Palwal, the cotton hub is situated in the Palwal district of Haryana. It is situated 60 kms away from Delhi. During the reign of the Pandavas, there was a demon named Palwasur after whom the place is named. The mention of Palwal can be found in the Mahabharata as a part of the Pandava kingdom of Indraprastha. The demon Palwasur was killed by Lord Krishna's brother Balaram. It was also the place of king Vikramaditya.
During the British rule, it belonged to both the Punjab and Gurgaon region. Palwal is historically significant as many freedom fighters participated in the independence movement of India.
Every year a festival called Baldev Chatt Ka Mela is organized here. A temple dedicated to Balaram called the Dauji temple is also there. This temple is located near the Municipal Chowk of Palwal.
Palwal is one of the most important producers of cotton in the country. Cotton from here is supplied all over the country.
The famous Hindu temple Panchawati is situated here. It has high symbolic significance in Hindu religion. Other major temples are Bhagwan Parsuram Mandir Kulena, Jangeshwar Mandir, Dau ji Mandir, Devi Temple at Cameti Chowk, Shradhananda park, D park, Tikona park, Panchayat Bhawan. There are many parks namely Killey Wala park, Tanki Wala Park, Bal Bhawan, D G Khan Hindu, Tau Devi Lal Park (Town Park), Dussehra Ground Park and Huda Park.
The climate of Palwal is dry except the monsoon season.
Palwal is well connected with road, rail and air.