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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.

Rohtak also known for Medical College & University.

Excursion

  • 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 per kg.

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Getting There
By Rail
A well-developed network connects the place to the rest of the country.

By Road
Rohtak is well connected to the National Highway and is accessible by good motorable roads.

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General Information & Accomdation info on Rohtak city of Haryana - India

 
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