The central Indian state of Haryana is steeped in glory, history, myth and legend. This region cradled early Vedic civilization for hundreds of years, and some of the India’s greatest empires grew from the region’s fertile plains. Some of India’s most important battles were fought here including the First, Second, and Third Battles of Panipat - pivotal engagements that forever changed the course of Indian history.
The Aravali mountain range and the Yamuna River are Haryana’s best known natural landmarks, and both feature heavily in Hindu religious traditions as well as local myths and legends. Some of India’s most important wetlands are located here, and conservations areas like the Sultanpur Lake Bird Sanctuary protect a host of rare and endangered species. Guests on our luxury tours of India typically reach this area overland from India’s capital city of Delhi.