Trip Advisory Kurukshetra



 
 

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Best time to visit
Best time to visit Kurukshetra is October to March.  Summers are very hot, the temp rises to 110F ie 43 degrees.


History
Kurukshetra is probably the most ancient and famous religious site in India. The name Kurukshetra derives from the tribe Kuru. By the evidence of its name and its archeological remains there can be no doubt that Kurukshetra was occupied by the Aryans. The city is said to be as old as the Rigveda and was also called Saryanvat.

According to Mahabharat the land between the Saraswati and the Drishdvati was called Kurukshetra which covered an area of five yojanas in radius. The land of Dharma or rightousness is the very first shloka of Srimad Bhagwad Gita.

Kurukshetra has been a symbol of sanctity and holiness for centuries. A visit to this hallowed land of high religious and cultural and significance is indeed a rewarding experience. Kurukshetra shot into prominence not only as the battlefield of Mahabharat and the birthplace of Gita but it was slo the centre of learning and civilization earlier. Mythology associates the area with the creation of Bhrama. The battlefield of Kurukshetra has seen lots of wars against invaders as well as our own home crusaders.


Geography
Located in the state of Haryana. 


People
People are simple. Hindi and Haryanvi is spoken more. Since it is a pilgrimage area Veg food will be available.


Fairs and Festivals
Solar Eclipse and Kurukshetra fair - Pilgrims assemble  at Kurukshetra from every corner of the world at the time of Solar Eclipse. The relationship between Solar Eclipse and Kurukshetra is as old as Kurukshetra itself is. Most of the people believe that Kurukshetra is famous because of Mahabharat but it is incorrect. Mahabharat was fought here because it is a holy place. Solar eclipse fair was held not only during the reins of Hindu Kings but also during the Muslim rule many Hindus assembled here. Akbar also is said to have visited the place.



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The Land of Dharma (Kurukshetra, Haryana)
Location - Haryana in India
Ideal time to Visit - October to February
No of Days Reqd to see Kurukshetra - 1-2 days
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