Panipat is known for its three historic battles and is situated within 90 km from Delhi. In Haryana, Panipat is an interesting tourist destination for countless monuments, strongholds, temples, and magnificent historical ties. It is an important town of textile production, also known as ‘Town of weavers,’ and ‘Textile City.’ Panipat was one of 5 towns, established during Mahabharata by the Pandava brothers. The ruins of the Old Fort that is part of the Islami cate rule like the Kabuli Shah Mosque, the tomb of Ibrahim Lodhi, and the grave of Bu Ali Shah Kalandar will surely bring you out from the archaeologist with an unforgettable historical splendor.
Best time to visit
The effect of the South West Monsoon causes moderate precipitation in Panipat. In July and August, the precipitation is generally mild and is reduced to September. During this time, temperatures drop dramatically. Winters are very cold and dry in Panipat city. The mean winter temperature will be around 17 ° C (17 ° C) and the minimum temperature around 4 ° C (14 ° C). Winter months are October, November, December, and January it is the best time to visit Panipat.
How to reach Panipat
The city of Panipat does not have direct flight connectivity. The closest airport is New Delhi’s IGI airport, located 106.1 km away.
The city of Panipat is served by daily bus services. They operate regularly, and are the best way to travel; particularly from a budget traveler perspective and facility of share taxis/cabs are also available to explore the city.
Panipat is linked by an amazing rail network with the rest of India by the Panipat railway station. The city of Panipat is served by regular rail services. This is another easy way to get off the buses.
Famous places to visit in Panipat
Tomb of Bu-Ali Shah Kalandar
This tomb was also known as the dargah of Shah Kalandar Khizar Khan, son of Allahu-din Khilji, who has been deftly standing for seven centuries. This is one tomb which has a similar architecture to Ajmer Dargah, Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah in Delhi, and has been largely unexplored as of now. This grave is crowded with devotees of all classes and faiths each year at the celebrated Festival and a huge number of devotees visit this place.
Kabuli Bagh Mosque
The Garden of Kabuli Bagh is along with the mosque, which was first built by Babur to commemorate its victory over Ibrahim Lodhi. It was named after the wife of Babur Mussammat Kabuli. Some years later he added a Masonry Platform to it and called it Fateh Mubarak making it a famous religious place.
This Devi Temple is devoted to a local deity that lies on the banks of a large tank. Furthermore, a temple of Shiva was thought to have been built by a Maratha named Mangal Raghunath, who remained even after the war in Panipat. This is a very beautiful temple and a must place to visit.
The Kala Amb is a historic site of great importance located about eight kilometers from the outskirts of Panipat. The third battle of Panipat between the Maratha and the Afghan armies was witnessed on this majestic ground. The park and its surroundings are completely different and unexplainable in their aura, which in a way makes all visitors peaceful and composed. The Governor of Haryana developed and enhanced this historic site.
Salar Gunj Gate
This door lays in the middle of Panipat that marks the glory of its historical place, tracing its historical roots to the Nawab Salar Juge.