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Panipat is situated about 34 kms south east of Karnal on the GT road. The antiquity of Panipat goes back to the Mahabaratha times, where it was mentioned asthe town in which one of the well known five patas or prasthas which were demanded by Yudhishtira from Duryodhana. During medieval period the town was used as a gateway to India by the foreign invaders and that time it was a great battle field that saw history taking turns with the fighting of the three historic battles of Panipat :-

1. fought between Babur and Ibrahim Lodhi in 1526
2. Hemchandra Bhargava (Hemu) and Akbar in 1556
3. Ahmad Shah Abdali and Marathas in 1761




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Panipat in Haryana (104 kms away from Delhi)
Kabul Bagh Mosque
The mosque was built by Sultan Babur after the first battle of Panipat to commemorate the victory over by Ibrahim Lodhi in AD 1526. The mosque situated inside an enclosure having a octogonal tower at its corner and has the entrance on the north.

Obelisk commemorating the Third Battle of Panipat (Kala Amb)
After the end of the mutiny in AD 1857, India came under the control of the British government. During this period the tomb of Ibrahim Lodhi was rebuilt and a memorial in the shape of an obelisk was erected at Kala Amb where Sadashiv Rao Bahu, the Indian hero of the third battle of Panipat were supposed to have died.

At present a brick pillar with an iron rod fence marks the site. The pillar bears an inscription in English and Urdu. The English version says - "This pillar marks the site of the Black Mango Tree near which was fought the third battle of Panipat Ahmad Shah Abdali and Maratha confederacy in AD 1761.

Bab-i-Faiz gate
The gateway known as Bab-i-Faz gate is the main entrance to the town of Panipat, was built by Nawaz Sadiq in AD 1733.





What to see in Panipat

Ibrahim Lodhi tomb
This open grave built over a double terraced platform approachable from both sides. It marks the final resting place of the last Sultan of Delhi Ibrahim Lodhi (AD 1517-1526), who was killed fighting Babur on 21st April 1526 during the first battle of Panipat.
 
Stay in Panipat

Skylark (Panipat 107 kms from Delhi)
The halt in the handloom town of Panipat. Halt, relax and shop here for handlooms. A variety of tourist facilities are available here. The resort is a large property that houses a luxuriously equipped motel wing. Skylark is popular among locals as an ideal venue for hosting lavish weddings and garden parties.
Facilities - Restaurant, bar, motel, gift shop, fast food.
Tel - 0180 2641051, 2633925