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Taraori, Karnal

Taraori, although a small town, is one of the most historical places in the state of Haryana. It is a satellite town of Karnal and is situated some eleven miles in the north of the city. Taraori changed the history of India when it became the battleground between the cunning and deceitful Mohammad Ghauri and the valiant but simple-minded Prithvi Raj Chauhan, the ruler of Delhi.

The defeat of the Rajput warrior opened the way for the establishment of Muslim rule in India. It was also the birthplace of Prince Azam, son of another cruel and fanatic Muslim ruler, Auranzeb who built a wall surrounding the town, a mosque and a water tank that exist to date.

The town also has a sarai -temporary habitat - built during the Mughal era which was later used by the Sikhs as a fort. It is also a home to a historic Sikh shrine known as Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib. Taraori boasts of a special agricultural belt which produces the finest quality Basmati rice in India. It is known worldwide for its unique taste and flavour.

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