is located about 5 km north of Karnal on the Delhi-Amritsar highway.
Karna Lake is beautifull landscaped with tourist facilities designed
along the water front. The resort is popular among highway travellers
and the people of Karnal, who love to stop for picnics in the lawns by
Motel, Family huts, Restaurant, Bar, Conference Hall, Lake for boating,
gift shop and dormitory.
There are a few places of interest here, like the Kala Amb memorial, an
obelilsk commemorating the third battle of Panipat. Kalandar Shah’s
tomb, the Kos Minar (a watch tower), a small fort in Katju Nagar called
Trori sarai, Babur’s masjid and the tombs of Mukrab Ali Khan, Mubarak
Khan and Altaf Hussain Ali. Two ancient inscribed red pillars have been
discoverd in Amin, and Bahlolpur is connected with the famous duel
between Bhima and Duryodhana (of the Mahabharata). Duryodhana had hidden
himself in a water tank, but came out after being jeered by Bhima, only
to die at his hands. Now Karnal is the centre of Haryana’s national
Dairy Research Institute and claims to have ushered in the `white
revolution’ by producing great quantities of milk.
Hotels & Restaurants
Jewel, Kunjpura Road, with a restaurant, fast food and a foreign
exchange facility, is a good place to stay.
Karna Lake, run
by Haryana Tourism, located just off the highway has deluxe huts, a
restaurant and boating. Oasis has 2 camper huts and a cafeteria. There
is also a local dhaba just opposite Karna Lake which serves pretty good
food. However, avoid the Imperial Bar.