A town with great historical importance, Hastinapur is located in the region of Doab in Uttar Pradesh. It is some 110 km from Delhi, the capital of India and is also 37 km from Meerut.
The name Hastinapur means the ‘city of elephants’ and it used to be the capital of the Kauravas, a great dynasty of the Mahabharata. The entire sequence of the great epic of Mahabharata had taken place in this town.
Hastinapur is a land with many places of interest like the Karan temple and the Old Pandeshwar temple, both dedicated to Lord Shiva. On the other hand, there are many other temples, which are of great importance to the Jains like the Lotus temple and the Digamber Jain Bada Mandir. There is also the Kailash Parvat that has 72 temples with few more under construction.
According to historical evidences, the city was situated right on the course of the River Ganges. In the 1950s, the Archaeological Survey of India carried out the main excavation of the town.