Be it you are a non-believer or an avid disciple of God, Haryana is popularly referred to as ‘Abode of God’. It is given the name since if God exists, he would have most wished to reside here in Haryana. It is an ancient land that is popular for the fact that the saint Veda Vyasa wrote Mahabharata– a famous Hindu epic. Haryana is also popularly referred to as India’s green land as it has a rich past, prodigious present, and a favorable future. Some of the popular attractions of the Haryana you should include in your Haryana tour are as follows:
Gurgaon, also known as ‘millennium city of India’ is a famous and popular stopping point for tourists. It is one of the most important places to visit in Haryana. It is not only famed for its skyline, but also for its vibrant lifestyle, nightlife, and cuisine. Gurgaon can be easily reached from Delhi or Noida. It is the perfect destination where it offers everything you need from adventure to sanctuaries.
Few of the must-visit places in Gurgaon are
- Sohna Lake
- Kingdom of dreams
- Heritage transport museum
- Ambience Mall
- Museum of folk and tribal art
- Farrukh Nagar Fort
- Sultanpur bird sanctuary
- Sheesh Mahal and many more.
Kurukshetra is the oldest and most popular holy site, land of Mahabharata and Bhagavad Gita. The place holds religious importance to Hindu religion and many devotees visit from all over the world for Gita Jayanti. It is one of the oldest places and evidence has proved that it dates back to the earliest Indian civilization.
It is best visited from July to March.
Kurukshetra is not only famous for its religious importance but also places like
- Saraswati wildlife sanctuary
- Chhilchhila wildlife sanctuary
- Shrikrishna museum
- Kurukshetra panorama and science center
- Sheikh chili’s tomb
- Bhishma kund
- Kos Minars and many more.
Panchkula is a well-organized town of Haryana. It is notable for chandels ruins and trekking with peacocks on Morni Hills. The city is named for its five irrigation canals and of course its cuisine.
Best time to visit is from October to April
Other popular places to visit in Panchkula are
- Mata Mansa Devi Mandir
- Sarkaria Cactus Garden
- Gurudwara Nada Sahib
- Chhattbir Zoo
- Sukhna Lake and many more.
The largest city of Haryana is the Faridabad. It is the most populous and vital industrial center in Haryana. It is one of the budding cities of India and offers something exciting for all the age groups. Faridabad is not only famous for its places but also for its cuisine. Any person visiting Faridabad does not miss to taste the exotic mouth-watering ‘Paans’. It is available in various mixed spices and other flavors wrapped in betel leaf. It is sure you will feel something different in Faridabad’s paan varieties. From plain to chocolate flavor paan, it is available in different flavors.
The famed places of Faridabad are
- The Badkhal Lake
- Farid khan’s tomb
- Shirdi Sai Temple
- Surajkund Lake
- Raja Nahar Singh Palace
- Camp Dhauj Lake
Panipat also famously known as ‘Textile City’ is one of the oldest and most historic cities of India. It can be reached by traveling 90 km from Delhi-North or 169 km from Chandigarh-South. The City of Weavers is popular for recycling textiles. It offers a few of the best designer’s clothes. There are many street markets that offer authentic and exquisite handicrafts. Panipat has engraved its name in the Indian history for its famous battles. Apart from the textiles and histories, it also offers various attractive places like
- Tomb of Bu-Ali Shah Kalandar
- Kabuli Bagh Mosque
- Devi Temple
- Kala Amb
- Salar Gunj Gate
- Panipat Museum etc.
Narnaul is a small but historic town of Haryana’s Mahendergarh district. It is famous for its architectural buildings which date back to Rajputs and the Mughals. It is a perfect weekend destination. Narnaul helps to learn about the history and architecture of India. Few places to visit in Narnaul are
- Khalda wale Hanumanji
- Jal Mahal
- Chor Gumbad
- Shah Ibrahim Tomb
- Chatta Rai Bal Mukund Das
Nuh is a small town located on the national highway 248 or can be reached from Delhi traveling of 70 kms. It is popular for its historical structures, architectures, and ruins. It has witnessed Rajputs and Mughals rule so the architecture is mostly the combination structure with carvings of grey quartzite and red sandstone. It is ideal for a day’s trip. There’s not much to be seen, but one cannot underestimate the places that lie in Nuh.
- Ghasera Fort
- Chuhi Mal ka Taalab
- Nalhshwar Mahadev temple and Pandava Reservoir
- Temple of Hathor
- Tomb of Sheikh Musa
Rohtak is a beautiful city located 70 km from Delhi. The city is fast developing and preserving its architecture and ruins at the same time. It has been divided into two parts called Meham and Rohtak. It is best visited from November to February. Rohtak has been underestimated for its beauty, arts, culture and offers many hidden places
- Rohtak Zoo
- Tilyar Lake
- Gurudwara Manji Sahib Lakhan Majra
- Splash water park
Karnal is a favorite spot for history lovers. This place is popular for its architecture, scenic beauty and of course its rice fields. Karnal is a supplier of rice to almost half of the country. And that is why it is popularly known as ‘Rice Bowl of India’. Karnal is also famous for its smart people and is one of the cleanest cities of India. Many of the big manufacturing companies find its place here and is also home to many research institutions.
It is best visited from October to March for its pleasant temperature.
The popular places of Karnal are
- Karnal lake
- Cantonment Church Tower
- Kalander Shah’s Tomb
- Karnal Fort
- Pukka Pul
10. Damdama Lake
Damdama Lake is charming and breathes taking lake that lies at 24 km from Gurugram South and is the biggest lake in Haryana. It is the best place for peace and soothing vibe away from the city’s hustling and bustling life. The lake is more attractive during monsoon when migratory birds are spotted. It is home to almost 190 species of birds. The Aravalli hills that encircle the lake make it more pictures perfect. The lake has many attractive resorts that present adventure sports, paddle boating, rock climbing, trekking and many more. It is at its best at any time of the year. The entry to the lake is free, but if one wants to stay, the resorts are available starting Rs700.
11. Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary
Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary also known as Sultanpur National Park is home to plenty of local and migratory birds. It can be reached traveling 46 km from Gurgaon district. It is best visited during winters when migratory birds flock the sanctuary. It is an ideal place for birds and nature lovers. Various birds as many as 250 species come to the sanctuary during peak month. The sanctuary is surrounded by beautiful trees, a bunch of bougainvillea and shrubs.
For the visitors convenient, four watchtowers have been installed at different places. It has good parking facilities with rooms, restaurants, and modern amenities.
Entry fee: Rs5 for Indians, Rs40 for Foreigners
Manesar is a quirky combination of traditional and modern lifestyle. It is a small town that has transformed itself quickly from sleepy village to budding town. It is a must visit place in Haryana especially when traveling from Delhi to Jaipur. It is an industrial area with popular tourist designations. The place offers scenic beauty along with traditional Haryanvi’s experience. It also offers spas, farm tourism, and many activities along with campfire at night. One can experience rural life or can book a resort. The local market is filled with amazing local handicrafts such as furniture, utensils, wooden things, gift boxes and many more.
Best time to visit is from January to April and from October to November.
Being heaven for food lovers, Murthal offers the best paratha in the world. Traveling from Delhi to Amritsar, National Highway 1, if one misses the taste and cuisine of Murthal, they sure have missed something very big. It attracts many from the city. The place offers more than 50 dhabas and each food taste tastier than the other. It is famous for its varieties of parathas. The place offers only vegetarian food along with a few continental cuisines.
It is open 24/7 and can be visited anytime.
14. Morni Hills
Morni Hills is one of the famous tourist spots in India. It is favorite among Haryanvi because it is the only hill station in the place. It stands 1220 tall and offers the most spectacular view. Apart from offering a great view, this place also offers trekking and bird watching. The journey from Chandigarh to Morni hills offers a beautiful view with pine trees and forest welcoming the visitors. Two interconnected lakes exist at the hills sharing its place with a Holy Trinity Temple. The lake is considered propitious among the locals and has witnessed many festivals and celebrations. The hills offer not only the great landscape but also ruins of Morni Fort along with varieties of Flora and Fauna. It is an ultimate weekend getaway.
Best time to visit is during the month of March to May.
15. Kalesar National Park
Kalesar National Park situated in Haryana’s Yamuna Nagar is a protected area spreading over 13,000 acres of land. An excellent place for nature and wildlife lovers, it presents itself with amazing flora and fauna with the best natural picturesque. It is a perfect spot for families and friends. The place is filled with awestruck migratory birds during the migration season and one can easily spot panthers and leopards. The national park offers wildlife safari and group trekking.
Best time to visit is during the month of November to February.
Entry fee: Rs30 for Indians, Rs 100 for foreigners.
Timings: summer: 6:00am-10:00am, 4:00pm-7:00pm
Winter: 7:00am-11:00am, 3:30pm-6:00pm. The park is closed from July to September.
Chandigarh is one of the best-planned cities of India and is the capital of two states, Haryana and Punjab. Resting its place in the hillock of Shivalik range, it has carved its name of being the cleanest, well developed, huge structures, magnificent gardens, and a favorite tourist spot. One can freely patrol the city without worrying about getting lost, as the roads are well planned and maintained. It offers something for all age groups from amusements to nature.
The best time to visit the city is during the month of August to November.
Popular places in Chandigarh are
- Government Museum and Art Gallery
- Sukhna Lake
- International Dolls Museum
- Japanese garden
- The Rock garden
- Rose Garden
- Botanical Garden.
- Morni Hills
- Butterfly Hills
- Leisure Valley and the list goes on.
Ambala is the earliest cities of Haryana dating back to Palaeolithic age. Popularly known as Twin City, it is encircled by beautiful rivers making it pleasant sightseeing. Ambala is famous for its cloth market presenting as many as 900-1000 large scale shops. Famous tourist’s destinations of Ambala are
- Rani ka Talab
- Anandpur Sahib
- Kharga Golf Club
- Holy Redeemer Church
- Paget Park
Hisar is famous for its historic association and treats to historians. The architecture dates back to pre Harappa era and the buildings are well preserved by the Archaeological Survey of India. Famous historical places include Agroha Mound, Firoz Shah Palace, Aligarh Fort, St. Thomas Church and Jahaj Kothi Museum. Other attractive places include
- Barsi gate
- Lat Ki Masjid
- Devi Bhavan Mandir
- Town Park
- Dargah Char Qutab.
Pinjore is few of the amazing tourist destination situated 1800ft above sea level. It is famous for its beautiful gardens and lightings. The garden is Mughal styled and is considered Asia’s best gardens. It is not only famous for its gardens but also for its festivals which are held every year in April, July, and December. It is the best place for nature lovers and trekkers. It stands separate from the busy life of the city offering peace and relaxation.
Some of the famous attractions of the place are as follows
- Pinjore Gardens
- Mughal Gardens
- Bhima Devi Temples
- Sheesh Mahal and Rang Mahal
- Seven Terraces
- Pandava Cave
Sonipat is an ancient city famous for its Mughal architecture. It is a great picnic spot and is also famous for its cuisine and the most popular is the sweet dish called Ghevar. It is ideal for a day’s trip.
Best time to visit is during the month of October to March
Top places to visit in Sonipat are
- Jurasik Park Inn
- Tomb of Khwaja Khizr
- Baba Dham Temple
- Abdulla Nasir Ud Din Mosque and
- Methodist Mission Church
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