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Haryana is among the northernmost state in India and adjoining Delhi, the national capital of India.The state capital of Haryana is Chandigarh, which is also the capital of the neighboring state of Punjab.Faridabad a city of Haryana is the most crowded city and is a part of the National Capital Region. Haryana is spread across a total area of 44,212 km2 and is ranked the 21st largest state in India.

Popular Places carousels

  • Rock Garden : A sculpture garden in Chandigarh, Rock Garden is an ideal place for Geologists or rock admirers. The garden is also called Nek Chand Saini's Rock Garden after the name of its founder Nek Chand, who secretly started constructing the garden. Rock Garden has man-made intertwined waterfalls and sculptures made with waste materials like bangles, glasses,tiles, ceramic, sinks,pots, etc.
  • Old Fort : Built by Gajpat Rai, the King of Jind (a district in Haryana) in 1764 AD, Old Fort is situated in Karnal town of Haryana. The Fort is often referred to as Karnal Fort.
  • Cactus Garden : Situated in the Panchkula District of Haryana, Cactus Garden is Asia’s biggest garden dedicated to the rare and endangered species of the flora kingdom. Formerly known as National Cactus and Succulent Botanical Garden and Research Centre, the Cactus Garden preserves nearly more than 3,500 species.
  • Heritage Transport Museum : One of the valuable museums of India, the History Transport Museum is situated in the Gurgaon District of Haryana. The museum is dedicated to the history of human transportation. The Museum charges Rs 400/ per adult and Rs 200/ per child.
  • Nahar Singh Palace : Situated in the Faridabad District of Haryana, Nahar Singh Palace was built in 1739 ADby King Balram Rao, the ancestor of King Nahar Singh. It is animpressive double-stored palace made of sandstones, built around a large courtyard.
  • Firoz Shah Palace : Also known as Hisar-e-Firoza, Feroz Shah Palace was built by Delhi Sultanate, Firoz Shah Tughlaq in 1354 AD. Situated in the Hisar District of Haryana, the palace is constructedwith rubble masonry and wrapped with thick lime plaster.
  • Panipat Museum : Founded by the Battle of Panipat Society, the Panipat Museum is built with the aim of publicizing and circulating information on the history, archaeology, art, and craft of Haryana, especially emphasizing on Battle of Panipat.
  • SultanpurBird sanctuary : One of the top attractions of Haryana, Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary is a famous National Park of India, situated in the Gurgaon District of Haryana. The Sanctuary is ideal forbird watchers and is best visited in winteras during this timemany migratory birds to this place.
  • Asola Bhatti Wild Sanctuary : Situated covering the area on the Southern Delhi Ridge of Aravalli hill mountains on the Delhi-Haryana border,Asola Bhatti wild Sanctuaryis a major attraction of both Southern Delhi and northern parts of Faridabad and Gurugram districts of Haryana state. The Sanctuary is home to 193 species of birds, more than 80 variants of butterflies, and many mammals including nilgai, leopards, small Indian civet,jungle cat, golden jackals, etc.

Cities carousels

  • Chandigarh : Chandigarh is a planned citywith world-famous architecture. It is bordered by Haryana state from the east side and Punjab state from the west and the south and serves as the capital of both Haryana and Punjab. Acknowledged as the cleanest city in India under the Swachh Bharat survey of 2018, Chandigarh is often referred to as a city beautiful.
  • Gurgaon : Officially called Gurugram, Gurgaon is the2ndlargest information technology hub and 3rd largest financial and banking hub of India.Situated in the southeastern part of the state, Gurgaon is 2nd largest city in Haryana.
  • Kurukshetra : Kurukshetra is a sacred place with tremendous religious and historical importance. Referred to asDharmakshetra, Kurukshetra is mentioned in the first verse of the Bhagavad Gita. The place got its name from King Kuru, the ancestor of Kauravas and Pandavas in the Kuru kingdom, in Mahabharata as suggested in Puranas.
  • Panipat : A major historical place in Haryana, Panipat witnessed three major battles in 1526, 1556, and 1761.Panipat is known for its weaving and textile Industry and is often referred to as the City of Weavers orthe Textile City of India.
  • Ambala : Bordered by Punjab, Ambala is a city and a municipal corporation in the Ambala district in Haryana. The city got its name from Amba Rajput who allegedly founded Ambala duringthe 14th century CE.
  • Karnal : Used by the East India Company army as a refuge during the Indian Rebellion of 1857, Karnal is one of the oldest districts of Haryana. Karnal has a relation with the Mahabharat period as it is believed that the city was founded by Raja Karna and hence the name of the city was derived from Karna.
  • Bhiwani : Known as Gate of Rajputana, Bhiwani city was founded by Neem Singh, a Rajput head. Once Bhiwani district was the largest district of Haryanabefore the formation of Charkhi Dadrias a separate district.
  • Fatehbad : Fatehbad is a city founded by Firoz Shah Tughlaq in the 14th century. The city was named after Firoz Shah Tughlaq’s son Fateh Khan.
  • Hisar : Hisar is a city and administrative headquarters of the Hisar district in Haryana. Once called Hisar Firoza, Hisar was founded by Firoz ShahTughlaq. Hisar is a word fromthe Arabic language that means Fort.

Culture

Rich in culture and traditions, Haryana is known for its unique traditional folk dances, folk music, saang (folk theatre), cinema, religious beliefs such as Jathera (ancestral worship), Yoga and chanting of Vedic mantras, and arts such as Phulkari and Shisha embroidery. For centuries these traditions and customs are alive and the main reason behind this is the folk of the area who strictly and wholeheartedly follow these customs.

Cuisine
  • Kachri Ki Sabzi : Kachri ki sabzi is a very popular dish of Haryana made with chopped Kachri (a wild variety of cucumber), cooked properly along with spices. It is a very easy dish to prepare which takes 5 to 10 mins.
  • Singri ki sabzi : Singri ki sabzi is made with Singri, a dried desert bean found in Haryana. The sabzi is prepared withstir-friedSingri,soakedovernight, boiled,and cooked withspices.
  • Bajra Khichri : Bajra Khichri is a healthy and delicious dish,that is prepared with overnight-soaked, washed bajra cooked in a pressure cooker with moong dal with spices. Bajra Khichri tastes delicious along with lassi.
  • Churma : One of the famous and most liked desserts of Haryana Churma is made with mashed or coarsely blended Chapatis, cooked with ghee and sugar or jaggery.
  • GajarMethi : A healthy and tasty side dish with goes perfectly with Bajre ki Roti, GajarMethi is a major side dish for Haryana people. Made with chopped carrots and fenugreek leaves cooked in kadai with fenugreek seeds and redchilies, GajarMethi is mostly consumed in the winter season.
  • Meethe Chawal : Meethe Chawal is a delectable dish of rice, prepared with desi Ghee, colored with turmeric, and flavored with spices like saffron, and cardamom, nuts. This dish is mostly made during the occasion of Basant Panchami.
  • Kadhi Pakora : Kadhi Pakora is a yogurt-based gravy dish soaked with soft and crispy deep-fried onion pakoras. It is prepared by mixing yogurt with Gram Flour and spices and once the Kadhi is ready, crispy onion pakoras are dumped in it. Kadhi Pakora goes well with rice.
  • Bathua Raita : Mostly made in the winter season, Bathua Raita is another popular Haryanvi dish that tastes well with plain Parathas or Masala Lachha Paratha. It is made with Bathua puree added and mixed well with whisked curd, salt, and pepper.
Shopping malls
  • DLF City Centre : A one-stop shopoffering its customers branded products and entertainment facilities along with food corners, DLF City Centre Mall in Chandigarh is an ideal hub for shopaholics.
  • Ambience mall : Consisting of nearly 230 stores and food corners, Ambience mall is a popular mall situated in Gurgaon. Officially opened for the public in 2007, the mall has won the Best Shopping Center of the Year and Most Admired Shopping Centre of the Year awards.
  • MGF Metropolitan Mall : An ideal place for brand lovers, MGF Metropolitan Mall isa vibrantmall situated in Gurgaon. Spread over an area of 3,50,000 sq ft, the MGF Metropolitan Mall apart from shopping provides services of a PVR theatre and hangout area along with a food court which guarantees its customers a memorable experience.
  • MGF Mega City Mall : Situated in Gurgaon,MGF Mega City Mall has a lot of bars and pubs which makes it a popular mall for nightlife. Apart from nightlife the mall alsooffers service to customers looking for household stuff, it hasan RPG giant hypermarket.
  • Ansal Galleria Mall : Famous for its plenty of gold and jewelry showrooms, Ansal Galleria Mall is situated in the Karnal district of Haryana. The mall also provides a wide range ofhousehold electrical appliances.
  • Sahara mall : Known for its simplicity and offers, Sahara mall is preferred by locals for being the perfect hub for grocery and monthly shopping. Having a collection of both Indian and international brands, one can get everything from their grocery list. restaurant Odyssey.
  • Crown Plaza Mall : One of the oldest malls in Faridabad, Crown Plaza Mall is a colorful and vibrant mall offering an abundance in varieties of different products.
  • MGF Mall : With top-grade brands and temptingcasual restaurants, MGF Mall in Gurgaon is a blissfor people looking forward to shopping and spending leisure time.
Hotels
  • Vivanta Surajkund, NCR : Vivanta Surajkund in NCR is a lavish Hotel with comfortable rooms, beautiful interiors, and services like a well-maintained fitness center and Spa.
  • Aapno Ghar Resort & Amusement Park : Enclosed with flourishing and blooming gardens, AapnoGhar Resort & Amusement Park is an elegant Resort that provides entrance to an Amusement Park and waterpark.
  • ITC Grant Bharat : A grand architectural Hotel with styles depicting ancient, medieval, and modern India. Spread across an area of 300 acres, the Hotel provides 4 presidential suites, 100 luxury suites, a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, expanded culinary experiences,and well-equipped amenities.
  • The Westin Sohna Resort & Spa : Built with red brick, The Westin Sohna Resort & Spa is a simple yet luxurious modern resort encircled by gorgeous gardens with fountains. The Resort provides other luxuries like an outdoor pool with sun loungers, various restaurants, and a trendy bar with live music.
  • Welcom Heritage Ramgarh : Situated at a distance of 14 km from the famous Rock Garden in Chandigarh, Welcom Heritage Ramgarh is a graceful Hotel with well-equipped amenities.
Restaurants
  • Di Ghent Café : Hosting a wide range of breakfast dishes witheggs,pancakes, bagels, croissants, etc. A must-visit place for trying coffee while being in Gurgaon. Offering freshly baked products,tempting lunch, and dinner, Di Ghent Caféone of the bestcafésin town.
  • Karnal Haveli Restaurant : A Haveli-themed restaurant withsatisfactory and delicious foods in Haryana. It has a facility for camel rides, and activities for children.
  • Seasonal Tastes : An ideal place for having Fine Dining and with elegant interiors, Seasonal Tastes Restaurants is a perfect place for Formal Dinner. The best part of this restaurant is its staff, who provide satisfactory and sterling service to their customers.
  • The Monk : Known for its unchangeable flavor, the Monk is one of the best restaurants in Gurgaon. The Monk serves variants of dishes including items of lamb, prawns, lamb, and other non-vegetarian dishes. The Restaurant has neat and clean interiors.
Events/festivals
  • Surajkund International Crafts Mela : Celebrated near the ancient reservoir called Surajkund in Faridabad, Surajkund International Festival is the world’s largest crafts fair showcasing the cultural handlooms, handicrafts, and art of India. The fair starts every year on February 1st and continues till 14th February.
  • Holi : The festival of colors is a major festival celebrated throughout India but in Haryana, theexcitement and enthusiasm are at a different level. In Haryana, Holi is called Dhulandi Holi a traditional name where men throw colorful water on women and reciprocate it withmockingly beating with a stick.
  • Diwali : Diwali is a major Haryana festival celebrated with great enthusiasm and conviction. The entire state is decorated beautifully with diyas or electric candles including every house and shop. Nights were spent by following the old trend of playing cards with family and friends.
  • Mango Mela : Organised every year in Pinjore Garden of Chandigarh, Mango Mela is a treat to mango lovers. The 2-day festival which exhibits nearly 4000 mango variants, Mango Mela is also called the Mango festival.
  • Baisakhi Mela : A popular Mela organized in the Pinjore Garden in Chandigarh,Baisakhi Mela is celebrated to mark the beginning of the Harvest season. The Mela offers its visitors delicious food available at the food stalls, a variety of handlooms, and handicraft shopsin the Crafts Bazaar area. The Baisakhi Mela also organizes musical performances and cultural programs.
  • Pinjori Heritage Fair : Pinjore Heritage Festival is an exhibition of the culture and tradition of Haryana. A cultural blend, which isvisited by many artists all over the country to showcase their art in this versatile event.
  • Gita JayathiFair : The Gita Jayanthi Fair, organized in the sacred town of Kurukshetra is a holy festival attended by devotees from all over the country. Often known as Gita Jayanti Samaroh, the devotees here perform a ritual of taking bath in the sacred water of the spiritual tanks called Sannihit Sarovar and Brahma Sarovar.
  • Teej : Teej is a traditional festival of Haryana, popular by the name of HaryaliTeej. This festival is celebrated to welcome the rainy season when boys flew Kites.
Handicrafts
  • Surahi Pottery : Surahi Pottery is a work of fine and real skill, originated back during the Pre-Aryan days. Surahi Pottery is a high-neck round body, with sometimes a spout in it. It is used for serving wines, water, and other beverages.
  • Peeda : A form of clay mounding, where the craftsman puts clay on a Peeda (a small table) and then squeezes it into a shape, called a Peeda.
  • Chope : One of the handicrafts of Haryana, Chope is like a Shawl. According to their tradition, the maternal grandmother gifts a Chope to the new bride.
  • Phulkari : Designed fully with human figures and motifs of birds, Phulkari is a handicraft done in Dupattas.
Haryana

Get immersed in the medley of multi-cultural experiences with an array of historic sites, breathtaking hills views, and advanced centres, Haryana is a one-stop destination to take in the ancient paraphernalia to the modern architecture, for an all-inclusive experience for the wandering soul.

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