High Season : Oct - Mar
25 - 20℃
Low Season : Apr - Sep
20 - 34℃
Nearest Airport -IXC
Chandigarh Airport
Nearest Train Stations -KKDE


Kurukshetra in Haryana is a sprawling city with temples, sacred tanks, and pilgrimage sites and has its roots in history. It is said to be the battlefield of the epic war between Pandavas and Kauravas, as mentioned in the epic Mahabharata. It boasts of its rich heritage and past fame in various majestic temples and holy tanks such as Brahma Sarovar and Sannihit Sarovar. The city is named after King Kuru who is supposed to be an ancestor of The Pandavas and Kauravas. The place has been witness to great events of history. It is also believed that Lord Krishna preached the Bhagwat Gita here to Arjuna, a Pandava prince. According to mythology, Kurukshetra extends over 48 kos (an ancient surveying system, a kos is about 3 km long) and envelops many temples in its sacred folds. Legends abound here and have kept the stories of the Mahabharata alive.

Facts & Culture

Kurukshetra has its own culture. It is derived directly from Hindu philosophy and has subsequently been supplemented by the contributions of devout people from ancient India and religious leaders of many religions (such as Buddhism, Sikhism, Muslims, etc.). Kurukshetra is the battlefield of the Great Epic War of the Mahabharata. Places to visit in Kurukshetra are Brahmasarovar, the largest artificial bathing pool in Asia, Jyotisar, the place where Lord Krishana brought the Bhagwad Gita (the most respected Hindu scriptures). Bhishma Kund is another lake here. The Sthaneshwara Mahadeva Temple of Lord Shiva is very popular with pilgrims. Sheikh Chill's Tomb is a large complex of gardens and tombs. There is also the Sri Krishna Museum, which displays the history and mythology of India. Another major attraction in Kurukshetra is the Kurukshetra Panorama and Science Center.

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