Friday, 7 November 2014

Two hour stint at Narnaul, Haryana

I recently went to Narnaul to attend a family wedding.  The plan was simple – to attend the wedding. But the travel bug in me made me google Narnaul to know if there is some place that I can explore. And Voila there are few places.

Let me first tell you where is Narnaul. It is in Haryana and is a three hour drive from Delhi Airport.

I was there for four days (including travel from Mumbai to Narnaul). We took a morning flight from Mumbai  to Delhi on Saturday, were in Delhi in two hours and then headed to Narnaul. By Lunch time we were at the wedding house. We planned to go explore the place on Saturday evening but were not able to (have to meet all the relatives first).

I decided to go out early morning the next day with our cousins. Got up at 6:00 am and went out to enjoy Narnaul. The weather was beautiful. It was a little chilly so I took a shawl for myself. For us Mumbaikars where there is no season called winters, this was totally bliss.

We headed to Jal Mahal. It is the most famous tourist attraction here. As the same suggests, the Mahal should be surrounded by water on all four sides.

Jal Mahal in Narnaul
Jal Mahal

Jal Mahal Information Board
Know more about Jal Mahal

Jal Mahal at Narnaul
At Jal Mahal

Jal Mahal
Jal Mahal

Jal Mahal at Narnaul
Beautiful architecture at Jal Mahal

Jal Mahal main building
Close view of Jal Mahal
But there was no water there.  My cousin told me that the water tank is now used to burn Ravan on Dusherra.
The municipal corporation of Narnaul has made a beautiful park in front of Jal Mahal where you will find kids playing cricket, men taking a walk and oldies chit chatting.

Jal Mahal entrance
Man doing Yoga at the entrance of Jal Mahal

Sunrise from Jal Mahal
Sunrise from Jal Mahal
We saw a man doing his morning Yoga just at the entrance of the Palace.

Up next we went to a gigantic statue of Hanuman Ji. This place is on the outskirts of the city and you have to climb few steps to reach this place. When you reach up you will be treated with the sight of many peacocks and peahens.

Hanuman Ji Statue
The Giant Hanuman Ji

Peahen at Narnaul
Pea Hen

Hanuman ji Statue
Hanuman Ji from a distance

Langoor on a hill
Can you see the Langoor?

One more...
Next in line was Chor Gumbad. This is located in the heart of the city and the government has again made a park in the premises.

Chor Gumad in Narnaul
Chor Gumad
This place became a hideout for thieves of the region, thereby earning the name Chor Gumbad.

There are two tombs in Narnaul – Tomb of Pir Turkman and Tomb of Ibrahim Khan but we were not able to see them.

Chor Gumbad in Narnaul
Chor Gumbad

Chor Gumad Park
Park at Chor Gumbad
With this trip I realized that every city, every town has something to offer, has something to see, something to explore. And every town has a story to tell. Enjoy the story!!!

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