Top things to do in Kurukshetra (Thanesar)

Historic Site in Kurukshetra (Thanesar)


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…
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…
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, 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 …