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Bhiwani

History

Bhiwani is a city created on 22nd December 1972 in the state of Haryana, India. The city was named by a Rajput King Neem after his wife named Bhani. The Bhani word later changed to Bhiyani and subsequently to Bhiwani. It has around 442 villages with main towns being Charkhi, Loharu, Bewani Khera, Dadri and Tosham. The district headquarter is also situated in Bhiwani itself. It has been a prominent center of commerce since the time of the Mughals. It is known as city of temples and 'Small Kashi' of India as it has more than 300 temples in this city.

Transportation

Bhiwani junction is a major railway station in this region. It has three lines first line is towards northern side connecting cities like Hansi, Hisar, Sirasa, Bhatinda ,Ferozpur, Gurgaon and Delhi. The second line is towards southern side connecting Charkhi Dadri, Kosli, Rewari and Jaipur -Alwar and the third is towards Rohtak connecting to Delhi. Even by roadways it is well connected through state transport to all major towns in this region. To reach this place by flight connectivity from Delhi is most convenient.

Places to Visit

Bhiwani being the spiritual place has numerous temples such as famous Sri Hari Har temple , Jain temple in Ranila Village, Maa Durga temple in Devsar Dhaam, Baba Jyotram Temple in Badala Village, huge "Shiv Temple" in Badala, Shiv mandir, Radha krishna Madir, Devi ka mandir etc.

Late Capt. Hawa Singh, the legendary boxer, helped establish the Bhiwani Boxing Club a boxing academy which has emerged as major centre of Indian Boxing. It is also known as India's boxing power house.

Bhiwani is a hometown of renowned Freedom Fighters and Social Reformers. Besides being a spiritual place of learning it has been a platform of regional politics too. Three chief ministers of Haryana have been from the same region they are Bansi Lal, Banarsi Dass Gupta and Hukum Singh. There were many freedom fighters such as Neki Sharma, Uma Sharma, Ram Kumar, Gokul Chand, Fateh Chand, Lala Vith, Lala Karanji, Diwan Chand, Lala Moda etc. from India's seeker of Freedom Society who took part in Bardoli Satyagraha held in1922 among them Neki Sharma was later honored as Haryana Kesri.

Education

A prestigious Birla Group has established the best Textile Research Institute, The Technological Institute of Textile and Sciences. There are about Four Engineering colleges, Four Degree Colleges, Three colleges of Education and a School of Nursing. The Haryana Shiksha Board is also situated in Bhiwani.

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Chandigarh Tourism

Chandigarh

Chandigarh the union territory of India and capital of two stated Punjab and Haryana. The word Chandigarh means "The fort of Chandi". The ancient temple of Chnadi is still worshiped here.

Chandigarh was the first planned city of country and it's well - known for its architecture and its urban planning. In per capita income of union territories and Indian states the city comes on the first place. The ministry of Urban development declared Chandigarh to be the cleanest city of India.

History of Chandigarh:

With the Partition of India in 1947, Punjab also got divided into two parts and Lahore the capital of Punjab went to Pakistan. With this here was the need of a new capital as replacement of Lahore. After, several discussions, it was decided to plan a new city. With this Chandigarh project began with personal interest of Prime Minister Jawaharlal Lal Nehru. Chandigarh was designed by French architect Le Corbusier. Initial planning was made by American architect Mathew Nowicki, but he died in 1950 and Le Corbusier was invited for the work. In 1961 the Chadigarh project completed.

Culture:

The culture of Chandigarh is not of its own, but it includes the qualities of all the neighboring states. It has the influences of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, UP and Bihar. The popular food is all kinds of North Indian food. In dressing trousers and shirts are popular for gents and salwar suits for ladies. Fashion of jeans and t-shirts is followed by most of the teenagers.

Places to visit in Chandigarh:

Capitol Complex, The Open Hand, Sector 17, Sukhna Lake, Rock Garden, International Dolls Museum, and Leisure Valley: Rose Garden of Chandigarh, the largest garden of Asia, is a part of the Leisure valley only. Among gardens Garden of Tranquility, Garden of Annuals, Garden of Rare Plants, Botanical Garden, Garden of Aromatic Plants, Bougainvillea Garden are the other gardens in the city.

How to Reach Chandigarh:

If you are planning a trip to Chandigarh it's not much a difficult task to reach Chandigarh as its connected with all means of transport air, rail and road. By Air if you wish to reach, then Chandigarh has a domestic airport, which is connected almost with every city of India. Similarly its connected almost with every part of the country through rail. Shatabdi, jan shatabdi, Himalayan queen are the best trains connecting Delhi and Chandigarh. From Delhi by road Chandigarh is 250 km. National highway 21 and 22 runs through and makes it easily approachable by road. Buses, taxis all are easily available.

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Faridabad is an industrial town of Haryana located in 28 deg 25' 16" North Latitude and 77 deg 18' 28" East Longitude. The city is situated in between National capital Region of Delhi to the north; district Palwal on the south, Gurgaon to the west and Uttar Pradesh in the east.

History of Faridabad

In A.D. 1607 Faridabad was founded by Shaikh Farid who was the treasurer during the reign of Jahangir. The whole city is planned in semi-circle. The industrial area lies in the outskirts of the town. Shaikh Farid also built number of monuments includes the fort, mosque, tank etc.

The well organized town was planned with an aim of protecting the Delhi-Mathura Highway passing through it. Though it is a commercial place yet some of the attractions for tourists are very much there.

Tourist attractions in Faridabad

Faridabad has some places to see for visitors inspite of not being visited much for the purpose of tourism.

Nahar Singh Stadium

The nineteen year old Nahar Singh Stadium is a venue for one day International (ODI) cricket matches. The ground has a capacity to hold around 25,000 people. The stadium has the best facilities for cricket. Till date India has played five matches here. The stadium also houses a sports complex with state of art facilities for the sports like swimming, football etc.

Badhkal Lake

The lake in nearby Bedakhal village has a man-made embankment known as Badhkal Lake was once a must visit for visitors. The lake is surrounded by Aravalli hills. Annual flower show is held in every spring here. The lake has now dried and is a grazing ground for cattle and also a place for locals to play cricket.

Not too far from Badhkal Lake is the Peacock Lake. It is a picturesque destination.

Baba Farid's Tomb

The tomb of an eminent Sufi saint Baba Farid is popular pilgrim center for localiites. It is believed that Baba founded Faridabad and hence named after him.

Suraj Kund Tourist Complex and the Crafts Fair

Suraj Kund Tourist Complex near South Delhi is an idyllic picnic spot. The Suraj Kund Lake was built by Rajput King Surajpal Tomar. The lake is surrounded by rock cut steps, relics of Sun temple lie, beautiful fresh water pool 'Rajhans' - Siddha Kund whose water is said to have some therapeutic properties and a garden.

The lakeside hosts an annual handloom and handicrafts fair in February. Surajkund Crafts Mela is very popular among handicrafts lovers of across the boundaries. Skilled artisans from all over the country come here to showcase the rich craftsmanship in the backdrop of typical rural Indian market. Food and Cultural programmes are the main attractions of this colourful fair. One can buy traditional Indian crafts directly from the craftsmen.

Siddhadata Temple complex, Shiva temple, Town Park and Aravali Golf Club are the other places to see in Faridabad.

Shopping in Faridabad

Faridabad is famous for Heena Production and also many industrial or mechanized products like tractors, motorcycles, switch gears, refrigerators and tyres are produced here.

Mall culture is fast conquering cities whether small or big. The town also has couple of big shopping malls like Crown Plaza, SRS Mall, Pristine Mall, Crown Interiorz, Parsvnath City mall, Parsvnath Mall Manhattan, Destination Point, Eldeco Station 1, SRS Shubham.

Gurgaon - The commercial tourist hub

Location and History:

Some years back it was known as a sleepy and dull suburb of Delhi, but today it has become fastest developing town in India. It has become the hub of many new businesses and it is growing fast in IT fields. There is a mythological tale regarding this city, that it was gifted by the Kauravas and the Pandavas to their Guru as homage. At present it has become the leading commercial as well as residential centre in the outskirts of Delhi. Though not many scenic places or sight seeing places are there in Gurgaon, the major attractions are the various malls, multiplexes and many brand outlets.

Places to see:

About 15km. from Gurgaon, is the Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary, A variety of migratory birds can be spotted here around the natural lake. Founded by Dr. Salim Ali, it is a real treat for the eyes of passionate bird watchers. There are about 100 species of birds found here and the watch towers and a museum are also attractions for curious tourists. Winter is the best time for a visit to this sanctuary. The next tourist spot is the Damdama Lake which is a very pretty and eye catching spot. The Water Banks is a luxurious resort that provides all the comforts and water sports like hot air ballooning and boating facilities.

Another interesting spot is the Sheetala Devi Temple which has recently emerged as a popular tourist destination. Also known as 'Shakti Peeth' , it is a beautiful Hindu temple. It is visited by many devotees throughout the year. A few km.drive from Gurgaon leads to another small town known as Nuh, a place of historical significance. Some noteworthy tourist attractions are shaking towers , Sheikh Musa�s tomb, the red sandstone masonry tank exhibiting both Muslim and Rajput architectures.

The Bhondsi forest reserve in the Bhondsi village is a very attractive place to visit. The white statue of Lord Shiva standing on top of a mountain here is a spectacular scene to watch .during the early dusk hours, the scenic beauty of the forests can be a mesmerizing view. This place is the perfect destination for flora and fauna lovers too. The tourist�s shopping appetite can be fulfilled in Gurgaon which is also called the unofficial Mall Capital of India. Various shopping brand outlets, cars and many flourishing industries quenched the thirst of many shopping freaks. The Hi-Tech Malls, discos, pizza corners are the main attractions of today�s youth. Gurgaon is a place for both nature lovers as well as those who want to just freak out.

Places to see in Hisar

Location and history

Earlier it was spelt as Hissar, it is a city based on Harappan culture in the state of Haryana. Founded by the great ruler, Firoze Shah Tughlaq, the name Hissar means fortress in the Turkish language. Hisar is said to have been connected with the ancient Vedic tribes. Today it is the main cotton industry of India. One of the most renowned educational institutions, the Hissar Agricultural Institute is located here. It was also called Hissar-e- Firoza which means the fort of Feroz. The town of Hisar is located about 162 km. from Delhi, the capital city of India.

Places of interest

The Palace of Feroze Shah and the fort built by him is a remarkable place of visit. There is an underground chamber and also a mosque within the palace. Nearby the mosque lies the site of the ruins of the Harappan civilization. The Palace has its own beauty and charm. The Lat Ki Masjid is an outstanding structure representing the Suljuk style but the grid style is taken from the Hindu culture. Its unique style of lithic pillar and square chamber makes it different from the other mosques. The mosque is a L-shaped mosque which is also a rare thing.

The Humayun�s mosque was also built by the emperor which is also a peaceful and charming place to visit. Another interesting place to visit is the Jahaz Kothi, a magnificent palace with a Mughlai touch. Jahaz Sahib was the Irish ruler who asked the mughal rulers to build a palace for him. The Gujri Mahal is a palace made of stone and it in ruins now but its raised platform which was used for social gatherings is still in good form. Just outside the fort is the Jain Pillar which is about 2ft. in height with the diamond shaped symbol on the top. It is regarded very sacred by the Jains.

There are still some ruins of the Harappan Civilization present in the form of three mounds at Banavali, Kunal and Agroha. All the three sites show some or the other important relevant facts of the Harappan Civilization. Banavali shows the ruins of an ancient township. The three stages of development of the civilization can be seen at Kunal and the reveals the discovery of coins in the third century B.C. the tomb of the great Sufi saint Pranpir Badshah is situated inside the Government College of Hisar is also a tourist site.

Kurukshetra Tourism

Kurukshetra

Kurukshetra is the Indian District of Haryana state covering 3.8% area of total area of the state or 1682 sq Km. the District is more known for his mythological and religious importance in the epic Mahabharata. The district lies in the plains of three rivers Saraswati, ghaggar and Markanda. The rivers make it to have alluvial soil. Its temperature is very hot around 45 degrees C in summers and markedly cold around three degrees C in winters. The district was created in the year 1973 separated from Karnal district. It's divided into two revenue sub states Pehowa and Thanesar and three tehsils. The district is famous as the Land of Gita. It's very pious place for Hindus and followers of lord Krishna.

Historical and religious importance:

As mentioned in the beginning Kurukshetra is the place of religious importance for Hindus and followers of Lord Krishna. According to the epic Mahabharata the 18 day battle of Mahabharata was fought in Kurukshetra. It is also called Dharmkshetra because the holy epic Gita was delivered here only before the battle. The district was named after Kuru the ancestor of Kauravas. As Mahabharata mentions that the descendants of Kuru were called Kaurav and descendents of Puru were called Pandavs. The battle was fought between Kauravas and Pandavas. Lord Krishna as charioteer of Arjun delivered the Karma theory to encourage him to fight the battle against Kauravas as it was a war of good and evil. Jyotisar is the place near Thanesar in district, which is believed as the exact place where Gita was delivered.

After Mahabharata, the Kurukshetra is also known for being a part of Harsha's empire which was a golden age and another historical importance of place is related to archaeology that painted greyware pottery has been found in the district.

Gurudwara 6th Pathshahi makes it as an important place for Sikh religion as well. Gurudwara was built to commemorate the visit of all Sikh Gurus to this place. This is one of very few places visited by all Sikh Gurus.

Tourism in Kurukshetra:

The places of interest can be divided into three categories in Kurukshetra as the district is not a newly born, but it has seen the ages. It can be divided into three categories: religious, archaeological and others.

Religious:- baan-ganga, jyotisar, sannihit tank, brahmsarovar, sthaneshvar mahadev, Bhishm kund, Bhandarkali temple, Nabhi kamal, Arnai temple, Saraswati tirath, Karan ka tila, Bir pipli, prachi tirath, etc. are the sites of religious importance which are mentioned in Mahabharata.

Sri Krishna museum, Gurudwara 6th Pathshahi, tomb of Sufi saint sheikh chaheli is other places of religious interest.

Archaeological:- the objectives of antiquarian interests have been found here. The remains of painted greyware pottery at the sites like Asthipura, Raja Karan ka Tila, Bhagpura, Bhor Saidan and Daulatpur.

Other:- Other places of interest are the colossal building worth 500 lac which can be seen from 5km, its science museum, modern kurukshetra university, engineering and medical college, big mandies, etc.

Kurukshetra is well - connected with most of the important cities of country via railways and road transportation both.

Manesar Tour

History and location

Manesar is fast developing industrial town in Gurgaon district of Haryana.It is situated in the lower Aravalli ranges. With beautiful green surroundings all around it, Manesar is a perfect place for a family weekend. It is located on a slight elevated ground or say hill-top. There are many malls, offices, business complexes and factories at Manesar. There are many sight seeing places but some of them clash with that of Gurgaon. Some people even regard Manesar as the �new Gurgaon�. Many important head offices of Delhi are located here like the National Bomb Data Centre, Brain Research Centre and the National Security Guards Training Centre. In the beginning Malesar was a sleepy small town with about only a 1000 dwellings but after the nineties it has boomed into a fast town. About 10,000 people work in Manesar for their daily livings.

Places to see-

Although there are not many places to visit in Manesar, but still one unique aspect of Manesar are its residential complexes both for executive and non- executive people. Each residential complex has been transformed into a mini city having its own beauty parlour, shopping centers, departmental stores, gyms, swimming pools, health clubs and other recreational clubs. All are worth visiting. Tourists coming to Manesar also make a must to visit the unofficial mall capital of the country; Gurgaon.The Manesar village on the outskirts of the city is a sight worth visiting. It has all the comforts and pleasures that a typical Rajasthani Haveli should have. With sophisticated rooms and many cuisines with a Rajasthani essence, this place is a perfect one for holiday lovers who seek comfort as well as pleasure.

Some other places-

The Palace of Nawab Pataudi is also a major tourist attraction spot of historical importance regarding his ancestors. A few km. from Manesar takes one to Farukh nagar where one can see a mosque built in red stone. It represents the Mughal period of architecture which is worth seeing. Situated a few km. from Manesar is the famous Sultan Bird Sanctuary where you can catch a glimpse of many rare and migratory water birds. One can also enjoy boat rides and hot balloon rides as well as camel rides at Dumduma Lake, a place near to Manesar. A hot water sulphur spring with immense medicinal properties cans e seen at Sohna, again a place close to Manesar. Sheikh Musa�s Tomb which is a fusion of Muslim and Rajput architecture is also a popular tourist destination from Manesar. This tomb is located in the small village of Nuh.

Panipat Tour

About 90 km from the capital city of Delhi and 135 km from the beautiful city of Chandigarh lays the ancient and historical city of Panipat. Panipat marked the turning point of Indian History by the three important battles fought here. The historic name of Panipat was panduprashtha as it was found by the pandava brothers according to the Mahabharata.

Geography

About 90 km from Delhi, is situated this ancient city of historical importance known as Panipat, on the Shershah Suri Marg, now known as the grand trunk road. This city is situated in the state of Haryana. On three sides, Panipat district touches the other three important districts of Haryana, Karnal, Jind and Sonepat respectively. It is situated on the banks of river Yamuna.

History

Three pivotal battles were fought here which changed the scenario of Indian history. The first battle of Panipat marked the beginning of Mughal rule. One of the first battles using gun powder, field artilleries and fire arms. The second battle marked the restoration of Mughal power in India. And the third battle of Panipat marked the end of Mughal Empire and cleared the way of British supremacy in India.

Industries

Panipat is a very big industrial centre. It is famous for its textiles and carpet industries. Quality blankets and carpets are manufactured here in large scale. The well known pickle �Achar Pachranga� since a century. K.t.fibres, a huge industry which produces yarns for textiles, is situated at Panipat. It is also the biggest centre of producing shoddy yarn and also the large consumer of rags. A small town near Panipat called, samalkha, is famous for its foundry. A well known bakery, Kwalitys has its origin in Panipat. There are three major public sector projects here. Low priced blankets are also produced only at Panipat, a good supplier to the armed forces.

Places of attraction

There are many places of attraction here at Panipat, both of historical importance as well as of scenic beauty. Places of historical value are � Panipat�s Battle Museum,� Hemu�s Samadhi-sthal,� the tomb of Ibrahim lodhi, Devi mandir, Kabuli Bagh, Kala Amb, Salur Gunj Gate and many others. The Kala Amb meaning black mango is a lovely sightseeing place. It is a place for nature lovers especially on weekends for gossips and fun. A number of malls have come up too like the famous Mittal Mega Mall and Angel Prime Mall. There are still upcoming projects of these kinds in the near future.

The six lanes 10km expressway known as the Panipat elevated expressway has been built to ease the traffic congestion between Delhi-Amritsar road. So we come to the conclusion that historically as well as politically, this ancient city is very important for the Indians.

Rohtak Tour

Rohtak History

Rohtak is mind municipality of Haryana. It is situated seventy kilometers West New Delhi and two hundred ten kilometers South of the Chandigarh. The Rohtak has been noticeable as a City of Satellite and National district of New Delhi. Rohtak is the city of educational hub. There are number of well-known schools and institute that are come in rank .Some of the top school name like Indian Institute of Management that come in top Indian institute. Rohtak name comes from Rohtashgarh that becomes the region of Haryana. usually Rohtak is word come after Raja Rohtash. Thus, the city is present or built at the time of raja rohtash reign.

Rohtak Town

The total area of Rohtak is 1745 kilometer sq. The population according to 2001 is 940,128. This city grows in the field of education and industries hub. Haryana state has urbanized a township for the industries .This township is cover an area of 3,000 acres. In Rohtak area Haryana state has developed the industrial township. Some of the industries are Maruti Suzuki , Hitech Plastics Limited ,Asian Paints Limited and more. In Rohtak town there is the sport complex sector. This sport sector includes number of sports like Cricket Pavilion, Boxing Hall, Soccer Stadium, Hockey Ground, Wrestling Hall , Swimming Pool and more.

Rohtak schools and universities

Rohtak is the place famous for top schools and universities. It is the place of education hub. The Rohtak schools are, Model School, D.A.V. Centenary Public School, and Model School, The Sanskriti School, Wonderland Public School, Shiksha Bharti Senior Secondary School, D.A.V. Centenary Public School and lot more. The Rohtak universities are Vaish College of Engineering, Maharishi Dayanand University, Matu Ram Institute Of Engineering & Management, Indian Institute of Management , Chhotu Ram College, Sanskriti College of Education and lot more.

Rohtak Economy

Economy of the municipality is primary factor. In Rohtak around 51.89 percent of the sum employees are busy in farming and related actions. In Rohtak 7.68 percent are busy in hut and domestic industries and the others are busy in other actions .The cultivators of Rohtak region are fairly progressive and consequently, automation and acceptance of contemporary machinery in agricultural are ahead impetus . The insist for tractors , devices like versatile threshers, weeding wheels, hoeing and seed tool and lot more rising continually. likewise, there are number of pump set and tube well in the Rohtak .

A Tour to Sirsa

Sirsa is a town located in the westernmost region of Indian State Haryana. According to the history this city was known by many names such as, ancient name was Sairishaka as mentioned in Mahabharata, It is said that in 7th century AD a king called �Saras� founded the town and built a fort. As per the evidences mentioned in many historic books it was also known as Sarsuti and Sirsapattan. The Sirsa district has 323 villages and is divided into 3 sub-divisions that is Sirsa, Dabwali and Ellenabad, and four Tehsils such as Mandi Dabwali, Sirsa, Raina and Ellenabad. It is also the birthplace of Lt.Devi Lal Chaudhary a freedom fighter and also the former chief minister of Haryana. The district is known for its production of cotton and citrus fruit.

How to Reach

Sirsa does not have an airport or station of its own the nearest airport is Hyderabad 268 km from Sirsa, which is well connected with rest of the cities in India and the nearest station is Ramgondam 66 km from Sirsa. There are bus facilities available to reach Sirsa by road.

Places of Interest

Arnian Wali is 8 km from Sirsa having a mound measuring of10 feet high built on 4 acres of land. It has the remains of pottery of ancient history.

Sikanderpur is 12 km from Sirsa has two mounds 1 km apart measuring 30 feet high. One can find heavy sculptures on the stones slaps, such as specimens of temple, Lord Shiva, Indra etc. It also has the wares of medieval and pottery of Rang Mahal.

Suchan is 16 km from Sirsa also has the remains of pottery of Rang Mahal and medieval wares.

Mangiana is located 13 km from Mandi Dabwali has a mound of 15 feet high having the remains of ancients wares.

Saint Baba Bihari Samadhi is situated in a beautiful garden in the western part of Sirsa.

Tomb of Khawaja Pir is built in the memory of Khawaja Abdul Shankar who accompanied Mohammed Ghori and resided in India. it is also said that Guru Nanak Dev resided in this place for 40 days along with his disciples.

Dera Sacha Sauda is located on the Begu road, was built by Shah Mastana a Saint in 1948 consisting 600 Rooms, A Huge Hall and A Big Ground.

Dera Baba Sarsai Nath Temple; It is said that once Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan visited the Dera Baba Sarsai Nath for blessings for his ailing son. The emperor built a dome and donated land to the temple.The Dera has the temples of Shiva and Durga.

 

 






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