Panipat, the district headquarters of Panipat District
, is a historical town situated on the banks of Yamuna
and is 92 km north of New Delhi
. It is a famous handloom center and is one of the fast developing cities in the state of Haryana
Behind its modern looks, Panipat has a rich past and cultural heritage. Having a strategic location in North India, Panipat prominently figured in the territorial expansion plans of many erstwhile rulers. Therefore, it is said that history was more often made in Panipat than Delhi. The historic battles of Panipat (in 1526, 1556 and 1761) stand testimony to those tumultuous times.
Places of tourist interest include the tomb of Ibrahim Lodhi, the Kabuli Bagh Mosque built by Babur, the Salarjung Gate,
Dargah of Bu Ali Shah Qalandar and the Jain temples at Holi Mohalla.
Panipat is connected by road and rail with Delhi and