Hisar is in the rare group of regions around the world that can boast as humankind’s first settlement areas. Kunal, Banawali and Agroha are the major archeological sites where travelers can get a glimpse of how their ancient ancestors lived and, to this day, excavations continue to unearth fascinating artifacts and remains of the early human settlement
Previously called Hisar-e-Firoza (Fort of Firoz), named after its Muslim founder Feroz shah Tughlaq, the region was a gift to Humayun from Babur. Many monuments continue to reflect the city’s prosperity during the time of the Mughal Empire. Curiously, Hisar continues to witness settlement even today--people from neighboring states of Punjab and Rajasthan are choosing Hisar for its modern medical facility, for its leading industries of steel, textile and automobiles, for trade activities in agriculture and cattle, and for its flourishing education institutes.The excavation sites of Agroha are a must-see for every traveler. The ancient mounds have unearthed many structures and antiquities from an early human settlement, including residential housing, sculptures, iron and copper artifacts, semi-precious stones and terracotta sealing. This vast site impresses every traveler with its incredibly planned construction.Visit the palace and fort of Feroze Shah to appreciate its marvelous architecture. The complex consists of intricate pillars, massive ramparts, airy courtyard, embedded passages, pillared halls and a lotus tank. Lat Ki Masjid displays a merger of various architectural styles. The Gujjari Mahal is yet another architectural wonder associated with Feroze Shah Tughlaq. Feroze Shah constructed this palace for his beloved Gujri Rani. It is a classical example of Tughlaq architecture with massive pavilions, underground chambers and tapering walls.Agrohadhaam is a popular temple of Goddess Mahalaxmi. This revered site is designed in such a way that devotees can pass through various tunnels while worshipping deities along their way. The main hall depicts beautiful paintings and sculptures related to Maharaj Agrasen’s life.The city of Hisar is situated to welcome travelers from nearby regions of Chandigarh, Rajasthan, Punjab and Delhi. Visitors will have access to a good network of buses, taxis and metered auto-rickshaws. Luxury buses are easily available from most points in the city to nearby states. Travelers are advised not to litter or damage the preserved ancient site of Agroha.Plan your trip keeping in mind that Haryana experiences extreme cold and extreme hot conditions
Hisar is not well connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights. The nearest airport is in New Delhi at a distance of 147kms.
Airports: Indira Gandhi International Airport
There is no regular trains to Hisar from other major cities of the country. The nearest Railway station is at Gorakhpur which is located at a distance of 31kms.