Holiday Trip in Karnal

Best Available Karnal Holiday Packages

Situated in the Indian state of Haryana, Karnal is one of the 21 districts of the entire state. The city falls in the midway between New Delhi and Chandigarh, connected through National Highway NH-1. Karnal beholds both industrial significance and rich cultural heritage. This place houses some of the world class Research and Development Institutes including, Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), Central Soil Salinity Research Institute (CSSRI), National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources (NBAGR), Directorate of Wheat Research (DWR) and National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI). Some of the famous attractions of the city are Karnal Fort, Pukka Pul and Karna Lake. The original name of the place was 'Karnalaya', but later it was changed to Karnal. The city has got its name from Karna, the eldest son of Kunti. Thus, it is also known to be as 'The city of Daanvir Karna'. Karnal is also the birthplace of Kalpana Chawla, the first ever Indian Female Astronaut. If you are planning a visit to this city, then choose the best Karnal holiday package and get ready to explore Karnal!
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Best Sightseeing Places in Karnal

Karna Lake:
This lake is named after Karna, the legendary warrior and donor of the epic Mahabharata. This lake is just 15 minutes drive away from the main city. It is a famous tourist place and excellent place for picnic and boating.
Karnal Fort:
Karnal Fort, also called as Old Fort has a chequered history. The fort was constructed by Gajpat Rai, the ruler of Jind around 1764 A.D. Then, it was captured by the Marathas, George Thomas and then by the ruler of Ladwa. Later on it was occupied by the British forces. In the year 1805, the fort was transferred to Nawab of Karnal. Presently, it is being used as the residence of the Tehsildar and other officials in Karnal.
Pukka Pul Near Karnal:
The Pukka Pul is located about 7 KM from the Karnal city. This beautiful place is also called as the 'Sayad's Shrine' and is located near the Mughal Bridge. This tomb is considered to have mythological powers of sending away the ghosts and curing diseases. A fair is held every Thursday at this tomb.
Cantonment Church Tower:
Cantonment Church Tower is an ancient tower, located in the city. The height of this tower is 35 meters and it is bordered by a big cross. This Church has been named after St. James. In 1841 AD, the church was demolished after the shifting of the cantonment to Ambala.
Gurudwara Manji Sahib:
This Gurudwara is situated in the busy Sarafa Bazar in Karnal, around one kilometer from the National Highway No.1 of the Grand Trunk Road. As per history, the first guru of the Sikhs, 'Shri Guru Nanak Dev ji' visited this place in the year 1515 in the course of his first religious journey called 'Udasi'. He was living in a garden where he was sitting on a mound and singing hymns or shabads before a large gathering of devotees.
Kalandar Shah's Tomb:
Kalander Shah's tomb was constructed by Ghias-ud-din, Emperor of Delhi in the memory of a Sufi sage named Bo-Ali-Qualander Shah. This tomb is sited just outside of Karnal city on its eastern side. The Sufi saint was a highly respected man and revered by all communities around the region. So, enjoy your visit while visiting these places during your Karnal tour.

Best Time for Holidaying in Karnal

The best time to visit Karnal is from the month of October to March, when the weather is ideal for sightseeing of this place, indulging in outdoor activities and relaxing at the lake. We would suggest you to avoid summer season (May-June) as it gets very hot during that time. So, plan your Karnal trip accordingly.

Must Buy Things from Karnal

You can enjoy shopping in various shopping malls present in the Karnal city. Suvidha, Super Mall, Vishal Mega Mart 2 and Harsha K3C are some of the popular shopping places from where you can buy specialty items of Karnal as well as day to day products. There are number of shops selling authentic stuff. Apart from that, Karnal is famous for its high-quality basmati rice; therefore, you can buy kilos of rice from here. Enjoy shopping during your Karnal vacation by shopping of your favorite stuff from this city.

Explore Options to Reach Karnal

Before booking Karnal holiday package, you must be aware of the ways how you can reach to this beautiful city of Odisha.
By Air
The nearest Airport from Karnal is Chandigarh Airport (around three and half hour drive from Karnal). This domestic airport connects this city to various cities like Amritsar, Bangalore, New Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Goa, Leh and Jaipur.
By Train
Karnal has its own railway station, which is connected to the other major cities of Haryana. The station is situated on the New Delhi- Chandigarh railway line, and it's linked with the cities like, New Delhi, Ambala, Panipat, Chandigarh, Pune, Jaipur etc.
By Road
Karnal is 35 KM from Panipat, 125 KM from Delhi, 110 KM from Patiala, 90 KM from Ambala and 124 KM from Chandigarh. The is well connected with cities like New Delhi, Gurgaon, Panipat, Chandigarh, Ludhiana by Haryana State Road Transport Corporation (HSRTC) and some private travel services plying regularly. So, select any of the traveling modes and enjoy comfy Karnal travel.
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