• Capital: Chandigarh (shared with Punjab)
  • Formation: November 1, 1966
  • Chief Minister: Manohar Lal Khattar – 2024
  • Governor: Bandaru Dattatreya – 2024
  • Area: 44,212 square kilometers
  • Population: Over 28 million (as per the last census in 2011)
  • Density: Approximately 573 persons per square kilometer
  • Official Language: Hindi
  • Major Rivers: Yamuna, Ghaggar, and Sarasvati
  • Highest Point: Karoh Peak in Morni Hills (1,467 meters)
  • Official Animal: Blackbuck
  • Official Bird: Black francolin
  • Official Tree: Peepal
  • Economy: Agriculture is a significant contributor, and Haryana is known for its industrial development, particularly in areas like Gurugram.
  • Automobile Hub: Gurugram is a major automobile and IT hub, hosting several multinational companies.
  • Kurukshetra: A historical city known for its association with the Mahabharata, it hosts the Brahma Sarovar and Sannihit Sarovar.
  • Panipat: Famous for its historical significance, three major battles were fought here in 1526, 1556, and 1761.
  • Education Hub: Home to prominent educational institutions like the National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra University, and All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Badsa.
  • Golden Jubilee Celebrations: Haryana celebrated its 50th anniversary on November 1, 2016.
  • Leisure Valley, Gurugram: A scenic green belt in Gurugram, hosting cultural events, gardens, and recreational spaces.
  • International Fairs: The Surajkund International Crafts Mela, held annually, showcases traditional crafts and cultural heritage.
  • Tughlaqabad Fort: Located in the historic city of Faridabad, it is a remnant of medieval Indian architecture.
  • Badkhal Lake: A picturesque lake in Faridabad, popular for boating and picnics.
  • Haryana’s Folk Dances: Popular folk dances include Ghoomar, Phag Dance, and Dhamal.
  • Pinjore Gardens: Also known as Yadavindra Gardens, it is an example of Mughal Garden architecture.
  • Haryana Agricultural University: Located in Hisar, it is a leading agricultural research and education institution.
  • Ropar Wetland: Part of Haryana’s biodiversity, the Ropar Wetland is a significant bird-watching destination.
  • Haryana’s Wrestling Legacy: The state has a rich tradition in wrestling, producing many renowned wrestlers, and hosts the annual “Surjit Memorial Wrestling Tournament” in Jagadhri.
  • Sheikh Chilli’s Tomb: A historical tomb in Thanesar, associated with the legend of Sheikh Chilli, a humorous character.
  • Craftsmanship: Haryana is known for its craftsmanship in pottery, handloom, and handicrafts.
  • Bhishma Kund: Located in Narkanda, it is believed to be the spot where Bhishma Pitamah lay on a bed of arrows during the Mahabharata.
  • Haryana’s Butterfly Park: Located in Panchkula, it is one of the largest butterfly parks in Asia.
  • Sariska Tiger Reserve: Though primarily in Rajasthan, a part of this reserve extends into Haryana.
  • Kalesar National Park: A sanctuary in Yamunanagar district known for its diverse flora and fauna.
  • Thanesar: An ancient town near Kurukshetra with archaeological ruins dating back to the Kushan era.
  • Haryana’s Golden Temple Replica: The town of Yamunanagar hosts a replica of the Golden Temple in Amritsar.
  • Brahma Sarovar: A sacred tank in Kurukshetra with a surrounding ghat, it attracts pilgrims during solar eclipses.
  • Haryana Day: Celebrated on November 1st to mark the formation of the state.
  • Panchkula: A planned city and a part of the Chandigarh Tricity, known for its well-designed sectors.
  • Kurukshetra University: A premier educational institution offering a wide range of courses and known for its research contributions.
  • Haryana’s Diverse Cuisine: Famous for dishes like Bhutte ka Kees, Singri ki Sabzi, and Hara Dhania Cholia.
  • Kalka-Shimla Railway: The historic railway line passes through Panchkula and Kalka, connecting to the scenic Shimla.
  • Rock Garden, Chandigarh: Created by artist Nek Chand, it is a unique garden made from industrial and home waste.
  • Haryana’s Religious Diversity: The state is home to various religious communities, and festivals of all major religions are celebrated with zeal.
  • Yamuna Nagar Paper Mills: The city is an industrial hub, particularly known for its paper and sugar mills.
  • Cactus Garden, Panchkula: Asia’s largest outdoor cactus garden, featuring a wide variety of cacti.
  • Pindara Dam: Located in the Sirsa district, it serves as an essential water reservoir for irrigation.
  • Haryana’s Aviation Hub: Hisar is home to an aviation hub, including a flying training institute and an aeronautical engineering college.
  • Tilyar Lake: A popular spot in Rohtak, known for its scenic beauty and boating facilities.
  • Gurgaon Rapid Metro: An advanced metro system in Gurgaon, contributing to the city’s urban infrastructure.
  • Bhagwan Mahavir World Peace Pilgrimage: Located in Hisar, this pilgrimage spot is dedicated to promoting world peace and religious harmony.
  1. Haryana’s Silk Hub: Ellenabad in Sirsa district is known for its silk production, contributing significantly to the state’s textile industry.
  2. Bhuteshwar Temple, Panipat: An ancient Shiva temple with historical significance, it is associated with the Battle of Panipat.
  3. Karna Lake: Situated in Karnal, this artificial lake is a popular tourist destination surrounded by lush greenery.
  4. Dada Kondke Memorial: Located in Khandwa village, this memorial pays homage to the renowned Marathi actor and film producer Dada Kondke.
  5. Maharishi Dayanand University: Established in Rohtak, it is a prominent educational institution offering a wide range of courses.
  6. Haryana’s Contribution to Armed Forces: The state has produced numerous brave soldiers and officers who have served in the Indian Armed Forces.
  7. Shahjahani Mosque, Thanesar: A historical mosque built during the reign of Emperor Shah Jahan, showcasing Mughal architecture.
  8. Haryana’s E-Governance Initiatives: The state has been at the forefront of adopting technology for efficient governance, with various online services for citizens.
  9. Agro-Business and Food Processing: Haryana is a leader in agro-business and food processing industries, contributing to the state’s economic growth.
  10. Nahar Singh Cricket Stadium, Faridabad: A cricket stadium named after the legendary freedom fighter Raja Nahar Singh, hosting domestic and international matches.
  11. Haryana’s Dairy Industry: The state is a major contributor to India’s dairy industry, with the Operation Flood program making a significant impact.
  12. Sohna Hills: A picturesque region near Gurugram, known for its natural beauty and hot water springs.
  • Haryana’s Sports Achievements: The state has produced many successful athletes in various sports, contributing to India’s medal tally in international competitions.

    1. Bhupinder Singh Hooda: Former Chief Minister, he played a pivotal role in the development of the state and its agricultural policies.

    2. Jindal Naturecure Institute: Located in Hisar, it is one of the largest naturopathy and yoga institutes in Asia.

    3. Haryana’s Migratory Birds: The wetlands and lakes in Haryana attract a variety of migratory birds, providing a treat for bird enthusiasts.

    4. Archeological Museum, Kurukshetra: Showcasing artifacts related to the Mahabharata era, the museum provides insights into the region’s rich history.

    5. Haryana’s Film Industry: The state has contributed to the Indian film industry, with several actors, directors, and producers hailing from the region.

    6. Agricultural Reforms: Haryana has been at the forefront of implementing agricultural reforms to enhance productivity and farmers’ income.

    7. Haryana’s Renewable Energy Initiatives: The state has been actively promoting solar energy and wind power projects to meet its energy needs sustainably.

    8. Bhindawas Wildlife Sanctuary: The largest wetland in Haryana, it is a haven for birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts.

    9. Devanand Dham, Sirsa: A pilgrimage site dedicated to the memory of Swami Devanand, attracting followers seeking spiritual guidance.

    10. Mango Orchards: Haryana is known for its luscious mango orchards, producing varieties like Dussehri and Langra.

    11. Kabaddi: The traditional sport of Kabaddi is widely played in Haryana, and the state has produced many national and international players in the sport.