Haryana is famously referred to “The Abode Of God”. The land belongs to the ancient time, which can be appraised by the fact that this was the place where Veda Vyasa, the saint, wrote the epic Mahabharata.

It is a North Indian state surrounding New Delhi on 3 sides. The Yamuna River runs along its eastern border with Uttar Pradesh. Shared with Punjab, the state capital Chandigarh is known for its modernist buildings and grid-like street plan designed by Le Corbusier.

The place has immense significant importance for the religious faith as it’s the land where Lord Krishna is said to have voiced the famous saying, “Do your duty and be detached from results” to Arjuna, one of the Pandava brothers on the evening of Mahabharata battle.

There is a lot more in Haryana. Also known as the Greenland of India, Haryana is not only a prosperous past, but a great present and a promising future also. This 16th largest state of India is among the leading industrial states of the country. It is a major producer and supplier of agricultural products in India. Its famous tourist attraction, Zakir Hussain Rose Garden, features 1,600 species, while its Rock Garden showcases sculptures made with recycled materials.

Best places to visit in Haryana

1) Cyber Hub, Gurgaon

Cyber Hub
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It is India’s first integrated food & entertainment destination which is spread over 2 lakh sq ft. Iconic restaurants with International & Indian cuisine, Kids Zone and Amphitheater for live entertainment & performances.

The famous tourist attractions here are:

  • Damdama Lake
  • Badshahpur Fort
  • Sultanpur National Park Bird Sanctuary
  • Leisure Valley Park
  • Farrukh Nagar Fort
  • Sohna
  • Sheesh Mahal
  • Kingdom of Dreams
  • Wet ‘n’ Wild
  • Tikli Bottom
  • Urusvati Museum of Folklore
  • Stellar Children’s Museum
  • Aapno Ghar Amusement Park
  • Shikhar Adventure Park
  • CRPF Shooting Range
  • Ambience Mall

2) Pinjore Gardens, Panchkula

Pinjore garden
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It was created in the 17th century by architect Nawab Fidai Khan during the early reign of his foster brother Aurangzeb (r. 1658-1707). In recent times, it has been renamed as ‘Yadavindra Garden’ in the memory of Maharaja Yadavindra Singh former of the princely state of Patiala.

A restored heritage train has been introduced to visit all the monuments and the gardens in the complex. Panchkula is home to five irrigations canals and it’s the satellite city of Chandigarh. The popular tourist attractions here are:

  • Kalka
  • Pinjore
  • Raipur Rani
  • Cactus Garden
  • Chhatbir Zoo
  • Mohali Stadium
  • Gurudwara Nada Sahib
  • Mata Mansa Devi Mandir

3) Sri Krishna Museum, Kurukshetra

Sri Krishna Museum

It endeavors to present the multifaceted personality of Krishna as narrated in the episodes of Mahabharata and the Bhagavata Purana. The museum has six galleries, three each in two blocks.

On display are stone sculptures, bronze castings, leaf etchings, miniature paintings, clay pottery, and terracotta artifacts. Here are the major tourist attractions:

  • Brahma Sarovar
  • Birla Mandir
  • Dharohar Haryana Museum
  • Kurukshetra Panorama & Science Centre
  • Sheikh Chehlli Tomb
  • Sannihit Sarovar
  • Kalpana Chawla Planetarium
  • Bhadrakali Temple
  • Sri Krishna Museum

4) Heritage Transport Museum, Gurgaon

Heritage Transport MuseumIt showcases the evolution of transportation in India and sets a benchmark in interpretation, exhibition and in communication.

As the first private museum of its scale in India, it is conceived as a did active space that engages visitor participation in learning while remaining a family experience. All days of the week except Monday(9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

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5) Feroze Shah’s palace and Fort, Hisar

Feroze Shah's palace and Fort

The original town of Hisar was a walled settlement inside the fort with four gates, Delhi gate, Mori gate, Nagauri gate, and Talaqi gate. The palace consists of a mosque known as Lat Ki Masjid. Lat is a sandstone pillar about 20 feet high and was earlier an Ashokan pillar.

The restoration work of the palace started in 1924 and have since been gradually renovated until recent times. The complex has been declared as a Centrally Protected Monument by Archaeological Survey of India.

The top tourist attractions in Hisar includes:

  • Agroha
  • Banavali
  • Gumbad
  • Barsi Gate
  • Jahaj Kothi
  • Kunal
  • Fort Of Prithviraj
  • Feroze Shah Palace
  • Gujri Mahal
  • Lat Ki Masjid
  • Durgah Char Qutab
  • Town Park
  • Devi Bhawan Mandir

6) Morni Hills

The only hill station of Haraya, Morni Hills is a delightful landscape to see. The lush vegetation and dense forest will make you feel close to nature in the serene ambiance. If you love trekking, hit this place. Cycling and biking facilities are also available here.

Some of the best places to visit in Korni are:

  • Tikkar Taal Lake
  • Gurudwara Nada Sahib
  • Mansa Devi Temple

7) Sonipat

Sonipat is known to have its existence way before Mahabharata. It’s believed that the place was founded by Pandava brothers.

This place is of importance to be one of the five cities demanded by the Pandavas in an effort to avoid war. Here are the top tourist attractions in Sonipat:

  • Tomb Of Khwaja Khizr
  • Jurasik Park Inn
  • Abdullah Nasir Ud Din Mosque
  • Baba Dham Temple
  • Methodist Mission Church

8) Panipat

Panipat is located on the Yamuna River, also have its name mentioned in Mahabharata as one of the five cities established by Pandavas brothers. The place has its significant importance as it witnessed three crucial battles in Indian history. The top-rated tourist attractions in Panipat includes:

  • Panipat Museum
  • Kabuli Bagh
  • Old Fort
  • Kabuli Shah Mosque
  • Salar Gunj Gate
  • Grave Of Ibrahim Lodhi
  • Devi Temple
  • Grave Of Ibrahim Lodhi
  • Bu Ali Shah Kalandar
  • Kala Amb Tree Site

9) Faridabad

Faridabad is another part of Haryana which promotes the rich historical association. The land has evidence of being the home of a prehistoric man. The monuments here are a celebration for those who loves to memorize the past era. Here are the top tourist destinations in Hissar.

  • Agroha
  • Banavali
  • Gumbad
  • Barsi Gate
  • Kunal
  • Jahaj Kothi
  • Fort Of Prithviraj
  • Feroze Shah Palace
  • Gujri Mahal
  • Lat Ki Masjid
  • Durgah Char Qutab
  • Town Park
  • Devi Bhawan Mandir