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Haryana has a proud history, dating back to the Vedic age. The state of Haryana was home to the legendary Bharata dynasty, which gave the name Bharat to India. Kurukshetra, the scene of the epic battle between the Kauravas and the Pandavas, is situated in Haryana. Haryana was made in to a full fledged state on 1st November 1966 from the Hindi - speaking regions of Punjab state. The state is located to the southeast of Punjab state. Chandigarh is the capital of both Haryana and Punjab states. Most of the population is engaged in agriculture, yielding grain, sugar, oilseeds, and cotton. Historically, Haryana goes back to Mahabharat times, for it was here, at Kurukshetra, that the war was fought. On the Mahabharata war battlefield, Lord Krishna preached his divine message the Bhagavad Gita, to Arjuna.

Haryana has a network of 43 tourist complexes, named after birds. These have been set up along the national/state highways and at districts, towns and at places around Delhi. Some of the tourist complexes in Harayana are Badhkal Lake, Dabchik, Jungle Babbler, Karna Lake, Kala teetar, Kingfisher, Parakeet, Magpie, Rajhans, Skylark, Sohna, Surajkund and Yadvindra Gardensat Pinjore. The internationally famous Surajkund Crafts Mela is held every year in the month of February, to promote Indian arts and handicrafts. The 'Mango Festival' and the 'Kurukshetra Festival' have also become popular annual events.

AREA : 44,212 Sq. km.