Located on the banks of holy River Yamuna at a distance of 92 km from Delhi lays the historical city of Panipat. It is a well now tourist destination and a famous ancient city in the state of Haryana which has been a mute witness of several battles in the bygone era. Enveloped by Karnal district in the north, Jind in the west and Sonipat in the south, the historical city of Panipat is dotted with numerous attraction that have acclaimed it as one of the most sought after travel destinations in the country.
Historically referred as ‘PanduPrastha’, Panipat is said to be founded by the Pandavas during the period of Mahabharata. Later on, the city was marked with an unforgettable chapter in the Indian history by the three famous battles which were fought at this ancient land of Panipat. There are many old forts and museums that depict the rich history and grandeur of the region and beckon history buffs from all round the country. While in the town, some of the famous places of interest frequently visited by the tourists are the Panipat Museum, the Old Fort, Kabuli Shah Mosque, Grave of Ibrahim Lodhi and Devi Temple etc that would certainly make their trip to this grand city a memorabilia of lifetime.
Today, Panipat has been emerged as a prime destination for the recycled yarn and the blankets and other handloom items made here are famous not only in the country but have also acclaimed huge popularity worldwide. Nowadays, it has become one of the rapidly growing industrial cities offering handful of employment opportunities. In this regard, Panipat Refinery is the second largest refinery in South Asia and Panipat Thermal Power Plant is the biggest electricity source of the state.