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Panipat Travel Guide

    Tomb of Bu-Ali Shah Qalandar

    Tomb of Bu-Ali Shah Qalandar



Panipat Travel Guide

Panipat is famed for being the ‘battlefield’ town and for being a significantly historic site. Set on the debris of a previous settlement, it lies on the bank of the river Yamuna. The eminence of the site lies in the fact that it is the ground of three legendary battles, which changed the face of the country way back in the 16th and 18th century. A lot of historical significance is attached with the place accompanying the place herewith is an innumerable number of historical sites, forts, mosque, monuments and museums. Apparently Panipat was also one of the five disputed ‘Prasthas’ as prevalent in the Mahabharata war. Politically, administratively and historically Panipat has acquired prominence as a tourist destination over the years.

Some important places of note are the Panipat Museum, Kabuli Bagh, Devi Temple, Grave of Ibrahim Lodhi, Kala Amb, Tomb of Bu-Ali Shah Kalandar, Shri Ram Sharanam, Sala Gunj Gate. The tomb of Bu-Ali Shah Kalandhar is considered to be the oldest building in Panipat. The place is worth a visit. The Old fort in Panipat, in shambles today is also a great place to visit. It is the site of some historically eminent battles that dates way back to the Mahabharata war. In the pages of the Indian history you will invariably find the name of Panipat which unveils the past explicitly before you. The Kabuli Shah Mosque built by the emperor Babar of the Mughal dynasty is also a must visit spot while on your trip to Panipat. There is a site that houses the grave of Ibrahim Lodhi and that too is a great tourist spot. However, the temple of Devi draws the largest number of tourist; it being an architectural marvel in blend with a beautiful backdrop. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is a famous pilgrimage site and large numbers of devotees are seen flocking to it. In addition, there is the Panipat museum, a raconteur on archaeology, arts and crafts and above the affluent history. The Salar Jung Gate is a reflection of the times of Nawab Salar Jung of Hyderabad. The Kala Amb is also a great place to visit. As the name connotes it is a black mango tree, which stands as a testimony to the place from where the Sadashiv Rao Bhau led his Maratha troops during the battle of Panipat.

Several cotton handloom items are available in the shops of Panipat. Hence, another additional activity that you can indulge in is shopping. The place is well connected with all the major cities through roads, rails and airways. Getting there is not an uphill task and once there you will surely perceive a place steeped in past; a place which will rewind the days and take you to the ancient past. 

Last Updated: 29/03/2012

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