Haryana Tourism, India: Places, Best Time & Travel Guides 2021

The landscape and region of Harayana has been a battleground in the times of Mahabharata. This state is known for its arts, culture, archeological history, cuisine, colorful festivals, and shopping. This state has an epochal history dating to Vedic times in India. It is called ‘The Abode of God,’ for many reasons. Veda Vyasa wrote Mahabharata on this land. Kurukshetra, in Haryana has been the battleground that has witness the epic war between Kuravas and Pandavas in Mahabharata. There are nearly 10 to 12 tourist places that you can visit in the state of Haryana. You can visit them for sightseeing, history, culture, tombs, towers, gardens, temples, lakes, folklore, bird sanctuaries, and more.

There are water sports activities in and around places to see in Haryana. This state is situated on the tributaries of the Indus River. Chandigarh is the capital of Haryana and holds many places for tourist activities, sightseeing, food, shopping, and nightlife. It is a beautiful city that is well planned and has a bombastic feel that comes from the vibe of the locals. You can go trekking and rafting on the banks of Yamuna River, golf in Karnal, go boating, and angling in the forest reserves and lakes in Harayna.

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"we arranged a get together for our batchmates for the first time and hence decided to do a one day out activity only. it was a complete fun . the resort is located in Aravali's and it was a peaceful and serene location with a lot of fun activities. we being naval veterans, enjoyed the time after lunch in the swimming pool for atleast an hour in the month of November. the food was delicious. it was a day well spent. "
Amazing experience! kudos to the team!
10 October 2015
this was a different and exciting activity to get into. We had a really fun and awesome time. The most important thing was, the safety gears and measurements were top class.It was a smooth experience and enjoyable one.
08 October 2015
There is something different and exciting about this place and this experience was really exhilarating.
Something really different to expereince, It was tough for me, you go and test yourself, but the place was FUN.
13 October 2020
Perfect place for family outing with kids
The trip was truly fun-filled and enjoyable throughout time duration. The food was delicious and we enjoyed a lot. It was such a great experience.
The food was awesome and the ambiance was superb too. The shows and activities were great. Also, experiencing rural lifestyle and local culture was amazing. Thanking Thrillophilia for the experience.
Would like to take part in this again, The last time I did it was superb now I want more.
A nice getaway with your loved once to spend your time with them and indulged in various activities, the whole place was filled with lots of fun and laughter seem everyone enjoyed it so much. Totally worth to experience. Must-go

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  1. Travel advice

    • You can travel to Chandigarh and Gurgaon by air, rail, and bus. Haryana is a small state, and most of the cities and towns can be reached on road by car or bus.

    • Even when eating out in restaurants and eateries in Haryana, carry a packaged bottle with you. The drinking water at most of these places might not be clean and filtered.

    • Avoid eating street foods as it is unhygienic and can lead to stomach upsets.

    • Especially, be careful while choosing an eating joint for non vegetarian foods.

    • When travelling to places of higher altitudes, you might experience travel sickness. Take precautions and keep travel sickness pills along with you.

    • Never keep your baggage unattended at any place in Haryana.

    • Keep all of your travel documents locked in the hotel room.

    • Carry all the valuables and cash along with you. Do not bring a lot of precious jewelry when travelling.

    • Do not open your wallet exposing cash in front of taxi and auto drivers.

    • The busy streets of Haryana are thronged with pick pockets. So, be careful while travelling or walking on busy streets.

    • Do not be over friendly with anyone, including those at the hotel or travel agency.

    • Even if you are accompanying woman, do not travel alone in the night, or wander in the streets alone.

    • Enter religious places in ethnic dress only and avoid PDA’s in public or religious places.

    • Never accept any edibles or drinks offered by strangers.

  2. Drinking law

    You are not allowed to drink in public places or places of religion. You can only drink in pubs and bars.

  3. Our Recommendations: What you can’t afford to miss?

    Gardens, parks, and sanctuaries

    In Chandigarh, you can visit the rock garden, Butterfly Park, Rose garden, Terraced and Yadvinder garden, garden of fragrance, and leisure valley. In Gurgaon, you can visit the Sultanpur National Park Bird Sanctuary, Damdama Lake, Aapno Ghar Amusement Park, and Shikhar Adventure Park. In Kurukshetra you can visit the Brahma Sarovar and Sannihit Sarovar for sightseeing.

    Trekking, adventure, and camping

    In the Panchakula district of Haryana, you can find many camping and trekking sites on Morni Hills. You can go on boat rides, take a look at the Himalayan views, lake views, trek in the nearby sites in this sleepy village. You can also go rock climbing, hand gliding, bird watching, and taking a glimpse of the wild life. You are likely to find turtle doves, bulbuls, quails, and many other migratory birds. Water sports like, canoeing, kayaking, and river rafting are available at this spot.

    Temples and historical sites

    In Gurgaon, you can visit the Badshahpur Fort,  Sheesh Mahal, Farrukh Nagar Fort, and amusement and theme parks like, Kingdom of Dreams. Kurukshetra has been one of the most popular destinations for pilgrimage since ancient times. You can visit the Bhadrakali Temple and Birla mandir here. You can also visit Jyotisar Birthplace of Bhagavad Gita. At Panipat, you can visit the Old Fort and Devi Mandir. At Ambala, you can visit the Sis Ganj Gurudwara, Badshahi Bag Gurudwara, and Holy Redeemer Church. At Karnal, you can visit the Karnal Fort and Lake. There are many places of historical significance that are spread throughout the cities and towns of Haryana.

    Lakes, palaces, museums, and tombs

    You can visit the Sheikh Chehlli Tomb, Sri Krishna museum, and Dharohar Haryana Museum in Kurukshetra. At Panipat, you can visit Fort Of Prithviraj, Gujri Mahal, Feroze Shah Palace, and Lat Ki Masjid. At Faridabad, which is one of the biggest cities in Haryana, you can visit the Badkhal Lake, Peacock Lake, and Dhauj Lake and the Raja Nahar Singh Palace. At Morni Hills, which is a popular camping and trekking site, you can visit the Tikkar Taal Lake.

  4. What you will like there?

    Sightseeing historical monuments and pilgrimage

    There are many sites from the Hindu epic Mahabharata that are a part of this State. You can get a complete view of the ancient history of India in this part, insight into previous rulers, and visit forts, and tombs in Haryana. This is the birth place of Bhagwat Gita. Surrounding many forts and tombs are lakes that give a serene and a scenic view; a great site for photographers.

    Art, culture, and heritage

    You will love to learn about the cultural history of this state over many centuries. This state has one of the many oldest sites that depict the stories of war and life in ancient times. All the temples are esoteric and are revered across various Hindu, Sikh, and Punjabi communities. Jats are the communities that are populated in this land. You can know about their culture, food, living, and more by visiting any place in this state.

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