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Karnal

Karnal

Weather

Karnal experiences a typical tropical climate due to its location on the Indo Gangetic plains. The summer months from April to August are very hot and sultry with temperatures reaching 45 degrees. The monsoon season from July to September does provide some relief from the dry heat but rising humidity levels are a dampener. The winter months from October to February can sometimes be too cold and foggy but overall provide good climatic conditions to visit Karnal. Temperatures in winters range between 7 to 15 degrees centigrade while the month of December may bring excessive fog and smog.

How To Reach

By Road:

Reach Karnal by road is quite convenient as the city is located on the main National Highway 1. The four lane highway is quite an easy drive and connects Karnal to other cities of Punjab and New Delhi. The driving distance from New Delhi to Karnal is around 131 Kms while Tourists going towards Ambala also use the New Delhi Karnal route to reach their destination. 


By Air:

Karnal does not have a dedicated domestic airport. The nearest airports to Karnal are the Chandigarh Airport (132 kms) and Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International and Domestic Airport, which is about 124 kms from the city. Regular cab and bus services are available from both the airports to Karnal.



By Rail:

Karnal railway station is located on main New Delhi Amritsar segment offering good connectivity to all major towns and cities. All trains moving from Delhi to Punjab and vice versa halt at Karnal railway station. The Karnal railway station is also well connected from Chandigarh with regular train services available through the day. 


Overview

The historic city of Karnal located on the western bank of river Yamuna is one of the biggest and ancient cities of Haryana. The city traces its history back to the Mahabharata period and is said to have been originated by King Karna. The city is also known as the city of 'Daanveer Karna' owing to the open hearted and philanthropic nature of King Karna.

 

Located at a distance of 125 km. from both New Delhi and Chandigarh, modern day Karnal is an industrial town having great emphasis on research and development. The city is also a major center of agricultural and dairy research with institutes like National Dairy Research Institute in its vicinity. Karnal is the manufacturing hub for agricultural tools and spares. Almost half of India's agricultural tools are manufactured in Karnal alone.

 

Karnal is a hotbed for spiritual tourists and has a number of tombs devoted to popular sufi saints.  Kalander Shah's tomb, located on the outskirts of Karnal city arguably the most visited religious destination while Babur’s mosque and Cantonment Church Tower underline the architectural brilliance of the bygone era. Karnal is a famous destination for photography enthusiasts as the city offers a wide range of medieval and ancient monuments offering immense photography opportunities. From the Karnal Tal to Miran Sahib's Tomb, Karnal is equally popular with Hindu and Muslim tourists alike and underlines the secular fabric of coexistence and peace.

 

While Karnal balances the old world historic charm with modern day industrial sector, the local population of Karnal is warm and friendly. On The Karnal national Highway is Haveli Punjab which offers a blend of traditional Punjabi culture with mouth watering old delicacies. Shopping enthusiasts visiting Karnal would be spoilt for choice when it comes to checking out folk lore paintings and handicrafts. Karnal has something for everyone and with the city’s rising economic status; Karnal is attracting more and more tourists from across the world.