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About Haryana


Desan me des Haryana, Jit doodh dahi ka khana...

The name Haryana means the abode of God. It is a blend of two Sanskrit words ‘Hari’ which means God and ‘ayana’ meaning home. It is a land where guests are treated equal to god.

Haryana represents the face of modern India. The one which is heralding the future yet prides itself of being rooted in its magnificent culture. Today Haryana is positioned among one of the wealthiest and most economically developed regions in South Asia. 

Haryana is 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 worlds – the footprints of the bygone era and futuristic vision.

From being referred to as ‘heaven on earth’ in ancient Sanskrit texts to being the bedrock of Indus valley civilization, Haryana has one of the most unique histories. This land has also witnessed historical battles, including the famous battles at Panipat and has lent canvas for the epic battle of Mahabharata at Kurukshetra.

Today Haryana stands tall with its achievements in agriculture, industrialization and flourishing art and culture.  Rich in history, monuments, heritage, flora and fauna, human resources and tourism with well developed economy, national highways and state roads, Haryana is a journey worth experiencing. 

Fast facts about Haryana


Haryana Location


44,212 sq. km (Census 2011)


25,353,081 (Census 2011)




GMT +5:30


Haryanvi, Hindi, English


Hinduism, Sikhism, Islam, Christianity


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
  • Charkhi Dadri
  • Faridabad
  • Fatehabad
  • Gurgaon
  • Hisar
  • Jhajjar
  • Jind
  • Kaithal
  • Karnal
  • Kurukshetra
  • Mahendergarh
  • Mewat
  • Nuh
  • Palwal
  • Panchkula
  • Panipat
  • Rewari
  • Rohtak
  • Sirsa
  • Sonepat
  • Yamuna nagar

Major Cities

  • Gurgaon
  • Hisar
  • Faridabad
  • Sonepat
  • Hisar
  • Panchkula

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.

Emergency Numbers

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