Haryana Tourism

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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Renu  Kulsreshtha
  • Renu Kulsreshtha
  • 2 Reviews

"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
  • 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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Rocky
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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
  • Divya
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  • Lives in Delhi
  • 32 photos
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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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Divya
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"The annual crafts mela at the Hermitage"

  • Posted May 31, 2006
Surajkund is known for three things. Pleasurable long drives, aesthetically superior apartments and villas and most significantly, the annual crafts mela. Mela is held at the Haryana Tourism resort called 'The Hermitage' and is on for seven to ten days.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: The crafts mela, hands down. Artisans and craftsmen from all over the country congregate to display and sell their wares. It is celebration time for handicraft lovers. Everything from clothes, bags, shoes, kitchenware, jewellery to writing pads, hats, furniture, tapestry, upholstery...the list is endless. The theme is a state, and each year it's different. This time it was Maharashtra, last year was Kerala. What is common every year is that people shop till their wallet and/or legs give way. more often than not, people visit more than once because it is so huge that one can hardly cover it in a day.

Activities & things to do: Joy rides for kids are mostly available. Diversity and authenticity comes across not just in wares, but in food too. Authentic cuisines of almost all states are available and very edible. Evenings witness cultural performances by troupes from different parts of the country. This time there was a group from Sri Lanka as well. Sinful indulgence is what the place calls for. Whether in the handicraft display, culinary items or cultural shows. The drive to Surajkund has a catalytic effect in bringing one here.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Its best to go by one's own vehicle. During mela time, 'savaari' autos ply, having seating capacity of 8-10 people. The place is infamously crowded. Parking may be available rather far. While shoppping, bargaining is usually required.
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