The Haryana comprises a region which as a cradle of a great civilization and culture has a glorious past. Located in the region, is the valley of the Saraswati and Drishdvati, which was in times gone by a hub of great activity. The state abounds in many places, the antiquity of which has been established by archaeological explorations and excavations. Some other more recent places have acquired importance on account of their economic and industrial development. Still others have been developed as tourist spots.