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Top 10 Places To Visit In Haryana | Places to Visit in Haryana

Haryana, a North Indian state that surrounds New Delhi on 3 sides. Haryana combines both-antiquity and plenty. It is alleged that Saint Veda Vyas wrote Mahabharata on this land, and it is the same land where 5,000 years ago Lord Krishna preached Arjuna on the field of the great battle of Mahabharata. The River Yamuna runs along its eastern border with Uttar Pradesh. Shared with Punjab, the capital city of the state of Haryana, Chandigarh is known for its modernist buildings and grid like street plan that was designed by Swiss architect, Le Corbusier.

Haryana has it all to make your vacation a perfect one. From a rock garden to a rose garden, historical buildings to archeological ruins, Haryana offers it all!

Here are the top 10 places to visit in Haryana:

1. Chandigarh

India’s first planned city, Chandigarh is a union territory and the capital city of two states, Punjab and Haryana. Situated 265 km away from Delhi, Chandigarh is one of the most favorite destinations for the people of Delhi NCR. The city is famously known for its modernist buildings and grid like street plan. The major tourist attractions in Chandigarh include, Sukhna Lake, Rock Garden, the Leisure Valley and Rose Garden. Besides, the Capitol complex, popularly known as Le Corbusier Centre is also a very beautiful place to visit.


2. Panchkula

Panchkula, popularly known as the city of five canals, thus the name. Panchkula derived its name from five canals known as ‘kuls’. Panchkula lies on the way to Shimla in Himachal Pradesh. Panchkula is famously known for the ruins of the Chandels. The city forms a part of an adjoining area to the Chandigarh, Mohali and Zirakpur. Places to visit in Panchkula include, an open-air AmphiTheatre, the Terminals Ballistic Research Laboratory of the DRDO and many more.


3. Kurukshetra

Kurukshetra, popularly known as Dharmakshetra or the “Land of the Bhagavad Gita”. Situated 170 km north to Delhi, it is the same land where the famous battle of Mahabharata held between the Kauvaras and the Pandavas. It is the same place where Lord Krishna preached the Bhagavad Gita to Arjuna. The place is famous for its holy shrines, temples, kunds, lakes, museums, and Arjun’s son, Abhimanyu’s fort.


4. Gurgaon

The corporate hub of the country, Gurgaon is one of the most urbanized cities of India. Gurgaon is one of the best places to enjoy nightlife. Besides, Gurgaon is also famous amongst nature lovers as it is home to the Sultanpur National Park and Bird Sanctuary. In addition to this, Sohna Lake and Damdama Lake are also popular tourist destinations in Gurgaon. One can even enjoy adventure activities such as rock climbing, kayaking, boating and valley crossing in Gurgaon.


5. Narnaul

Narnaul, one of the historic towns situated in Mahendergarh district of Haryana. It is alleged to be one of the important seats of the Dwapar yuga of Mahabharata. Narnaul is famous for magnificent tombs, historical sites, and as Birbal’s birthplace (one of the Ministers or Navratnas in Akbar’s Court). If you want to visit a place for the taste of historicity, then Narnaul is the place for you.


6. Nuh

Situated 70 KMs away from Delhi in the Mewat district of Haryana, Nuh is home to several historical buildings and ruins that date back to the Aryan civilization, and the Tughlaq Dynasty. Nuh makes for a perfect one day trip. Places that you can visit in Nuh include, the Chui Mai Pond, the town of Sheikh Musa, and Kotla.


7. Morni Hills

Situated on the outskirts of Panchkula in the state of Haryana, Morni Hills is a small hill station. The hills sit at the height of 1,220 meters and offer really mesmerizing views to travelers. Besides, Morni Hills is also amongst important archaeological sites in the state of Haryana. A wonderful place for bird watching and trekking. Believe it or not, it is a photographer’s paradise, they sit here to click beautiful birds like Crested Kingfisher, Bar-tailed Treecreeper, Wallcreeper, Blue Peafowl, Red Junglefowl, Kalij Pheasant, Grey Francolin, Himalayan Bulbul, Oriental Turtle Dove and Quails. Make time for Morni hills, you won’t regret it!

Morni Hills

8. Murthal

If you are a foodie and live in Delhi, then Murthal is the place for you! Murthal is one of the favorite locations in Haryana amongst the people of Delhi. A perfect place for Paratha lovers. Located on the National Highway 1 that connects Delhi to Amritsar, Murthal is a large village in the Sonepat district of Haryana. Replete with dhabas and restaurants, the place is famous for its unique types of parathas.


9. Rohtak

Famous for its long-standing history, Rohtak is popular as the Heart of Haryana. Rohtak is famous for its beautiful lakes. The most famous lakes to visit in Rohtak are: the Bhindawas Lake and the Tilyar Lake. Besides, if you visit Rohtak in summers then the best place to beat the heat in Rohtak is Splash Water Park, a place to have immense fun!


10. Kalesar National Park

For a perfect day trip, Kalesar National Park is the Place in Haryana. Stretching over 13,000 acres (53 km square) Kalesar National Park is situated in Yamuna Nagar, Haryana. It is a perfect destination for nature enthusiasts, bird watchers and wildlife lovers. Do not miss indulging in Wildlife Safari while in Kalesar National Park!

Kalesar National Park

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