Spread over an area of 1756 sq. km, Yamuna-Nagar is a fast emerging industrial district in the state of Haryana. Towards the north, this district is bounded by Himachal Pradesh and towards the south by Karnal District. Uttar Pradesh bounds the district of Yamuna-Nagar from the eastern side. The districts of Kurukshetra and Ambala surround the district of Yamuna-Nagar from the south-west and west, respectively.
The district of Yamuna-Nagar comprises of three tehsils and six development blocks. Jagadhri, Chhachhrauli and Bilaspur are the three tehsils of this district, while Bilaspur, Sadhaura, Mustafabad, Radaur, Jagadhri and Chhachhrauli are the development blocks. The headquarters of this district are based at Yamunanagar town, which is known for the cluster of plywood units.
Before the district was constituted on 1st November, 1989, it was popularly known as Abdullapur. Earlier, when India was under the British rule, this region of Yamuna-Nagar was nothing but a small village with the population concentrated around its railway station. Post India's Independence in 1947, many refugees from Punjab in Pakistan settled in the region. The culture of the region has been greatly influenced by Pakistan refugees who inhabit the region.
Characteristic of saangs, dramas, ballads and songs, the culture of Haryana is predominant in Yamuna-Nagar. Located at the Shivalik foothills, this region is known for cultivation of sugarcane, wheat and rice. The major attraction of the district is Kalesar Wild Life Sanctuary, which is situated in the eastern part of Yamuna-Nagar. Another major attraction of the district is Adi Badri, which is a pilgrimage centre.
Chandigarh Airport, which is located around 80 km away from the district centre, is the nearest airport. International passengers can use the Indira Gandhi International Airport at Delhi, to reach the destination. Yamuna-Nagar Railway Station is the main railhead serving the district. Yamuna-Nagar bus stand is the main bus stand serving the district. Buses from Delhi, Ambala, Saharanpur and Kurukshetra serve this bus stand.
The best time to visit Yamuna-Nagar is from October to March, when the weather is suitable for sightseeing.