The city of Sonipat, sometimes written Sonepat, is in the centre of the state of Haryana in northern India. It lies roughly 40 kilometres (25 miles) to the north of Delhi.
The city was established by Aryan colonists around 1500 BCE, and it thrived on the Yamuna River’s banks, which have since moved eastward by 9 miles (14 km).
Located close to Delhi, a major hub for raw materials and power, this city has become an economic powerhouse for the state of Haryana. The city of Sonipat is a major hub for the production of bicycles in India. Other goods include those for, automobiles, sewing machines, textiles, hosiery, and rolled steel.
Among the handicrafts on offer are copper and brass pottery, hand-loomed textiles, and carpets.