this state of India. The city Gurgaon also known as Gurugram is a financial hub of NCR with major Fortune 500 companies located in it.
Being as one of the healthiest states of India, Haryana has the 3rd highest per capita income in the country. The Indian state, Haryana is one of the most developed in concern to an economy in the regions of South Asia. With the rich history of Medieval and formation of the cities in it, Haryana has superb geographical features along with the economy, manufacturing, transport, and Law & order.
Also known as the green land of India, it is a major producer and supplier of agricultural products in the nation. Here are some of the leading attractions that are must visit while being in Haryana.
Gurgaon or Gurugram is the second largest city in the state of Haryana. The land has spiritual importance because of its place in Mahabharata. It adds to Haryana’s overall contribution in the industrial sector with its incredible infrastructure. And, till date, it has appeared as the state’s corporate capital.
The tourist attractions in Gurgaon are Sultanpur National Park Bird Sanctuary, Damdama Lake, Badshahpur Fort, Farrukh Nagar Fort, Sheesh Mahal, Tikli Bottom, Kingdom of Dreams, Urusvati Museum of Folklore, Stellar Children’s Museum, Shikhar Adventure Park, Begum Samru Palace, CRPF Shooting Range, Ambience Mall.
Chandigarh has a unique distinction of being the capital of two states – Punjab and Haryana. Considered the best-planned city in India, Chandigarh has preserved its ancient beauty while keeping in line with the modern world.
There are many visitors places one can visit in Chandigarh like The Rock Garden, Leisure Valley, Rose Garden, Chhatbir Zoo, Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park, Le Corbusier Centre, Government Museum and Art Gallery, Shanti Kunj, Butterfly Park, Sarkaria Cactus Garden, Terraced Garden, and International Dolls Museum.
Those who have read Mahabharata will appreciate the significance of Karnal’s place in history. The city is believed to be established by Kauravas for King Karna, who was known for his generosity and the attitude to give away anything to anyone requested from him. That’s why Karnal is also called as ‘The City of Daanvir Karna’. The chief attractions here to see are Karnal fort, Karnal Lake, Naraina, Miran Sahib’s Tomb, Kalander Shah’s Tomb, Cantonment Church Tower, and Pukka Pul.
The biggest city in the state of Haryana, Faridabad is ranked amongst the leading industrial hubs making a solid contribution to the state’s revenue. Though the city is not as ancient compared to some of the major cities in Haryana, it has its share in history. Instead of being not too old, the city does have some tourist spots like Surajkund, Badkhal Lake, Peacock Lake, Dhauj Lake, Raja Nahar Singh Palace, Camp Wild, Nepal Photography Day Tours, and The Aravalli Golf Course.
Hisar is yet another part of Haryana that boasts of rich historical association. The land has pieces of evidence of being home to pre-historic man. The monuments here are a feast to those who love to have a feel of the bygone era. Top tourist destinations like Agroha, Banavali, Kunal, Gumbad, Jahaj Kothi, Barsi Gate, Fort Of Prithviraj, Feroze Shah Palace, Gujri Mahal, Lat Ki Masjid, Durga Char Qutab, Town Park, and Devi Bhawan Mandir are places to explore in Hisar.
Ambala is one of the ancient cities in Haryana. Archaeological shreds of evidence found here prove that the land was inhabited as back as the Palaeolithic age. During the British rule, the district of Ambala played its part by rising against the British army on many events. Here are some of the famous tourist destinations in Ambala: Ropar, Nalagarh, Sis Ganj Gurudwara, Badshahi Bag Gurudwara, Gurudwara Manji Sahib, Rani Ka Talab, Anandpur Sahib, Planetarium, Kharga Golf Club, Holy Redeemer Church, and Paget Park.
The battleground of great Mahabharata war, this popular pilgrim destination holds an importance of ancient land. Dating back to 2800 BC, the land is where Lord Krishna preached Bhagavad Gita to Arjuna during the eve of an epic war. The leading tourist destinations in Kurukshetra are Brahma Sarovar, Sannihit Sarovar, Sheikh Chehlli Tomb, Kurukshetra Panorama & Science Centre, Dharohar Haryana Museum, Kalpana Chawla Planetarium, Bhadrakali Temple, Birla Mandir, Sri Krishna Museum, Jyotisar Birthplace of Bhagavad Gita, O. P. Jindal Park, and Musical Fountain.
Panipat is situated on the banks of River Yamuna and has been mentioned in Mahabharata as one of the five cities founded by the five Pandava brothers. Its historical importance extends beyond Mahabharata as the place witnessed three crucial battles in the history of India. The tourist attractions in Panipat are Panipat Museum, Kabuli Bagh, Old Fort, Salar Gunj Gate, Kabuli Shah Mosque, Devi Temple, Grave Of Ibrahim Lodhi, Bu Ali Shah Qalandar, and Kala Amb Tree Site.
Sonipat was in existence even before the times of Mahabharata. It is said that the Pandava brothers founded the place. It gains importance for being among the five towns demanded by the Pandava brothers in an attempt to avoid war. Tomb of Khwaja Khizr, Jurasik Park Inn, Abdullah Nasir Ud Din Mosque, Baba Dham Temple, and Methodist Mission Church are few of the places to explore here in Sonipat.
The only hill station in Haryana, Morni is a scenic delight. The lush greenery and the dense forests in this village make people feel oneness with nature. This is the right place to land for trekking lovers. Tikkar Taal Lake is the famous one to visit for boating and cycling facilities available here.
Panchkula is a satellite city of Chandigarh. The land was named thus as it is home to five irrigation canals. This destination in Haryana has places like Kalka, Raipur Rani, Cactus Garden, Mohali Stadium, Gurudwara Nada Sahib, and Mata Mansa Devi Mandir to visit once in a while.
Pinjore, a town situated at 1800 feet above sea level, is one of the beautiful tourist destinations in Haryana. It is home to Asia’s best garden of the 17th century. Apart from being beautiful, the garden attracts historians and archaeologists alike. Pinjore Gardens, Mughal Gardens, and Bhima Devi Temple are some of the tourist attractions to visit in Pinjore.