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Rang Mahal Gurudwaras Paget Park Rock Garden Rose Garden Lake Badkhal Lake
                           
Baba Farid's Tomb Suraj Kund Mela Sheesh Mahal Sheetala Devi Sannihit Sarovar Sri Krishna Museum Gita Jyanti
                           
Sheik Chehli Mausolem Ibrahim Lodi's Tomb Dargah of Ali Shah Kabuli Shah Mosque Jain Temple        
 

Rang Mahal

 
rang-mahalThe majestic palace of Rang Mahal at Buria has beautifully carved stone arches and pillars, erected during Shah Jahan's reign.








 

The Gurudwaras

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gurudwarasAmbala is known for the multiplicity of shrines and is revered by the Sikhs as an important Sikh pilgrimage. The three historical gurudwaras namely, Badshahi Bag Gurudwara, Sis Ganj Gurudwara and Manji Sahib Gurudwara are associated with Guru Govind Singh, Guru Tegh Bahadur and Guru Hargovind respectively. Muslim pilgrims throng the shrines or 'dargah' of Lakhi Shah, associated with Tej-ud-Din Chisti and Taqwal Shah, throughout the year.





 

Paget Park

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paget-parkLocated in the north of the city is a pleasant open space known as the Paget Park. It has the shell of the St John's Cathedral, designed in the 14th century Gothic style, which was bombed in the 1965 Indo-Pakistan war. Bhawani Amba Temple, Saint Paul's Church and a Christian cemetery for dead Briticism.






 

Rock Garden

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rock-gardenChandigarh's Rock garden, an international famous creation. It nestles amidst 20 acres of woods in the form of an open air exhibition hall theatre, a treasure trove and a miniature maze all rolled into one vast fantasy. This fantasy land is a vast open air museum that showcases a vast array of natural rock forms and stones. Since the site where Rock Garden stands today was also used as a dumping ground for urban and industrial waste. The waste pieces have been innovatively displayed as sculpture in the garden. All this demonstrates how urban and industrial waste can be fruitfully recycled and used in creative pursuit.



 

Rose Garden

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rose-gardenA garden with the fragrances of roses of all kinds. Every year a 'Rose Festival' is organized by the city administration in which different kinds of roses and other flowers are displayed. A flower arrangement competition is also organized at this occasion. At this time the whole garden turns into a beautiful cultural scenario. Music competitions, dances, essay competitions, painting competitions are the most important part of this festival. A big fountain between the garden, makes it more cool. Its situated in sector 16 which is neighboring sector to the heart of Chandigarh i.e sector 'seventeen'.



 

Lake

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lakeReach the northern fridge of 'the city beautiful'- chandigarh and behold the serene beauty of sukhna lake is an idyllic resort to enjoy nature at its best. Sukhna is a man-madelake that was created in 1958 as a part of the grandiose plans of Le-corbusier for the City. Fed by rain water through three seasonal streams, it is a tourists paradise. The curvilinear profile of the promenade along the banks of Sukhna, hums with activity from dawn to dusk, reflecting changing moods of the day.




 

Badkhal Lake

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badkhal-lakeBadkhal Lake, fringed by hills is a man-made embankment, which holds back the waters of the lake making it a perfect spot for water-sports. Next to Badkhal village, its name probably comes from the Persian word 'bedakhal', which means 'free from interference'. Formed in a scooped natural depression in the Aravalli hills, the lake is fed by rainwater and a small rivulet. On one inlet in the surrounding hill there are rest huts, which are small, cozy and compact.





 

Baba Farid's Tomb

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baba-farid-tombThe city of Faridabad is believed to have been named after Baba Farid. His 'mazar' (grave) in the town is a popular pilgrimage spot for the local population.








 

Suraj Kund

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suraj-kundSituated at a distance of around 8 Kms from South Delhi, the Suraj Kund Lake provides the perfect getaway for both Delhiites and local residents alike. An ideal picnic spot, a Crafts Mela is held here every year in February. Tourists from all around the world flock to Suraj Kund to buy the best in Indian handicrafts. Close to Badhkal lake is the Peacock Lake, which is another picturesque spot.





 

Sheesh Mahal

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sheesh-mahalThe rectangular double-storeyed Sheesh Mahal built by Fauzdar Khan in 1733AD is located in Farukhnagar. The intricate mirror decorations within the palace lent it name 'Sheesh Mahal'. The complex also houses a jail, which was used as a jail and a torture chamber.







 

Sheetala Devi Temple

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sheetala-devi-templeLocated in suburbs of Gurgaon is the famous Hindu temple of the Sheetala Devi temple located near a pond. Devotees throng the temple in large numbers, throughout the year. Also referred to as a 'Shakti Peeth', the presiding deity of this temple is Mata Sheetala Devi.







 

Sannihit Sarovar

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sannihit-sarovarSannihit Sarovar, a holy tank is believed to be the meeting point of seven sacred Sarasvatis. Prayers and 'pind daan' for the unnatural deaths is recommended here. By the side of this renovated kund, lie small temples of Dhruv Narayan, Lord Vishnu, Laxmi Narayan, Dhruv Bhagat, Lord Hanuman and Mother Goddess Durga.






 

Sri Krishna Museum

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shri-krishna-museumSet up by the Kurukshetra Development Board, Sri Krishna Museum has on display varied phases of the Lord's life. Patta Chitra, Kangra, Madhubani and Pichhawai paintings, bronze collection dating to the times of the Pallava, Chola and Nayaka period.







 

Gita Jayanti Celebrations

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gita-jayanti-celebrationsEvery year the birth of Srimad Bhagwad Gita is celebrated as the Gita Jayanti. A visit to Kurukshetra during the festival is an exhilarating and spiritual experience. The environment of the town is imbued with sanctity. Celebrating this philosophy of selfless Karma, the Gita Jayanti presents Bhagwad Gita recitals, 'aarti' and 'deepdaan' at Brahma Sarovar, 'shloka' recital and quiz, 'shobha yatras' and seminars on the importance of Gita in today's world. Free medical camps, book exhibitions and 'bhajan' recitals in classical tradition are organized.




 

Sheikh Chehli Mausoleum

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sheikh-chehli-mausoleumTowards the north of Thanesar and over looking the sarai built by Sher Shah Suri is the marble tomb of Sheikh Chehli, an Iranian Sufi saint. He was laid to rest in this tomb, which had originally been built for Hazrat Kutub, Jalaluddin under orders of Shahjahan, out of his great respect and regard for Hazrat Sahib.






 

Ibrahim Lodi's Tomb

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ibrahim-lodhi-tombThis king who was defeated by Babur in 1526 AD in the first battle of Panipat lies buried here within a tomb. The grave is simply a rectangular block placed on a high platform approached by a flight of steps made of lakhori bricks. The tomb was renovated by the British, and an inscription mentioning Ibrahim Lodhi's defeat at the hands of Babur and the renovation was included by them in 1866 AD.





 

Dargah Of Bu Ali Shah Qalandar

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dargah-bu-ali-shah-qalandarThe tomb of the revered sufi saint, Bu Ali Shah Qalandar who lived in the 13th century AD has been a place of pilgrimage for people of religions. The grave is made of marble and decorated with beautiful sculpture. The monument underwent successive additions and alterations. Today, the Dargah beckons pilgrims from far and near and Urs Mubarak is celebrated joyously with Sufi abandon every year on the Saint's death anniversary.





 

Kabuli Shah Mosque

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kabuli-shah-mosqueSituated 2 kms away from Panipat, Babur built this mosque. Named after his wife Kabuli Begum, it was constructed by the king to commemorate his victory over Ibrahim Lodhi. Six years later, when Humayun defeated Salim Shah, he got a platform called Chabutara Fateh Mubarak made around the mosque. The mosque is flanked by chambers on two sides and an inscription in Persian runs along the parapet.





 

Jain Temples

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jain-templesThere are Jain temples in Holi Mohalla and a shrine, which is dedicated to the Muslim saint, Bu Ali Shah Qalandar. A fort rises up away from Panipat at its highest point, still guarding the city from invaders. There is a park named after the famous Urdu poet and critic Altaf Hussein Haali, who was born in Panipat in 1837 AD.