Saharanpur Tourism

Saharanpur Tourism

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  • State: Uttar Pradesh
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
Saharanpur is located in Saharanpur District, in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. The town is famous for its cottage industries, wood carving and historical heritage. It is also a big transit hub between Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh and houses the famous university Dar-ul-uloom. Its distance from the Indian capital city, New Delhi, is only 120 km.

Saharanpur has a long and rich history. Excavation has revealed settlements as old as 2000 BC here. The region also features prominently during the Aryan civilisation. The Delhi Sultanate claimed the city in the medieval period. It was during this period that a Sufi saint by the name Shah Huron made the city his home. The city was named after this saint initially. It was called Shah Huron Pur.  

Later, the city figured in the 1857 rebellion as well. Some of the nationalist Muslim leaders who went on to establish Dar-ul-Uloom University undertook the mutiny in the city. The Dar-ul-Uloom University of Deoband has the reputation of producing hundreds of Muslim theologians and jurists. Maulana Nanautvi and Maulana Rashid Ahmad Gangohi were the founders of this University, established in the year 1867.

The founders wanted to raise religious and social consciousness through peace and brotherhood. The Deoband Madarsa made efforts to enlighten Muslims and bring about a feeling of national unity. The school went on to play an important role in the revolutionary activities aimed at driving the British out of India.

Some of the sightseeing options include the Botanical Gardens, especially the Company Garden, established by the British East India Company. This garden has been particularly used by environmentalists for botanical research. The Lord Shiva Temple in the nearby area of Barsi is more than 5000 years old.

There are many other temples in the region, like Pataleshwar Temple, Lakshmi Narayan Temple, Bhuteshwar Temple and Sai Baba Dham, all of which are considered very sacred. The Ambedkar Park and all the colonial buildings in Saharanpur also form a big part of the tourist attraction in the area.

Saharanpur is also famous for its high quality wooden furniture which is exported to different parts of India as well as abroad. It is also known for its Basmati rice.

The best season to visit Saharanpur is October to March. Winter temperatures range from 25 Celsius to 5 Celsius and in the summer the temperature range is 43 Celsius to 30 Celsius. The languages spoken here are Hindi and Urdu. The closest airport is the New Delhi Airport and the closest railhead is Saharanpur junction.
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Rohini Kelapure
  • Rohini Kelapure
  • Lives in Haldwani
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  • 11 Reviews

"The best state capital ever"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Oct 14, 2014
Dehradun is the capital of the hill state Uttarakhand. The greenest capital I have ever seen. It has broad roads covered with trees on both sides. Ghantaghar is the main square where one find market with all kinds of shops and eateries. We can see Mussoorie (the queen of hill stations) and there was a beautiful sight at night. Sahasradhara is a wonderful spot with a sulphur springs. Then there were some Tibetan monasteries. Saharanpur is a district place where carving on wood is done with excellent skills. From chairs and sofas to spoons to acupressure tools made of wood and lacy carvings is a tempting buy.
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Mohit Kumar
  • Mohit Kumar
  • Cityslicker
  • Lives in Chandigarh
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  • 28 Reviews

"A pleasant and soothing place"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Jul 19, 2014
Visited this small and calm place many times as it's my Grandma's home. The city has numerous attractions, mostly popular for its wood and furniture products. The city is calm and the environment is soothing because of less amount of industries here. The city has good quality affordable fabrics due to textiles industries near by. The markets are small but always crowded. There are pretty less amount of hotels and restaurants available here. The street food is quite superb and more popular among people than restaurants. The temperature goes pretty high in summers, so an advice to visit only in autumn or winter. There are many religious spots like Mata Shakumbhari Devi temple and Nau Gaza Peer Baba. Their are many theaters and leisure places. A must visit place.
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