National Emblem

An official website of Haryana Tourism

Haryana Government
Incredible India
Haryana Swarna Utsav
Home About Haryana
About Haryana
The name Haryana has a distinct meaning – the Abode of God. In Sanskrit, Hari means God and ayana is home. And in this land of God, the guests are treated as Gods too!

The vibrant state of Haryana presents a vivid kaleidoscope of diverse landscapes, showcasing magnificent archaeology, and celebrating art and culture. A state that has transcended on a journey and preserved the best of both the worlds – the footprints of the bygone eras and a futuristic vision.

Haryana is unique in many ways. The land has been referred to as 'the heaven on the earth' in an ancient Sanskrit inscription. The Indus Valley and Vedic civilizations flourished here. Haryana has also witnessed several historical battles, including the battles at Panipat and has lent canvas for the epic battle of Mahabharata at Kurukshetra.

Kurukshetra, a city where history and legend come together...a city of myths, great battles and empires… A city whereLord Krishna preached His Philosophy of 'Karma' as enshrined in the Holy Bhagwad-Gita to Arjuna at Jyotisar. Here lies a confluence of profound streams of faiths like Hinduism, Sikhism and Buddhism.

Fast facts about Haryana



44,212 sq. km (Census 2011)
25,353,081 (Census 2011)
Haryanvi, Hindi, English
Hinduism, Sikhism, Islam, Christianity
GMT +5:30
Indian Rupee
The temperature is high in summers, quite low during winters and the state receives a moderate rainfall. Haryana sometimes faces deficiency in rainfall too.
November to February
March to June
July to October
Name of the Districts
Ambala, Bhiwani, Faridabad, Fatehabad, Gurgaon, Hisar, Jhajjar, Jind, Kaithal, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Mahendergarh, Mewat, Palwal, Panchkula, Panipat, Rewari, Rohtak, Sirsa, Sonepat and Yamuna nagar.
Major Cities
Gurgaon, Hisar, Faridabad, Sonepat, Hisar, Panchkula.
Emergency Numbers
Emergency : 108
Police : 100
Fire : 101
Ambulance : 102
General Inquiry - Phone : 1500
Transport - Air
International : Chandigarh International Airport
Major Industries
Electronics, Information Technology, Auto, Agriculture
Exponential Growth
Since its creation in 1966, Haryana has emerged as a forefront progressive state in India and set a glaring example of planned economic development. Haryana has combined growth with equity with minimum gap between rural and urban prosperity. Besides this, Haryana is:
  • Amongst the top industrialized states, ranks third in per capita Value Addition.
  • Sixth in the roster of Industrial Entrepreneurship Memoranda (IEMs).
  • No. 1 in country in implementation of Industrial Entrepreneurship Memoranda (IEMs).
  • One of the top agrarian states contributes substantially to the national food grain pool of wheat, rice, coarse cereals and pulses.