Rohtak (रोहतक) is a city and the administrative headquarters of the Rohtak district in the Indian state of Haryana.
It lies 70 kilometres (43 mi) north west of New Delhi, just 40–45 km from Delhi Border and 250 kilometres (160 mi) south of the state capital Chandigarh on NH 9 (old NH 10). Rohtak forms a part of the National Capital Region (NCR), so it can obtain cheap loans for infrastructure development from the NCR Planning Board.
History of Rohtak:
It is believed that the city’s name is of Indo-Aryan origin and is recorded in the Vedas. It was founded by the Vedic people, and was named Rohtashgarh.
Average annual rainfall in Rohtak city is 458.5mm (18.0 inch). Rohtak’s climate shows extreme variation in temperature. It does not usually fall below freezing point in the winter months from November to January. In summer from April to July, the day temperature generally remains between 30 °C and 40 °C occasionally going up to 48 °C on a few days.
Population in Rohtak:
Rohtak is the sixth most populous city in Haryana as per the 2011 census with population of 374,292 and has literacy rate of 84.08.
Tourism in Rohtak:
Tilyar Lake: The tourist spot of Tilyar Lake is near to the city. It includes Restaurant, Bar and Rohtak zoo. The lake lies in a 132-acre (0.53 km2) area and forms an integral part of the tourist setup, making it one of the greenest stretches in the adjoining area. It is also an excellent spot for watching a variety of birds that flock on the little island located in the middle of the lake.
Rohtak Zoo: The lake complex also houses Rohtak Zoo. Along with other heritage sites on the outskirts of city, there are many tourist places in Rohtak. The following animals have been housed in this zoo: Tiger, Leopard, Fox, Hyena, Wolf, Gharial, Mugger, Hippopotamus, Himalayan Black Bear, Jackal, Otter, Pig-tailed monkey, Baboon, Bonnet macaque, Gray langur, Sambhar, Blackbuck, Chinkara, Indian hog deer, Barking deer, Guineafowl, Silver pheasant, Fantail pigeon etc. Here are list of places under Tourism & Attractions in Rohtak
Education in Rohtak:
Rohtak has 16 national government institutes, making it one of the biggest educational hubs of the country. Rohtak Loksabha constituency is the only constituency in India to have AIIMS, IIM and IIT. Current renowned health university named after Haryana’s first chief minister, Pt. Bhagwat Dayal Sharma will be upgraded to AIIMS at cost of Rs 200 crore. Here are list of places under Educational and Trainings in Rohtak
Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences or PGIMS Rohtak is a graduate medical institute in the city of Rohtak, India. The institute offers various courses in major specialties of medicine. Here are list of places under Medical & Healthcare in Rohtak