Haryana, the ‘Green Land’ of India came into existence with the reorganisation of Punjab on 1st November, 1966. This ancient land has a glorious history of over 5,000 years and is regarded as th birth place of Indian Vedic Civilisation. It is considered to be the home of the legendary Bharata dynasty, which has given the name ‘Bharat’ to India. Haryana has been immortalised by its close association with the great epic Mahabharata. Lord Krishna preached his philosophy of Karma and Dharma through ‘Bhagwad Gita’ over here. Legendary sage Ved Vyasa is believed to have composed Mahabharata in Sanskrit on the banks of river Saraswati, which once flowed through the State. No doubt the State is studded with numerous pilgrim centres. Haryana continued to play a leading role in the history of India, till the advent of Muslims and the rise of Delhi as the imperial city. The three battles of Panipat are regarded as the turning points of Indian history.
Today, it is famous for its spectacular progress in the field of agriculture and industry and is a pioneer in ‘Highway Tourism’. Haryana has also become the first Sate in the county to launch ‘Farm-Tourism’ and organising crafts festivals. The world renowned Surajkund Crafts Fair held every year in the month of February is one of the most important tourist attractions of Haryana.
The sacred pilgrim sites, tourist resorts, Mughal gardens, beautiful lakes and bird sanctuaries etc. have made Haryana a perfect ‘Vacation Land’. The tourists are also lured by the lively folk dances and music, mouth-watering delicacies, exquisite handicrafts and and handlooms, colourful fairs and festival and above all the hospitality of the simple and hard-working people of Haryana.