Places to Visit in India - Haryana Tourism

Haryana is a state in North India bordered by Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, and Rajasthan. It does experience the extremities of chilling cold from north and scorching heat from west. Haryana has witnessed ancient civilization and many historic battles have been fought on this land. Thus, one can feel the history come alive on this land. Indus Valley Civilization and Vedic Civilization had flourished in different parts of this state, which is evident from the paved roads, drainage systems, terracotta bricks, skilled metal working, statue production, etc. The Battle of Kurukshetra, described in Mahabharat and Bhagvad Gita by Lord Krishna and three battles of Panipat, which left a huge impact on the history of India have taken place in Haryana. Haryana is the wealthiest state of India. Agriculture, manufacturing and information technology industry has flourished well in Haryana. Travel and tourism has flourished well in Haryana.

Culture of Haryana, India State: Haryana
Location: North India
Capital: Chandigarh
Area: 17070 sq. miles
Climate: Hot summers (temperature up to 50 degrees Celsius) and Winters (temperatures as low as 1 degree Celsius)
Summers: March to May
Rains: June to September
Winter: October to February

Flora and Fauna

Haryana has green forest cover and with variety of thorny, deciduous, dry, and thorny shrubs giving home to varied wild animals, birds, etc. Mulberry, pine, shisham, eucalyptus, babul, etc., trees are found in this area. Speaking about fauna, it comprises of jackal, panther, mongoose, nilgai, fox, etc., and over 300 species of birds.

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Tourist Destinations

Chachrauli Fort: Chachrauli is situated in the north Indian state of Haryana near Karnal. Chachrauli, formerly the capital of one of India's 562 princely states, boasts of a busy station, a grain market, banks and hardware stores, but it also has vestiges of its princely past-the ruling family's samadhi (memorials) and their forts and palaces, now housing offices. Every inch of the fort is painted by artists with paintings of flowers, murals, birds, etc.

Jal Mahal: Located in Mahendragarh this palace was built by commander Quli Khan. The palace is build amidst water. The palace is built keeping in mind the strategic importance of the location. The interiors of the palace are lavishly decorated with beautiful paintings painted in gold color. With time the palace and tank in it had deteriorated. Government of Haryana decided to revive the same and since then the number of foreigner tourists in Haryana have increased manifold.

Chatta Rai Mukand Dass: This structure is an amazing piece of architecture. The artistic and strategically built palace has marble floors, is spacious, and has spectacular lighting that sparkle the interior of the palace. Water bodies and fountains constructed around the palace help in keeping the palace cool.

Besides these there are many other palaces and architectural structures that attract tourists and history lovers to experience and witness the historical heritage of the place.

Tourist Attractions

Some other Popular Tourist Spots are:

  • Gujri Mahal
  • Cantonment Church Tower
  • Raja Karna Ka Kila
  • Barsi Gate
  • Feroz Shah's Palace, etc.

Parks in Kurukshetra: There are many parks in Kurukshetra and Tapovan Park, Purshottam Park, etc., are to name a few.

Krishnan Museum:

Sri Krishna museum preserves the paintings, beautiful engravings and other aesthetic creation related with Lord Krishna. It is set up by the Kurukshetra Govt. Board near Brahma Sarovar.

Tourists can reach Haryan via air and the nearest airport is Chandigarh. It is also well connected with rail network and a web of highways and national highways gives way to roadways connecting this place well with other states. With all this ease and so much to cherish, when are you checking out the travel and tourism of Haryana.