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Road Grand Trunk Road or National Highway No 1 passes by Kurukshetra. So it is easy to reach by the road from Amritsar, Ludhiana, Chandigarh, New Delhi. There is also direct connectivity to Haridwar and Patiala.
The Grand Truck Road(GT Road) also known as NH-1 runs through Kurukshetra(The Land of Mahabharta). It's 150 km from Delhi and also approximately same distance from Chandigarh as well. You can catch a bus from Chandigarh ISBT and Delhi ISBT.
You can catch a bus to Kurukshetra from Indraparasth bus station in New Delhi. You can get a bus from Kashmiri Gate Bus station. Kurukshetra is 150 km from Delhi. Traveling from Delhi to Karnal by a bus takes normally 3 to 4 hours depending on the traffic conditions in city range of Delhi.
Train to Kurukshetra can be taken from either New Delhi Railway Station or from Old Delhi railway station, and Nizzamuddin as well. Train takes two and half hours to reach Kurukshetra from Delhi. And is taken a passenger train it takes 3 to 4 long hours in this case.
Auto-rishaws (Three-wheelars, shared, are the only available option to move around the city.
*Brahm-sarovar The memoirs of Al Beruni, called 'Kitab-ul-Hind' mentions this sacred water tank. The water tank is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is said in the scriptures that the holiness of performing 'Ashvamedh Yajna' can be achieved by a dip in this sacred water tank. This place is believed to be the land where civilization was born. Lord Brahma is said to have created the universe from this land. Just in the vicinity of this sacred place are the Birla Gita Mandir and Baba Nath's haveli. The sight of Kurukshetra is exquisite especially in winters when birds migrate from ever different landmasses to take a dip in the waters. This beautiful looks all the attractive during the 'Deep Daan' and Aarti during Gita Jayanti in the later November and early December.
For a one day trip:
No hard drinks will be available in Kurukshetra.
The city has several cinema halls with the classical single screen format.The city has single Mall named kessel with 3 screen multiplexes
There are many dharmshalas for a budget accommodations, a few are:
For a better accommodation hotels are: