All about Panipat & City Guide
Panipat is an industrial city of Haryana situation on G.T. Road (old National Highway No. 1 and these days NH-44) and the bank of river Yamuna. The refinery of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. is operational in Panipat which makes it famous along with other main industries in the city like knitting, wool and textile industry. It is one of the major industries of Handlooms, blankets and carpets in India. Earlier it was a part of Karnal district of Haryana and finally became a separate independent district on 1st January 1992. The name of this city "Panipat" was derived from “Panprastha” which was one of the five villages which Pandavas demanded from Duryodhan in Mahabharat.
Panipat is also known as Weaver's City and is famous worldwide for its products related to handloom like bed sheets, bed covers, beddings, mats, carpets, towels, curtain and Dari. These products are mainly exported to most of big countries like Japan, Australia, Canada, France and Germany. The " Shoddy Yarn" of Panipat is famous worldwide because the city is the biggest center of this particular type of yarn. Due to huge industry in this city, it is major center of employment to youth particularly skilled workers and engineers. Panipat also have many points of attractions and tourists places like mausoleum (Dargah) of Muslim saint Abu Ali Kalandar and the battle grounds where three renowned battles of Panipat were fought.