With busy city streets transforming into narrow back alleys while the blare and activity of its bustling industries unfold in close proximity of poised old monuments, Yamunanagar claims your attention at the very first sight. An eclectic blend of a vivid culture, age-old traditions, and evolving modernity, the city charms you with its warmth. Set against the backdrop of the Siwalik foothills, it is situated on the banks of the river Yamuna, after which it is named. Believed to have witnessed the reigns of many powerful rulers, Yamunanagar boasts of an impressive historical background. It has certainly come a long way from being a small agricultural village, to a thriving industrial town. Owing to its large store of natural resources, it is among the highest producers of timber, plywood, and sugar in Haryana.
A historical city, Yamunanagar has much to offer visitors when it comes to sightseeing attractions. The Fort of Raja Ratan Amol Singh is an important site highlighting the city’s historical significance. The Chaneti Tomb located at a short distance of 10 km from the main city is a religious site. Shaped as a tomb, it is, in fact, a Buddhist stupa and is believed to have been an important place of worship in ancient times. Several religious sites, dedicated to different faiths can be found around Yamunanagar. The Chandpur Masjid, Shiva Temple, and Buria Sahib Gurudwara are among the important places of worship.
A refugee camp for immigrants from Pakistan at the time of partition, the cultural side of the city is an intermingling of different traditions and customs. As a result, trademark colorful Haryanvi culture is marked by influences from various other backgrounds. This is evident during the festivals such as Baisakhi, Gangore, and Basant Panchmi, which are celebrated with traditional dance and music. Known for its timber industry, the Yamunanagar markets offer some beautiful and artistic wooden handicrafts that you can take home as souvenirs.
Local transport in Yamunanagar mostly consists of auto-rickshaws which can be easily hailed from the streets. Private and government bus services are available for traveling to nearby places around the city. Tourists can book private taxis or cars for traveling more comfortably.
On a daily basis there are approximately 31 flights that operate at Chandigarh Airport.SpiceJet, IndiGo and Air India are the most popular airline brands that fly frequently to this airport.
Besides flying you can also reach Yamunanagar through train.Jagadhriis one of the most popular train stations in Yamunanagar.On an average about 62 trains pass through Yamunanagar on a daily basis.Saharanpur to Yamunanagar, Ambala to Yamunanagar, Roorkee to Yamunanagarare some of the most popular routes to Yamunanagar with 135, 133, 90 trains weekly respectively.
By road Yamunanagar is surrounded by Saharanpur, Gangoh, Thanesar which are 20.06 km, 24.56 km, 28.46 km away respectively. These places are ideal spots for people to plan their short weekend break.