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Founded in 1987, Krishna Museum houses various artifacts of Lord Krishna and Krishna’s incarnations from 1st Century AD to 11th Century AD. The museum housing six galleries also showcases the statues in the forms as described in the Bhagavata Purana and Mahabharata.
Measuring up to 550 ft in width and 1500 ft in height, Sannihit Sarovar is believed to be the meeting point of seven tributaries of Saraswati River and the home of Lord Vishnu.
Sthaneshwar Mahadev Temple
It is said that the Pandavas obtained the blessings of Lord Shiva in Sthaneshwar Mahadev Temple. The tank in the premises of the temple is believed to possess healing properties and has also healed Banasura’s leprosy.
Jyotisar is associated with the legend of Mahabharata and is a sacred site in Kurukshetra. It is where Lord Krishna recited the Bhagwad Geeta under a Banyan tree to Arjun, to prepare him to fight the war against Bhishma and Karan. The tree is believed to be the same tree that still exists in the town.
Panorama & Science Center
Kurukshetra Panorama & Science Centre_was established to explain the role of science in the traditional Indian religion. Interactive and functional exhibits of technology merging with the culture are displayed at the centre including the legendary battle of Kurukshetra in a life-like panorama.
Bhishma KundBhishma Kund is associated with the famous legend of Mahabharata. It is where Bhishma Pitamah was laid on a bed of arrows made by Arjun for him to watch the battle. When he was thirsty and he requested for water, Arjun shot an arrow in the ground letting out a water spring to the quench Bhishma’s the quench Bhishma’s thirst. This water body is now known as the Bhishma kund.
Sheikh Chilli’s Tomb
Lakshmi Narayan Temple
Lakshmi Narayan temple is an 18th century shrine dedicated to Lord Narayan and Goddess Lakshmi built during the reign of the Chola Dynasty. The temple has great religious significance. It is believed that devotees wouldn’t have to go on the Char Dham pilgrimage if they visit this temple and complete seven circumambulations around the shrine.
Raja Harsh Ka Tila
Raja Harsh Ka Tila is an archaeologically important site in the region. Excavations have revealed an ancient settlement expanding about 1 square kilometre. Research has revealed that the settlements belong to over six cultural periods ranging from 1st Century to 19th Century AD including Gupta,Kushana, Vardhamana, Post Gupta and Mughal periods.
Sthaneshwar Mahadev Temple
Sthaneshwar Mahadev Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and has an ancient Shivalinga. It is where, devotees believe, that Lord Krishna and Pandavas prayed to seek blessings from Lord Shiva before the legendary battle of Mahabharata. The temple has a sacred water tank and the water obtained from it is believed to cure any disease.
Noor Mahal, a 5-star luxury hotel situated in a beautiful Karnal city is an epitome of royalty. The heritage-style hotel gives you the royal experience.
Dharohar MuseumDharohar Museum exhibits the rich historical, cultural, archaeological and architectural heritage of the state. It was established during the Golden Jubilee Year of the Kurukshetra University. The museum has over 23 galleries that display the rich heritage of the region through paintings, photograph
Kalpana Chawla Planetarium
Kalpana Chawla Memorial Planetarium was established in the memory of Kalpana Chawla. It is based on astronomy and its study in the Indian civilization since pre-historic times. The planetarium has interesting exhibits and short films that help visitors gain knowledge and inculcate more interest about the subject in the student’s minds.