Explore Haryana
Haryana
Land of immortal tales of a glorious past

Haryana has a historical importance because Panipat, one of the most fierce battles in India, was fought on this very land. There are several historical monuments and grandiose architecture to behold. The religious and seasonal festivals glorify the culture of Haryana. The cities are fast growing and so are the IT sectors, yet the state is still deeply rooted to its quaint traditions and culture. 


Popular Cities: 


  • Gurugram

  • Chandigarh

  • Panchkula


Climate
The climate of Haryana varies from subtropical to continental and monsoon type. It's extremely hot in summer at around 45 degree Celsius. So, the best time to visit the state is between October to February owing to cold and a pleasant climate for sightseeing.

  • January — Cold
  • February — Cool
  • March — Hot
  • April — Hot
  • May — Hot
  • June — Humid
  • July — Wet
  • August — Wet
  • September — Warm
  • October — Humid
  • November — Cool
  • December — Cold
Things to do
City Life
Surrounded by mountains to its north and desert to its south, Haryana has hidden gems worth exploring. Gurugram (Gurgaon) is well known as a financial and technology hub. But, it's also home to several famous tourist destinations in Haryana. Kingdom of Dreams, India's first live entertainment complex, is situated in Gurugram. It consists of two theatres namely Nautanki Mahal and Showshaa Theatre with the former resembling a royal palace. It features rich theatre shows which will leave you spellbound. Besides sightseeing you can indulge in rock climbing, power paragliding, and even air safari. Morni Hills, situated on the outskirts of Panchkula, is tourist's favourite grand vista point in Haryana. You can engage in trekking and birdwatching as many popular birds including Wallcreeper, Blue Buffalo, Quails, Oriental Turtle Dove and Grey Francolin are often spotted here. Chandigarh is known for its flora and fauna. Rose Garden, Pinjore Gardens, Shakti Kunj, Botanical Garden and Terraced Garden are some of the must visit places in this city where you can have a memorable day-out amidst nature. The Rock Garden offers an open air exhibition of unique sculptures made from industrial and urban wastes.
History & Heritage
There are numerous historical monuments in Haryana which reflect the accurate grandiose of its true existence. Sheesh Mahal in Gurugram has immortalized the Mughal era with its infrastructure and design. Its dazzling mirror work, sprawling courtyards, spacious rooms, and intricate murals give the building a quaint traditional charm. If you have an innate fascination for automobiles, you must visit the Heritage Transport Museum as it houses the most comprehensive automobile heritage in the country. There are over 70 classic and vintage cars on display and also features the evolution of the Indian car industry. Shobha Sarovar in Narnaul has a unique architecture based on the principle of water conservation. Other monuments like Jai Mahal, Birbal ka Chatta, Buddh Stupa, Tomb of Shah Quli Khan; Tomb of Bu-Ali Shah, Kala Amb and Salar Gunj Gate in Panipat stand as guardians of Haryana's glorious past. If you want to grace your vision with an unforgettable kaleidoscopic beauty then you must visit the historic forts in Haryana. Asigarh Fort, Madhogarh Fort, Raipur Rani Fort, and Dhosi Hill Fort are some of the popular destinations for history enthusiasts.
Lakes
Experience a soothing effect of nature's acquaintance at the Sohna Lake which offers a scenic view of the Aravalli mountains. You can even try your hand at fishing whilst enjoying the calmness of the setting sun. Sukhna Lake is a man-made lake that flows down the Shivalik Hills. Its pristine blue water and pollution free air calls for solitude seekers. You can try adventurous activities like kayaking, boating and valley crossing at Damdama Lake. Brahma Sarovar and Sannihit Sarovar in Kurukshetra, Bhindawas Lake and Tilyar Lake in Rohtak, Karna Lake in Karnal have the same soothing effect on its visitors.
Wildlife
Wildlife can be found in abundance in Haryana because of its well reserved Wildlife sanctuaries and National parks. Some of the most famous ones are Chhilchhila Wildlife Sanctuary, Nahar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kalesar National Park, Sultanpur National Park, among others. Bir Shikargah Wildlife Sanctuary is home to a number of different wild species like Rhesus macaque,Indian Jackal, Gray Mongoose, Gray langur, Sambar deer, among others. The prime attraction is its Vulture Conservation and Breeding Centre.
Temples/Places of Worship
If you want an in-depth knowledge about the religious significance of Haryana you must visit the Krishna Museum in Kurukshetra which houses numerous artifacts of Lord Krishna, some even dating back to 1st Century AD. Mansa Devi Temple, Thakur Devi Temple in Panchkula, Nana Sahib Gurudwara in Panchkula, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib and Durga Bhawan Temple in Rohtak, Durga Bhavani Temple, Gurudwara Manji Sahib in Karnal, Iskcon Temple in Chandigarh, Devi temple in Panipat are worth visiting to experience boundless serenity.
How to spend time / how long will it take?

A major chunk of Haryana can be covered within a week. You can spend a day or two in Gurugram exploring the historical places, lakes and markets. From here you can spend a day in Rohtak or Panipat on your way to Panchkula. Rohtak and Panipat each have exquisite sites and bountiful nature to help you relax. You can spend a day or two in Morni Hills enjoying the vistas from its vantage points. Chandigarh is hardly 20 minutes away from Panchkula so that can be your last destination. The well-planned city has beautiful gardens and offers several recreational facilities at your disposal. 


Cuisine
  • Though the cuisines and food of Haryana is simple but very authentic and earthy. Every dish has a typical Indian homemade food taste to it which makes its way straight to your heart very easy. People of the state use simple recipes but prepare them using fresh ingredients and flavourful spices. Most of the dishes like the staple mixed dal and rotis are prepared in pure ghee. Some famous traditional foods and dishes of Haryana that instantly get you drooling are Besan masala roti, Kadhi Pakora, Singri ki Sabzi, Bajra Khichri, Bathua Raita, Bajra aloo roti, Malpua Rabri, etc. To get energized instantly you must try Haryanvi Churma which is a very famous sweet dish in Haryana. Also, you must try the scrumptious street food in Chandigarh which includes Golgappa, Dahi Bhalla, Chaat, Kulfi and the popular choice - Pav Bhaji.
Costs
  • While the meal prices can vary, you can still expect to have a hearty meal at an average cost of INR 150.
  • Sim card cost depends on the package you opt for but the starting price is mostly 250 INR. Certain important documents may be required for a proof of your identity.
Visa
  • Indian Passport and OCI Card holders do not require a Visa
  • Other need to apply for an Indian visa
Season to Visit
  • October
  • November
  • December
  • January
  • February

Typical Duration to Visit
  • 5 - 7 days

Known For
  • Historical Monuments
  • Museums
  • Lakes
  • Hill Station
  • Trekking
  • Birdwatching
  • Gardens
Areas to Visit
  • Historical sites in Gurugram such as Farrukhnagar Fort & Sheesh Mahal
  • Morni Hills near Panchkula for adventure and nature
  • Kingdom of Dreams & Culture Gully for entertaining cultural shows
  • Gardens across Chandigarh - Rock Garden, Terraced Garden, Japanese Garden

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