At a glance

   
At a glance

JIND

Jind is a city which is known as the heart of Haryana. It is one of the oldest districts of Haryana and holds historical and mythological importance. It is believed that here a Jayanti Devi Temple was built in honour of Jayanti Devi (The Goddess of Victory) by Pandavas. Slowly the town was developed around the temple hence the name Jaitapuri turned Jind. Another legend is that the Sikh Maharaja Ranjeet Singh named this city after on the name of his youngest queen "Maharani Jind kaur" as this city was under the erstwhile Patiala Riyasat.

The excavations of archaeology indicate that this city was ruined for five times but every time it prospered again with full spirit. The archaeological findings also link to the presence of pre-Harappan era at this place. It is said that Lord Rama passed from this city at the time of Sita’s 'swayamwara' to break the Shiva’s bow.

Interestingly, Jind was also one of the first Sikh kingdoms. Raja Gajpat Singh, a great grandson of Phul, who founded the Phulkian Misl, established an independent Sikh kingdom by conquering a large tract of country which included the territory occupied by the present district of Jind from the Afghan invader and governor Zain Khan in 1763 and made Jind city, the capital of the state in 1776. He made a fort here in 1775.  

At a glance

Location: Jind is 127 kms. from Delhi located on National Highway No. 71

Linking Roads: Connected to NH-65 through Narwana

Postal Code: 126102 | Longitude: 75° 53' and 76° 47' East | Latitude: 29° 03' and 29° 51' North | Area: 2702 sq kms | Altitude: 744 feet, 227 meters | Population: 1332042 (Cencus 2011). | Literacy Rate: 72.70% | STD Code: 01681 | Language: Hindi, English | Best season to visit: All seasons to visit.

 

How to reach

By Air

Jind is located 110 kms. away from the nearest airport at New Delhi.

By Rail

Jind town is located on the Ferozpur-Delhi section of the Northern Railway, 123 km away from Delhi and 57 kms. from Rohtak.
For Railway Enquiry Dial 139.

By Road

Jind is well-connected by road with Delhi, Patiala, Chandigarh and other important towns of the state.

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