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As of 2001[update] India census, Parikshitgarh had a population of 17,399. Males constitute 62% of the population and females 38%. Parikshitgarh has an average literacy rate of 55%, lower than the national average of 74%: male literacy is 60%, and female literacy is 50%. In Parikshitgarh, 17% of the population is under 6 years of age.
There are many villages near Parikshit Garh. Behlolpur, Dabathala, Badhla,Rajpur Edmadpur are some villages famous for their education level, employment and agriculture with prosperity. There are main crop like sugarcane, wheat, etc. Parikshit Garh area is covered by Pandits, Jats, Tyagis, Gurjars, Muslims.
The town is located on a hillock, which was the ancient fort built by Parikshit. Excavations have yielded pots of coins and pottery pieces, validating the antiquity of the place. The ashram of Rishi Shringi, that great medicine-man and facilitator to the birth of the sons of the infertile King Dashrath, also lies nearby, re-affirming the mythological origins of the town of Parikshitgarh.
This town in the past was the capital of King Parikshit, the grandson of Arjuna who ascended the throne of Hastinapur after the Pandavas decided to renounce the kingship. Raja Parikshit, due to a transient malfunctioning of his thinking process, incurred the wrath of 'samadhi-sthit' Sage Shamik by his stupid action of garlanding the sage with a dead serpent. He was accordingly cursed by the saint to die by snake bite. After his ordained death at the fangs of Takshak Naga, his son Janmejaya became King and held a great sacrifice to annihilate the Nagas out of the passionate feelings of revenge.
There are some famous monuments in the town.
- Gandhar - A pond or "Talab" which is believed to be the bathing place of Gandhari.
- Navaldeh Koop - A well the water of which is believed to cure skin deceases.
- Maharaj Shringi Rishi Aashram - An ancient Aasharm which is in the outskirts of town on the way to village Badhla.
- Three ancient caves which leads to the Hastinapur (Believed capital of pandva and korvas ),currently entry to the caves are closed.
Binesh Tyagi (weight lifter) two time champion of india mumbai railway coach
- Kailash Prakash - A freedom fighter & Education minister of his time. He has given two schools to the town.
- Sudeep Tyagi - A notable young cricketer.
- Anand Swaroop Tyagi - freedom fighter and a lecturer. He was born in Kila poothi village. His father was Mukhiya of the village that time. He was previously a part of British force but after some time he joined lectureship in Mawana College. He was an active member of Swantra bharat sangram. He was honoured by Indian government as a Golden cap freedom fighter and his name is mentioned in mawana tehsil in Golden letters.
- Nityananda Swami - the famous Indian saint who lived in the late 18th and early 19th century.
- Omkiran Singh Shom-the famous teacher of math who lived opp gurduwara.main market.
- Parikshit Garh Inter College.
- GSDN Inter College.
- GSDN Degree College.
- Gauri Vidhya peeth Management College.
- Balaji college of management and technology
- K V Public Inter College.
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- Imperial Gazetteer of India, vol. 20. Digital South Asia Library. p. 2. Retrieved 2007-05-31.