A perfect picnic package for visitors, Sonepat, widely known as Sonipat is the district headquarters of the Sonepat district of Haryana. At just 30 Kms from the border of New Delhi, it lies under the National Capital Region (NCR) area and is surrounded by the River Yamuna on its eastern side.
Being close to New Delhi, the place enjoyed special attention from Mughal rulers and the evidence of the same can be seen in the architectural structures present in the city.
Sonepat Travel Guide is incomplete without a mention of its rich cultural and spiritual legacy. Temples, Mosque of Abdullah Nasir-ud-din and Khwaja Khizr Tomb are the famous tourist attractions worth visiting in the city.
It is believed that Sonepat was one of the five “Prasthas” demanded by the Pandavas from Duryodhana. In those days it was known as SwarnaPrastha (City of Gold) and this gave way to its current name Sonepat or Sonipat (meaning the “Golden City” in Hindi).