The Rohtak district is positioned at the south east of Haryana. The city is in close proximity to Delhi and is considered under the NCR (National Capital Region). Situated at a distance of 70 Kms from Delhi, the Rohtak city is famous as the political capital of the state of Haryana.
Rohtak is rising as an industrial city which has numerous forthcoming small scale and large scale industries. The IMT (Industrial Model Township) in the Rohtak city has been set up by the HSIIDC (Haryana State Industrial & Infrastructure Development Corp.). IMT houses a number of big industries among which the Hitech Plastics ltd, Maruti Suzuki’s R&D Plant, Footwear Design & Development Institute and Asian Paints ltd are just to name a few.
A Quick History of Rohtak
There have been some recent discoveries of painted grey ware relics in a village called “Girawad” near Rohtak which proves the association of Rohtak with Mahabharata. Apart from this some remains of furnaces and Harappan pottery have also been discovered which are evidences of its association with early Harappan period.
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Geography and Climate of Rohtak
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While exploring the bustling city of Rohtak one can find beautiful temples, lakes, picnic spots and mosques which represent the culture and architectural heritage of the city. With the development of new industries more and more people are getting attracted to the city of Rohtak. All in all, the city remains packed with a plethora of visitors from different cities throughout the year.
The major tourist attractions of Rohtak are:
- Bhindawas Lake
- Tilyar Lake
- Khokar Fort
- Goakaran Tank
- Baba Mast Nath Math
- Jama masjid
- Dini Mosque
- Durga Bhawan Mandir
- Shiv Mandir
- Hanuman Mandir
- Gufa wala Mandir
- Digambar Jain Mandir
- Sai Temple
- Radha Krishna Mandir
Culture of Rohtak
Shopping in Rohtak
The Shouri cloth market in Rohtak is a must-visit for shopping purpose. This market is considered to be the largest cloth market in Asia. Apart from this to shop for grocery, furniture, electronics, garments jewelry etc. there are various markets like- Palika bazaar, Sector 14 market, Sector 2 and sector 3 markets, Old housing board colony market and the Ramkali market. Among shopping malls the notable ones are the – Merion Sky Mall, Sheetal lifestyle mall and the Agro mall.
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Food in Rohtak
Nagpal is an eatery located near the railway road in Rohtak which you can bank on for the best dosas and chole bhature. Bitto burger wala, McDonald’s and Annpurna can be banked on for the best fast food in Rohtak. Among restaurants the Tilyar lake restaurant, Myna restaurant and the Annapurna restaurant in Rohtak stand out from the rest. The “Gajak” and “Rewari” in Rohtak is well-known throughout the country.
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Transportation in Rohtak
Rohtak junction is the main rail head of Rohtak. The city is well-connected to the other big cities via Indian Railways. Rohtak doesn’t have any airport, the nearest airport from Rohtak is the Delhi airport from where one can avail flights to travel to the other parts of India and abroad.