The state also takes pride for producing so many athletes who are known world-wide. What is even more exciting is the natural beauty of the state. If you are considering Haryana for your next visit, then here are some attractions you must come across.
Tourist Places in Haryana
Badkhal Lake is situated in the state of Haryana, which is a very historically significant state in India. Right from the Battle of Kurukshetra (near Panipat) in the Mahabharata, Haryana occupies a strategic location in Indian history. Haryana, besides being popular tourist destination, is also a thoroughfare to several picturesque locations that are scattered over the northern reaches of the Indian subcontinent. Badkhal Lake is one of the weekend getaways frequented by the travel loving denizens of the Indian capital. Lakes provide a plethora of options like boating, swimming and angling.
Badkhal Lake is located in the Faridabad district of Haryana, just a stone's throw (35 Km) from New Delhi. Its picturesque setting and the indolent waters provide ample relaxation to the weary overworked suburbanites.
The enchanting Star Monument is a treasure to the state of Haryana. Situated in Dinaud at a distance of 12 kms from Bhiwani, the monument is built on the tomb where Param Sant Huzur Tara Chand Ji Maharaj lies in eternal peace. The building is shaped in the form of a star after the name of Maharaj Ji. The holy tomb or Samadhi in the Radhaswami Satsang Bhawan Complex measures 101 feet from the base which itself stands on a raised platform of 6 feet.
The Star Monument is a hexagonal pyramid shaped structure where three alternative sides are in white marble, the other three being made of blue Italian glass that are completely weather resistant. The wonder lies in the fact that the building doesn't have pillars or columns to support it. Stars twinkle on the three walls of the Samadhi and inside. A statue of Maharaj Ji stands near the western wall. Six paintings portraying the life of Maharaj Ji adorn the six corners of the Samadhi. Traditional techniques are used for ventilation.
Haryana, the Gateway to north India is a charming state whose exuberant citizens love to rejoice in colorful festivities. The popular tourist hub swarms with myriads of tourists seeking a break from the humdrum of a concrete jungle. Saras complex is an eminent resort where aficionados of Haryana love returning to.
The quaint resort is located in the urban and happening Gurgaon District, a stone's throw away from the nation's capital city, New Delhi. The estate sprawls across acres of lush greenery and overlooks the breathtaking backdrop of the jungle-clad Aravalli ridges. Surrounding the hills a picturesque sylvan lake glitters like a mirage of quicksilver in the oasis of idyllic green and augments the scenic rhapsody.
Patel Park in Ambala Cantt
Patel Park is located in Ambala sub-district of Haryana and situated at just 1 km from the center in Ambala Cantonment area. It situates itself at 30°21'29" North latitude and 76°51'8" East longitude. Patel Park is a wonderful place amidst the bustling city. The huge expanse of greenery is quite unusual to such an old city, but Patel Park has been able to function as a place to 'breathe a heart full' in the Ambala city. Large trees line the beautiful park which provides the very necessary open space. The park is a favorite among people of all ages. For the children it serves as their adored play ground. The old people find it a great place for serene morning walks and a beautiful evening gathering. The nearby 'Shiv Ji Temple' is an added attraction for those visiting the park.
The pretty as a picture health resort at Sohna Hills is a popular tourist haunt. The resort is perched high on the Aravalli ridges and overlooks the stunning backdrop of the sylvan Damdama Lake, that gleams like a jewel in a brass setting under the slanting rays of the bright overhead afternoon sun. The charming sight of the sparkling lake water transforming from a gold-amber hue at dusk to a shimmering aquamarine haze in the dazzling afternoons is a sight to behold.
Morni is the only hill station in Haryana. The lush greenery and the dense forests portray the beauty of nature even in a better manner. This is the ideal place for trekking lovers. Cycling and boating facilities add brownie points to the place. The other places to visit while at Morni hills are Tikkar Tal Lake, Gurudwara Nada Sahib, and Mansa Devi Temple.
Being a capital shared by two states, Punjab and Haryana, Chandigarh is the most planned city in India. While being in Chandigarh, tourists can visit places like Garden of Fragrance, Sarkaria Cactus Garden, Chhatbir Zoo, Terraced Garden, Butterfly Garden, International Dolls Museum, Shanti Kunj and many more to name.