Located close to the national capital New Delhi, Rohtak is the sixth most populous city in Haryana. This town is one of the oldest in the region, and some findings suggest that its existence could be traced even to the Indus Valley Civilization. The name of the town itself finds mention in the Vedic literature. It was founded by the legendary Rajput warriors and was named as Rohtashgarh, which eventually evolved to the present nomenclature.
This town finds mention in the revered Mahabharata literature by the name of ‘Rohitika.’ The most prominent mention of this town and its valiant residents is found in the literature from the time of Mahmood Ghaznavi. The Jats and Rajputs from this region took active participation in the resistance against the oppressive foreign invaders. This valiance was repeated when another invader by the name of Muhammad Ghori tried to invade the Indian soil.
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The zoo in the city is amongst the most visited places in the city. It is located near Tilyar Lake and thus attracts more and more tourists hoping to experience nature and spend a nice time as well. Gurudwara Manji Sahib Lakhan Majra is another famed tourist attraction in the city.
How to reach
The city is well connected with the road network. It has as many as three national highways passing through it. Thus there is no issue when traveling from roads. It is at a distance of 71 kilometers from New Delhi, connected through NH-10 i.e. a two-hour journey.
Rohtak is easily accessible through railways. It is connected to big cities like New Delhi, Panipat, Rewari and Jind through the railway network. There are also several Shatabadi trains having a stoppage here.
While there is no airport in the city at present, the government is trying to get an airport near the city. The closest airport facility is Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi.
Best time to reach
While this place is worthy of a visit at almost all the times in the city, but the tourists shall choose the time of March-April as the Tilyar Lake and the surrounding natural features are at their best during the spring season.