Haryana-The State of India
Haryana state is the north Indian state situated in the country’s National Capital Region (NCR) and lies between the states of Punjab to its west, Uttar Pradesh to its east, Rajasthan to its south, and Himachal Pradesh to its north. The state was carved out of the former state of East Punjab on 1 November 1966 on a linguistic basis, which itself was formed on 1 November 1966. Today, Haryana has the third-highest per capita income in India with ₹1,06,222 (US$1545) annually.
The history of Haryana
Haryana is one of the 29 states in India. Haryana has its own rich cultural heritage dating back several millennia. Archaeological excavations carried out at Rajim and other places have provided evidence that Rajim was settled around 1000 BC. The Vedic state of Brahmavarta is said to have existed as early as 1500 BC. It is a matter of debate as to when Haryana came into being, but some historians trace its history back to 900 BC or 1000 BC, while others claim that it came into existence only after AD 1100.
The economy of Haryana
Haryana was one of the first few states in India to promote industries, which are now known as HSIIDC. In 1976 Haryana was divided into four regions: Delhi, Jind, Rohtak, and Ambala to accelerate economic development.
Some major tourist attractions in Haryana
It is a state with high historical importance. Haryana was invaded by Alexander in 326 BC and it continued to be ruled by Mauryan (322-185 BC), Gupta Empire (c. 320–550 AD), Palas (856–1174), and Delhi Sultanate (1206–1526). Then it came under Mughal Empire from 1526 to 1707 followed by Maratha rule from 1760 to 1803; under British Raj from 1803 to 1947 and again in the post-independent period from 1947 onwards.
Best time to visit
The best time to visit Haryana would be between October and March. Haryana, being a northern state, has a pleasant climate for sightseeing and touring during these months. Moreover, there are few festivals celebrated in Haryana which attract tourists from all over India as well as from abroad. Some of these festivals include Hemis Festival, Kila Raipur Sports Festival, and Sonepat Melas to name a few. The tourism department of Haryana puts up various activities and events that are aimed at giving its visitors an experience they will cherish forever.
Best places to live in Haryana
Most people are unaware of it but Haryana is a beautiful place to live in. And there are several reasons for it. But don’t just take our word for it, we asked some residents what they think makes Haryana a great place to live in and we were told that it was very peaceful, that there were no drug issues unlike other states, and also no unemployment!
The state is actually famous for sports and cultural programs that bring together almost all its inhabitants with equal enthusiasm. It has world-class educational institutions and food chains which attract scores of patrons who throng these places at all times. Places like Ambala and Gurgaon also enjoy tourism because there are several tourist destinations in these regions too such as historical monuments, religious sites, etc.