There is a lot to discover and enjoy in the state of Haryana. It is also an important transit point as most of the tourists who come to India pass through Haryana which surrounds Delhi on three sides, and whose highways lead to Agra, Rajasthan, and Himachal Pradesh.
Driving through Haryana is a pleasure as tourists are treated to greenery on all sides. For those who want to relax for some time during the journey, there are numerous roadside resorts on all the major highways.
Since Haryana traces its roots to agriculture, every moment of frolic is woven around this pursuit. The popular Surajkund Crafts Mela is a kaleidoscope of different cultures. It is held in the month of February at a distance of 8 km from the national capital at Delhi.
Offering some of the best handlooms and handicrafts of the country, the Mela is unique. The bustling stalls offer brilliant embroidery, delicate lace work, metal and cane-ware and other trinkets.
Over the past few years the state has also seen a lot of adventure tourism with river rafting on the river Yamuna near Hathinkund, rock climbing at Damdama lake and boat cruises at Morni Hills near Chandigarh. Kurukshetra, the holy pilgrimage one of the 360 places of pilgrimage related to the Mahabharata, is an important place to visit. It is one of those holy towns that have borne the imprint of Lord Krishna's footsteps.
Climatically, the state of Haryana has three major seasons. The summers are the hottest months (April to June) when the temperatures are usually over 40�C. This is followed by the monsoon, which continues from July to September. The winter months are extremely cold with the temperature hovering around 5�C most of the time from November to February.