Panipat is the historic city in Haryana. Other name of the city is City of Weaver. Three famous battles held in this place. All the battles are named as Battle of Panipat. First battle happened in 1526, second in 1556 and third happened in 1761. These battles are turning point to Indian History. In Bhagavad Gita, Panipat is named as Dharmakshetra. According to the history Pandavas have founded 5 cities during the times of Mahabharata. Panipat is one of the 5 cities. At that time it was named as Panduprastha.
Panipat is famous for Carpet and Textile industries. It is the biggest centre of Shoddy Yarn in the world. Shoddy Yarn means recycling of the yarn. Thermal Power Plant located in Panipat is the source of electricity to Haryana. Several forts and temples are situated in this place. Best place for the shopping lovers is Amar Bhawan Chowk.
What to see in Panipat:
Devi Temple: This temple is situated at the banks of large tank. Local goddess is worshipped in this temple. This temple is famous for its architecture. Near this temple Lord Shiva’s temple was situated.
Tomb of Bu Ali Shah Qalandar: This was constructed by Khizar Khan before 700 years. Bu Ai Shah Qalandar was born in 1190. Khawaja Altaf Hussain Hali and Hakim Mukaram Khan’s tombs are also located in this place.
Grave of Ibrahim Lodhi: This is located near Tehsil office. Lodhi was died when he is fighting with his uncle Babur in first battle of Panipat. Lodhi was buried in this place. This was made up of lakhori Bricks. It was placed in high platform so it has to be reached by climbing the steps.
Salar Gunj Gate: In the centre of Panipat it is located.
Panipat Museum: This museum displays weapons used in Panipat Battles. It is one of the attractions of Panipat.
What to see around Panipat:
Kala Amb Tree Site: It is located 8 kms away from Panipat. During 3rd battle of Panipat, Sadashiv Rao placed his Maratha troops near this tree. This is dedicated to the soldiers (Maratha) who sacrificed their lived in the battle.
Kabuli Bagh: This was built by Babur as a part of celebrating the victory over Ibrahim Lodhi in first battle of Panipat. Kabuli Shah Mosque is famous in this place. This mosque was named after the wife of Babur. Her name is Mussammat Kabuli Begum. It is located 2 kms away from Panipat.
Kurukshetra: This place was having prominent place in the history. In this place Lord Krishna delivered Bhagavad Gita to King Arjuna. It is located 72 kms away from Panipat.
Karnal: It is located 36 kms from Panipat. In 1811 British cantonment was established here.
Getting to Panipat: This place is well connected with Road and Railway routes. Nearest airport is at Delhi. From all the cities such as Jammu Tawi, Jaipur, Mumbai, Delhi etc buses and trains are available.
Getting around Panipat: Private Vehicles, buses, Taxis, autos are available to reach the surrounding places of Panipat.
Best time to visit Panipat: Between August and November visitors feel comfortable to visit this place.
Where to stay in Panipat: All range of hotels are available in Panipat. Visitors can choose the hotels as per their requirements. Mid range hotels are located near Grand Trunk Road. Best hotels are Gold Hotel, Hotel Mid town, Nirula’s Hotel.
Where to eat in Panipat: Best places to eat are Chorua Bazaar, Palika Bazaar, and Sector 11. Both vegetarian and No vegetarian food is available here. Continental, Chinese, Italian, South Indian Punjabi dishes are available in all the restaurants.