An ancient city in the Panipat district of Haryana, the city of Panipat is located about 95 km from Delhi and 160 km from Chandigarh. The river Yamuna flows across this city. Panipat is known for the battles fought during the Mughal era in India. It is also popularly called the ‘City of Weavers’ due to the presence of several handloom industries. The city has one of the longest flyovers in India built across the Grand Trunk Road.
Places to Stay
There are several good budget hotels in Panipat. Some of them are Hotel Midtown (Tariff – Rs. 1400), Gold Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1100), Regency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000), and Sainath Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700).
The official language spoken in Panipat is Hindi.
Important festivals and events of Panipat include the Surajkund Crafts Mela in February and Baisakhi in April.
Places of Interest
The historic city of Panipat has many tourist attractions, which include Panipat Museum, Salar Gunj Gate (1.5 km), Shiv Mandir Lake (2 km), Kabuli Bagh (4 km), Panipat Battle Field (6 km), and Kala Amb (6 km).
How to Get There
Muzaffarnagar Airport (75 km) in Uttar Pradesh is the nearest airport to Panipat.
Express trains from Delhi, Rohtak, Chandigarh, Ludhiana, and Amritsar arrive at Panipat Junction Railway Station.
There are many buses to Panipat from cities like Delhi, Katra, Jammu, and Karnal. One of the private operators providing bus facilities is Moon Light Travels. Making use of bus ticket discounts while booking your tickets can help you save money.