Hisar city, previously spelled Hissar, is the administrative headquarters of Hisar district, in the state of Haryana, in northwestern India. Hisar was founded as Hissar-e-Firoza by Firoz Shah Tughlaq, on the demolished ruins of an existing prosperous Hindu and Jain city of Iksaru.
Hisar is located at 29°9’11” north latitude and 75°43’6” east longitude. It is situated 164 kilometres northwest of Delhi on the National Highway NH 10. Hisar city is one of the important and fast growing urban centers of Haryana. It has grown to a vital position on the urban map of Haryana. It has come up because of location factors. Its location is such that for any development away from the G.T. Road Hisar draws the attention.
The city is catering to the needs of not only the population of the district but also to the population of adjoining areas of Rajasthan and Punjab. People from Punjab and Rajasthan come here for medical treatment, for the purchase of good quality seeds, cows, buffaloes, bullocks and sheep etc. and also to get good education.
Hisar has a continental climate, with very hot summers and relatively cool winters. It is a semi-arid region and agriculture is supported mainly by canals and ground water irrigation.
Hisar has Haryana Agricultural University (HAU), One of the Asia’s Largest Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University Hisar. Agriculture University which is central attraction of Hisar. a premier institution for teaching and research. Hisar has two more universities, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology (NAAC ‘A’ Grade University) and Lala Lajpat Rai University of Vaternity Sciences.
Guru Jambheshwar University
The Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology, Hisar, was established on October 20,1995 by an Act of the Legislature of the State of Haryana with the objectives to facilitate and promote studies and research in emerging areas of higher education with focus on new frontiers of technology, pharmacy, environmental studies, non-conventional energy sources and management studies and also to achieve excellence in these and connected fields. It was formally inaugurated on November 1, 1995. It is named after Guru Jambheshwar Ji Maharaj, a saint environmentalist of 15th century. Keeping in view the nature of courses offered at the university and the mandate for which it had been established the name of the university has been changed as Guru Jambheshwar university of Science & Technology.
CCS Haryana Agricultural University
Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University popularly known as HAU, is one of Asias biggest agricultural universities, located at Hisar in the Indian state of Haryana. It is named after Indias seventh Prime Minister, Choudhary Charan Singh. It is a leader in agricultural research in India and contributed significantly to Green Revolution and White Revolution in India in the 1960s and 70s. It has a very large campus and has several research centres throughout the state. It won the Indian Council of Agricultural Researchs Award for the Best Institute in 1997.
As one of India is leading business conglomerates, the B.C. Jindal Group is engaged in diverse portfolio of businesses which have achieved rapid growth over the years.The group was founded in 1952 by Shri B.C. Jindal as a manufacturer of Steel Pipes and Pipe Fittings. Since then, the group has diversified into the manufacture of Polyester Film, BOPP Film, Photographic Goods, Cold Rolled Steel Strips, Galvanized Sheets, Metallised Films, etc. In its latest venture, the Group has decided to enter the power generation business.
Places of Interest :
Firoz Shah Palace
Hisar was laid by Firoz Shah Tughlaq in 1354. He adorned his new town with several buildings, including Firoz Shah Palace, which was completed in 1356. The palace complex is situated on the north-west side of the citadel, and appears to have originally been connected to a large garden to the north. The remain of the Firoz Shah Palace are located in the fort where underground apartments still exist in good state of preservation. Its arches are supported on red sandstone pillars, carved in low relief, extricated from destroyed Hindu temples and reused here.
The City of Hisar can never forget the Gujar girls (Gujari) who was probably chiefly responsible for the establishment of the city itself. The monument of Gujri Mahal may be destroyed with the passage of time, but her name shell ever be remembered by the coming generations of Hisar. Being one of the most important monument of Hisar, the Gujri Mahal also called the Baradari(a building with baara darwaze).
Situated outside the fort, the Gujri Mahal was built by Sultan Firoz Shah Tuglaq for his beloved Gujri, a native of Hisar, with whom he fell in love during the course of one of his hunting expeditions. Its construction work was completed in 1356.
Is located on the Delhi Road, adjoining the Hisar Central Jail. The park has Waterfall, which is probably its most attractive point. Formerly, the place was meant for a shooting range. The Park designers decided not to dismantle the structure. But, with a few changes, they developed it into a beautiful Waterfall. While inaugurating the Park, the chief guest of the function, having seen the Waterfall, rightly remarked, “Golion ki surakhon ki jagah, jiharana bah raha hai.” In the heart of the Park, there is a musical fountain. It activates by sound. Bright coloured lights illuminate the water feature to the accomplishment of soothing music. It is a favourite spot for the visitors, especially children who love to clap here to activate the fountain.
SPLASH The Fun Park
SPLASH The Fun Park! A brainchild of well known Sagu Dreamland Pvt. Ltd. SPLASH is a state of the art amusement water park the first of its kind in Hisar SPLASH is nestled in natural beauty with a backdrop of cooling shelter of trees. An idyllic hideaway, SPLASH offers matchless excitement and promises a whole of fun time with water slides, simulated Rain Dances and Wave Pools. SPLASH brings you a variety of Ultramodern Slides and rides that enthral you and dips you in ecstatic splash experience. A pollution free atmosphere combined with international standards of safety , provide absolute privacy to any couple or family and is a suitable venue for memorable moments.
Devi Bhawan Mandir
One of the most important religious places of Hisar is Shri Devi Bhawan Mandir. As Hisar was ruled by the Sikhs between the periods of 1768 to 1781, it is thus believed that the present Devi Bhawan Mandir was the Maharaja Amar Singh of the Patiala in or around 1770. It was constructed on the bank of the branch of the West Jamuna Canal. As the days went by, the importance of the Mandir increased considerably.
Tourist complexes in hisar
Blue Bird Tourism Resort
sirsa bye-pass road, hisar
phone no. 01662- 275568, 275131, 275804
Flamingo tourist resort
CAMP CHOWK, HISAR Ph: 01662- 225702.
Black Bird Tourist Resort
4th K.M. Stone, Delhi Road, Hansi
Mall & Cinema
The Suncity Entertainments Private Limed. takes pride in giving you the best in global lifestyles. We have for you Suncity Mall, An exquisitely planned shopping mall. This is the first time that a truly global lifestyle on a larger-than-life scale is being offered to Hisar, setting new standards in design, cosmopolitan lifestyles and more importantly – largeness.
The Mall itself has been designed in a manner that gives you the peace and tranquility of a home in the countryside, combined with all the energy and amenities of a bustling city.
NAND Cinema (Talkie Town)
Hissar is connected by road with all the major cities of the country. It is situated on National Highway No. 10 on the Delhi- route. Distances from some destinations in the region:
–>Chandigarh- 220 K.M
Connections to all the major stations of the country by express and passenger trains. Some of the important trains that pass through Hisar City are :
–> Kishan Express
–> Sirsa Express
Buses of the Haryana State Transport Nigam Ltd. and the neighbouring states connect Hisar to various centres in the region, such as Delhi, Chandigarh.
City Bus Service, Auto-rickshaws, Cycle-rickshaws are available for local transport. Private taxis are available from Taxi Stand. Rates are negotiable.
The city is mainly known for :
- Two Major Universities – C.C.S. H.A.U and GJU.
- Saint Kabirs Residential and Day School founded by late Shri Ujjal Singh.This school is known internationally for winning many prizes and producing qualified students.
- Vidya Devi Jindal School, an internationally renowned residential school for girls from affluent business or political families, operated by the Jindal family since 1984.
- O.P. Jindal Modern School, known for producing one of the best Board results in India.
- National Research Centre on Equines (NRCE) , Sirsa Road, Hisar – 125 001 (Haryana) – a premier institute for research and development in equine sector -the only one in India.
- Department of Printing Technology, GJU. (Indias first Indian government run institute providing Post Graduation in Printing Technology.
- Stainless steel manufacturing plants (Hisar is known as Steel City).
- Various Medicine Factories at Industrial Sector.
- Regional Vocational Training Institute, Hissar
- “Shri Panchmukhi Balaji Dham” situated at Chaudharyvas village. 18 K.M.from Hisar on Hisar-Siwani road.Thus Pancha Mukha Hanuman is the five faced Lord Hanuman. The five faces are those of Varaha, Garuda, Hanuman, Narasimha and Hayagriva.
- Shri Hanuman Temple situated at Kaajla Dham aprox. 15 K.M. from the main city.
- Cattle Feeding Plant situated at Chandigarh Road 5 km Stone.
- Tractor Training Corporation for learning about Tractor technology.
- Military cantonment strategically located right in between Delhi and Bhatinda cantonment (which in itself is the Largest in Asia and 3rd largest in the world). A very important Tank division.
- Nearby remains of the ancient Agroha town.
- Hansi, where famous Hansi bronzes were discovered in 1982.
- HARSAC Haryana Space Applications Centre of Department of Science and Technology, Haryana is situated in the Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University Campus.
- Gujri Mahal (Palace), built by Firoz Shah Tughlaq, for his wife Gujri. A secret underground tunnel ran from this palace to Delhi (165 km) and was used by Zafar army to bring Arms and ammunition to the city without drawing attention of the East India Company.
- National Institute on pig breeding and research located on Sirsa road.
- National Institute on buffalo breeding and research located on Sirsa road.
- Central State Farms on Sirsa road for agricultural research.
- Central Livestock Farm on Barwala road.
- Central Sheep Breeding farm on Barwala road.
- 1200MW thermal power plant on Barwala road.
- Indias largest GI (galvanized iron) pipe manufacturing city.
- Important Railway junction connected to Punjab, Rajasthan and Delhi.