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Karnal Lake, Karnal

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Karna Lake is a major tourist attraction in the Karnal district of Haryana. It is located at a distance of 125 km from both Chandigarh and Delhi, thus serving as a midway halt while traveling between the two cities on the famous Grand Trunk Road. Folklore has it that Karna, a famous character from Indian history, who played a major role in the war of Mahabharat, used to bathe in this lake. It was at this spot that he gave away his protective armor to Indra, the Godfather of Arjuna, Karna's arch-enemy. It is surmised that the city of Karnal derives its name from Karna-Taal, which translates to Karna Lake. That may also be the reason for Karnal to be called the City of Karna in local parlance.
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  • July 21, 2017
    Its a good lake ,the water is clearer i was there for my exam of 10th class it was good to have visit to lake before exam  more »
  • July 21, 2017
    U cab enjoy yummy food here... Boat riding... Is quite good... Prices are average... Perfect place for picnic...  more »
  • July 19, 2017
    This place is just collection of water near Chandigarh highway, Couldnot find anything special about it. Near by restaurants are good for a short break.  more »

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