The historic town of Narnaul is located in Mahendergarh district of Haryana. The origins of Narnaul town are entwined in the mythology of the Mahabharata. Narnaul is also famous as the birthplace of Birbal who was one of the Ministers or Navratnas in Akbars Court. Sher Shah Suri, the Afghan king who shook the foundations of the Mughal dynasty was born here. The famous Chavanprasha, an Ayurvedic blend of many herbs was actually invented at Dosi, a sacred hill just 8 km away from this town.
Narnaul is well known for the Chamunda Devi Mandir. The temple is located in the foothills in the centre of the city. After Indian independence, the temple was dug out and it is one of the most important temples visited by devotees, who celebrate the occasion of Ram Navami in great pomp and glory. Narnaul was also ruled by the Mughals, who had constructed a huge mosque called Jama Masjid in the same area as the Chamunda Devi Temple.
Chor Gumbad is famous as a signboard of the town, and it stands in great poise on an isolated rock in the northern part of the town. It was built by Afghan Jamal Khan during Feroz Shah Tuglaqs rule and later it became a hideaway for burglars and bandits, thus deriving its name.
Other major attractions in Narnaul are Jal Mahal, an edifice surrounded by water on all sides, Tomb of Ibrahim Khan Sur, which is a tribute by Sher Shah Sur and is a perfect example of the Pathan style, Tripolia gateway, the main entrance to a garden that has three sides, Chatta Rai Bal Mukund Das, a large palace built by Rai Bal Mukund Das, the diwan of Narnaul during Emperor Shah Jahans reign, Mirza Ali Jans Baoli, this water well or baoli was built by Mirza Ali Jan and is located in the northwest direction of Narnaul.
Modawala Mandir, the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is situated on the Narnaul-Rewari road close to the new bus stand. Khalda Wale Hanumanji, the temple of Lord Hanuman, which is situated on the Narnaul-Singhana road, is encircled by peaks and foliage. Janki Sarovar known as Bada Talab in Narnaul is an old and famous temple devoted to Lord Shiva.
Today, Narnaul is a beautiful township, retaining its historic flavour, while the city has grown and developed progressively. The tranquil open spaces, undulating green farmlands are great tourist attractions.