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Historic Site in Kurukshetra (Thanesar)


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

Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary

Many of the 250 resident and migratory bird species that frequent this 145-hectare park come from faraway countries such as Russia, China and Afghanistan. The more recognisable ones include the Siberian crane, paint…
Fair in Surajkund

Surajkund Crafts Mela

A splendid congregation of folk artists, artisans, musicians and dancers from across North India, this vibrant crafts fair is a great place to acquaint yourself with the region's living artistic and folk traditions.…
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 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…
Religious in Kurukshetra (Thanesar)

Gita Jayanti

One week of cultural events to commemorate the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita, imparted by Lord Krishna to Arjuna in the Mahabharata, takes place every year in Kurukshetra.
Museum in Kurukshetra (Thanesar)

Kurukshetra Panorama & Science Centre

The circular-shaped Kurukshetra Panorama & Science Centre contains a gory diorama of the Mahabharata battle, where vultures pick at severed heads below a fiery, air-brushed sky. The less disturbing ground floor …