Top 6 attractions to explore in Hisar
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 site of Agroha is traditionally believed to be the Capital of the legendry king Maharaja Agrasena of Agrawal community. The city of Agroha was situated on the ancient trade route between Taxila and Mathura. And, therefore, it remained an important center of commerce and political activities till coming into existence of a new township of Hisar-e-Firoza (Hisar) of Firoz Shah Tughlag. A hoard of coins including 4 Indo Greek, one punch-marked and another 51 coins of Agrodaka were found from the
This huge gate presents a beautiful example of Sultanate architecture. Out of the five gates of the walled ancient city of Hansi, this is the only one that survives as an ancient structure. This ancient gateway was built by Sultan Alaud-din Khilji in 1303 AD as per the Persian inscription. It is a pointed arch gate. Subsequently, it was repaired in 1522 AD during the rule of Ibrahim Lodhi. This gateway served in the ancient times as the main entrance to Hansi, is over 30 meters high.
Firoz shah palace complex is located in the city of Hisar in Haryana, India. It was built by Firuz Shah Tughlaq in 1354 AD. The original town of Hisar was a walled settlement inside the fort with four gates, Delhi gate, Mori gate, Nagauri Gate and Talaqi Gate. The palace consists of a mosque known as Lat ki Masjid. Lat is a sandstone pillar about 20 feet high and was earlier an Ashokan pillar. Underground apartments are also located inside the complex.
Jahaj Kothi Museum is a later era building located inside Firoz Shah Palace Complex and maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India. It is called the jahaj, Hindi for the ship as its shape resembles a ship. It was originally a Jain temple which was later used as a residence by the Irish mercenary adventurer George Thomas.
This mosque, known as Lat Ki Masjid was built by Firoz Shah Tughlaq, is a unique example of Tughlaq architecture. The mosque is a combination of structures, L-shaped ablution tank and a Lat . The mosque is built partly of red and buff sandstone and partly of rubble masonry having thick plaster. Possibly extricated from destroyed Hindu temples, the stone pillars with floral and geometrical designs engraved on them support the main arched openings of the mosque.
The site of Rakhigarh is one of the five known biggest townships of Harappan civilization on the Indian sub-continent. The other four are Harappa, Mohenjodaro and Ganveriwala in Pakistan and Dholavira in India. Five interconnected mounds spread in a huge area form the Rakhigarhi's unique site. Two mounds, out of five, were thickly populated. This site was excavated by Shri Amarendra Nath of the Archeological Survey of India.
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