Haryana, a state in Northern India is a very famous tourist spot. It is bounded by Uttar Pradesh in the east, Punjab in the west, Himachal Pradesh in the north and Rajasthan in the south It has Union territory, Chandigarh as its capital and is divided into four divisions for administrative purposes - Ambala, Rohtak, Gurgaon and Hissar.
The internationally famous Surajkund Crafts Mela is held every year in the month of February, to promote Indian arts and handicrafts. The 'Mango Festival ' and the 'Kurukshetra Festival' are also some of the very popular annual events. Haryana has a network of 43 tourist complexes, which are named after birds. Some of these tourist complexes in Haryana are Badhkal Lake, Dabchik, Jungle Babbler, Karna Lake, Kala teetar and Yadvindra Gardens.
Haryana with a history nearly five thousand year old basks in the glory of the great Indian epics and mythologies.
Kurukshetra in Haryana finds a mention in the Mahabharata as the place where the battle between the Pandavas and the Kauravas took place and Lord Krishna taught the lessons of Karma and Dharma, which took shape in the Bhagwat Gita. It was here on the banks of Saraswati River that Ved Vyas wrote the Mahabharat (in Sanskrit).
Today with its strategic location in north India, Haryana is an important state of Indian Union. It has already carved a niche in agricultural productions and is fast approaching an industrialized future.
How to Reach Haryana
Haryana lies close by the side of the national capital Delhi surrounding it on three sides. Naturally Haryana has developed a convenient communication network with the rest of the country. Added to that, the present wave of industrialization in the state has brought Haryana into the focus. A large number of industrial houses now-a-days are located in Haryana and lot many are coming up with an address in Haryana. This has led to remarkable growth of communication in this primarily agricultural state.
The main airport of the state is in its capital Chandigarh. Which is well connected with the cities of North India. Some parts of Haryana are also very close to the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi which also provides an easy access to the state.
The main railway station is Chandigarh. Apart from that, Delhi has four Railway Stations, which are within approachable distance from any part of Haryana.
Haryana can boast of an excellent road network to and from the state. Some parts of the state are within the National Capital Region and are at a short driving distance from Delhi. A good network of National Highways and State Highways also serves other parts of the state.
Shopping in Haryana
The most important place for shopping in Haryana is Surajkund Crafts Mela, which is held by the State Government every year in February to encourage the craftsmen of the state. Here you would find the craftsmen from all over India along with the Haryanvi craftsmen with spectacular display of their products.
Rest of the year, you can shop at the government Emporia for good quality products and reasonable prices.
Besides, Gurgaon has come up as a modern city dotted with swanky shopping malls and departmental stores, where you can find virtually anything under the sun.
Places to Visit in Haryana
- Badkal Lake
- Star Monument
- Patel Park in Ambala Cantt
Last Updated on : 11 September 2013