Panipat is a well known destination in the Indian state of Haryana. This town is an important tourist destination mainly because of its strong historical connection and countless monuments. The town of Panipat is a tourist stronghold, and there are many forts and temples that you can visit during your trip to this town.
HOW TO REACH
Delhi international airport, about 105 km south, is well connected to all the major cities within and outside India. Almost all the major airlines have their flights operating from Indira Gandhi International Airport at New Delhi. Delhi is also connected to many international destinations. Taxis and private vehicles are available from the airport to reach Panipat.
Panipat railway station is about two km west of Panipat and is connected to Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur and Jammu Tawi. Taxis and local buses are available from the railway station to reach the city centre.
State run and local buses connect Panipat with many important cities like Delhi, Chandigarh, Amritsar, Kurukshetra, Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Patiala, Meerut, Jaipur and Ambala.
WHAT TO SEE
Devi Temple of Panipat:-
The Devi Temple of Panipat exists on the banks of a large tank and is dedicated to a local goddess. This temple is known for its unique architecture and ancient sculptures. Another nearby attraction to this temple includes a Shiva temple known as the Mangal Raghunath. This temple draws its name from a Maratha Ruler, Mangal Raghunath, who built it. This temple survived the battle of Panipat and still exists in the place as a popular pilgrimage destination.
Bu-Ali-Shah Qalandar, son of Salar Fakirudin was born in 1190 A.D. The Tomb of Bu Ali Shah Qalandar was constructed by the son of Allau-din Khilji, Khizar Khan, about 700 years ago. The premises of this tomb also comprise two other tombs of Hakim Mukaram Khan and Khawaja Altaf Hussain Hali. This tomb is visited by a large number of Hindu, Muslims, Sikhs and Christians, especially on Thursday.
Salar Gunj Gate:-
The Salar Gunj Gate is another place of archaeological importance in Panipat. This gate is situated in the centre of Panipat and is associated with Nawab Salar Juge.
The garden of Kabuli Bagh is situated at a distance of 2 km from the city of Panipat. The most popular feature of this garden is the Kabuli Shah Mosque, built by Babur. This mosque is named after the wife of Babur, Mussammat Kabuli Begum. He built this tomb commemorate his victory over Ibrahim Lodhi.
Shri Ram Sharanam:-
Shri Ram Sharanam is situated in Panipat as an emblem of devotion to Shri Ram as well as of selfless service humanity in the war. The structure of this place includes congregation halls and the atmosphere of this place is of holiness and devotion.
Kala Amb Tree:-
The Kala Amb Tree is a popular sightseeing spot of Panipat situated at a distance of 8 km from the city. This tree spot is the place where Sadashiv Rao Bhau located his Maratha troops during the 3rd battle of Panipat. It is a memoir dedicated to the Maratha soldiers, who sacrificed their life in this battle. Kala Amb is a black mango tree, whose dark colour foliage gave it its name.
Panipat is a historic city beyond doubt but it has lots more to offer as fun to the travelers. The city has thousands of small scale handloom and textile industries along with numerous food processing units. The products from these industries are high in quality and mostly exported many large countries as well. Hence, Panipat is equally a shopperâ€™s paradise with much attractive merchandise sold in its local markets.
The handlooms and textiles of Panipat are renowned all over the world for their craftsmanship and quality. So while in Panipat, you can shop for these products at very reasonable prices. The weaving centers are scattered all over the city for travelers to explore. While having a dekko at the craftsmen working on these centers, you can also buy these handloom products directly from the point of manufacturing. This ensures both savings and export quality to you.
Panipat is popular destination for food lover as well. Here you can find pure vegetarian food in restaurants cooked in pure ghee and that too with proper hygiene. Panipat restaurants are serving lavish cuisines of north India as well as other continental and Chinese food. These restaurants are well equipped with skilled staff and proper management to handle the huge flow of guests in their premises. There are many dhabas as well in Panipat due to Grand trunk road passing by this city. These popular dhabas serves traditional north Indian food in traditional style i.e. on charpai. Tourists can also try out some snacks and eateries shops which serve renowned snacks of Panipat.