Hansi is an ancient town located 24 km south-east of Hissar
. From 1803 to 1857 it was a British cantonment in northern India. Hansi lies on National Highway 10
, about 67 km north-west of Rohtak
and 43 km south-west of Jind
The place occupies a special place in the Indian history as being a site of the murderous outbreak during the Mutiny of 1857. The town was founded by Asa Ram Jat, who named the town as Ashi. The designation 'Hansi' is a corruption of its original name.
Major draw of the place is a battle ground, where the early engagements between Prithviraj Chauhan and the armies of Muhammad Ghori took place. There is a ruined fort overlooking the town, which is still surrounded by a high brick wall with bastions and loop holes.
Indira Gandhi International Airport serves Hansi. Hansi Railway Station is on the Sirsa-Bhiwani railway line of the Northern Railways.