is an ancient and historic city in Haryana. Situated 14 kilometres north of Delhi
and 169 kilometres south of Chandigarh
on NH 1
, it is also known as the City of Weaver. The economy of the city is majorly dependent on weaving of carpets and textiles.
Railway Station which lies on Delhi
-Kalka line facilitates smooth connectivity by rail to a number of locations. Haryana State Road Transport Corporation and Punjab Roadways buses also contribute in making the city well-connected. National Highway 1 (also called GT Road) passes through Panipat
. Recently, the Panipat
Elevated Expressway was made functional on the Delhi
route. It is an uplifted portion of the national highway and is 10 kilometres long.
The real estate sector of the city encompasses apartment complexes, independent villas, and plots. Sectors 40, 19, Baberpur Mandi
are emerging to be the top rated real estate hubs.
The city hosts several places of interest, including Panipat
Museum, Hemu Samadhi Sthal, the grave of Ibrahim Lodhi, the Dargah (mausoleum or shrine) of the 13th century Sufi saint Bu Ali Shah Qalandar, Kabuli Bagh, Shri Devi Mandir, Kala Amb, Salar Gunj Gate, Insaar Bazaar, Gandhi Park and Library at Quila, Ram Lal Chowk, Gurudwara Dera Baba Jodh Sachiyar Ji, etc. There are a number f schools in the city, while the most reputed colleges are Arya P.G. College, SDITM, and IB College Panipat
, besides others which offer courses from undergraduate to graduate level. Several government as well as privately-owned hospitals caters to the healthcare needs of the residents. Additionally, the mall culture is also catching pace in the city which ensures a relaxed and recreational lifestyle to the citizens. Mittal Mega Mall and Angle Prima Mall are two of the biggest malls in the city.