Situated very close to National Capital Region (NCR), Hissar is located in the state of Haryana and is the headquarters of Hissar district. It attracts a lot of tourists and is one of the 21 districts of the state. Hissar is quite popular for its Steel industry, textile industry and automobile industry. It is widely known as "The City of Steel" because of the presence of large number of steel industries in the area.
Hissar was the most important planned center of Ibrahim Lodi’s kingdom when Babur attacked India in 1524–1526. During the British reign, the city was ruled by George Thomas in 1798. It continued up to 1801 when George Thomas was thrown out by the Sikh-Maratha-French confederacy. The city was established by Firoz Shah Tughlaq as Hisar-e-Firoza in 1354 AD who ruled from 1351 to 1388 over the Sultanate of Delhi.