Kurukshetra is the historic and religiously significant town in Haryana. The town has been named after the ancestor of the Kauravas and the Pandavas, King Kuru. Legend has it that the battle of Mahabharata was fought here and it was here where Lord Krishna had preached the Bhagvad Gita to the warrior prince Arjun. Remnants of a fort which is said to be that of Abhimanyu are a few kilometers away in a village called Amin.
Places to Stay
There are decent places of accommodation in Kurukshetra like Hotel Kimaya (Tariff Rs. 1,540), Hotel 9thPlanet (Tariff - Rs. 1,502), Hotel Alpine (Tariff - Rs. 1,138), and Hotel Saffron (Tariff - Rs. 1,656).
The main language spoken in Kurukshetra is Haryanvi. Hindi and Punjabi are also spoken in few parts.
Since Kurukshetra is known to be the place of origin of the Bhagvad Gita, the major festival celebrated here is the Gita Jayanti, in the month of December. Other major festivals include Holi, Baisakhi and Lohri.
Places of Interest
The main places of interest here include the Brahma Sarovar, where pilgrims come to take the holy dip, the Kalpana Chawla Planetarium and the site where the Gita was delivered to Arjun, which is known as Jyotisar.
How to Get There
The closest airport to Kurukshetra is the Chandigarh airport (102 km).
Kurukshetra has its own railway station which is well connected with trains from Delhi, Chandigarh and Ambala.
Kurukshetra has its own bus stand. Operators like City Land Travels, Blue Hill Travels, Adinath Travels ply their buses regularly. These buses travel to Katra, Chandigarh, Delhi and Ambala. Grab any bus ticket online offer when you book your tickets.