||Tourism in Haryana
Largely located in the plain region of north India, Haryana tourism is pretty popular because of its historical sites, religious places, industrial sites, and of course local culture.
Likewise, Haryana has a pretty old and diverse history, which has witnessed the rise and fall of several kingdoms, but, the central attraction of tourism is the epic battle of ‘Mahabharata’ and three famous battles of Panipat.
Battle of Mahabharata had taken place in Kurukshetra. At Kurukshetra battle field, Lord Krishna interpreted the message of the Bhagwad Gita to Arjuna one of the Pandava’s brothers. In addition, a significant event in the state is the Suraj Kund Crafts Mela, which takes place in the first two weeks of February month at Gurgaon.However, important tourists’ attractions in Haryana are:
Religious Places in Haryana
- Kurukshetra: Important tourists’ attractions are Brahma Sarovar nearby Kurukshetra field, Archeological Sites, Buddhist Monuments, Sheikh Chehli’s Tomb, Krishan Museum, City of Parks, etc.
- Thanesar: It is popular for the Sthanesvar Mahadev temple and the Ma Bhadra Kali Temple.
- Panchkula: It is located at the distance of about 8 km from the capital Chandigarh. This is the religious place dedicated to Mata Mansa Devi. Other important temple in the vicinity is Chandi Mandir lies at the distance of about 10 km.
- Pehowa: This is a historic religious place known for the popular temples of Lord Shiva and his eldest son Kartikkya. Normally, in Lord Shiva temples, there used to be ‘linga,’ which is worshiped, but in this temple, instead of linga, there is panch-mukhi (five faces) idol of Lord Shiva. Therefore, this temple is unique.
- Jyotisar: This place is locally popular because it is believed that Lord Krishna delivered the eternal and timeless sermon of Bhagvad Gita here.