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Hapur Overview

Ranked 10 of 13 sightseeing in Ghaziabad

Hapur is the largest Tehsil of the Ghaziabad District. It is believed to have been founded in 983 AD by Haradatta, the Dor chieftain of Bulandshahr and Meerut and was named as Haripur.

The land of this region was used as grants for the disabled and retired personnel of the army by Perron, a French military commander. It was protected by Ibrahim Ali, the Tehsildar of Hapur, from Amir Khan, a Pindari leader and his 500 men in 1805. The Jats of Bhatona also played a vital role in protecting the town from the forces of Walidad Khan of Malagarh, who planned an attack on it in 1857.

It is believed that the town was guarded by the five gates i.e. Delhi, Meerut, Garhmukteshwar, Kothi and Sikandra. The Jama Masjid, constructed in 1670, during the reign of Aurangzeb, is a popular attraction. Ancient shrines such as the Chandi Mandir, Sabli Shiva Mandir and Dudheshwar Nath Mandir in the vicinity, are also much visited.

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