- Historic city on the banks of the river Yamuna is known for the three battles which changed the course of Indian history.
- First battle was fought on 26th April 1526, between Babur and Ibrahim Lodhi, the Sultan of Delhi.
- Ibrahim Lodhi was defeated and the Mughal rule started in India.
- The second battle was between Bairam Khan, the guardian of young Akbar and Hemu on November 5, 1556.
- While the third battle took place on 13th January, 1761 between Ahmad Shah Abdali, the Afghan ruler and the Marathas.
- The Marathas were defeated and they lost their influence in Northern India.
- Panipat is now popularly referred as the ‘weaver’s city’, due its world renowned handloom industry.
- It is also an important industrial centre and is also famous for the pickles called as ‘Pachranga Achar’.
MODE OF COMMUNICATION:
- Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi (Delhi), 99 kms away from Panipat town.
- Rail: Panipat Railway Station, Panipat, 1 km away from Panipat centre of town.
- Road: Well connected with NH 1.
SIGHTSEEING AT A GLANCE
Kabuli Shah Mosque Abu Ali Kalandar Dargah
FORT & MONUMENTS
Ibrahim Lodhi’s Tomb
ATTRACTIONS OF PANIPAT
- Ibrahim Lodhi’s Tomb:
- Ibrahim Lodhi was killed in the battle of Panipat.
- Simple rectangular headstone on a high platform marks the grave of Ibrahim Lodhi.
- It was renovated by the British in 1866.
- Kabuli Shah Mosque:
- It was built by Babur after defeating Ibrahim Lodhi.
- When Humayun defeated Salim Shah, he built a platform around the mosque.
- Abu Ali Kalandar Dargah:
- It commemorates a famous Muslim saint.
FAIRS AND FESTIVALS OF PANIPAT
The Pathri Mata Ka Mela is celebrated in Pathri in the Panipat district of Haryana. This mela is celebrated in the months of March/July and is spread over for a period of almost 30 days. This mela is both religious and secular in nature. It provides secular entertainment in the form of shops, rides and cultural events and it is religious, as its history suggests. This mela is a complete entertainment package for anyone who decides to drop by. Apart from the cattle trading that goes on there are various small shops selling food stuff, sweet delicacies of the state, handicrafts and many other curios. Apart from the usual stuff, there are a whole lot of other activities that take place at the mela. Music performances, Dance programs and many other artistic performances are displayed by the artists who come from across the country.