Haryana is a state in Northern India. It surrounds the Indian capital city of Delhi on three sides and therefore, as a result, Haryana is quickly getting urbanized. Still, most of the state is largely agrarian, with few attractions here and there to slow down the passing tourist.
Being a Hindu-dominated state, Haryana split off from largely Sikh-dominated Punjab in 1966.
Photo: Haryana’s map / CC0 Wikipedia
Below are the nine of the most notable cities in Haryana.
- Gurgaon — Delhi’s burgeoning shopping and IT suburb
- Faridabad — the largest city, just south of Delhi
- Ambala — essentially a twin city consisting of Ambala Cantonment and Ambala City
- Rohtak — a city with a very old historical background
- Hisar — an important center of education and steel production
- Karnal — anciently known as Angpradesh, the City of Karna
- Kurukshetra — the holy city of Srimad Bhagwat Gita
- Sonipat — ancient city known as Swarnaprastha
- Panipat — an ancient and historic city that is sometimes called the City of Weaver, also site of many battles
Things To Do In Haryana
- Kalesar National Park — home to the red jungle fowl and other bird species, this has become a bird watcher’s destination
- Sultanpur National Park — another paradise for bird watchers
- Morni — a town in the Morni Hills
- Kalka — city name derived from goddess Kali. The Kalka-Shimla Railway is a UNESCO Heritage site
- Kaithal — many interesting landmarks such as the Kaithal Fort and Badi Devi Mandir
Typical dishes include:
- Kadhi pakora
- Besan masala roti
- Bajra aloo roti
- Bathua raita
- Methi gajar
- Singri ki sabzi
- Bajara ki roti
- Batua ka sag
- Tamatar chutney
Lassi and Sherbet are two popular non-alcoholic beverages in Haryana. Milk is also commonly consumed.
December 17, 2018 10:30 pm