Beside historical sites, amazing and plush sceneries and shimmering sightseeing places, India is also known for its simplicity, diversity and down to earth lifestyle. And all these things can be seen in the state of Haryana. A beautiful place where paddy fields, cows, hookas are the integral part of its lively culture.
Haryana is one of the north Indian states that share its borders with Rajasthan, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh because of which it has become a major hub among the travellers. With the presence of pleasing climate, lush forest, beautiful fairs and ancient monuments, Haryana also holds a significant place in North India Tours.
Let us proceed further and start exploring the beauty of Haryana eventually –
- Haryana A Brief History
- Best Places To Visit In Haryana
- Cuisine and Festivals of Haryana
- How To Reach Haryana
1. Haryana A Brief History
Land of Haryana is boasted with the rich and glorious history. The place is compact with the history of more than 5000 years old which dates back to the era of Mahabharata. Haryana is famous known for having written down various sacred Vedas. The place is also known as the birthplace of Universe. This is the very land where Lord Krishna narrated the sermons of Bhagwat Geeta. Haryana is known as the place where great saint VedVyas wrote amazing Indian Epic, Mahabharata.
2. Best Places To Visit In Haryana
Haryana due to the presence of historical sites holds a significant place in terms of tourism. Due to the presence of several historical and religious attractions, Haryana tourism have developed and flourished in last few years. So lets us move ahead and learn more about these awe-inspiring splendors of this beautiful state.
Yadaa Yadaa Hi Dharmasya, Glanir Bhavati Bharata…. This immortal shloka from Bhagwat Geeta has now become an integral part of Indian culture and the place where Geeta was recited is now one of the most sacred places in India. Kurukshetra is the place where Geeta was recited to Arjun by Lord Krishna and it is the very place where the most hideous war in the history of mankind Mahabharata was held. A trip to this city would bring you the impeccable opportunity to get acquainted with the amazing and culture and remarkable history of Indian civilization. Places such as Jyotisar, Brahmasrovar, Sannehit Sarovar and Gurudwara Rajghat are prominent tourist attraction in Kurukshetra.
2. Kingdom of Dreams
One of its kinds this entertainment hub, Kingdom of Dreams is a beautiful place where you can spend a fun time with your friends and family. This place is featuring as the India’s luxurious entertainment destination that offers its guests a peculiar display of rich Indian culture, heritage, theatre and performing arts. Major attractions of Kingdom of Dreams include – Nautan ki Mahal which looks like a huge palace where more than 800 people can accommodate at once. A visit to Kingdom of Dreams is a memorable experience for your North India tour Packages.
The war and Haryana has a long term association, be it the war of Mahabharata or the war of Panipat, Haryana has been a witness of all. This amazing historical city of Panipat is located on the banks of Sacred River Yamuna. This is the very place where the battles of Panipat were fought. According to the historians city of Panipat was founded by Pandavas during their exile in forest. Panipat is also known as the major producer of handloom textile products. Here are some of the major attractions of Panipat –
1. Panipat Museum
2. The Old Fort
3. Kabuli Shah Mosque
4. Grave of Ibrahim Lodhi
5. Devi Temple
4. Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary
Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary is a beautiful place which is located in the Gurugram district of Haryana. This beautiful place is serving as the house of various species of birds, local and migratory. The place is an ideal destination for bird watchers and is best to be visited in winters when numerous of birds flock in here. Here are the some of the most amazing resident birds of the National park – Paddy field Popit, Purple Sunbird, Eurasian Thick-Knee, Rock Pigeon, Magpie Robin, Greater Coucal, Green Bea Eater and many more. To enhance your Wildlife tour packages we suggest you to visit this place in the months of monsoon when weather remains pleasing.
Here are some more places that you can explore during your Haryana tourism –
1. Raja Nahar Singh Palace
2. Karnal (Pukka Pul, Karnal Fort, Noor Mahal, Karnal Lake)
3. Hissar (Feroz Shah’s Palace, Baholshah’s Mosque, Ashoka Pillar)
4. Ambala (Manji Sahib Gurudwara, Municipal Park, Udyan garden, Patel Park, Rang Mahal)
5. Biwani – (Jain Temple, Hanuman Temple, Shri Rang Nath Mandir, Jogi Wala Mandir)
3. Cuisine and Festivals of Haryana
The richness of Haryana culture can easily be seen in the cuisine of the place. The exotic, rich and scrumptious food of Haryana is something that will tantalize your taste buds. Breakfast in Haryana essentially includes Dahi and Lassi. While being on your Haryana tours you can ask the local to give you the taste of home-made butter which is popularly known as nooni or tindi. Here are some other prominent delicacies that will fulfill your taste buds such as – Bathua Ka Parantha, Kachri Ki Sabzi, Aloo Roti Makkhan, Churma, Malpuas, Besan Masala, Methi Gajar, Mixed Dal and etc.
These delicious delicacies can be savor best during the time of festivals which are celebrated with all zeal and enthusiasm. Here are some major festivals of Haryana –
1. Suraj kund Mela – The charismatic fair famous for organizing handicrafts fair during the month of February. You can purchase souvenirs such as pottery, embroidery, weaving with wooden, metal and stone handmade items.
2. Teej – A traditional festival which is celebrated with great pomp and enthusiasm all over the state. Girls apply heena; Pooja is performed in the morning.
4. How To Reach Haryana
Haryana being centrally located and wrapped around with the states such as Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh is quite easy to approach. The nearest airport is the Chandigarh airport and the Indira Gandhi Airport in New Delhi. These are the easiest Airways connect Haryana with other cities. Haryana has its own railway station that connects with all the major cities through Railways in Haryana. Haryana can also easily be connected via Roadways. Buses auto-rickshaw and cabs are easily available here connecting Haryana with other states and cities of the country.