is a delightful centre that grew up to be one of the most picturesque
stations. Landscapers nurtured mounds to sprout off verdant greens.
Draping vernonia, bright bougainvillea, tall Silax and Casuarinas were
strategically laid out. Breaking off norms of traditional constructions,
cottages on stilts were built. Hints of rural Haryana were marked by use
of slate tiles and low profile structures. Holi and Teej at Hodal are
special festivals that add colour. The complex covers 13 acres.
Legend has it that a Jat confederation held authority over the area in medieval India, during Mughal India. Hodal grew into importance due to Raja Suraj Pal of Bharatpur. During this period, the place saw prosperity. Hints of this lie in the ruins of a 'serai', a 'baoli' masonry water tank and the shrine of Radha Krishna at 'Pando ban'.
The use of wood calls for comfort and a welcome warmth. For those who prefer a motel room, delightful themes play up in the Dream Castle Motel. The undulating levels of this delightful location are mademore beautiful with random clusters of flowering shrubs and pretty flower beds. The presence of quacking geese and caparisoned elephants, which also are modes for eager joyrides, are popular attractions.
Facilities: Dream Castle Motel, air conditioned restaurant, bar, cottages, camper huts, gift shop, conference room, fast food counter, filling station and recreational facilities like elephant for joy rides and a snake charmer.
For Further Details, contact:
Haryana Tourism Offices
Head Office: 17-18-19, sector 17-B, Chandigarh-160017
Haryana Government tourist Bureau at: Chanderlok building, 36, Janpath, New Delhi-110001.
Air India Building, Nariman Point, Bombay- 400 021.
Neelkanthi Krishna Dham Yatri Niwas, Kurukshetra.