Haryana Tourism

Population:     16,317,715
Area:             44,212sq kms
Population Density:       384 per sq km
Principal Languages:      Hindi, Punjabi
Capital:      Chandigarh
Literacy Rate:       55.3%
Religion:    Hindus 89.35%, Sikhs 6.2%, Muslims 4.05%, Christians 0.09%
Best time to visit:    October-March
Major crops:     Barley, cotton, millets, oilseeds, pulses, rice, sugarcane, wheat
Mines & Minerals:    Limestone, marble, sulphur,
Industries:    Automobile, cement, dairy, sugar, textiles, paper, engineering

The Historic Perspective

Tourists from all over the world flock to this place for a walk down some important chapters of Indian history.
Cradled by the Himalayas in the north and the Aravallis in the south, the plains here are covered with those battle sites that have formed India's history.

Haryana tourism highlights the famous battles of Panipat, which makes it a land with a glorious history. One of its important destinations is Kurukshetra, where Lord Krishna imparted the message of the Bhagwad Gita to the Pandava warrior, Arjuna.
An important event in the calendar is the Suraj Kund Crafts Mela that takes place at Gurgaon, on the Delhi-Haryana border in the first two weeks of February. Famous for its various excavation sites, Haryana has a rich and varied history - it has witnessed the rise and fall of many an empire. Haryana is coming up as a attractive travel destination due to its close proximity to Delhi, a number of services as well as recreational centers for tourists have come up.

With its excavation sites, Haryana takes you back to pre-historic times. It also boasts of various industrial towns and pilgrim centers. The state of Haryana has a distinctive character of its own.

 The Picturesque Location

Haryana is cradled amongst the Shivaliks, the lowest Himalayan range and the Aravallis that places it at quite a favorable location. An elaborate network of rivulets and canals ensures an abundant water supply even though no major river runs through the area. During the monsoon the region is quite attractive as a carpet of grass covers the hills where one can spot foxes, mongooses, jackals and occasionally a lone tiger or panther.

 A Modern State

The majority of the population is Hindus, other religions are also followed here. Enriched with a colorful culture and heritage, the state blends the modern with the traditional way of life.
Although it is a modern state with good transportation facilities and important industries, Haryana's prime occupation remains agriculture. It has an intricate irrigation network as well as a few deposits of mineral ores.

 Arts & Crafts

In this state dominated by villages, craftsmanship is largely confined to pottery and various kinds of embroidery and weaving. Theatre, an integral part of the state, is very popular attraction in Harayana tourism, with the themes revolving around mythology and religion.

 Music & Dance

The tradition of music and dance goes back to the times when India was the land of kings and queens, princes and princesses. The people have simple tastes and preferences and have their own distinctive lifestyle.

Haryana Hill stations
Haryana with its greenery is already preferred by many tourists as a tourist destination.

The landscape, the picturesque scenery, the beautiful lakes and rivers, the serene atmosphere and the warmth of the Haryana people make this place very attractive.

A small drive from Damdama Lake is on the top of the Aravalli hills. Sohna is a beautiful health and holiday resort and is picturesque.

The Haryana hill station regards Sohna as the hill station. Sohna actually means gold and the remnants of Aravallis offer panoramic view.

Hill station in Haryana is a place of relaxation and especially Sohna offers a delight of natural beauty and the view is excellent.

Haryana hill station offers a panoramic view. Adding to the beauty is a history and an adjoining hill. The history comes from this town Sohna, as it is believed that the waters showed gold traces and the town acquired the name Sohna.

Sohna relives some deep moments of tranquil and this is preferred by many tourists. The hill station in Haryana is not many in numbers. This state is gradually coming as a full fledged city with good infrastructure and network of roads, rail and air.

This is a lovely hill station as you call hear the call of peacocks in the early mornings and the chime of temple bells ringing.

This hill station in Haryana is a delight associated with simple clusters of flowers, groves and shrubs. Haryana hill station, Sohna is truly breathtaking at night.

The lights glimmer like fireflies and you are far from the shrieks and shrill of the urban aura.

Sohna is popular for sulphur springs and the medicinal properties increase the value of this place. Being a hill station, the sulphur as well as steam bath facilities is sited up the rock.

This is a petite swimming pool that is filled with water discharged from a wall mural.

The Haryana hill station, Sohna has other attractions as well such as the Vintage car rally. This is held in the February month every year. The Damdama Lake is also at a short distance from Sohna and is a natural lake. Sohna is at a distance of 56 kms by road from Delhi.

Reaching the hill station in Haryana is easily accessible as the network of transport and communication is not a problem. Moreover, there are plentiful dormitory, camper huts, luxury cottages, restaurant, bath complex, bar and family huts

Haryana Tourist Attractions

Surajkund is just near south Delhi at a distance of eight kilometers. Surajkund has large amphitheatre and Sun pool.

This was constructed during the 10th century by Raja Suraj Pal. He belonged to the Tomar dynasty.

Surajkund is at a close proximity to the capital of the nation and has many comforts as well as amenities in ambience that is far away from the snare of urban centers and is typically rural.

Surajkund is one of the vital tourist attractions in Haryana. The distance to Badhkal Lake, is another Haryana tourist attractions is at a nearby distance from New Delhi.

The Haryana tourist attractions offer special facilities for water sports such as kayaking, canoeing or a boat ride.

There are luxury yachts for interested people. But, the Badhkal Lake and its serene waters are enjoyable as they have small cottages constructed at an elevation affording the occupants a view of the lake with the activity of birds during winter months.

The tourist attractions in Haryana are prominent as it has a good network and is well connected to Delhi. There is another manmade lake called Karna on the National Highway named on the base of the epic Mahabharata.

The Karna Lake bestows all the benefits of a designer complex with beautiful cottages condoning landscaped garden as well as tall eucalyptus trees planted to form a barricade against the highway noise.

The emerald waters and other trees of the lake are the home for the darters, geese, ducks and pied crested king fishers.

These are especially found in the winter months. The Haryana tourist attractions are proud of its lake retreats and facilities such as boating and kayaking.

The tourist attractions in Haryana include Damdama Lake that has calm waters with cottages built on higher ground.

There are facilities such as rock climbing, canoeing, cycling, kayaking and trekking.

The tourist attractions in Haryana are popular owing to the annual vintage car rally taking place in February. There are Yadavindra Gardens, Pinjore. This garden is beautiful surrounded with green lawns. The latest addition to enhance tourists visiting this place is the Japanese garden. Kurukshetra is a land with 860 places of pilgrimage that are related to Mahabharata.

The significant sites are Gurudwara Sadbhiti, Sannihit Sarovar, Rajghat, Brahma Sarovar and Thaneswar Tirtha. The Haryana tourist attractions are worth visiting with two exceptional Islamic monuments called the Pathar Masjid and the Chini Masjid. A fascinating monument called Thaneswar is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is worshiped. The dome and the courtyard is made of white marble.

Haryana Wildlife

Haryana is always known as the Greenery land for its lush gardens, beautiful scenery, clear lakes and serene atmosphere.

The Haryana wildlife is well preserved in the Sultanpur National park and Bird sanctuary that is situated in the Gurgaon district which is at a distance of 50 km from Delhi and only 15 km from Gurgaon.

This park is ideal for bird watchers as well as for birding and tourists can enjoy if they plan to visit in winters when large numbers of migratory birds visit this park.

As the water accumulates in rains and gets dried in summer, various organisms such as fish, insects and crustaceans thrive on them during floods and attract other numerous birds.

The wildlife in Haryana is popular among the tourists and is one of the greatest attractions.

The Haryana wildlife is potential and is well known as a bird preserve. Keeping the potential in view, a 359 acres area was considered as a Bird sanctuary and later was upgraded as National park by the Haryana Government.

The wildlife in Haryana has undergone various developments of works such as construction of mounds, widening of paths and tube wells have been dug.

There are trees with birds such as Acacia Tortilis, Acacia Nilotica, Neem and Beris and for bird lover’s benefit certain facilities are provided such as education as well as interpretation centre, library and films, binoculars and slides.

The wildlife in Haryana facilitates the bird watchers with watch towers sited at different points. Apart from this, parking and toilet facilities are made.

Drinking water is also available in the park. Tourists and bird watchers can stay over night at the resort that is at the entrance and provides food as well as lodging.

The interpretation center has more than 70 color photographs of varied bird species and is accompanied with write ups such that bird lovers may find it interesting and informative.

The Haryana wildlife has allotted a room in dedication to Dr. Salim Ali, the famous ornithologist for his collection of photographs and his personal effects.

Haryana wildlife has over 450 species of birds and 250 are in the Sultanpur Bird sanctuary.

Few of these birds are resident, while others are from distant regions such as Europe, Siberia an Afghanistan. The wildlife in Haryana included resident birds such as Purple Sunbird, Common Hoopoe, Gray Francolin, White-throated Kingfisher, Black headed Ibis, Cattle Egret, Red vented Bulbul, Eurasian collared Dove, and many more. a leisure walk can take two hour to see the whole park.