Kurukshetra Tourism

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"The land of Mahabharata" Kurukshetra Tourism Famous for being one of the centre-points of the Epic Mahabharata, Kurukshetra- the field of righteousness traces its past to King Kuru, who laid the foundation of a domain that has its roots on uprightness and benevolence. Lord Buddha and several Sikh Gurus are known to have visited and spent time in Kurukshetra. The place has a large number of devout centres, holy shrines and kunds which trace back to the epic ages and the earliest Indian civilisation. It is believed that Lord Krishna preached the theory of Karma in the form of Geeta to his friend Arjuna in Kurukshetra. Archaeological evidence claim that this city was in existence during the pre-Harrapan times. Thanesar or Sthaneswar is a historical town surrounding Kurukshetra. Archaeological evidence list that Ashoka, the Mauryan ruler made Kurukshetra a centre of learning for people from all over the world. The place is famous for its temples, lakes and museums documenting the history of pre-Harappan and Harappan civilisations. A few kilometres from Kurukshetra is the village known as Amin, where there are remnants of a fort which is believed to be Abhimanyu's fort. Download Kurukshetra PDF Guide > What's Great? Full of history, architecture and mythological importance. Easy access to rail and road network. What's not so Great? Cannot be visited during Monsoons and Summers. For Whom Perfect place for Hindu pilgrims and history lovers.

History of Kurukshetra Kurukshetra is the holy land which has witnessed the rich history of the Mahabharat epic. The city is named after the King Kuru who was the ancestor of the Pandavas and Kauravas. From its epic architectural edifices to its rich history, this place brings you closer to the Hindu mythology. There are several architectures that are sprawled in every nook and corner of the city, that reflects the saga of Mahabharat. Jyotisar is the place where Bhagavad Gita was delivered to Arjun under a tree. Srikrishna museum showcases the well-preserved artefacts and paintings that depict the Mahabharat war. Kurukshetra is also known for its 48 kos parikrama, which holds an immense importance for the Hindu pilgrims. During the 48 kos (48 miles) yatra, the devotees take a complete round of the Kurukshetra, visiting all the religious sites of the city. Kurukshetra with its great influence of history and mythology is a great place to visit to get close to the Hindu mythology.

Itinerary Day 1-Arrive in Kurukshetra. Check-in at the hotel. Leave for local tour of the historic city after breakfast. First visit the Brahma Sarovar, which is believed to be created by Lord Brahma himself. Then, visit the Sannihit Sarovar which is the meeting point of seven tributaries of river Saraswati. Later, visit the Krishna museum, it houses various artefacts of Lord Krishna and Krishna's incarnations from 1st Century AD to 11th Century AD.Day 2-Visit the Sheikh Chilli?s Tomb, who was the great Sufi saint. The tomb comprises of Mughal architecture with gardens, mosques, and museum. Then, visit the Raja Harsh ka Tila, a 7th-century edifice which reflects the civilisations of the reign of Raja Harsh. Then, head to Jyotisar, a small town close to Kurukshetra where the holy Bhagwat Gita was added to Mahabharat.

Restaurants and Local Food in Kurukshetra Kurukshetra is almost ideal for enjoying authentic, rich and elaborate Haryanvi food and an absolutely flattering platter. Though non-vegetarian food is not available in the town, it makes up for it in more than one mouth watering ways. TheRotisof Bajra, Wheat, Corn flour are the staple essentials. The delicacies that go with these areSingri ki sabzi, Mixed Dal, Cholia, Kadhi Pakoraand countless more that form a typical North-Indian menu.Other than these, do lose yourself in the deliciousKheer, Malpuas, Churma and Aloo Roti. The area also has the lip-smacking Punjabi cuisine, that one just cannot miss. This includesDal Makhani, Paneer Amritsari, Kulcha, Channa-Bhatura, Chhole Bature, Rajmaand lots more to relish. Also sip into the local and staple, refreshing beverage made of milk such asChaaj, Lassi and Thandai.Other than these beer and other alcoholic beverages are also easily available in the town. View 1 Restaurants in Kurukshetra >>

Jul-Maris the best time to visit Kurukshetra September to March is the ideal time to visit Kurukshetra as the weather is pleasant. The summers and monsoons are very hot and humid over here. The commencement of the winter season brings the pleasant weather in Kurukshetra. Hence, the period from October to March is considered as the best time to visit Kurukshetra. Weather in Kurukshetra Loading... Kurukshetra in Summer (April - June) The summers in Kurukshetra are very hot and humid. The temperature can rise as high as 42 degrees, sometimes it also reaches 47 degrees celsius. This is not the best time to visit the city due to harsh summers. Kurukshetra in Monsoon (July- September) Kurukshetra receives an abundant amount of rainfall. Although, it puts the scorching summers to rest but, heavy rain showers affect the tourist activities in the area. The humidity during this period is very high. Kurukshetra in Winter (October - March) This is the best time to visit Kurukshetra. The temperature in winters ranges from 7 to 22 degrees celsius. The weather during this period is extremely pleasant and it is considered best for tourist activities. Monthly Weather in Kurukshetra Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C) January 9 20 February 11 24 March 15 30 April 22 38 May 26 39 June 26 39 July 27 34 August 26 34 September 25 34 October 20 34 November 13 28 December 10 23

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