Khanda, Sonipat

Khanda is a historical village in Sonipat district of Haryana, India. It is 2 miles (3.2 km) from Kharkhoda and 7 miles (11 km) from Sonipat. It is a part of the National Capital Region. Khanda has two Gram Panchayat and 2 Sarpanch elected from the village.[1] Khanda is the head of 12 villages of Dahiya Khap mainly known as (Khanda Baraha).[2][3]

Khanda is located in Haryana
Location in Haryana, India
Khanda is located in India
Khanda (India)
Coordinates: 28°55′10″N 76°53′53″E / 28.91944°N 76.89806°E / 28.91944; 76.89806
Country India
Founded byPandava
Named forKhandava Forest
 • BodyGram Panchayat
 • RegionalHaryanvi
 • OfficialHindi, English
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registrationHR 79
Ethnic groupsHindus


Banda Singh Bahadur Memorial in Khanda

In 1709, Banda Singh Bahadur came here and raised his army and set up his first army headquarters with the help of villagers from Khanda, Sonipat to loot Mughal treasury and to free Punjab from tyranny of Mughals after getting blessings of Guru Gobind Singh. He defeated Mughals in the Battle of Sonipat and conquered it. Thereafter, he would go on to kill Mughal Governor (equivalent to chief minister) of Punjab, the richest and most powerful province of the Mughal Empire, inflicting biggest defeats to the Mughals, 17th century World super power, in their history.[4] Many history books says that Khanda was named after the Mahabharata times Khandava Forest or Khandavaprastha.[5][6][7]


Celebrating Shaurya Diwas in Khanda

There are two government and four private or Independent schools and one college in the village. Government of Haryana acquired 40 acre land in Khanda for Haryana's first Armed Forces Preparatory Institute.[8][9] Nasirpur Cholka is said to be the capital of Khanda.[10] On 3 November 2018 , Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar inaugurated the Banda Veer Bairagi Armed Forces Prepratory Institute and Banda Veer Bairagi memorial.[11][12][13] It will provide training to selected boys from the state for commission in armed forces through National Defence Academy (India), Indian Military Academy and Officers Training Academy.[14] CM also announce to open a Govt. Clinic it will also benefit to nearby villages.[15][16][17]


The village lies on District Road that connects many villages. It is 4 km away from National Highway 334B (India) and State Highway 18. It is 8 km away from Western Peripheral Expressway (KMP) and 22 km away from National Highway 44 (India) AH1 & AH2 also known as GT Road Grand Trunk Road.

The nearby airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport and nearby railway station is Sonipat Junction railway station. Nearby holy river is Yamuna and nearby major canal is Western Yamuna Canal. NCR channel and the Reliance canal flows from the village.

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Coordinates: 28°55′N 76°53′E / 28.917°N 76.883°E / 28.917; 76.883