Haryana attractions

Historic Site in Kurukshetra (Thanesar)

Brahmasarovar

The focus of attention at Kurukshetra is the vast, sacred body of water that is Brahmasarovar, India’s largest ceremonial tank. According to Hindu holy texts, the ghat-flanked tank was created by Lord Brahma. Sadhus…
Nature Reserve in Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary

Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary

More than 100 species of migratory birds, including Siberian cranes, greater flamingo and rosy pelican, join a host of resident species (white-throated kingfisher, white ibis, great egret) each year in this small 36…
Museum in Kurukshetra (Thanesar)

Sri Krishna Museum

The Sri Krishna Museum features an impressive collection of sculptures, carvings and paintings, and a low-tech multimedia exhibition with dioramas, giant statues, surreal sounds and a walk-through maze. Look out for…
Tomb in Kurukshetra (Thanesar)

Sheikh Chehli’s Tomb

The impressive mausoleum of 17th-century Sufi mystic Sheikh Chehli, who provided spiritual guidance for the Mughal prince Dara Shikoh, lies in a quaint neighbourhood about 2km northwest of the town centre. Behind th…
Museum in Haryana

Heritage Transport Museum

A private collection of gleaming vintage motors – cars, commercial vehicles, scooters, aviation and rail memorabilia – alongside non-motorised modes of transport, are housed in a 3-acre complex in Taoru, roughly an …
Museum in Kurukshetra (Thanesar)

Kurukshetra Panorama & Science Centre

The circular-shaped Kurukshetra Panorama & Science Centre, next door to the Sri Krishna Museum, contains a gory diorama of the Mahabharata battle, where vultures pick at severed heads below a fiery, air-brushed …