Kurukshetra is renowned all over the world for its historical and religious significance. The name Kurukshetra is associated with the legendary king Kuru and this association has been referred to in the Puranas as well. Kurukshetra is regarded as the cradle of Indian civilization and culture since most of the Vedic literature is believe to have been composed here.
Kurukshetra is a place of great historical and religious importance, revered all over the country for its sacred associations. It was here that the battle of Mahabharta was fought and Lord Krishna preached his Philosophy of "KARMA" as enshrined in the Holy Geeta to Arjuna at Jyotisar. In the very first verse of Bhagwat Gita, Kurukshetra is described as DHARAMKSHETRA i.e. field of righteousness. Mythologically, the name Kurukshetra applied to a circuit of about 48 KOS or about 80 miles (128 Kms) which includes a large number of holy places, temples and tanks connected with the ancient Indian traditions and the Mahabharata War and Kururu, the pious ancestor of Kaurvas and Pandavas.
The present day Kurukshetra is a famous tourist attraction for pilgrims from all over India and abroad. It is well connected by rail as well as road. It is situated on the main railway line between Delhi and Ambala, Chandigarh, Amritsar etc. It is also situated on the famous GT Road (NH-I) 160 kms. north of Delhi towards Ambala. It is the district headquarter of Kurukshetra district of Haryana. It is also renowned for its educational institutions like Kurukshetra University, National Institute of Technology and Ayurvedic College among others.
Braham Sarovar and Krishna Temple are the most polpular holy places to visit.