Here are the top 22 tourist attractions to see in Kurukshetra:

1. Brahma Sarovar

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9 km
from city center
1 out of 22
places to visit in Kurukshetra

Dedicated to Lord Brahma, it is believed that Brahma created mother earth from this Sarovar. The memoirs of Al Beruni, called 'Kitab-ul-Hind' written in 11th Century mentions this sacred water tank 1800 meter deep and 1400 meter wide.

2. Krishna Museum

Must visit 3.3 /5

9 km
from city center
2 out of 22
places to visit in Kurukshetra

Founded in 1987, Krishna Museum houses various artifacts of Lord Krishna and Krishna's incarnations from 1st Century AD to 11th Century AD. The museum housing six galleries also showcases the statues in the forms as described in the Bhagavata Purana and Mahabharata.

3. Sannihit Sarovar

Must visit 3.4 /5

9 km
from city center
3 out of 22
places to visit in Kurukshetra

Measuring up to 550 ft in width and 1500 ft in height, Sannihit Sarovar is believed to be the meeting point of seven tributaries of Saraswati River and the home of Lord Vishnu.

4. Jyotisar

5 km
from city center
4 out of 22
places to visit in Kurukshetra

Jyotisar is associated with the legend of Mahabharata and is a sacred site in Kurukshetra. It is where Lord Krishna recited the Bhagwad Geeta under a Banyan tree to Arjun, to prepare him to fight the war against Bhishma and Karan. The tree is believed to be the same tree that still exists in the town.

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5. Sthaneshwar Mahadev Temple

3.0 /5

8 km
from city center
5 out of 22
places to visit in Kurukshetra

It is said that the Pandavas obtained the blessings of Lord Shiva in Sthaneshwar Mahadev Temple. The tank in the premises of the temple is believed to possess healing properties and has also healed Banasura's leprosy.

6. Bhadrakali Temple, Kurukshetra

3.0 /5

8 km
from city center
6 out of 22
places to visit in Kurukshetra

Bhadrakali Temple is where Pandavas were believed to perform prayers and rituals before the final battle against Kauravas. One among the Shakti Peeths, the shrine is home to Goddess Kali and her incarnations.

7. Kurukshetra Panorama & Science Centre

9 km
from city center
7 out of 22
places to visit in Kurukshetra

Kurukshetra Panorama & Science Centre_was established to explain the role of science in the traditional Indian religion. Interactive and functional exhibits of technology merging with the culture are displayed at the centre including the legendary battle of Kurukshetra in a life-like panorama. This is where one can get in-depth knowledge on the concepts of matter and their properties utilised in ancient India along with their scientific justifications.

8. Kalpana Chawla Memorial Planetarium

6 km
from city center
8 out of 22
places to visit in Kurukshetra

Kalpana Chawla Memorial Planetarium was established in the memory of Kalpana Chawla. It is based on astronomy and its study in the Indian civilization since pre-historic times. The planetarium has interesting exhibits and short films that help visitors gain knowledge and inculcate more interest about the subject in the student's minds._

9. Bhishma Kund

9 km
from city center
9 out of 22
places to visit in Kurukshetra

Bhishma Kund is associated with the famous legend of Mahabharata. It is where Bhishma Pitamah was laid on a bed of arrows made by Arjun for him to watch the battle. When he was thirsty and he requested for water, Arjun shot an arrow in the ground letting out a water spring to the quench Bhishma's thirst. This water body is now known as the Bhishma kund._

10. Sheikh Chilli's Tomb

8 km
from city center
10 out of 22
places to visit in Kurukshetra

Sheikh Cheli Mausoleum or Sheikh Chilli's Tomb was built in the memory of the Sufi master of Prince Dara Shikoh. The attraction is a stunning illustration of Persian architecture with beautiful floral designs. The complex has Sheikh Chilli's and his wife's tomb, a mosque made of red sandstone, madrasa, beautifully maintained lawns and an Archaeological Museum making it a perfect tourist attraction._

11. Lakshmi Narayan Temple

9 km
from city center
11 out of 22
places to visit in Kurukshetra

Lakshmi Narayan temple is an 18th century shrine dedicated to Lord Narayan and Goddess Lakshmi built during the reign of the Chola Dynasty. The temple has great religious significance. It is believed that devotees wouldn't have to go on the Char Dham pilgrimage if they visit this temple and complete seven circumambulations around the shrine._

12. Dharohar Museum

8 km
from city center
12 out of 22
places to visit in Kurukshetra

Dharohar Museum exhibits the rich historical, cultural, archaeological and architectural heritage of the state. It was established during the Golden Jubilee Year of the Kurukshetra University. The museum has over 23 galleries that display the rich heritage of the region through paintings, photographs, artefacts and manuscripts. The museum complex also has an open-air amphitheatre where folk performances are frequently organised.

13. Raja Harsh Ka Tila

8 km
from city center
13 out of 22
places to visit in Kurukshetra

Raja Harsh Ka Tila is an archaeologically important site in the region. Excavations have revealed an ancient settlement expanding about 1 square kilometre. Research has revealed that the settlements belong to over six cultural periods ranging from 1st Century to 19th Century AD including Gupta, Kushana, Vardhamana, Post Gupta and Mughal periods.

14. Raja Karna Ka Kila

8 km
from city center
14 out of 22
places to visit in Kurukshetra

Raja Karna Ka Kila is a site belonging to three cultural periods in the region ranging from 4th Century BC to 3rd Century AD. It was first surveyed and excavated in 1921 by Archaeological Survey of India. The artefacts recovered include terracotta seals, fabrics, terracotta beads, stamped pottery, bricks, clay artefacts & seals. One can also see fortification of small houses preserved quite well over the years.

15. Phalgu Tirtha

24 km
from city center
15 out of 22
places to visit in Kurukshetra

Falgu Tirth is a religiously important pilgrimage centre in the country, especially during Pitru Paksha, which according to the Hindu calendar, is the period to pay respects to the deceased ancestors. It is believed that the ritual of pindadan in the name of the deceased ancestors helps them attain moksha.

16. Nishtha Fish Museum

8 km
from city center
16 out of 22
places to visit in Kurukshetra

Nishtha Fish Museum is a little fish museum where one can find several colourful aquatic species. The attraction is apt for children to explore over a day-long picnic along with other attractions nearby.

17. Rantuka Yaksh Tirth

13 km
from city center
17 out of 22
places to visit in Kurukshetra

Named after the wife of Rishi Jamadagni, Renuka, the Rantuka Yaksh Tirth is the entry point to Kurukshetra and one of the four Yakshas present in the region. The tranquil tirth is located on the banks of the sacred River Saraswati where taking a dip is considered auspicious before beginning their journey into the region.

18. OP Jindal Park & Musical Fountain

8 km
from city center
18 out of 22
places to visit in Kurukshetra

OP Jindal Park & Musical Fountain was built in the memory of the Power Minister of the state, O P Jindal. The attraction is an expansive park covering about 14 acres of land that has lush green lawns with fountains, a jogging park, fully functioning children's play area, a quiet meditation centre and a fragrant rose garden.

19. Pipli Zoo

14 km
from city center
19 out of 22
places to visit in Kurukshetra

Established in 1982, Pipli Zoo houses various species of animals over an area of 25 acres of land. The zoo also has a black buck breeding centre and is a famous picnic spot for the animal lovers.

20. Bhor Saidan Crocodile Farm

7 km
from city center
20 out of 22
places to visit in Kurukshetra

Bhor Saidan Crocodile Farm was established over an area surrounding a tank full of crocodiles. In 1982, the farm was taken over by the Forest Department and the periphery was fenced. The department obtained four pairs of crocodiles from the Crocodile Bank in Madras to help balance the ecosystem. The current population of the farm is 25 and these majestic reptiles can be observed from close range from a high mound created inside the farm.

21. Sthaneshwar Mahadev Temple

8 km
from city center
21 out of 22
places to visit in Kurukshetra

Sthaneshwar Mahadev Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and has an ancient Shivalinga. It is where, devotees believe, that Lord Krishna and Pandavas prayed to seek blessings from Lord Shiva before the legendary battle of Mahabharata. The temple has a sacred water tank and the water obtained from it is believed to cure any disease.

22. Noor Mahal

257 km
from city center
22 out of 22
places to visit in Kurukshetra

Noor Mahal, a 5-star luxury hotel situated in a beautiful Karnal city is an epitome of royalty. The heritage-style hotel gives you the royal experience.

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