Barara is a town, tehsil and development block in Ambala district of Haryana state in India. It is 25km from Ambala cantt via Railway and 40 km via bus. Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Mullana is 3 km from Barara.It was established by the Rana Har Rai Chauhan, a Chauhan rajpute originally from Neemrana, who had relocated to Barara from Jundla. This place is famous for burning world's largest effigy of Ravana during every Dushehra festival.Barara is connected by train and bus to Ambala, Jagadhri, Saharanpur, Ludhiana, and Delhi. Barara is also connected by bus service from Ambala, Yamunanagar, Chandigarh, Kurukshetra and Delhi. Private transport is connected to all nearby states, such as Delhi, UP, Uttrakhand, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh.Barara is famous for its Dushehra mela. The world's tallest Ravan is burnt at Barara every year on the day of Dushehra. In 2016, the height of the Ravan was 210 feet.
Barara is also famous for its Water melon called as 'Barara di Khanda'. 'Khanda' or 'Khandsari' means sugar.