WELCOME TO HARYANA
You find an array of tourist attractions In Haryana. Highways tourism is one of the most important tourist attractions in Haryana. You can drive along the far stretched highways. Beautiful lake and picturesque landscapes are sure to sooth your eyes. The state is dotted with nearly 44 tourist complexes. You can drop into any of these and spend a gala day enjoying boating, picnic hides and children's parks, paying visits to restaurants, ice-cream parlours, gift shops and bars - an ideal family-getaway.
Since the state has quite a few religious places steeped in ancient myths and history, which from majors tourist attractions in Haryana. The best thing about these places is that most of these can be covered in day or two from cities like Delhi.
Haryana has been the hub of social and cultural activity in India, even before the time of Vedic Civilization. Given its unique geography, the state of Haryana was witness to the invasions of the Muslim rulers, battles of the Marathas and the Sikhs. Hindu saints, Buddhist monks and Sikh gurus have traversed Haryana, spreading their messages of universal love and brotherhood. Some of the other tourist complexes in Haryana are Badhkal Lake, Dabchik, Jungle Babbler, Karna Lake, Kala teetar, Surajkund and Yadvindra Gardens at Pinjore. The internationally famous Surajkund Crafts Mela is held every year in the month of February, to promote Indian arts and handicrafts. The 'Mango Festival' and the 'Kurukshetra Festival' have also become popular annual events. Haryana has a rich variety of craft, folk dances and fairs & festivals.
PLACES OF INTEREST
Kurukshetra: 160 km away from Delhi along the national highway NH1, it is the battle ground between the Pandavas and the Kauravas as mentioned in the great Indian epic the Mahabharata. This is where, Lord Krishna inculcated Arjuna, the lessons of Karma and Dharma, which took shape in the Bhagwat Gita.
Panipat: Three fabled battles of Panipat remain important landmarks in the history of India. The first between Babar and Ibrahim Lodhi paved the way for the great Mughal Empire in India.
Badhkal Lake: Only 32kms away from Delhi, it offers a charming day out. Manicured gardens and a serene ambience surround the lake.
Dumdama Lake: The Lake is another attractive day excursion only 56kms away from Delhi. The Aravalli hills provide a picturesque backdrop to the placid lake, which has facilities for canoeing, kayaking & angling.
Panchkula: 8kms away from Chandigarh, Panchkula is home to the temple of Goddess Shakti, consort of Lord Shiva. The temple was built by the Maharaja of Patiala to commemorate his victory in a battle in 1861.
Surajkund: The Lake, built by a Rajput king Surajpal Tomar, represents the rising sun. The ruins of a Sun temple lie around the lake. The place is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Haryana for its annual fair in February in a bid to promote the traditional handicrafts and handlooms of the state and India.
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