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    Sita Mai Temple

    An ancient temple, situated at Sitamai village near Karnal, has unique characteristics. It is perhaps the only temple of Goddess Sita in India. As the legend goes, it is said that the Sita Mai Temple is the exact spot where the mother earth swallowed Goddess Sita Mata while she had to prove her purity.

    The temple is made of bricks with its elaborate ornamentation covering the whole shrine. It is 19 kms. away from Nilokheri.

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    European Soldiers Grave

    Location -: Karnal, District : Karnal

    Situation -: Situated on the old G.T. Road approximately one km from Liberty Chowk towards Karnal

    Under protection of -: Government of India

    Period -: 1811-40 AD

    History and description -: The cemetery (122mx76m) has a boundary wall about 2.5 m high and it houses about 500 graves of European soldiers who died here in the British cantonment at Karnal. The inscriptions on the graves date back to 1811 AD to 1840 AD. All the graves except a few are absolutely modest in appearance, having been raised on bricks platforms rising to the height of 1.5 to 2 metres.

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    Dargah Nuri

    Dargah Nuri was built in the memory of Hazrat Sufi Shah Alama Nur Mohammad of Delhi and it is situated at village Newal.

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    Karna Lake

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    Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb constructed a wall around the town, a mosque and a tank, which still exists here. The historic village is located 11 miles north of Karnal.

    Karna Tank

    Named after King Karna, this is a popular tourist place in Karnal. One can enjoy boating in both rowing and paddle boats in this beautiful lake. The city municipality is further developing this lake with a central island. There are facilities like restaurant, bar, conference hall, banquet halls and a gift shop nearby the lake.

    Kalander Shah's Tomb

    Kalander Shah's tomb is situated just outside the town. The well-sculptured grave is made of marble. The tomb was built by Ghias-ud-din, Emperor of Delhi, in the memory of Bo-Ali-Qualander Shah, a famous Muslim savant and sage, who influenced the thinking of his age and was very widely respected by all communities. One can see a mosque and a reservoir with fountains built by Emperor Alamgir.

    Miran Sahibs Tomb

    This tomb stands in the memory of a saint, Syed Mohammad, alias Miran Sahib. As the legend goes, he was responsible for rescuing a Brahmin girl from the clutches of a Raja in a pitched battle. The tomb is situated towards the extreme south of the town.

    Old Fort

    The Old Fort, which attracts many tourists, was constructed by Raja Gajpat Singh of Jind in 1764 AD.

    Taraori Sarai

    Taraori, a small town of Haryana has been a battle ground, in which two battles were fought in 1191 and 1192. Those were decisive battles, fought between Prithvi Raj Chauhan of Hindu Chauhan dynasty and Mohmad Ghori of Afghanistan. Here in Taraori exists a old sarai, built during Mughal era.

    Old Badshahi Bridge

    Location -:Village-Uncha Siwan, District : Karnal

    Situation -: Situated on the eastern side of National Highway No. 1 near Karnal

    Under protection of -: Haryana Government

    Period -: 1540-44 AD

    History and description -: This bridge was erected on the directions of emperor Sher Shah Suri to facilitate safe and easy passage for the travellers. This is a stone bridge having three arches, which are structurally sound. The piers of the arches on the both ends are strengthened by buttresses with marked positions indicated by four small minars with domed tops.

    Kushan Stupa

    Location -:Asandh, District : Karnal

    Situation -: Located in Jhimaron Ka Mohalla at Asandh Town

    Under protection of -: Government of India

    Period -: Circa 1st Century AD

    History and description -: The name Asandh is rooted in the ancient Asandhivat. The name Asandhivat (Asandh) has been mentioned in the Indian scriptures like Brahmanas and Sutras. In the scriptures, it has been suggested that in ancient past, it must have been an important site where painted greyware, and Kushana coins and bricks were found. It was also known as Jarassanndh ka Qila during the medieval times. It is located at a distance of about 40 kms. south-west of Karnal. The stupa must have originally been a very gigantic structure as the mound still rises to a height of more than 25 metres. It indicates circular drum with an elongated dome. The core was filled up with bricks and earth between the walls formed the spokes. In an exposed area, a circular wall made of baked bricks (as many as 44 courses of bricks) was noticed. The bricks used are approximately 34 to 35.5 cm x 21.5 to 23cmx5to 6cm in dimension.

    Gateway of Old Mughal Sarai

    Location -:Gharaunda, District : Karnal

    Situation -: Situated on the GT road which is 16 kms.away from Karnal.

    Under protection of -: Government of India

    Period -: 1637 AD

    History and description -: The Sarai (Rest House) was built by Feroz Khan in 1637 AD during the reign of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan.So it is named after the Mughals. Before the first battle of Panipat, Babur camped at Gharaunda. At present, there are two gateways present here. They are located within a distance of about 100 metres. The Sarai is quadrangular in shape with cells on all four sides. Existing gateways form a part of northern and southern walls and they both have three-storeys and are made of ‘Lakhauri’bricks. It is decorated with panels,balconies, rounded towers and angular flutes

    Cantonment Church Tower

    Location -: Karnal, District : Karnal

    Situation -: Situated about 1 km from Liberty Chowk towards Karnal city, adjoining the European soldiers graveyard.

    Under protection of -: Government of India

    Period -: 1806 AD

    History and description -: This tower once formed a part of the St. James Church, which was at Karnal. In 1941, when the cantonment was shifted to Ambala, the church was dismantled. But the tower of the church built out of public contribution, was left standing. The tower has four storeys and on the first storey, Extruscan pilaster has been used structurally. The top storey has a semi-circular arch in Roman style. The entire exterior is plastered with lime and exhibits fine panelling work.

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