Kaithal was originally known as Kapisthal, which means ‘adobe of Kapi’. This place is traditionally connected to Lord Hanuman. It is also believed that the place had been founded by Yudhishthira, the head of Pandavas.
Kaithal has a lesser known history as well. The Razia Sultan, who was the first woman ruler of India, died here and her 'mazaar' (tomb) is still there in the city.
Today, Kaithal is a Municipal Council that falls under Kaithal District. The district of Kaithal is a flourishing agricultural area known for its cotton and rice.
Location: Situated on National Highway NH-65, connecting the state capital Chandigarh to Hissar.
Linking Roads: Kaithal is located on the Ambala-Hisar National Highway No.-65.
Postal Code: 136118 | Longitude: 76° 22' 60 E | Latitude: 29° 48' 0 N | Area: 2317sq. km | Altitude: 721 feet, 220 meters | Population: 946131 | Literacy Rate: 47.31% | STD Code: 01746 | Language: Hindi, English