Haryana: A Hub of an Antithetic Tourism
Haryana the seat of culture and tradition is considered as one of the greatest tourist spots of India. The amalgamation of the different kinds of tourism like pilgrim tourism, golf tourism, adventure tourism and culture tourism have made Haryana a must visited place.
Haryana Pilgrim Tourism: A Belief of Thousands
Though there are number of pilgrims in Haryana that attract the devotees from far and corner but the progress of pilgrim movement lies in 48 kosas of land namely Kurukshetra. Surprisingly this area today covers 360 places of pilgrimages and is divided into places like Kurukshetra, Thanesar, Jyotisar and Pehowa Towns.
Located between the two holy rivers Saraswati on the North and Drishadvati on the South Kurukshetra in bygone time encircled a broader area consisting 48 kosas enveloping the 5 districts of the state of Haryana Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Kaithal and Jind.
Tourist Places of Haryana:
Pilgrimage Tour to Brahma Sarovar: Since ancient time Kurukshetra is considered as one of the holiest places for seeking Moksha. It is believed that if a devotee takes a dip in the tanks of Kurukshetra on the solar eclipse then he will attain purgation that is equal to thousands of Ashwamedha Yajna. 19th March 2007 was the date when thousands of people gather at the bank of Brahma Sarovar to see the solar eclipse and to take a dip there. Brahma Sarovar also has got place in Abul Fazal's Akbarnama which has described the eclipse in Kurukshetra and the pilgrim's dip at Brahma Sarobar. The largest artificial water tank of India Brahma Sarobar is often described by Abul Fazal as a miniature ocean.
Kurukshetra City of Parks: There are number of parks in Kurukshetra which delivers fresh oxygen and a crystal clear environment. The popular parks or Gardens are Purushottam Park, Tapovan Park and Harsh Vardhan Park.
Tour to Sheikh Chehli's Tomb of Haryana:
A beautiful tomb of the medieval time Sheikh Chehli's tomb comprises the mortal's remains of Abudul Karim, the great Sufi popularly known as Sheikh Chehli, the divine teacher of Dara Shikoh, the son of Shah Jahan. Constructed by buff sandstone the tomb is coroneted by a pear shaped dome of marble. Like the other tombs of medieval period the memorial is situated at the centre of the chamber while the shrine rests lower. There is another tomb of sandstone with the dome of marble located on the western wall of it. It is the tomb of the wife of Sheikh Chehli and resembles Taj Mahal. Archaeological Survey of India has declared it as a "protected monument" of nation.
Visit to Harsh Ka Tila: An awe inspiring anthill near the fort complex is regarded as Harsh Ka Tila. Recent excavations have discovered many untold history of past till Mughol era. Few brahmical and Jain models are found.
Must to See Krishnan Museum of Haryana: As the name implies Sri Krishna museum preserves the paintings, beautiful engravings and other aesthetic creation related with Lord Krishna. It is set up by the Kurukshetra Govt. Board near Brahma Sarovar. The six galleries of the museum are filled with miniature paintings, metal castings, wood carvings, ivory carvings, illustrated manuscripts that show the growth of his life and exploits.
Tour to Haryana Buddhist Monuments: This tourist place is popular as one of the prime Buddhist pilgrimage place in Haryana India. The two famous Buddhist nuns Mittakali and Nanduttara have dwelled here. This place has a great history of Buddh