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Haryana is an Indian state. Chandigarh is the capital city of Haryana as well as Punjab; the language spoken is Haryanvi. Haryana has been a part of the Kuru region in the northern India. The state has many sites belonging to the ancient Vedic Civilizations and the Indus Valley Civilizations. It is home to Kurukshetra, which was the battleground for the epic Mahabharata in Hindu mythology. The famous battle of Panipat was also fought in this very state.

Haryana figures among the wealthiest states in India. The state is packed with industries and manufacturing units. There has been a surge of growth in the production of tractors, cars and two wheelers. Gurgaon in Haryana is home to the manufacturing units of Hero MotoCorp and Maruti Udyog Limited; both the manufacturers lead the two-wheeler and four wheeler sector respectively. The Panipat refinery is the second largest refinery among South Asian nations.

Why Visit Haryana

Haryana is home to many industrial cities. Some of them are Ambala, Bhondsi, Bhiwani, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Hisar, Rohtak, Kurukshetra, Sonipat and Samalkha.

The famous tourist destinations in the state are Morni Hills, Banwasa and Sultanpur National Park. The river Ghaggar is an attraction in the state. The field of adventure sports has seen a major boom in the state in recent times. Trekking, rappelling, river crossing and bird watching are some of the major adventure sports practised in the state.

The pilgrimage sites here include Jyotisar, Kurukshetra, and Pehowa and Thanesar townships. Many pilgrimage sites can also be found at Chandigarh.

Exploring the Culture of Haryana

Haryana has a culture which dates back to the Vedic era. Folklore is an integral part of Haryana’s culture and some instances are that of Ror Kumar, Dhaj and Sorath. Yoga, meditation, the chanting of Vedas and leading an austere life are a part of their age old traditions. There is an array of folk dances in Haryana and these dances help in infusing energy into the culture.

Festivals specific to Haryana have been preserved and celebrated with much fervour from olden times. The ballads, Saangs, songs and dramas are very popular in the state and bring in the festive mood.

Haryana is famous for its milk products. People of the state consume a lot of milk and milk products. There is a famous idiom popular in the state which says, “Hara-Bhara Haryana, Jahan Doodh-Dahi ka Khana”; it means Haryana is a lush green state, where the staple food is curd and milk.

Haryanvi is the language widely spoken throughout the state. Punjabi is also spoken by a major population in the state and hence is the second official language. Ahirwati is another language spoken in the state and can be classified under the Rajasthani line of languages. The people of Gurgaon, Mahendranagar and Rewri speak Ahirwati. The colloquial accent of the Haryanvi language is striking and easily identifiable.

Facts for Tourists

Women are advised not to wear revealing clothes during their visits to temples. The use of drugs and narcotic substances is banned in the state.




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