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Panipat district,Haryana

Panipat district is one of the 21 districts of Haryana in north India. The historical town of Panipat is the administrative headquarters of the district. The district occupies an area of 1268 km², making it the 19th largest in the state, just above Gurgaon and Panchkula.

History
Panipat district was carved out from the erstwhile Karnal district on 1 November 1989. On 24 July 1991 it was again merged with Karnal district. On 1 January 1992 it again became a separate district.
Geography

Panipat is located at 29.39°N 76.97°E.It has an average elevation of 219 metres (718 feet).

Panipat is situated on G.T. road or NH-1, 90 km north of Delhi. On three sides, Panipat district boundaries touch other districts of Haryana – Karnal in the north, Jind in the west and Sonipat in the south. Panipat district borders the state of Uttar Pradesh across the Yamuna river in the east.

Panipat was a part of Karnal district until 31 October 1989. It was separated from Karnal, along with another subdivision, the Assandh tehsil. When the district was re-formed on 1 January 1992, the Assandh tehsil was excluded. The newly constructed flyover across the Grand Trunk Road completed in the year 2008 is one of the longest flyovers in India.

Places Of Interest
The main places of attraction

  • Panipat Museum
  • Hemu ‘Samadhi Sthal'(Village Sodhapur)
  • The grave of Ibrahim Lodhi
  • The Dargah (mausoleum or shrine) of the 13th century Sufi saint Bu Ali Shah Qalandar
  • Kabuli Bagh
  • Shri Devi Mandir
  • Kala Amb
  • Shri Ram Sharnam
  • Salar Gunj Gate
  • Insaar Bazaar
  • Shopping Malls in Panipat
  • Gandhi Park and Library at Quila
  • Ram Lal Chowk
  • Gurudwara Dera Baba Jodh Sachiyar Ji