Kurukshetra is described as Dharamkshetra i.e. 'Region of righteousness'. Kurukshetra is a place of great historical and religious importance, revered all over the country for its sacred association with the Vedas and Vedic culture. It was here that the battle of Mahabharata was fought and Lord Krishna preached his philosophy of 'Karma' to Arjuna at Jyotisar, as enshrined in the holy Bhagwad-Gita. According to Hindu mythology, Kurukshetra is spread over, a circuit of about 48 Kos (1 Kos = 2.25 miles), which includes a large number of holy places, temples and sacred tanks connected with the religious events or related to Mahabharata and the Kurus, the ancestors of Kauravas and Pandavas. Kurukshetra is intimately related to the Aryan civilization and its growth all along the sacred Saraswati River.
Kurukshetra is well known for the Battle of Mahabharata. The city is dotted with numerous temples and sites of historical and mythological value. It is believed that the holy waters of all sacred rivers flow or converge into Kurukshetra's Sannehit Sarovar. It is believed that those who bathe in the tanks in Kurukshetra go to heaven after death.
Kurukshetra does not have an airport. Nearest airport is Chandigarh Airport (IXC), Chandigarh, Punjab, 83 km away
Kurukshetra Junction (KKDE) railway station has regular services to major cities of the country.
Kurukshetra is well connected by road network to major cities of India.
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