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Panipat

Panipat

Weather

Panipat has a typical tropical climate like most cities of Haryana and Punjab. The city gets very hot and dusty in the summers while it gets extreme cold in the winter months. The summer season starts from March and runs up to August and middle of September with temperatures reaching a high of 45 degrees Celsius. The monsoon season from August to September brings relief for commuters from the dry heat but a delayed monsoon season can be hard to cope with for the tourists. Winter months from October to February are the best months to visit Panipat with temperatures dipping as low as 5 degrees. Winters are accompanied by fog and smog like conditions but overall the city winters are enjoyable and pleasant.

How To Reach

By Road:

Panipat lies on the main National Highway 1 that extends from New Delhi to Amritsar. The city is well connected due to its good road network including the longest fly over in Asia. Travelling distance from New Delhi to Panipat takes close to two hours while reaching Panipat from Chandigarh may take a little over 3 hours


By Air:

Panipat does not have any airport facility and the closest airport to the city is New Delhi Indira Gandhi International and domestic airports. Located at a distance of 93 Kms from Panipat, New Delhi airport is very well connected to other parts of India and the world. Regular cab and bus services are available from New Delhi to Panipat after every hour from the airport.



By Rail:

Panipat is served by Panipat broad gauge junction connecting all major cities of Haryana and Punjab. All trains leading to Punjab have a stopover at Panipat. Panipat is also well connected to other cities and small towns of Haryana including Sonepat, Bhiwandi and Ambala. Local cabs and buses are available outside Panipat railway station for local commuting for the visitors.


Overview

Panipat is an ancient city located in the state of Haryana state at a distance of 90 Kms from the national capital New Delhi. The history of Panipat goes a long way back as it is believed that the city was founded by the Pandava brothers during the Mahabharata era. Panipat today is an industrial town famous for export houses and manufacturing units dealing in recycled yarn and textiles.

 

Panipat offers a host of historical and spiritual monuments that can take the travelers back to the ancient period while the modern thriving industry and swanky malls bring a sense of balance of the travelling experience. There are several important monuments in the city and therefore Panipat is a must visit for history and heritage lovers.

 

Panipat is home to the Panipat Refinery which is the second largest refinery in South Asia. Due to its commercial textile industry and close proximity to New Delhi, Panipat is well connected with other major cities of India through highways, railways, and flights. There are a number of boarding and lodging options available in Panipat ranging from luxury hotels to budget accommodation options.

 

Panipat is also a thriving business center and a number of shopping malls are located within the city offering good shopping experiences for the locals as well as the tourists. Panipat due to its close proximity to Delhi offers cosmopolitan food but local food stores in the market offer mouth watering Harayanvi delicacies like Chole Bhature, chat and dairy based products. Since Panipat is hub of the yarn and textile related market, shopping enthusiasts can look around for wonderful upholstery including rags, bed covers and shawls that can be purchased directly from the manufacturers.