A State Guide To

Haryana

Set in the foothills of Aravalli, the small state of Haryana sprawls over an area of over 44,000 square kilometers in North India. It was founded in 1966 when the former state of Punjab was divided into Haryana and the modern Punjab.Haryana, meaning Home of Hari (goddess Vishnu) has a proud history that dates back to the Vedic age. It has witnessed the rise and fall of many an empire. The battle between the Kauravas and the Pandavas, described in the great epic Mahabharata is believed to have been fought on the site of the modern Kurukshetra in Haryana. It was here that Lord Krishna imparted to the Pandava warrior, Arjun the teachings of the Bhagwad Gita. Haryana is renowned for its ancient temples, impressive architecture and lush greenery, which attract large number of devotees and holidaymakers from all parts of the country.

Haryana has a distinct culture and heritage of its own, making it an attractive travel destination. Thanks to its proximity to Delhi, numerous services as well as recreational centers for tourists have been developed in Haryana. Haryana Tourism focuses on cultural, adventure, pilgrim, and golf tourism, as well as on developing crafts centers across different locations.

The best time to visit Haryana is between the months of October to March when the weather is pleasant and cool.

Kurukshetra, Panipat, Sultanpur bird sanctuary, Dumdama Lake, Badhkal Lake, Panchkula, Tilyar Lake, Yadavindra Gardens, Magpie Surajkund, Karna, Prithaviraj ki Kutchery, Morni hills and Thaneswar are key tourist attractions in Haryana. Some other interesting Haryana travel destination include Jyotisar, Dabchik and Pehowa.

By Air : The nearest airport is at Chandigarh, which is well connected with cities of North India like Delhi, Amritsar and Leh. Some cities of Haryana are located in close proximity to Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, which gives the state greater access to places in India and abroad.

By Rail : A good network of trains connects all the major places of Haryana to Delhi and other important cities of India. Both the Central and Northern Railways have extensive networks in the state.

Haryana Roadways covers approximately 11.41 lakhs kilometers every day. There are altogether 446 inter-state and 1204 intra-state routes in Haryana. To provide better transportation services to the people, Haryana Roadways have taken several steps. Use the widespread bus service to get around the state, if you don’t have a vehicle of your own. You can hire a taxi or auto rickshaw to get wherever you want to. Rented cars are all chauffeur driven, and self-driven vehicles are not available. Cycle rickshaws are also available but are useful only for short distances. In the smaller towns of the state, rickshaws are common modes of transport

Useful Information

Currency

Indian Rupee(Rs.)

Population

1.252 Billion

Area

3.287 Million Km

Capital

New Delhi

Language

Hindi, English, Marwadi

Time Zone

UTC+5:30

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