Kurukshetra is a land of historical and religious importance. Historically the land belonged to Punjab, but now it is a district in Haryana state of India. It is a holy place and is also known as Dharmakshetra ("Holy City").
History remembers Mahabharata not for its battle alone but for the song celestial "Bhagwad Gita" which is believed to have been delivered by Lord Krishna himself to Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra. In ancient times, the glory of Kurukshetra had spread far and wide. A 5th century AD inscription found at Laos, begins with an invocation of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva and mentions the greatness of place called Kurukshetra. The King of Laos, Devanika-wanted to build a city called "New Kurukshetra".
How to reach
Kurukshetra is well connected and has many accesses by Road, Rail and Air. The journey is comfortable with various facilities provided enroute.
By Air: The Airports close to Kurukshetra are at Delhi and Chandigarh which are well connected by road and rail. Taxi service is also available.
By Rail: Kurukshetra is a railway junction well connected with all important towns and cities of the country. The Shatabadi Express halts here.
By Road: Buses of Haryana Roadways and other State Corporations ply through Kurukshetra and connect it to Delhi, Chandigarh and other important places.