Karnal Travel Guide

 


Places of interest

* Karna Lake
* Hotel Jewel's
* Karnal Haveli (A theme resort)
* Oasis Tourist Resort
* Golf Club,
* Atal Park,
* Rose Garden,
* Karna Taal
* Devi Temple
* Cantonment Church Tower
* Old Fort
* Gurdwara Manji Sahib
* Karan Gate market
* Savoy Green (Food Court)
* old city
* Namestey Chowk
* Sandhu Colony, sec-33
* Global Spaces-a integrated tounship developed by global reality venture, sector-32 & sector-33

FM stations in Karnal

Currently, there are two main FM stations in Karnal, namely Radio Mantra and Radio Dhamaal.

Theatre cum multiplexes in Karnal

1.Fun Cinemas - Sector 12, Karnal 2.Movietime Cinemas - Sector 12, Karnal 3.KR - Meerut Road, Karnal 4.Inder Palace - Railway Road, Karnal 5.Novelty - Janta Mandi, Karnal



 

 


get there and around


It is midway between Delhi and Chandigarh, being 123 km north of Delhi and 126 km south of Chandigarh, on the National Highway NH-1, which is famous as the Grand Trunk Road. Delhi and Chandigarh can be reached from Karnal within 2 hours using the very high frequency bus service provided by the Haryana Roadways.

By Road

The Grand Truck Road(GT Road) also known as NH-1 runs through Karnal(The citi of Karna). It's 125 km from Delhi and also approximately same distance from Chandigarh as well. You can catch a bus from Chandigarh ISBT and Delhi ISBT.

By bus

You can catch a bus to Karnal from Indraparasth bus station in New Delhi. You can get a bus from Kashmiri Gate Bus station. Karnal is 125 km from Delhi. Traveling from Delhi to Karnal by a bus takes normally 2 to 3 hours depending on the traffic conditions in city range of Delhi. by chandra

By train

Train to Karnal can be taken from either New Delhi Railway Station or from Old Delhi railway station, and Nizzamuddin as well. Train takes two hours to reach Karnal from Delhi. And is taken a passenger train it takes 3 long hours in this case.

 

 

 

Karnal is an important city and the headquarters of Karnal District in the Indian state of Haryana. Karnal is said to have been founded by the Kauravas in the Mahabharata era for the king Karna, a mythological hero & a key figure in the epic tale. It is midway between Delhi and Chandigarh, being 123 km north of Delhi and 126 km south of Chandigarh, on the National Highway NH-1, which is famous as the Grand Trunk Road. Delhi and Chandigarh can be reached from Karnal within 2 hours using the very high frequency bus service provided by the Haryana Roadways. Karnal is famous for lush green pastures, Liberty Shoes, the production of high-quality basmati rice and for its many agricultural and dairy research institutions. Liberty shoes was started from Karnal and has its largest manufacturing facility in the city.


History

The city of Karnal is said to have been founded by Raja Karna, a central character in the Mahabharata war. This is the same Karna, who was the eldest son of Kunti and thus Karnal is called the city of Daanvir Karna. It has been a walled town as far as its history can be traced and it may have had a citadel at one time.

Karnal sprang into prominence in 1739 when Persian emperor Nadir Shah defeated and captured the Mughal ruler Muhammad Shah in the Battle of Karnal. Raja Gopal Singh of Jind seized Karnal in 1763, and the Marathas established themselves at Karnal in 1785. Skirmishes followed between the Marathas and the Sikhs and in 1795, the Marathas finally wrested the city from Raja Bhag Singh of Jind and made it over to the British-Irish military commander George Thomas, who took part in the fight. The British established a cantonment in 1811 but abandoned it after 30 years due to an outbreak of malaria.


The fort which had been built by Raja Gajpat Singh of Jind, was taken over by the British and converted into a residence for Dost Mohammad Khan, Amir of Kabul. The fort was used as a jail, as quarters for native cavalry and as a poorhouse. In 1862, it was made over to the Education Department, when the district school was moved into it from the city.