Places of Interest

Ancient Mound Amin
The name of the village, Amin, is derived from Abhimanyu, the son of Arjun, the hero of Mahabharata. The ancient site at this village is popularly known as 'Abhimanyukhera'. It is believed that this is the site of famous Chakravyuha...
Bhadrakali Temple
The Bhadrakali Temple is situated on the Jhansa Road in the town of Thanesar in the district of Kurukshetra. Bhadrakali is a form of Shakti. This is considered to be one of the 51 Shakti 'pithas' of India. It is believed that an anklet of Sati fell in the well...
Bhishma Kund, Narkatari
Another place that bears a connection with the great epic Mahabharata, this is the place where it is believed that Pitamaha Bhishma lay watching the famous battle after Arjun, created a bed of arrows for him...
Bhor Saidan - Crocodile Farm
There was a tank full of crocodiles in village Bhaur Saidan situated on Pehowa-Kurukshetra road, 22 kms. from Kurukshetra. The area of this tank was acquired and its management was taken over by the Forest Department during 1982-83...
Bodh Stupa
There exists an ancient stupa of Lord Budhha in the premises of Kurukshetra University. It is situated on a raised mound and is now a protected monument...
Brahm Sarovar
A beautiful water tank in Kurukshetra, Brahma Sarovar, is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is believed that Lord Brahma created the universe from this land. Just in the close vicinity of this sacred place are the Birla Gita Mandir and Baba Nath's 'haveli'. The Sarovar comes to life in winters...
Dera Baba Garib Nath
It has a famous inscription belonging to the times of King Bhoja Pratihara. Garib Nathji was a disciple of Gorakhnath and the dera is in possession of the Kanphata yogis (mendicants with pierced ears) called Nath Panthis...
Dharohar Museum
In its golden jubilee year, the Kurukshetra University established within the campus, Dharohar, a museum to showcase the unique archeological, cultural and architectural heritage of Haryana. It also has an open-air theatre for cultural performances...
Gulzarilal Nanda Institute
Gulzarilal Nanda Institute of National Integration and Peace is a tribute to the man, who played a vital role in the development of Kurukshetra. Gulzarilal Nanda is known to be the architect of modern Kurukshetra.. This place is located near Sannehit Sarovar...
Gurudawara Mastgarh
It is located in Shahabad Markanda, 20, kilometers south of Ambala Cantonment along the Sher Singh Suri Marg. The principal mosque of the city was said to have been built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in 1630...
Jyotisar
Situated about 12 km from Kurukshetra on Kurukshetra-Pehowa road, Jyotisar is an important place of religious tourism. The holy land of Jyotisar is believed to be the cradle of Hindu civilisation and culture...
Kalpana Chawla Memorial Planetarium
The Kalpana Chawla Memorial Planetarium is named after the brave daughter of Haryana Dr. Kalpana Chawla. It is located near Jyotisar on Pehowa Road. The planetarium has been developed for imparting non-formal education in astronomy...
Kartikeya Temple
Located at Pehowa, 27 kms.towards west of Kurukshetra, there are many tirthas, ghats and temples in and around Pehowa. Lord Kartikeya temple is built at this site. According to legend, Lord Krishna...
Kurukshetra Panorama and Science Centre
Kurukshetra Panorama and Science Centre is a unique Centre that combines science with religion. The main attraction of the Centre is a life-like panorama of the epic battle of Kurukshetra that showcases Mahabharata war with scientific explanations justifying every episode in the war...
Memorial of Raja of Faridkot
Another lofty structure of heritage had been built here as the memorial of Raja Wazeeer Singh of Faridkot, the princely state of Punjab. It is a double storied and square shaped structure, a fine specimen of Sikh architecture...
Nabha House
This palatial building was constructed by the royal family of Nabha principality. This monument was used by the royal family members for stay during the days of religious performances at Kurukshetra. The building stands on a raised platform...
Pashupatinatha Temple
t is the biggest temple built during the Maratha occupation in Pehowa. A chaturmukha linga of touchstone, (similar to the one at Pashupatinatha temple, Kathmandu, Nepal), is enshrined in its sanctorum. Built on a raised platform, the domed mandapa in front of the temple has exquisite murals on its ceiling...
Pathar Masjid
The Pathar Masjid is built of red sandstone and is known for its fluted minarets, which are attached to its back wall. The ceiling of the mosque rests on pillars that are decorated with floral designs carved in low relief...
Prachi Shiva Temple
The name of this town is derived from Prithudaka, as king Prithu was the founder of this town...
Raja Harsha ka Tila
The archaeological excavations of this site have thrown significant light on successive remains of an ancient city settlement. The site spread over an area of 1kmx750 m. This site was excavated by Shri B.M.Pandey of Archaeological Survey of India...
Raja Karna ka Qila
The mound, first surveyed by Alexander Cunningham, was excavated by D.B. Spooner of Archeological Survey of India in 1921-23. Later, the archeological excavations by Prof U.V.Singh of Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture...
Sannihit Sarovar
Believed to be the permanent abode of Lord Vishnu, Sannihit Sarovar is situated at a distance of 3 kms. from Kurukshetra on Pehowa Road. It is supposed that entire range of Tirthas assembles here on the day of Amavasya and as per...
Shaikh Chehlis Tomb
This beautiful tomb and the madarasa (school) are associated with the Sufi saint Abdur-Rahim alias Aabd-ul-Razak, popularly known as Shaikh Chehli (also pronounced Chilli) believed to be the spiritual teacher of the Mughal Prince Dara Shikoh, the eldest son of Emperor Shahjahan...
Shri Krishna Museum
he museum, unravels the mystique of the cult of Lord Krishna. It endeavours to present the multifaceted personality of Krishna as narrated in the episodes of Mahabharata and the Bhagvata Purana. The museum has six galleries, three each in two blocks...
Sthaneshwara Mahadev Temple
Sthaneshwara Mahadev Temple is situated at Thanesar. There lies a story behind this temple that Pandavas prayed to Lord Shiva to receive his blessings for the victory in the battle of Mahabharata...
Thanesar Archaeological Site Museum
Thanesar, just adjacent to Kurukshetra, is a place of importance from archaeological point of view. An archaeological site museum, a first-of-its-kind in Haryana, has been set up here to enlighten people about the history...
Vishvamitra Ka Tila
The name of this town, Pehowa, is derived from its Pauranic name, Prithudaka, and the legend goes that king Prithu was the founder of this town. Two inscriptions of Gurjar-Pratihara period have been found at Pehowa...

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