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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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  • Visited this lake once with family, decent lake Has a Hotel/ restaurant managed by Haryana Tourism loacted on the premises Not many people come here though as it is little inside from the main highway...  more »
  • This is the best place to go to with kids.. There is a lot to do.. It's like a picnic place.. Kids can play cricket or any other game in the garden, followed by boating in the lake.. There is a McDona...  more »
  • This lake is easily accessible from Main highway. We are going to this lake since our childhood and we enjoyed here a lot. You can enjoy boating with food and children also love it.  more »