Kurukshetra

Kurukshetra got its name from King Kuru, the ancestor of the Pandavas and the Kauravas. The name evokes religious sentiment as the legendary war of Mahabharata was fought in the battleground here. That very battleground is also the birthplace of “Gita”, preached by Lord Krishna to Arjuna. Hindu Pilgrims throng to Kurukshetra for a visit to this holy place. Brahmsarovar, the sacred water tank, Birla Gita Mandir and Baba Nath’s Haveli are situated in its vicinity today.
Near Kurukshetra town is another historical town Thanesar with an ancient Sthaneswar Mahadeva Temple. The sacred Sanhit Sarovar, Chatti Patshahi Gurudwara, remnants of Abhimanyu’s Fort in Amin village, Bhadra kali Mandir, Sheikh Chilli Tomb are some places near Kurukshetra of religious and historical importance.
Jyotisar, Panorma Science museum, Krishna Museum, Harsh ka tilla, Harshwardhan park, Jindal park, Kalpana Chawla planetarium, Bhor crocodile park and Mini Zoo (near Pipli) are other attractions. Kurukshetra is well connected by roads and railways.
Best time to visit: September to March
Languages spoken: Haryanvi, Hindi
Climate: Very hot summers, very cold winters and average monsoon
Holy places: Brahmsarovar, Gita Mandir, Sthaneswar Mahadeva Temple, Sanhit Sarovar, Chatti Patshahi Gurudwara, Bhadra kali Mandir, Sheikh Chilli Tomb
Knowledge centres: Panorma Science museum, Krishna Museum, Kalpana Chawla planetarium
Fun places and Picnic spots: Harshwardhan park, Jindal park, Bhor crocodile park, Mini Zoo (near Pipli)

Battlefields of Kurukshetra

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At Jyotisar, I was standing at the very centre of the battle, which had taken place centuries ago. The atmosphere was peaceful, serene and totally religious with no sign of remorseness connected with the battle. It was certain that the war cries of the famous battle of Kurukshetra have given way to the mass religious sentiments in as much as people had forgotten that it was ultimately a battle field.

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Kurukshetra and Karna Lake

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About Karna Lake, this place is suitable for those who donot want to travel much from Delhi, loves peace and looking for a short break. My suggestion, this place is very good for 2 days and one night kind of itinerary and one will enjoy this place. Take a walk on the well paved path along the lake, it takes approx 30 minutes for one round, enjoy the beauty of the place. Sit near to lake , you will feel very good, this place gives lot of peace, do boating. I must state here that i have never experienced such a wonderful service, ambience, maintainence, food from a government tourist place, the staff is very polite, is ready to help to their level best, every thing on the food menu is availabe which we generally don’t see in hotels run by tourism department.

Food is little expensive but the service, taste and ambience of the restaurant is up to the mark. They also have a well packed bar besides restaurant in case somebody is interested and small gift shop.

We roamed around the lake in the evening, took our dinner and called it a day at 11 pm. Woke up at around 7 am in the morning , took some pics of Karna lake from the balcony, it was looking so awesome. Went for a walk around lake, came back had a break fast of tandoori parantha and puri bhaji.

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