The Rohtak district is also known as the political capital of Haryana.
'Rohtak' is said to be a corruption of Rohtasgarh, a name still
applied to the ruined Khokrakot sites of two cities, one lying north
of Rohtak town, and the other about 4 kms to the east. It is thought
that it was named after Raja Rohtas, in whose days the city was
built. It is also claimed that the town derives its name from the
Roherra tree called Rohtika in Sanskrit. It is said that the town
was build by clearing a forest of Rohtika trees, and hence its name
Rohtak also known for Medical College & University.
- Khokar Fort
- Jama Masjid
- Goakaran Tank
- Bhindawas Lake
The Rewri and Gajjak of Rohtak is famous
all over India as well as many places abroad.
Rewri of Rohtak is known and famous for its distinct flavor and
crispness. Rewri is a sweet delicacy made from Gur (jaggery) and
Til (gingili). The reputation of Rohtak's rewri has crossed not
only Haryana's borders but also reached the markets in Europe and
the Middle East. Rewri of Rohtak was made famous by Jamini, a Muslim
halwai, who had a shop at Barra Bazaar during pre-Partition days.
It is said that rewri came into existence in the later Mughal period.
Jamini's legacy has now assumed the status of a flourishing cottage
industry in Rohtak. In winter months people of North India enjoy
eating the crispy rewri and gajjak products. Most households buy
it as a seasonal delicacy for self consumption and also for gifting
it to distant relations.
The total production of rewri in Rohtak alone in the winter months
is around 3,000 tons. The rate of the items depends upon the quality
and freshness of the product. The shelf life of these products is
two-three months. The rates range from a lowly Rs 30 per kg to a
whopping Rs 140. The best quality product is sold at over Rs 100
A well-developed network connects the place to the rest of the country.
Rohtak is well connected to the National Highway and is accessible
by good motorable roads.
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