Rohtak,a city in the state of Haryana, is a part of the National Capital Region now. It is famed for having the largest cloth market of Asia. It is also home to the highest number of dairies in India. The calm and pleasant beauty of the region naturally attracts many visitors round the year. Bird watchers can visit the Bhindawas Lake, which has been declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1985, has thousands of birds residing nearby. There is an ancient and mythical structure called Gaokaran tank which hosts temples of Shiva and Parvati and Lord Hanuman. Another famous temple of Rohtak is the Durga Bhawan Mandir which celebrates the sacred Hindu deity Goddess Durga. The sculptures and carvings in the walls of the temple are sure to captivate your attention. The Bangla Sahib Gurdwara dedicated to Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib, the ninth Sikh Guru, is located on Jind Road. Guruji stayed here for few days in 1675 during his journey from Jind to Delhi.
Best Time to Visit Rohtak
The best time to visit Rohtak is during the winter season (November to February) when the weather is at its most pleasant. However, if you want to get a taste of the culture of Rohtak, you should plan your visit during the festivals. Teej is celebrated during the months of September, Basant Panchami during February while Lohri takes place in March. A gala celebration takes place during all these months which involves several fairs and rituals.
Weather Of Rohtak
Rohtak experiences the local steppe climate, receiving very little rainfall. April is the driest month of the year with a rainfall of only about 4 mm. June being the warmest month of the year has an average temperature of 34 degrees Celsius. July marks the onset of monsoon which continues till mid-October. Rohtak receives an average rainfall of around 589 mm. July is the wettest month of the year receiving an average precipitation of 186 mm. The months from November to February are characterised by cold weather. January being the coldest month of the year records an average temperature of 14.1°C.
How to Reach Rohtak?
By Air : Rohtak, presently, does not have a commercial airport. However, the state government plans to build a Greenfield Cargos Airport at Meham, which located at an approximate distance of 33 km via NH 10 and Hisar Road. The nearest airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) in Delhi which is well connected to several domestic and international locations. Air India operates flights to domestic destinations like Mumbai, Kolkata, and Amritsar among others and international destinations such as Melbourne, San Francisco, New York, and Singapore. Other service providers such as IndiGo, SpiceJet, GoAir, and Jet Airways also operate a number of flights. For enquiry regarding flight information, you can visit their respective websites.
By Rail : Rohtak is a Railway Junction connected to Delhi, Panipat, Rewari, Bhiwani, and Jind. The Delhi line connects Rohtak to Bahadur Garh while Panipat line connects it to Gohana and Rewari line connects it to Jhajjar. Delhi and Jind form parts of the Delhi-Fazilka line which is double tracked starting from Delhi and running to Bhatinda in Punjab.
By Road : Rohtak is well connected via National Highway 10, National Highway 71 and 71A and State Highway 16 and 18. Both state-run, as well as private buses, ply regularly thus connecting Rohtak to all nearby cities and towns of Punjab, Haryana, and Himachal Pradesh. Buses run by RSRTC (Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation) operate between Rohtak and Hanumangarh. The journey of 278.2 km will take about six hours to cover. You can choose from Ac, non-AC and sleeper buses. You can even book the tickets online and well in advance. Owing to the excellent condition of the road, the journey proves to be nice and comfortable.