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At a glance


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.

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.

Timur is believed to have stopped here in 1398, before attacking Delhi. Later, this town became a Muslim cultural centre, under the rule of Delhi Sultanate. Several Sufi remnants such as tombs and shrines dating from the 13th century can be found in the city today, among them being the tomb of Sheikh Sala -ud-din of Bhalkh (1246 CE).  Under the Mughal rule the town thrived as an agricultural centre.

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. In 1767, the city came under rule of the Sikh chieftain, Bhai Desu Singh after which it came under British Influence. 

At a glance

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

How to reach

By Air

The closest major airport is Chandigarh Airport, which is about 105 km from Kaithal. Indira Gandhi International Airport at New Delhi is about 157 km from here.

By Rail

Kaithal is connected by a well-developed rail network.

By Road

The place is connected with nearby cities by a well-developed network of roads.

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