Haryana Tourism

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Haryana

Haryana is a state in the north of India that was carved out of the larger state of Punjab in 1966. It is bordered by Punjab and Himachal Pradesh in the north, Rajasthan in the west and south and Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal in the east. It surrounds the state of Delhi on three sides and a large part of Haryana is included in the Delhi's National Capital Region.

 

Most of the state lies in the plains surrounded by the Shivalik hills in the north, Aravalli hills in the west and Yamuna River in the east. Chandigarh, which is a Union Territory and administratively not part of Haryana is the capital of the state. A majority of the population is involved in agriculture, wheat being the main produce, and in dairy farming. Faridabad, Sonepat, Panipat and Ambala are the important industrial centers in the state, but the fast growing satellite town of Gurgaon is emerging as the major hub for information technology and automobile industry.

 

Suraj Kund is an 11th century water reservoir just south of Delhi and popular as a picnic spot. The Suraj Kund Crafts Mela (craft's fair) is an annual event held in the month of February and showcases folk art and culture. Badhkal Lake in Faridabad and the sulphur springs at Sohna are retreats in the Aravalli hills. North of Delhi is the ancient town of Kurukshetra, believed to be the site of the war described in the great Indian epic Mahabharata and the place where Lord Krishna recited the Bhagvat Geeta. Kurukshetra is visited by millions of pilgrims, especially during solar and lunar eclipses.

 

The Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary is host to more than a 100 species of migratory birds during the winter season. Morni Hills is a retreat in the Shivalik hills near Chandigarh. Haryana is also known for its innovative highway tourism: along the main arteries in the state are some popular motels like Kingfisher at Ambala, Magpie at Faridabad and Parakeet at Pipli.

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Novesh Hans

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  • Novesh Hans
  • Lives in Rohtak
  • 3 Reviews
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"Visit only for its cafes and don't visit in monsoon"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 25, 2016
Haryana is awesome place we travelled to Chandigarh. Sukhna lakhs in Chandigarh should not be missed. There was thali system in Chandigarh and special thali is also available. Water rides in sukhna lakhs were awesome and they kept us busy. People should travel via bus because it was very comfortable.
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Bharat Bhushan

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  • Lives in New Delhi
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"It's cultural, tradition and food is famous in whole India"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Jan 13, 2016
Haryana is very good state in India. It's cultural, tradition and food is famous in whole India. It's also a modern and feature rich state in India. Highway and state' road is also good in condition. State's per person capita income is also best in country. Overall it is a good state.
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Buddhadeb Mandal

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"Place for short tour!"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Dec 7, 2015
Haryana is a beautiful place. One year ago I myself went to Haryana for B. Ed examination and stay at sebashram. Everybody on that state is very good. The road on that city is very beautiful. There have many big big shopping mall. Over all I could not forget that state.
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Deepika Ahuja

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"Had a great experience!"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Sep 30, 2015
My experience was so different because of various culture, food, village, the difference of language, university, local sports, local food as well as better change as some part of village converting into modernization. But the respect for women in Haryana in some village is still the same. The picture is same for women they are still bound to do which men likes and follow few idiotic custom.
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Sumit Shrivastav

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  • Lives in Delhi
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"A nice place to visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Sep 1, 2015
We friends together went for a trip to Haryana. Actually it was out best friend's sister wedding there. We all are very excited to go there because it was our first trip together outside Delhi. We took a bus from ISBT and travelled together to Haryana. It took approximately 4 hours to reach to our destination point. We were there for 3 days. We all had lots of fun there. The native food was awesome there. We had great time together at the wedding and enjoyed a lot our first outside Delhi trip. We all should visit Haryana once.
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Sharmistha Banerjee

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"Very close to Delhi"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Mar 22, 2015
Went in December to attend a wedding with a group of people. It's just a few hundred kilometres from Delhi and can be reached by road in around 4-5 hours depending upon the traffic. It's a small district in Haryana and has local shops and markets in abundance. Stayed at the government guest house complex which was fully equipped with all the facilities. Nice restaurant as well in the complex beautiful place to stay and relax.
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Renu  Kulsreshtha

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"Ranthambore"

  • Posted Dec 30, 2010
Highly satisfactory :-)

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Ranthambre Fort, Ganesh & Shiv temples, Amreshvar, Fresh fruits staright from the farm and 'Dastakaar' for shopping :-)

Activities & things to do: Trekking outside the resort, carrom, reading, swimming etc in the resort.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Train from Delhi is the best option. By road becomes a little tiring.
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Gagan deep Dhayal

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"Sirsa"

  • Posted Aug 24, 2009
Slightly less known district of Haryana, but having all facilities like any education degree, any type of medical care related with any body parts, marketing, entertainment, sports and last but not least, devotional and dharma relation. Its having Dera Sachha Sauda, Tara baba kutiya and many more. And nearby, famous place named Gogamedi near about 50 km distance. Well connected by road to Delhi,Chandigarh, Ganganagar,Bikaner, Jaipur, Jammu, Patiala and also to other important locations.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Kashish restaurent,

Activities & things to do: Can avail any facilities

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Continuous day and night bus services from Delhi, Chandigarh and near about 250 km from both cities. Also trains from Delhi via Hissar, Bhiwani and Rohtak.
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"Kurukshetra the geeta place"

  • Posted Jul 30, 2008
Kurukshetra, famous for the mahabharta war & Geeta gayan by Lord Krishana. beautiful and peaceful city

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Ban Ganga
Bhishma Kund
Brahma Sarovar
Gurudwara at Kurukshetra
Panorama
Sannihit Sarovar
Sri Krishna Museum
Sheikh Chehli Mausoleum
Sthaneshvara Mahadev Temple

Activities & things to do: Bath In the Holy Brahamsrover

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Kurukshetra City is just in the mid of the delhi Chandigarh highway
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Divya

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"Narnaul"

  • Posted Mar 11, 2007
Narnaul, about 4 hours drive from Delhi, is a lesser known district of Haryana. Perhaps because there is not very much to do in this place. But it does have some interesting possibilities a few kilometres outside of it. A place where no one would decide to go for an outing, yet Narnaul has its humble offerings, especially of religious and mythological significance, like any place in India, however small or unknown does.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Within the city, one could visit Birbal ka Chhatta, a ruined tomb, Jal Mahal, a dilapidated historically significant palace, Chor Gumbad literally meaning secret dome. Extremely popular with the locals is the Rameshwar temple. No denying the temple is serene, clean and colourful. It has beautiful statues and paintings. It is believed that if you are in a fix and seeking supernatural guidance, you will get it here.
Local food is a blend of Haryanvi and Rajasthani.
Nothing particular to shop but it's interesting to get a glimpse of markets like there used to be in a bygone era, especially in the evening.

Activities & things to do: Heard the Hindi idiom of 'Dhosi ki pahaadi'? Completing an uphill task can be equated to climbing the Dhosi hill. Well, the real Dhosi hill is located at some distance from Narnaul. Atop it is the cave of Rishi Chyavan, where he meditated for years. Chyavan rishi is known for his agelessness and contribution to Ayurveda; the term 'chyavanprash' comes from here. The climb is not easy but certainly worth it. Do stop at the temple on the way for some interesting mythological and folk tales on its walls.
In bordering Rajasthan is the town Khetri known for its copper mines. Contact the Khetri Mines Office for an informative enjoyable day out.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Route Delhi-Gurgaon-Rewari-Mahendragarh; locals are pleasantly helpful. Having your own vehicle is advised or a taxi; public transport till and within Narnaul is tolerable but not for out of town excursions.
The Dhosi climb can get excruciatingly tiring if you are not comfortable with trekking.
Mine entry has a lot of restrictions, so please do your spade work before you land up there.
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