"Battleground of Mahabharat"

A City in Haryana, India

Interest Measure for Kurukshetra

Ideal time to stay:  1 - 3 days

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Height(Altitude) of Kurukshetra from sea level:  846 feet
Latitude/Longitude:  29.9695120°N, 76.8782820°E
Ecosystem:  Lake  

Food, Culture and Language at Kurukshetra

Food Availability:  Indian, Punjabi 
Regional Language:  Hindi
Currency:  ₹ - Rupee (INR)
Tags:  #Monuments  

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Why travel Kurukshetra?

Kurukshetra is a region named after King Kuru, the ancestor of Kauravas and Pandavas, as depicted in epic Mahabharata. The importance of the place is attributed to the fact that the Kurukshetra War of the Mahabharata was fought on this land and the Bhagavad Gita was preached here during the war when Lord Krishna found Arjuna in a terrible dilemma.
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7 Places to visit and Things to do in Kurukshetra

Brahma Sarovar at Kurukshetra

Brahma Sarovar

The Brahma Sarovar is a great place to wander around in peace, whilst admiring the vastness of it. It is quite clean and fun for the whole family. The large statue of Lord Krishna's chariot is a sight to behold. This is the place where Pandavas took a dip after the epic war, which killed all their Kaurava cousins. Thus, this sarovar (big pond) is considered by Hindus to wash away their sins even after committing sin.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 3 hours
Jyotisar at Kurukshetra


The holy land of Jyotisar is believed to be the cradle of Hindu civilisation and culture. It is believed that Lord Krishna delivered the eternal message of Bhagwad Gita to Arjuna before commencement of Mahabharata battle here. Residents of this area believe that Lord Krishna delivered the Bhagavad Gita standing under a banyan tree at this place; millions of people come here to pay their obeisance to the celestial and eternal Gita. A central place of interest at Jyotisar is a captivating marble statue of Krishna on a beautiful chariot, delivering the immortal Gita to Arjuna canopied by a banyan tree. A light and sound show on the theme of Bhagavad Gita is also a worth an experience.
Expenses - ₹20
Time needed - 3 hours
Sheikh Chilli’s Tomb at Kurukshetra

Sheikh Chilli’s Tomb

#Archaeological Site
To every common visitor, this place is a well maintained place with little historical value. Lawns are good and views from the top of the structure are good. This place represents the Mughal Architecture as well.
Expenses - ₹5
Time needed - 2.5 hours
Sri Krishna Museum at Kurukshetra

Sri Krishna Museum

A must visit place for people who want to know more about mahabharat. The place was established to impart philosophies of ancient people like lord Krishna,Bhishma, Vidur.
Expenses - ₹30
Time needed - 3 hours
Kurukshetra Panorama and Science Centre at Kurukshetra

Kurukshetra Panorama and Science Centre

#Theme park
The main attraction of the Centre is a lifelike panorama of the epic battle of Kurukshetra that showcases Mahabharata war with scientific explanations justifying every episode in the war. The Centre has an interesting exhibition called 'India: A Heritage in Science, Technology and Culture', consisting of working and interactive exhibits on ancient India. At the center of the cylindrical hall, there are paintings 34-feet in height depicting various episodes of the Mahabharata. The chanting of Gita and distant war cries blended with lighting illusions end a perfect ambience.
Expenses - ₹20
Time needed - 2 hours
Sannihit Sarovar at Kurukshetra

Sannihit Sarovar

Believed to be the permanent abode of Lord Vishnu, Sannihit Sarovar is situated at a distance of 3 kms. from Kurukshetra on Pehowa Road. It is supposed that entire range of Tirthas assembles here on the day of Amavasya and as per the legends, if a man performs Shradhs at the time of solar eclipse and takes bath in this tank, he acquires the fruit of 1000 Ashwamedha sacrifices. At the time of solar eclipse, pilgrims gather at this holy spot. Interestingly visitors to this place can know about their ancestors from the Purohits or locally known as Pandas, who for ages have been the record keepers of the pilgrims coming from various parts of the country. Sikh Gurus too have visited this holy place from time to time.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 2 hours

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Content of this page was last updated at Oct 21, 2016