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Panipat - A district famous in India by the name of City of weaves or city of handloom.

District Panipat has a very glorious place in the history of India. It is said that, at the time of battle of Mahabharata, the five villages which were demanded by the Pandavas from Duryodhana, "Panipat" was also one of them. Later on it was christened as Panipat. This district, which is situated 90 kms. from Delhi (National Highway No.-1) on SherShah Suri Marg has a significant importance in the history. Three major battles were fought here, which lend Indian history a new look. The year-wise details of three battles.

Sr No. Year   Result
1. 1526 AD Ibrahim Lodhi & Babar Base of Mugal Samrajya
2. 1556 AD Akbar Mahan & Hemu of Rewari Strong base of Mugal Samrajya
3. 1761 AD Ahmad Shah Abadali & Sardar Sada Shiv Bhau Defeat of Maratha

Panipat city is famous in India by the name of "City of Weavers". Panipat District has a significant place in international market for "handloom production". Darri, carpet mat, table cover, bed sheet, bed cover, curtain etc. are exported to Canada, Japan, Germany & Australia.

In addition to the above, Panipat city is the biggest centre of "Shoddy Yarn" in the world. The sub division, Samalkha of this district, is famous for the Foundry of Agriculture iInstruments. In this way, this district, which is continously developing on the base of industry, has unlimited employment opportunities to offer. Not only from Haryana but businessman, engineer, weavers and labourers from other states of India visit here in search of employment and settle here permanently.

At a glance

Location: Panipat district is situated on the banks of the river Yamuna. This district is bordered by Karnal, Sonipat, Jind and Kaithal and the state of Uttar Pradesh.

Linking Roads: Panipat is 90 kms. North of Delhi located on the National Highway No. 1

Postal Code: 132103 | Longitude: 76° 58' East | Latitude: 29° 23' North | Area: 1,754 sq kms. | Altitude: 219 m | Population: 9,67,449 (On the basis of 2001 Census) | STD Code: 0180 | Winter : 4.4° C | Summer: 42.4° C | Villages: 198 | Language: Hindi, English | Best season to visit: Oct-Mar.

How to reach

By Air

The nearest airport is Indira Gandhi International airport is at a and distance of 99 kms.
For more information, please contact the airlines

By Rail

Panipat junction is connected by a good railway network. Unchahar Express, Mussoorie Express, Jhelum Express, Shatabadi are some of the trains that stop at this junction.
For Railway Enquiry dial 139.

By Bus

Panipat is on the National Highway No. 1 and has excellent bus connections to all the cities and towns of the neighbouring states. Haryana Roadways Volvo buses pass through Panipat.
For Haryana Bus Enquiry : Dial 0180-2646544.
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