Rohtak is named after Raja Rohtash in whose days city is said to have been built. It is also claimed that the town derives its name from the Roherra Tacoma undulate tree called Rohitaka in Sanskrit. It is said that before the town came into existance, it was the site of a forest of Rohitaka trees and hence its name became Rohtak. The city can feel proud for having one of the highest number of dairies in India and Asia's largest cloth market. The Rewri and Gajjak both Indian Sweet of Rohtak is famous all over India as well as many places in abroad.
Durga Bhawan Mandir, Gurdwara Bangla Sahib, Tilyar Lake, Bhindawas Lake, Mahem are some near by attraction in the district. The natural beauty and calmness in the district are quite relaxing that one can spend holidays here.