A site of many historic battles Panipat is now a city of handlooms, hence it is also famous in the country by the name "City of Weavers". The three battles fought at the city were turning points in Indian history. The First Battle of Panipat (1526) was fought between the Mughal Babur and the Delhi Sultan Ibrahim Lodi, resulting in the end of the Lodi dynasty and the start of Mughal rule in India. The Second Battle of Panipat (1556), between the Mughal Akbar and Samrat Hem Chandra Vikramaditya, resulted in a Mughal victory and the Third Battle of Panipat (1761), between Ahmad Shah Abdali and the Marathas. Ahmad Shah won the war but at a very heavy price. The war led to a power vacuum which created the grounds for the British conquest of India.
Panipat is one of the most beautiful cities in the state of Haryana, India. The city is well known for its historical features. It is emerged as a major tourist attraction in recent years. The first verse of the Shri Mad Bhagavad Gita probably begins by refering to Panipat as 'Dharmakshetra'. Visitors who are planning to visit here city can go through Panipat travel guide to know some more interesting facts about the city. The chief attraction in the region is its museum, which houses numerous pieces of modern art and craft and attracts a number of visitors every year. One can also visit Kabuli Shah Mosque which is an ancient structure built by the Mughal Emperor Babar. Apart from this, the city has numerous attractive places and sightseeing, which makes it an ideal tourist spot for travelers.