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Places to see in panipat

Panipat Places to visit
Places to see in panipat

Devi Temple

The Devi Temple of Panipat exists on the banks of a large tank and is dedicated to a local goddess. This temple is known for its unique architecture and ancient sculptures. Another nearby attraction to this temple includes a Shiva temple known as the Mangal Raghunath. This temple draws its name from a Maratha Ruler, Mangal Raghunath, who built it. This temple survived the battle of Panipat and still exists in the place as a popular pilgrimage destination.

Tomb of Bu Ali Shah Qalandar

Bu-Ali-Shah Qalandar, son of Salar Fakirudin was born in 1190 A.D. The Tomb of Bu Ali Shah Qalandar was constructed by the son of Allau-din Khilji, Khizar Khan, about 700 years ago. The premises of this tomb also comprise two other tombs of Hakim Mukaram Khan and Khawaja Altaf Hussain Hali. This tomb is visited by a large number of Hindu, Muslims, Sikhs and Christians, especially on Thursdays.

Salar Gunj Gate

The Salar Gunj Gate is another place of archaeological importance in Panipat. This gate is situated in the centre of Panipat and is associated with Nawab Salar Juge.

Grave of Ibrahim Lodhi

The Grave of Ibrahim Lodhi, also popular as Ibrahim Lodhi's Tomb is situated near the Tehsil office of Panipat. In a fierce fight with his uncle Babur in the first battle of Panipat, Lodhi was slain and buried in this very same place. This tomb was built as a result of the regret of Sher Shah Suri when he died of not being able to build a tomb to the fallen monarch. The structure of this grave is a rectangular, one placed on a high platform, which is reachable through steps made of lakhori bricks. The original structure of this tomb has been renovated once by the British Government, in 1866. In this renovation, an inscription mentioning Ibrahim Lodhi's defeat by Babur was incorporated in the grave. A memorial is also said to have existed in the place, which used to form a part of an important pilgrimage centre for the residents, since Vikramaditya, a king of Towrebs dynasty, died in the Battle of Panipat. According to General Cunningham, this memorial was later destroyed for creating the Grand Trunk Road.

Places to see in panipat

Kabuli Bagh

The garden of Kabuli Bagh is situated at a distance of 2 km from the city of Panipat. The most popular feature of this garden is the Kabuli Shah Mosque, built by Babur. This mosque is named after the wife of Babur, Mussammat Kabuli Begum. He built this tomb commemorate his victory over Ibrahim Lodhi. A few years later, of the construction of this tomb, a masonry platform was added to it called the Chabutra, by Humayun after he defeated Salem Shah, near Panipat. This platform is called the Chabutra Fateh Mubarak, and it bears an inscription saying 934 Hijri (A.D.1557). A tank is also situated near this tomb, which was also built by Babur.

Panipat Museum

The Panipat Museum is the most popular attraction of Panipat, situated at 5 km from the Canal Rest House of Binijhol. This museum was established with the main purpose of imparting information about the three legendary battles of Panipat held in 1526, 1556 and 1761. It also displays archaeology, history and artefacts of Panipat in the form of antiquities, inscriptions, paintings, sculptures, armoury, pottery, jewellery, art and craft objects, valuable documents, maps, write-ups, and photographs. It also has ceramics of the region of Haryana in the form of clay deposits. Several local religious displays also form a part of Panipat museum. An attempt has been made by this museum to depict the bravery of a few patriotic heroes, who sacrificed their life in the battles of Panipat. These warriors include Samrat Hem Chandra Vikramaditya, Raja Surja Mal, Vikramaditya, Sher Shah Suri, Sadashiv Rao Bhau, Vishwas Rao Peshwa and Tukuj Shinde. A few important miniatures are also present in the galleries of this museum in the form of enlarged photos of Babur-Nama and Akbar-Nama.
Timing: 10 am to 5 pm

Shri Ram Sharanam

Shri Ram Sharanam is situated in Panipat as an emblem of devotion to Shri Ram as well as of selfless service humanity in the war. The structure of this place includes congregation halls and the atmosphere of this place is of holiness and devotion. Shri Ram Sharanam also has the honour of being the only prayer hall, inaugurated by Swami Satya Nandji himself, in 1960. Swami Satya Nandji was a great disciple of Maa Shakuntala Devi and Maa Darshi Devi. Currently, the hall is developed for mental, moral and spiritual advancement of its devotees. The surroundings also comprise several mega malls for shopping.

Places to see in panipat

Kala Amb Tree

The Kala Amb Tree is a popular sightseeing spot of Panipat situated at a distance of 8 km from the city. This tree spot is the place where Sadashiv Rao Bhau located his Maratha troops during the 3rd battle of Panipat. It is a memoir dedicated to the Maratha soldiers, who sacrificed their life in this battle. Kala Amb is a black mango tree, whose dark colour foliage gave it its name. Apart from the tree, being the attraction of the place, there are many other places of interest near this site like cosmopolitan malls offering shopping and entertainment opportunities along with a handloom and textile market. There is also a black pillar with an iron rod situated in the place, which is surrounded by an iron fence. Renovation and maintenance of this site is under the supervision of a society built by the Governor of Haryana. Several remains of ancient buildings and structures that are of archaeological and historical importance are also present around this place.
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