Kurukshetra is a land of historical importance. It is located in Haryana, India. This is the holy place to the Hindus. At this Place Kurukshetra war was held between Kauravas and Pandavas in epic of Mahabharata. In this place Lord Krishna preached Bhagavad Gita to King Arjuna during the war of Kurukshetra. This place is named after the king Kuru. He was the ancestor of Kauravas and Pandavas. Other names of this town are Brahmakshetra, Uttaradevi, Brahmadevi, and Dharamshetra.
During the ancient days also this place was having great importance. After knowing the facts of the city Sikh Gurus, Lord Buddha and several other religious teachers come to this place to see the holiness. It is located on the bank of Saraswati River and Drishadvati River. Town existed before Harappa Civilisation. This was proved by excavation in many parts of the city. Handlooms, pottery, lungis, robes, woven shawls are worth buying at this place.
What to see in Kurukshetra:
Sannihit Sarovar: This is the meeting point of seven saraswatis. People believe that having bath on Amavasya or on the eclipse day this will be equivalent to performing of Ashvamedh Yajna.
Kurukshetra Panorama and Science centre: This depicts Mahabharata War with scientific explanations.
Kessel Mall: This is the best place for shopping lovers. 3 screen multiplex with several shopping malls can be seen here.
Srikrishna Museum: Historical artefacts along with Paintings which says about Mahabharata War can be seen here.
Light and Sound Show: This is newly built tourists spot. This highlights some aspects of Gita Saar through lights and sounds Balle Balle.
What to see around Kurukshetra:
Brahma Sarovar: on the occasion of Somavati Amavasya, lakhs of pilgrims come to this place. People believe that having bath on solar eclipse in this savovar will wipe off all the sins. It is located 7kms away from the town.
Jyothiswar: It is located 12kms away from the town. This is the place where sacred book Bhagavad Gita originated. This place is having a holy Banyan tree. Under this tree Lord Krishna has preached Bhagavad Gita to King Arjuna.
Kalpana Chawla Planetarium: It is located 11kms away from the town. She was the first Indian women in the space. Her achievements can be known from here.
Bhishma Kund: It is situated in the village of Narakatari which is 7kms away from the town. During the battle of Mahabharata, after Bhishma fell on the ground and was thirty, Arjuna shot an arrow into the ground to get water. Here we can see this large reservoir.
Other places to visit near Kurukshetra: Other places to visit near Kurukshetra are Lakshmi Narayan Temple, OP Jindal Park and Musical Fountain, Phalgu Tirtha, Ararak Tirtha, Pavanhrad Tirtha and Kapil Muni Tirtha.
Getting to Kurukshetra: Best way to reach this place is through road. From Gurgoan, Pune, Goa, Chandigarh, Bangalore, Hyderabad buses reach to this place. It is having small railway station all the trains do not stop at this place. Trains from Kalka, New Delhi, Ajmer halt at this place.
Getting around Kurukshetra: Taxis and buses are available to visit the surrounding places of Kurukshetra.
Best time to visit Kurukshetra: Best time to visit this place is between September to March.
Where to stay in Kurukshetra: Plenty of hotels are available to stay in Kurukshetra but only budget and midrange hotels, luxury hotels are not available. Dharmasalas are also available in kurukshetra. Best midrange hotels are available at old bus stop and on Amin road.
Where to eat in Kurukshetra: Plenty of restaurants are available in Kurukshetra. Best non vegetarian food available all over the town. Best vegetarian food available in Sector 17.