The Planning for this phase underwent many refinements. Golden Temple was a must and a absolute central to this part of the trip. However,…Read More
Carved from the state of Punjab in 1966, Haryana shares its capital with Punjab in Chandigarh. The state also embraces the National Capital Delhi on three sides and many parts of it come under the National Capital Region or NCR. Proximity to Delhi have made these places (like Gurgaon) develop into satellite towns to absorb the expanding population and cater to demands of more residential, commercial as well as official areas.
Haryana is part of the fertile Northern plains and is a rich agrarian economy. Haryanvi and Hindi are the major languages spoken here. This land has many historical and legendary events associated with it. The most prominent being the preaching of Bhagwat Gita, the battle of Kurukshetra and the three battles of Panipat. Kurukshetra, Jyotisar, Thanesar, Panchkula and Pehowa are places of pilgrimage. Haryana provides opportunities for adventure tourism, bird watching and camping (Jungle Fowl Camp, Dhanchiri Camp). A walk through history could be experienced at Yadavindra Gardens that is a Heritage resort set amidst 17th century Mughal Gardens, Bhima Devi Temple (Pinjore) and Ballabgarh Fort. A unique Cactus Garden in Panchkula and the annual Suraj Kund Crafts Mela are visit worthy places.
The state has an excellent network of National and State highways and is well connected by railways too. Business Tourism is also being promoted in Haryana by providing conference halls and rooms for corporate get-togethers, at resorts and hotels on the many highways passing through the state. The climate gets very hot in summers and very cold in winters with an average monsoon.
This was the best part of the trip. THE COMPLETE FREEDOM to go anywhere, anytime. I felt like a true ghumakkar OR had my ghumakkar ahaa moment!!
I confess. I did pat on my back for having made the road trip plan, in my car, and not tied it up via air / rail transports.
This is a Blast from the Past… When I used to ride with the Luci-fers… a bunch of bike enthusiasts from my ex-office… before…Read More
I was really very interested to tell you all about this Highway. Actually for all those who donot know Ballabgarh is just a place…Read More
Hai to all of my fellow ghumakkaris! Here again, on 01 Nov 2009 I planned another road trip, but near-one to Kurukshetra, heard about…Read More
Me and My cousin Gaurav decided to take this unusual route on a week long trip and cover these many hillstation in one go.Best…Read More
After loitering in Manali for a day, gathered my stuff, had breakfast, paid the bill and moved on… Home beckons. The ride from Manali…Read More
Now why were we in Haryana of all the places? We need to get some background on Indus Valley culture over here to appreciate our destination. We all know about Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro as principle sites of Indus culture. Now Indus or Harappan culture refers to archeological finds pertaining to time period of 2500-1900 BC having specific similarities. The distinguishing characteristic of this culture is presence of town planning evident in spacious perpendicular roads, sewerage system, fortified townships and large houses with courtyard and brick walls. Findings of seals, weights, beads, gold ornaments indicate flourished trade.Read More
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.Read More
मेले में एंट्री करते ही आपको अनायास ही दिल्ली हाट का ध्यान आता है, इस तरह का अधिकतर साजो सामान वहीँ मिलता है। वैसे एक बात और बताना चाहूंगा की इस मेले में यदि आप शुरूआती दिनों में आएंगे तो सामान कुछ अधिक कीमत पर मिलता है लेकिन अगर आप अंतिम शेष 2-3 दिनों में आएंगे तो सामान की कीमत में अच्छा खासा फर्क देखने को मिलेगा क्यूंकि विभिन्न राज्यों से आये हुए विक्रेता अपना सामान वापिस ले जाने के बदले स्टॉक क्लियर करने में ज्यादा रूचि रखते हैं। घर के लिए यदि आप फर्नीचर, चादर, वूडेन डेकोरेटिव आइटम्स आदि लेने के मूड में हैं तो सावधानी पूर्वक मोलभाव करने के बाद आगे की सोच सकते हैं अन्यथा जेब की सलामती के लिए मेरे जैसे अनारी तो कृपया दूर ही रहे। वैसे हमारा शॉपिंग वगैरह का विचार नहीं था, फिर भी एक बेडशीट, वेस्टकोट, लेडीज सूट और टॉय स्टेचू जो की हम मध्यमवर्गीय लोगों की जेब के अनुकूल थे, ले ही लिया।Read More
After some time we reached the watch-tower and beneath the same we were lucky to spot a barking deer and we were quick to click a picture of the same. Then from the watch towers we spotted the beautiful sightings of the migratory birds.
Common Teal, Common Greenshank, Ruff, Black-winged Stilt, Northern Pintail, White Wagtail, Northern Shoveler, Yellow Wagtail, Rosy Pelican, Spot-billed Pelican, Gadwall, Wood Sandpiper, Spotted Sandpiper,Read More
robably, resort people could identify our intentions of sitting there. They managed to arrange some comfortable chairs for us & also offered Hukka. Some of us enjoyed Hukka, sitting below the crystal clear sky with lot of stars visible. It is not possible for we Delhites to witness such a beauty of stars now in our city, as Delhi atmosphere is too polluted.Read More