in 1966 as a full-fledged state,is a perfect vacation
land. It has a grand history,that dates back to the
vedic age.The state was home to the legendary Bharata
dynasty,which gave the name 'Bharat' to India. This
state is bounded by Uttar pradesh and Delhi in east,Punjab
in the west,Himachal Pradesh in the north and Rajasthan
in the south.It has a network of 43 tourist complexes,incidentally
named on 46 birds.These complexes ,placed along the
national/state highways and at districts, towns and
places around Delhi,are dotted with beautiful lakes,picturesque
landscaping,golf courses,bath complexes,tennis and billiards
facilities.Here,Adventure sport means canoeing &
kayaking,trekking & rock climbing,camping and river
rafting.In these complexes,Some important complexes
are Badhkal lake,Dabchik,Jungle Babbler,karna lake,KalaTeetar,
Kingfisher,Parakeet, Magpie,Rajhans,Skylark, Sohana,Surajkund
and Yadvindra Gardens at Pinjore.Harayana holdings special
fairs and festivals.After the Successful completion
of a popular fairs like Baisakhi,Mango Mela,Teej and
Tourism Day celebrations.patrons may look forward to
Gita Jayanti Mahotsav at Kurukshetra (December),Horto
Expo flower show at Oasis(january) and the Surajkund
Crafts Mela at Surajkund(February).
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8 km from South Delhi, Surajkund is a complex of sorts.In
the 10th century AD, there was an amphitheatre sun-pool
in Surajkund where the Tomars- the sun worshippers- used
to gather. Fascinated by the surroundings of the terrain,
Raja Suraj Pal, one of the chieftains,chose to build his
stronghold here. A sun-pool and temple were designed.It
is after this sun-pool that this complex came to be christened
as Surajkund.Over the years, Surajkund has grown into
a suburban retreat. The Aravalli ranges surround the location.
The uneven levels of the land are dotted with clusters
of silver oak, eucalyptus, kikar, bottle brush and bougainvillea.
Patches of green proclaim the picnic spots. Hide-out fires
dot the greens that look out at the sun pool. It is in
this vast open space that a festive event, Surajkund Crafts
Mela, is held each year from February 1 to 15.
SARAS LAKE :
known as DAMDAMA LAKE,Saras is located at a distance of
64 km,from Delhi.The Aravalli hills form the majestic
backdrp, while the depressions before these hills have
been banked up on one side, forming a vast water body.
This lake is deep, and nearly 8 km in length. The lake
has excellent facilities for canoeing, kayaking and angling.
Sidhbati is the famous site where Guru Nanak stayed during
his sojourn at Kurukshetra. Among the many gurudwaras
dotting the region are a gurudwara dedicated to Guru Hargobindji,
located near the Sannihit tank and Gurudwara Rajghat built
in the memory of Guru Gobind Singh's visit to Kurukshetra.
sacred tank in Kurukshetra is Sannihit Sarovar which is
believed to be the meeting point of seven sacred Saraswatis.
According to a popular belief attached to the site, bathing
in the waters of the tank on the days of Amavasyas (nights
of complete darkness) or on the days of eclipse, brings
one the punya (rewards/blessings) equivalent to performing
the 'ashvamedh yajna'. Sannihit is also the site where
wandering or unhappy souls find moksha or release from
worldly ties. Prayers and pind daan for unnatural deaths
is recommended here. By the side of the sarovar lie clusters
of small shrines dedicated to Lord Vishnu, Dhruv Narayan,
Laxmi Narayan, Dhruv Bhagat, Hanuman and Goddess Durga.
Sannihit tank is believed to be the abode of Lord Vishnu.
the north of Thanesar and overlooking the sarai built
by Sher Shah Suri stands the marble tomb of Sheikh Chehli.
Sheikh Chehli was an Iranian Sufi saint, who came to
Thanesar to meet Hazrat Qutub Jalaludin in the 16th
century. The tomb is at present a protected monument.