British Time Tehsil


This district was carved out of the erstwhile Rohtak district on 22 December 1972. The district is named after its administrative headquarters, Sonipat. Sonipat was earlier known as Sonprastha, which later became Svarnaprastha (Golden City), which is derived from two Sanskrit words, Svarna (Gold) and Prastha (Place). Over a period of time, the classical name Svarnprastha’s pronunciation degraded into Svarnpat, and then to its current form, Sonipat. The earliest reference of this city comes in the epic Mahabharata, and at that time, it was one of the five villages demanded by the Pandavas in lieu of the kingdom of Hastinapur.

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  • British Time Tehsil
  • Old Tehsil

How to Reach:

By Air

The nearest International airports is Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi ( Approx. 60Km).

By Train

Sonipat is connected via Rail routes from Delhi, Panipat as well as Jind.

By Road

Four important National Highway