A city in the province of Haryana, Kurukshetra, otherwise called Dharmakshetra is known as the “Place that is known for the Bhagavad Gita”. Arranged 170 km north to Delhi, the spot is well known for the fight between the Kauvaras and the Pandavas in the Hindu epic, Mahabharata. It is where Lord Krishna is said to have discussed the Bhagavad Gita to Arjuna.
Before, Kurukshetra was one of the most significant communities for Vedic development just as training. Ruler Buddha and a few Sikh Gurus are known to have visited and invested energy in Kurukshetra. The spot has an enormous number of ardent focuses, sacred places of worship and kunds which follow back to the epic ages and the most punctual Indian civilisation. Archeological proof case that this city was in presence during the pre-Harrapan times. Kurukshetra was likewise called Thanesar or Sthaneswar, signifying ‘spot of God’. The Archeological proof records that Ashoka, the Mauryan ruler made Kurukshetra a focal point of taking in for individuals from everywhere throughout the world. The spot is acclaimed for its sanctuaries, lakes and galleries archiving the historical backdrop of pre-Harappan and Harappan civilisations. A couple of kilometers from Kurukshetra is the town known as Amin, where there are remainders of a post which is accepted to be Arjun’s child, Abhimanyu’s fortress.
Attractions: Brahma Sarovar, Krishna Museum, Sannihit Sarovar, Jyotisar, Sthaneshwar Mahadev Temple, Bhadrakali Temple, Kalpana Chawla Memorial Planetarium, Bhishma Kund, Sheikh Chilli’s Tomb, etc…
Best Time to Visit: September to March.
How to Reach
- By Air: The city does not have its own airport. The nearest airport to the city is Chandigarh airport which is located at a distance of 91 km from Kurukshetra. From Chandigarh, the most convenient way to reach here you can hire a taxi. Else, you can also take state buses that run from Chandigarh to the city.
Nearest Airport: Chandigarh Airport (IXC) – 75 kms from Kurukshetra
- By Rail: Kurukshetra has its own junction, which is well-connected with the major cities of India. Commuting by rail to Kurukshetra is convenient and economical.
- By Road: Located within the close proximity to the state capital, Kurukshetra is well-connected by road with the nearby cities such as Amritsar, Ludhiana, Delhi, Rohtak etc…
Popular Restaurants: Saffron, Krishna Cafe, Golden Saras, Mr. Chicken, Mirchi Restaurant, Burger Point, The Harsh Family Dhaba, Golden Sweets, Yuvraj’s Citadel, Veggigreen, Mezbaan restaurant, Khalsa, The Aman’s Hotel Restaurant, etc… Read more