Rohtak (Hindi: रोहतक) is a city in Haryana.
The district lies in the south east of Haryana state. It is near to National Capital of India, Delhi and comes under National Capital Region (NCR) II. Rohtak is 70 km from Delhi, comes on National Highway no. 10 and known as the political capital of Haryana. Mainly famous for reputed educational institutes, cloth market and dairies.
Rohtak has its historical background to know more you can ask anybody for village Girawad. A Harappan site with painted grey ware artifacts has been discovered near a village in Rohtak district in Haryana. The site with painted grey ware remains dating back to the Mahabharata period has been discovered at village Girawad on the Madina-Samargopalpur road, in Rohtak district.
This site was found by a research scholar Vivek Dangi, under a team led by deputy director J S Khatri. The team proceeded from Meham towards Madina and discovered the site at village Girawad. The site was spread over an area of 25 acres and rose about 1.5 metres in height from the ground. Material culture available from the site indicates that the economy of Girawad was based on agriculture. Boundary wall, early Harappan pottery, furnaces and other antiquities found during surface explorations are sufficient evidence to prove its antiquity to that of early Harappan times.
As many as 45 early-Harappan and Harappan sites had so far been discovered on the ancient river bed of Drishadvati and its tributaries in Meham Block itself. It means that this area was thickly inhabited during Harappan times. The discovery of large number of Harappan and painted grey ware sites in the Satluj-Yamuna divide would help the archaeologist in providing evidences to complete the missing links of the Indian history.
A vast stretch of present day Haryana where the now dried Saraswati river flowed presented remnants of Harappan civilisation.
Rohtak has the typical north Indian climate, almost the same as that of Delhi.
You can reach Rohtak by train and road directly. Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport is also 70 km from Rohtak. A 6-lane highway is under construction after complition time of journey will reduce and will be more safer.
- Sai Mandir.
- 1 Tilyar Lake (Tiliyar Jheel), Delhi Road Rohtak. 9 Am to 5 Pm. The Tilyar lake is spread over 132 acres. To attract people, there's a restaurant and a mini zoo with bears, tigers, panthers, deer, birds monkeys etc, a toy train for children, a small Columbus swing for adults, a wide lake for large green lawns to play and sit. 10 INR.
- Rohtak Zoo.
You can visit Haryana Tourism's Highway stopover known as Tilyar Lake, which is at the entrance to Rohtak while coming from Delhi. The Tilyar Lake lies in a 132-acre area. The lake forms an integral part of the setup making it one of the greenest stretches one can imagine. It lies close to Rohtak town, some 70 km from Delhi. Tilyar is famous for its lake and zoo.
Also, if you love Bollywood movies, the best place to go is Sheela Theater (a.k.a. Sheela Talkies). Sheela Theater used to be an old-fashioned movie theater but it was transformed into a cineplex.
The Mansarovar Park, which is located at the heart of Rohtak city, is also a good place to go for a walk or jogging. The Mansarovar Park is one of the oldest park in the Rohtak city. People from all age groups comes to visit it on a daily basis. It is nicely maintained and well decorated. You can have a picture with two old fashioned cannons placed there.
You can visit Shouri Cloth market which is Asia's largest cloth market. A visit to the integrated campus of the city is a must, which is a campus of premiere institutes situated in sector 6 behind ISBT. these institutes are a pioneer in creative arts such as school of design, school of film & TV and school of fine arts.
There are many restaurants.
- Bikaner Sweets, In front of Pappu Bakery. Great pani puri (Gol Guppa).
- Gulab Rewari, Near Sheela Theater.
- Madras Hotel, Near Sheela Bypass. They serve the best of South Indian food with much of varieties.
- Nagpal, Near Railway road (Ask anyone in Quilla Road). One of the best chhola bhaturas in the city and great dosas too.
- Pappu Bakery, Near Ashoka Chowk. You can try the cake and pastries, cold drinks.
- Sagar Villa Restaurant, Delhi Road. Great food.
If you wish to have some hard drink then you can try Haryana Tourism Resorts. One in the middle of city and other on the Rohtak-Delhi highway.
- AnnaPurna (near Ashoka talkies). Very good all time hangout. Nice cuisines available.
- Myna Restaurant, Near Ashoka Chowk. Apart from drinking, you can also try the food here which comes on the reasonable prices.
- Tilyar Lake Restaurant, At the doorstep of Rohtak (on Rohtak-Delhi Highway). The bar serves hard drinks but do not have much of the options but it have nice ambiance.
- Tivoly Hotel near Sheela Cineplex
- Lagan Hotel near DPark
- Viceroy and the Lords Hotel near Ashoka Chowk