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Karnal,City of Daanveer Karna 

Introduction 
Karnal is a most beautiful city which is situated in the Northern state of Haryana. It is one of Historical Districts of Haryana and is also known as a city of 'Daanveer Karn'. It is situated on the western bank of River Yamuna and is governed by a municipal corporation that comes under the Karnal Metropolitan Region. Karnal District is bordered by Kurukshetra District on its north-west, Jind & Kaithal Districts on its west, Panipat District on its south and Uttar Pradesh state on the east. It is known all over the world for production of Rice, Wheat and Milk. It is home to several world class Research and Development Institutes such as Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources (NBAGR), Central Soil Salinity Research Institute (CSSRI), National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI), and Directorate of Wheat Research (DWR).

History
Karnal district was one of the districts of Punjab state. It became one of the seven districts of Haryana state at the time of its inception on 1 November 1966. The original name of the city was Karnalaya and later it changed to Karnal and is named after Karna who is the eldest son of Kunti. The city is said to be founded by Karna, the King of Kauravas. The City of Daanveer Karna is said to be blessed to be free from any damage from natural calamities like earthquakes and flood. It has been a walled town as far as its history can be traced and it was said that to have 10 gates some of them are still there namely Karn Gate, Kalandari Gate , Arjun Gate , Subhash Gate , Jaataan Gate , Jundla Gate , Baanson Gate , Dyalpura Gate to name a few , which were closed at sunset and it had a citadel at one time.

Tourism
Karnal is a wonderful tourist destination in the Northern state of Haryana. It is well connected with the major cities of the country through air, rail and road. There are many tourist places in Karnal are Atal Park, Cantonment Church Tower, Pukka Pul, Karnal fort, Karnal Lake, Mama Bhanja's Fort, Kalandar Shah's tomb, Miran Shah's tomb and many more.

Places To Visit 

Pukka Pul
Pukka Pul is one of the most beautiful and most famous tourist place which is situated at a distance of 7 kms from the Karnal City. It is also known as the Sayad's Shrine and is situated near the Mughal Bridge. This tomb is also believed to have powers of sending away ghosts along with curing ailments. A fair is also held at this tomb every Thursday during which lamps are lit all over the place.

Karnal Fort
Karnal fort is one of the most famous historical attraction of the Karnal City. It was built by Raja Gajpat singh of Jind in 1764 AD. However, this fort has now been turned into an accommodation for official and residential purposes of the Tehsildar.

Karnal Lake
Karnal Lake is one of the most beautiful lake which is situated in the Karnal cityIt is basically an artificial lake having an island in centre. It is a dwelling place for many birds like geese, kingfishers, swans and ducks etc.

Cantonment Church Tower
Cantonment Church Tower is one of the most popular tourist place in the Karnal city. It was built in 1806 and recoganised as a historical monument by Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage. This tower is 35 m in height and is surrounded by a large ornamental cross. The church has been named after St. James and was dismantled after the shifting of the cantonment to Ambala in 1841 AD.

Kalander Shah's Tomb
Kalander Shah's Tomb is one of the most famous historical monument in Karnal. It was built by Ghias-ud-din, who was the emperor of Delhi and in the memory of Bo-Ali-Qualander Shah, who was a famous Muslim sage. There is a grave placed inside this tomb, which is made out of marble and decorated with carved sculptures.

Area 1,967 kmĀ²
Population 1274183
Language Hindi, Punjabi, English
Pin Code 132001

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