Tourism in Haryana

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Tourism in Haryana relates to tourism in the state of Haryana, India. There are 21 tourism hubs created by Haryana Tourism, which are located in Ambala, Bhiwani Faridabad, Fatehabad, Gurgaon, Hisar, Jhajjar, Jind, Kaithal, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panchkula, Sirsa, Sonipat, Panipat, Rewari, Rohtak, Yamunanagar, Palwal and Mahendergarh.[1]

Haryana is officially part of Mahabharata and Krishna tourism development circuit plans of government of India and government of Haryana.[2]

Diversity of tourist attractions[edit]

Haryana State Directorate of Archaeology & Museums and Haryana Tourism are responsible for archaeology and tourism in Haryana respectively.

Tourism by districts[edit]

Kurukshetra[edit]

Haryana is home to important religious sites dating to Vedic times. With a battery of temples and pilgrim centres concentrated in the 48-kosas (92 miles) of land described in the epic Mahabharata, legend and mythology play an important role in the history of Kurukshetra, a place where the celestial song 'Bhagwad Gita' is believed to have been delivered by Krishna to Arjuna.[3]

Kurukshetra is also the location of Sheikh Chilli's Tomb.[4]

Hisar[edit]

Firoz Shah Palace Complex, Asigarh Fort, Blue Bird Lake, Deer Park, Hisar, Banawali and Rakhigarhi Indus Valley Civilisation sites, Kanwari Indus Valley Civilisation site.

Faridabad[edit]

Badkhal Lake, Suraj Kund, Nahar Singh Mahal,Dabua Colony are some of tourist places in Faridabad.

Panchkula[edit]

Panchkula is known for Mansa Devi temple, Pinjore Gardens and Morni Hills.

Gurugram[edit]

Gurugram is famous for Sultanpur National Park. Its most famous for international tourist visits. It is located in Sultanpur village on Gurugram-Jhajjar highway 15 km from Gurugram city and 50 km from Delhi.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tourism Hubs in Haryana". haryanatourism.gov.in. Retrieved 26 July 2015.
  2. ^ Mahabharata circuit an addition to the pilgrimage tourism
  3. ^ http://haryanatourism.gov.in/showpage.aspx?contentid=5151#experience=Pilgrim%20Tourism. Retrieved 25 July 2015. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ http://www.kurukshetra.nic.in/tour/Religious/Mosque/SheikhChilliTomb/index.htm. Retrieved 25 July 2015. Missing or empty |title= (help)