Places to Visit
Karnal city has many places of interest which are visited both by the tourists and locals alike. Some places of attraction are:
Cantonment Church Tower
The Church Tower is a marvellous piece of British architecture. The tower is 35m long and can be seen from as far as seven kilometres. There are four storeys in the tower and the top storey includes the semi-circular arch resembling the Roman style.
The Pukka Pul or the Sayad's Shrine is located near Mughal Bridge, seven kilometres away from the main Karnal district. This place is thronged with plenty of devotees who come here to make offerings. The tomb here is believed to have powers which can send ghosts away and can cure ailments. A fair held here on every Thursday is also quite popular.
Kalander Shah's Tomb
The Kalander Shah's Tomb is situated outside the main city of Karnal. It was built by Ghias-ud-din, an erstwhile emperor of Delhi, in the memory of Bo-Ali-Qalander Shah, a Muslim sage. Outside the tomb, there is a mosque with a reservoir and fountain built by Emperor Alamgir.
The Karnal Fort was built by Raja Gajpat Singh during 1764 AD. Presently, this fort is used as an accommodation for residential and official purpose of the Tehsildar.
Feroz Khan built this Sarai or the Rest House during the reign of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in 1637 AD. It is quadrangular in shape and has cells and four sides. The balconies, the rounded towers, the panels and the angular flutes add beauty to this Sarai.
There are some more places to visit in the city such as Old Badshahi Bridge, Dargah Nuri, Karna Tank, European Soldiers Grave, Sita Mai Mandir and many more.
How to Reach?
Chandigarh Airport is the nearest domestic airport from Karnal while the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi is the nearest international airport. Karnal railway station is the main railway station which is connected to other cities like Jaipur, Delhi, Ambala, Patna etc. Haryana State Road Transport Corporation (HSRTC) and some private travel services run inter-city buses which connect Karnal to other neighbouring cities.
Last Updated on : August 11, 2015
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