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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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  • We visited this place while going from Delhi to Kurukshetra. This place is near National Highway 1. We spent 45 minutes here. Restaurants were there but we didn’t try any.  more »
  • I am hopping that may be the lake is very big as seen in other places also but it was small as compared to other but anyhow as per the Karnal good place to spend couple of hours with friends very well...  more »
  • The Karna Lake is almost half-way between Delhi and Chandigarh. It is a beautiful lake and is recommended for a quick stop.  more »
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  • The Karna Lake, situated at Oasis Tourist Complex, maintained by Haryana Tourism. This is wonderful place to spend weekends. Boating facilities are available here, but no fishing allowed. This is quite a pleasant place of Karnal. State government should provide some more attention to beautify this place even more.
  • This place is good for spending time with family though lake water is not much clear but boating facility is there and u can relax yourself while boating .It's a good place for daily morning walk and good quality food is available here .This place also has some swings for children and ducks too .You can click pictures here with bamboo trees .Also you can do shopping here .
  • Boating and food...not much to explore..boating is expensive
  • A nice and soothing place maintained by Haryana tourism.
  • Nice lake. Had boating and have seen snakes in lake
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