Meerut Tourism

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Shikha Sharma

Shikha Sharma3.6/5

146 reviews

Small town with historical importance

It's a small town around 70 Kms away from Delhi, but it's historical significance is way too great. It's known as a city of Martyr Man gal Pandey. It has a museum which has a pillar of Ashoka. In the museum artifacts related to freedom fighters are also kept. It has a temple called Kalipaltan in which a shiv ling of Lord Shiva is there, which is believed to be established on its own. Apart from that Sardhana Church is there, but it's an excursion at a distance of 30 Kms away from main city. Then a place well mentioned in Mahabharata is there, the Hastinapur. Again it's away from city by around 20 Kms. Good place to visit but it can be covered in a days tour as there are not many sightseeings there.

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Neeraj Jaggi

Neeraj Jaggi5.0/5

1 review

An historic place

In Meerut Hastinapur is a city named after the elephants. History of this place begins from the period of Mahabharata. Meerut city is one of the largest producers of sport goods, and the largest producers of musical instruments in India. Meerut city may have derived name from Maharashtra, the capital of the kingdom of Mayasura, Mandodari's father and Ravana's father-in-law.

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Meerut Overview

Meerut is a city as well as an ancient town, in the state of Uttar Pradesh. It is situated at a distance of 70 km from the capital of India, Delhi, and 453 km from state capital, Lucknow. It is the second largest army cantonment of India and the second fastest developing city of Uttar Pradesh. The city lies between the plains of the Ganga and Yamuna and its fertile soil is used for growing crops like wheat, sugarcane and green vegetables.

Meerut has derived its name from Maya Rashtra, which used to be the capital kingdom of Ravana’s father-in-law, Mayasura. However, according to legend, Meerut got its name after a troop of Marathas resided here. Meerut was established in 1803 and was under Harappan rule during the Vedic period. It was also a significant centre of Buddhism during this period. In a recent archaeological excavation, several remains of the historic town Hastinapur, was also found from the city.

The Mall Road in Meerut is also one of the oldest roads of the place and is accompanied by the ancient Dogra Temple. At the cantonment of the city, a Pakistani tank is a popular attraction and there is also a wheeler’s club, race course, golf course and a RVC centre in this cantonment.

The city also offers many other places to visit and explore like the Jain Temples at Mohalla Teergaran, which happens to be the oldest Jain temple of Meerut out of the other 40 Jain temples present here. This temple is popular for the statue of Jain Tirthankar, Shantinath, present here. The St. John’s Church of the city is also a popular tourist attraction along with the Augarnath Temple, the Jama Masjid, the Martyr’s Memorial, Suraj Kund, Chandi Devi Temple, Kali Temple and the Gandhi Bagh.

Another major attraction of Meerut is the Nauchandi Mela, which begins on the second Sunday after Holi and lasts for a month. The 4 sq km fair area is a shopper’s and food lover’s paradise with shops selling handicrafts, textiles, ceramics, jewellery and many more. Apart from these, there are also cultural performances including performances by renowned artists and joyrides.

Meerut possesses a subtropical climate comprising extremely hot summers and cold winters. It experiences an annual rainfall of 80 to 100 cm and a humidity ranging from 30 to 100%. The months of August, September, October, and November are the ideal time to visit Meerut.

It is also easy to reach Meerut from different parts of the country, as the Indira Gandhi National Airport is situated just 80 km from here. It is also well connected by road through NH-58 and 119. It also has frequent bus services to nearby cities from its two main bus terminals.

There is so much to see in Meerut.

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