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Jain Jambudweep Mandir

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Srijan Srivastava

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One of the ancient destination in India

Hastinapur is one of the ancient destination in India. It is situated on Merrut and is famous for its Jain temples. Here you will see so many magnificent temples.

Jambu Deep, Dhyan Mandir, Lotus temple and kailash Parvat are some of the famous places to visit. The only con is that you will not find any hotel here to stay but you can find Dharamshala if you want to stay for 2-3 days.

Raman Deep

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Feel the essence of Mahabharata Era

Hastinapur is one of the famous ancient destination in India. It is mostly famous due to Mahabharat. Hastinapur is located in Uttar Pradesh. Hastinapur has its own Historical Value.

Hastinapur was the capital of the Kuru dynasty of kings. Most of the incidents in the epic Mahabharata have taken place in the city of Hastinapur. However, currently Hastinapur is famous for its Jain Temples. Here, you will see so many magnificent Temples.

Hastinapur is not so far from my residence so I have visited it so many times. You can reach here without any problem from any part of country. The easiest way to reach Hastinapur is to reach Meerut. It is around 37 km from Meerut. You may reach Hastinapur through Public transport. State government buses are available 24 hours for this route.

The best time to visit Hastinapur is March-April and September to November. Jambu Deep, Dhyan Mandir, Lotus temple and Kailash Parvat are some of the famous place to visit.

The only con is that you will not find any hotel here to stay but you can find Dharamshala if you want to stay there for 2 or 3 days. These Dharamshalas are far better than a normal budget hotel. If you really want to feel essence of Mahabharata era, you should surely visit Hastinapur.

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Hastinapur Overview

Hastinapur is a town of great historical significance in India and is located in the Doab region of Uttar Pradesh. It is at a distance of 110 km from the national capital of Delhi and 37 km from the town of Meerut.

Hastinapur literally means the city of elephants, as ‘Hastin’ stands for elephants and ‘pura’ means city. It was the capital of the kingdom of the ‘Kauravas’, a dynasty of kings, for which they fought a war in the great epic Mahabharata. In fact the entire Mahabharata took place in this very city. This is precisely the reason why the town has a lot of cultural relevance for Indians, as Mahabharata has a huge role to play in Hindu mythology.

There are various historical temples and places of interest in Hastinapur. The Old Pandeshwar Temple and the Karan Temple are the temples of Lord Shiva, whereas the Digamber Jain Bada Mandir and the Lotus Temple are the main Jain temples. The Kailash Parvat is a collection of 72 temples and there are many new temples being constructed in and around it.

There are still a few ancient temples and stoops that have not sustained the ravages of time and do not exist anymore. In fact, the city was actually located on the course of the holy river Ganges. The main excavation in the town was carried out in the early 1950s by the Archaeological Survey of India, which is also when the correlation to the epic of Mahabharata was officially established.

The best time to visit Hastinapur is the winter season, starting September right up to February. The summer and monsoons can get extremely hot and humid. There are buses and trains that ply from Delhi to Meerut and taxis there on to Hastinapur. A cab can also be hired from Delhi for the entire journey and be used within Hastinapur, as the town has practically no means of public transportation.

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Hastinapur, Uttar Pradesh

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Sachin sharan

Good for adventure
Hastinapur, Uttar Pradesh

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Sachin sharan

Good for adventure
Hastinapur, Uttar Pradesh

Photo by

Sachin sharan

Good for adventure

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