Kaithal in Haryana is steeped in history. Formerly called Kapisthal, which means “Abode of Kapi”, (Hanuman), legend has it that Yudhisthira, one of the Pandav brothers of Mahabharata, created this town. Said to be the birthplace of Hanuman, there is an ancient temple in his honour. There are several places to visit in and around the area.
Places to Stay
Tourists coming to Kaithal have a number of budget hotels to choose from. Some of the hotels that are worth trying out include Hotel Alpine (Tariff – Rs.926) and Hotel Celebration (Tariff – Rs. 1,140).
Hindi is the official language of Kaithal. Punjabi and English are also spoken in the area.
Lohri in January, Mahashivaratri in February, Holi in March-April and Diwali in October-November are some of the major festivals celebrated here.
Places of Interest
Some of the places of interest around Kaithal are Anjani Teela, Gurudwara Neem Sahib, Gurudwara Topiyon Wala, Gurudwara Shri Patshahi Chevin Ate Nauvin Sahib and Tomb of Razia Sultana—all located within the town.
How to Get There
The nearest airport from the town is the Chandigarh Airport, which is 122 km away.
The major railhead connecting this place to other cities is the Patiala Railway Station, which is 69 km from here.
There are buses from Chandigarh, Patiala and Kurukshetra. State transport buses are the lifeline of passengers commuting on this route. Online bus ticket booking is one of the easiest ways of booking your tickets.