A town in Haryana’s Panipat district, Samalkha is located on the Panipat-Ambala-Amritsar road. As it is well connected by road as well as by rail, Samalkha is considered to be a good place for business. Therefore, you will find a number of industries in the town. Its close proximity to its district headquarters, Panipat (17 km), and its neighbouring city Sonepat (37 km), makes this place even more alluring.
Places to Stay
In terms of accommodation, Samalkha has a very few options. But Panipat (17 km) has a number of budget options to choose from, including Hotel BR Inn (Tariff –Rs.900), Hotel My India (Tariff –Rs.800) and Sainath Hotel (Tariff –Rs.800).
Hindi and Punjabi are widely spoken in the area.
Samalkha celebrates Lohri in January, Holi in March-April, Navratri in September-October and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
Some of the places of interest around Samalkha are in Panipat, including Devi Temple, Tomb of Bu Ali Shah Qalandar, Salar Gunj Gate, Grave of Ibrahim Lodhi, Kabuli Bagh, Panipat Museum and Shri Ram Sharanam.
How to Get There
Karnal Airport, which is 57 km from here, is the closest to the town. Another option for tourists is the Indira Gandhi International Airport, which is located 85 km away.
This town has its own railway station. However, Panipat Railway Station is the major railhead connecting this town to other cities.
Buses are available from Delhi, Panipat and Sonepat. State-run as well as private buses ply on this route. There are several bus booking portals that provide bus booking online offers from time to time.