Haryana has a proud history, dating back to the Vedic age. Historically, Haryana goes back to Mahabharat times, for it was here, at Kurukshetra, where the epic battle between the Kauravas and the Pandavas, took place. On the Mahabharata war battlefield, Lord Krishna preached his divine message The Bhagavad Gita, to Arjuna.
The state of Haryana was home to the legendary Bharata dynasty, which gave the name Bharat to India.
Haryana was made into a full fledged state on 1st November 1966 from the Hindi - speaking regions of Punjab state. The state is located to the southeast of Punjab state. Chandigarh is the capital of both Haryana and Punjab states.
Most of the population is engaged in agriculture yielding grain, sugar, oilseeds, and cotton.
Haryana has a network of 43 tourist complexes, named after birds. These have been set up along the national/state highways and at districts, towns and at places around Delhi.