- 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
FAIRS & FESTIVALS
Pathri mata ka mela
For more information visit https://panipat.gov.in/tourist-places/
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.