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Location in Haryana, India

Coordinates: 29°47′N 76°56′E / 29.78°N 76.94°E / 29.78; 76.94Coordinates: 29°47′N 76°56′E / 29.78°N 76.94°E / 29.78; 76.94{{#coordinates:29.78|N|76.94|E|type:city(25944)_region:|||| |primary |name=

Country Template:Country data India
State Haryana
District Karnal
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 25,944
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 132116
Vehicle registration HR05V
Sex ratio 745:1000 /

Taraori or Tarori or Tarawari, as it is sometimes called in the local dialect, is a city (Municipal committee) and a Tehsil Nilokheri, 16 km north of Karnal in Karnal district in the Indian state of Haryana. It was here that in 1191 CE that the Hindu army under Prithviraj Chauhan had defeated the invading army of Muhammad of Ghaur. The following year Ghauri invaded again and defeated Prithviraj's forces at this same site (details : Battles of Tarain). A wall around the fort is now in a dilapidated condition. A mosque and a tank, said to be the works of Aurangzeb, are still in existence. Taraori is also famous for its Gurudwara of shri Guru Teg Bahadur (9th Guru of Sikhs) (Shishganj sahib Gurudwara), fort of Prithviraj Chauhan and Basmati Rice. The name of Taraori is extracted from the word "Taraine" (ترائن).

There are many reputed schools in the town. Some of them are:

Pratap Public School,

S.M.S Memorial Public School,

Geeta Modern Senior Secondary School,

Geeta Vidya Mandir,

Narsingh Dass Public School,

Brahmrishi Public School etc.

There are also various coaching centers in the town. The renowned one specialized in Computer Coaching is "Samta Coaching Centre" (

Taraori has one of biggest grain market of Asia. The name of Taraori Grain Market with prices of Grains got printed daily in the Newspaper "Punjab Kesari" and others.



As of 2001 India census,[2] Taraori had a population of 22,205. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Taraori has an average literacy rate of 62%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 66%, and female literacy is 56%. In Taraori, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Most of the population works in agriculture, and Taraori has a worldwide reputation for its Basmati Rice. Basmati Rice is exported to the USA, Europe and the Middle East from here. There are a large number of rice mills and few small scale industries manufacturing dairy products, honey, soap, detergents etc. Taraori is also known for its most fertile land of Haryana.