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Haryana Tourism Guide - The Most Beautiful Tourist Places in Haryana State

Then, your best choice would be to visit the wonderful north Indian state of Haryana. This 16th-century state is the greenest land of the country. It has many popular religious sites that also gave it the name, “The Abode of God”. It is one of the most ancient lands where Veda Vyasais known to have written the epic Mahabharata. This is also the land where the battle of Kurukshetra took place and Lord Krishna recited the Gita to Arjun. Haryana state is also called the “Land of milk and butter” as it produces the highest volume of milk in the country. Also it is the main producer of agricultural products in India. The people of Haryana celebrate art and culture with a lot of aplomb. The land has such spectacular and vivid landscapes that you would want to stay here forever. Haryana is also home to many adventurous landscapes that are waiting to be explored.

The State of Haryana is landlocked from all sides but it still manages to have a lot of rustic beauty. It has very fertile soils that make it extremely suitable for agriculture. The State also has a rich culture with a deep-rooted history. Due to its rich natural resources, the state has developed tremendously in the past few decades. Haryana is also home to the traditional art of handloom and handicraft products and many artisans make richly carved juttis and beautiful floral embroidery here. It is also a haven for adventure seekers with people visiting to indulge in activities like boating, rock climbing, and hiking. The state has some of the most vivid flora and fauna and is home to many natural lakes. There are many leading attractions in Haryana that you shouldn’t miss whenever you visit this state.

Tourist places in Haryana state

If you are planning a trip to Haryana, we list some of the top tourist cities of the cities that you shouldn’t give a miss:

1. Kurukshetra

One of the most ancient centers of Vedic civilization in India, Kurukshetra is also known as the "Land of the Bhagavad Gita". The city is situated about 170 km north to the national capital Delhi. The city is famous as the battle of Kurukshetra between the Kauvaras and Pandavas is believed to have been fought here. This is also the land where Lord Buddha and many other prominent Gurus stayed and imparted knowledge to their disciples. Kurukshetra has many kunds and holy shrines that can be traced back to epic ages. As per archaeological evidence, the city has existed since the pre-Harrapan era. There is a village called Amin a few kilometers from Kurukshetra which has remnants of a fort believed to be Abhimanyu's fort.

2. Gurgaon

Gurugram of Gurgaon was once just a small village settlement but has now become a major industrialized city of Haryana. A part of the national capital region, Gurgaon is easily accessible from Delhi and is fast becoming a major travel destination. Gurgaon has a flourishing lifestyle, great nightlife, and many attractions for nature lovers. It has the Sultanpur National Park and Bird Sanctuary, the Sohna Lake and the scenic Aravalli Mountain View. You can also indulge in adventure activities like kayaking, boating, rock climbing, and valley crossing here.

3. Chandigarh

This is a Union Territory and one of the most planned cities of India. Chandigarh is the capital of both Punjab and Haryana. The city's culture is traditionally Punjabi but it has a dose of modernity too. Located about 265 km from Delhi, Chandigarh is a weekend spot for many. The tourists and the locals love to boat in Sukhna Lake in the city. The other places to visit include the Rock Garden, the Leisure Valley, and the Rose Garden among others. Chandigarh's Capitol complex was earlier a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has now been converted to a museum.

4. Ambala

Ambala is one of the most ancient cities of Haryana that as per archaeological evidence dates back to the Paleolithic age. The city of Ambala played the main role during the struggle for independence and an army was raised here against British rule. The important places to visit here include the Badshahi Bag Gurudwaras, Ropar, Nalagarh, GurudwaraManji Sahib. Anandpur Sahib and the city planetarium.

5. Hisar

This is a city in Haryana that has a great historic association. Hisar is known to be home to pre-historic man. The city has monuments that are a great attraction for history lovers. The top attractions in Hisar are Banavali, Agroha, Gumbad, JahajKothi, Fort of Prithviraj, the Feroze Shah Palace, and GujriMahal.

6. Sonipat

This is another spot in Haryana which is believed to be existing since times before the era of Mahabharata. The city is believed to be founded by the Pandava brothers. It was among the five towns that were demanded Pandava brothers to avoid the battle of Kurukshetra. The top attractions here are the Tomb of KhwajaKhizr, Jurassic Park Inn, Baba Dham Temple, and the Methodist Mission Church.

7. Rohtak

This is a district in the center of the state of Haryana and is just 70 km from Delhi. It is believed to be as old as the Indus Valley Civilization. Rohtak has made a steady pace and has developed while also preserving the city’s historical importance. Rohtak has a long history that is preserved in its fostered ruins. The district has some of the best lakes like the Tilyar and Bhindawas Lake. There is also a zoo in Rohtak that is a great spot for the fun-lovers.

8. Morni Hills

A small drive of about 45 km from Chandigarh, the Morni Hills is a popular hill station on the outskirts of Panchkula in Haryana. It is a popular picnic spot for locals. The Morni Hills are at a height of 1,220 meters and offers stunning views. Morni Hills is an archaeological site with carvings that dates to the 7th Century. You can trek and do bird watching here. The hills lie on the foothills of Shivaliks and it has two lakes interconnected with a hillock in between. The Morni fort is located close to hills and is a delight to visit.

9. Faridabad

Being the largest city in Haryana, Faridabad is also a major industrial hub of the state. It is also a major part of the district Faridabad and it has 2 major divisions - Faridabad and Ballabgarh. It shares its northern border with New Delhi, western border with Gurgaon, and Southwestern border with Uttar Pradesh.

10. Bhiwani

Also known as the Mini Kashi of Haryana, Bhiwani has about 300 temples that make it an important pilgrimage destination. The city of Bhiwani was an important commerce center during Rajputana and the Mughal rule. Bhiwani is also the hometown of many boxers that represent India internationally. The city is located on the banks of a tributary of Ganga. The city offers many scenic and lovely views.

11. Jhajjar

The city of Jhajjar has many historical sites that are worth exploring. It has historic buildings, water pools, and mausoleums. The city was a deserted land earlier and was re-established after the Indian war of Independence by a man named ChajjuJat. The city is primarily inhabited by the Jat community of Haryana. Jhajjar has a rustic charm of a village and many historical buildings.

12. Jind

One of the oldest cities in the state of Haryana, Jind has many destinations for tourists. The main religious attractions of the city are the Ramrai and Pandu-Pindara. These places attract many religious tourists during the time of Amavasya (new moon) when the devotees take a holy bath here.

Although the state of Haryana largely has a pleasant climate still while planning a trip to any of the above places, do look at the weather conditions and avoid summer months if you can. The best time to visit Haryana is from July to March.

It will be convenient for you can book your stay in advance while visiting bigger cities like Gurgaon. Also, plan your itinerary based on the upcoming events in a particular city and the opening and closing time of places. You can get all the details at http://haryanatourism.gov.in/