Meerut

Meerut, is a city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is an ancient city with settlements dating back to the Indus Valley civilisation having been found in and around the area. Meerut is well known as the land of revolutions and mutinies, as the first war of Indian Independence in 1857 took place over here.

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Ashtapad, Meerut
40 kms from Meerut city limits
Architecture

The Ashtapad Teerth is one of the major religious and tourist attractions in Meerut. It is located in Hastinapur in Meerut, nearly 40 kms away from Meerut city and Meerut City Railway Junction. It is a 151 feet high temple having four statues of Bhagwan Rishabhadev Ji facing in all the four directions with four Rang Mandaps (gates) attached with prayer halls.

The Ashtapad Teerth was founded by the Shri Hastinapur Jain Shwetambar Tirth Trust on January 31, 1996. It was inaugurated by Acharya Bhagwant Shrimad Vijay Indrditra Surishwar and is a shrine dedicated to Bhagwan Shri Adinath J...

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Augharnath Temple is a Hindu temple situated on the Shiva Gurudwara Road in the Cantonment region in the city of Meerut in Uttar Pradesh, India. It is located at a distance of 3. 4 km from the city centre and can be reached by car or bus.

The Augharnath Temple is one of the oldest Temples in Meerut city and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Temple holds a great significance in the History of India and is also called as the ‘Kali Paltan Mandir. It is situated near the army barracks and housed many freedom fighters who came to visit and meet the head of army called the Kali Paltan ...

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Baccha Park, Meerut
Within Meerut city limits
ArchitectureNature

Baccha park is also known as a mini park of Meerut. It is located in Karimnagar. An anonymous government official started the garden secretly. It is located in the heart of the city near a hospital. Another pretty famous park called 'Ladies Park' also lies in affinity to it.

The park has range of elegant manmade bridges and waterfalls. The beauty of this garden is just not limited to its manicured lawns but, a tinge of Persian style of architecture is the fifth star to it. The garden is laid around central colourful fountain.

As the name suggest 'Baccha' in Baccha park is p...

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Bale Miyan Ki Dargah, Meerut
4.9 kms from Meerut city limits

The Dargah of Bale Miyan was built by Mamluk Dynasty ruler Qutb-ud-din Aibak of the Delhi Sultanate in 1194 in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. It was built in the memory of Ghazi Saiyyad Salar Masud, also known as Bale Miyan. It is located near Chandi Devi Mandir, almost 3 km from the city center and 4. 9 kms from the Meerut City Junction.

The Dargah of Bale Miyan is also known as Bale Miyan ki Dargah. The Navchandi Devi Mandir and the Dargah of Bale Miyan are so situated that they face one another. Historically, these two religious places have been a mark of unity between the two religions. ...

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Bhagat Square, Meerut
3.6 kms from Meerut city limits
Nature

Bhagat Square is a Historical Landmark located at Meerut Cantt, in Uttar Pradesh. It is 3. 6 kms from Meerut's city center and is situated just outside Meerut's Pine War Memorial.

Bhagat Square is located at the bustling intersection of Mall road, Station road, Race road, and Circular road. Despite that, the landmark is quiet and peaceful.

Bhagat Square stands tall at the cantonment intersection and is a perfect representation of the Indian soldiers’ fight for justice. Once there, visitors are encouraged to enjoy the natural beauty of the location. As they enter th...

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Bhai Dharam Singh Gurudwara, Hastinapur
40 kms from Meerut city limits
Food

Bhai Dharam Singh Gurudwara is a beautiful Gurudwara located in Saifpur village near Hastinapur. It is one of the holiest pilgrimage for Sikh community. It is located outside the city limits and is 2. 5 km away from Hastinapur and around 40 kms from Meerut.

Bhai Dharam Singh Gurudwara is a gurudwara located in Saifpur village, which is 2. 5 km away from the town of Hastinapur. It is dedicated to Bhai Dharam Singh, one of the five Sikhs of Panj Piare who created the first batch of Khalsa and received the Khanda di Pahul or the rites of the two-edged sword from Guru Gobind Singh. Bo...

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Bhole ka Jal (Meerut)
40 kms from Meerut city limits
WaterNature

Bhole ka Jal is named after Lord Shiva(Bholenath) and is situated near a temple abode to Lord Shiva and Parvati Ji. A branch of Ganga flows across this place and the water is considered holy. It is located at a distance of about 40 kms from Meerut on Baghpat road.

It has a British time power plant, a network of canals and a water treatment plant which are actually the main attraction of the place. A small rivulet runs through it where people enjoy a relaxing swim or a quick bath during summers. One can also learn about the different techniques of water usage,transportation and tr...

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Digamber Jain Bada Mandir, Hastinapur is one of the major tourist attractions in the country and the oldest temple complex in the city. Located at a distance of 38 kms from the Meerut District in U. P. , Digamber Jain Bada Mandir is one of the most prestigious pilgrimage sites for the Jain community. The temple is renowned for its rich history, serene experience and service to the community.

Shri Digamber Jain Bada Mandir is the oldest Jain temple in Hastinapur. The roots of the temple were laid down in the year of 1174 when the 5'11 tall idol of Bhagwan Shantinath was installed by...

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The Ecological Park is located near the Augarnath temple, 2. 4 km away from the city center of Meerut and 2. 2 km away from the Meerut City Railway Junction. It is one of the most famous parks in the city and it was built for the recreation and sustainability purposes of the Indian Army personnel that were posted in the City Cantonment.

The Ecological Park consists of a variety of trees and plants which make it a thriving destination for the enthusiasts of nature and tree lovers. The atmosphere is quite relaxing and visitors come at the weekends or during holidays for picnics. Even t...

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Gandhi Park, Meerut
Within Meerut city limits
Nature

Gandhi Park also known as Company Garden, is a gifted destination to Meerut's prestige. It is a semi-natural space kept aside from the busy lifestyle of Meerut. Adorably known for recreational and enjoyment purposes. Presently it's maintained by Meerut Cantonment Board but it was really embarked by East India Company. It reminds tourist about tinge of our unassertive past.

Since, it's a perfect place with leisure facilities for family, the mosaic park is visited by over 5000 people daily. That comes up to more than 12 million visitors since inception of this Edan. Gandhi Park society...

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Government Freedom Struggle Museum, established in 1997, is one of the main attractions in the Meerut City for visitors looking for a peak in the city's rich history and contribution in the freedom struggle. The museum is located at a distance of mere 1. 5 km from the Meerut city centre, well within the city limits. The museum is also just 6km away from Delhi Road within the compound of Martyr's Memorial or Shaheed Stambh, in the cantonment area in Meerut, U. P.

The Government Freedom Struggle Museum is rich in India's freedom struggle history and houses many stamps, collectables, ...

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Hastinapur Wildlife Sanctuary is a national park in Hastinapur Kaurwan, Uttar Pradesh. It covers 2073 square kilometers and is located at a distance of 37 kms from Meerut. From Meerut buses are available from 7 am to 8:30 pm. One can also take the National Highway No. 119 to arrive at Hastinapur and take in some scenic views along the way.

Hastinapur Sanctuary was founded in 1986. It lies on the western bank of the river Ganga and is named after the ancient city of Hastinapur. The wildlife here ranges from wild pigs, tigers, hyenas, to birds of prey and, even our national bird, ...

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Jain Jambudweep Mandir, Hastinapur is one of the major tourist attractions in the country. Located at a distance of 40 Kms from the Meerut District in U. P. , Jain Jambudweep Mandir is one of the most prestigious pilgrimage sites for the Jain community. The temple is widely known for its rich history, cleanliness and rejuvenating experience.

Jain Jambudweep Mandir was built by the tireless and dedicated efforts of the highly respected and renowned Jain Saadhvi, Param Pujya Shiromani Shri Gyanmati Mataji. It is believed by the devotees that the Saadhvi saw the vision of a grand Madh...

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Jama Masjid in Meerut is the sacred mosque for the followers of Islam. It was built by the Wazir of Sultan Mahmud Ghaznavi, Hassan Mahid, in the year 1019. It is located in the kotwali area of Meerut at a walking distance from the centre of the city. Jama Masjid is considered to be the first of it's kind in the entire northern part of India meaning that it is the oldest and the first mosque to be built in the region.

Being an ancient building, it was refurbished by the Mughal Emperor Humayun in the 1500s. The tomb of Ghazi Sayyad Salar Masud, an Islamic saint was constructed by t...

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Kailash Parvat, located in the Hastinapur city, is one of the major tourist attractions in the city. Kailash Parvat is located at a distance of 40 Kms from the Meerut district of U. P. via NH34. This huge compound comprising of many temples and monuments is of great religious importance to the Jain community.

Kailash Parvat in Hastinapur shares its name with the renowned snow-clad mountain in the Himalayas. It is believed by the Jain community that the First Teerathankar of the Jain religion, Bhagwan Rishabhdev attained salvation on the snow-clad mountain of Himalayas. Because it i...

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Kali Paltan Mandir, Meerut
Within Meerut city limits
History

Kali Paltan Mandir is a Hindu temple located in Meerut Cantt, Uttar Pradesh. It is situated at a distance of 2. 5 kilometers from Meerut's city center. This temple is a significant part of Meerut because of its role in India's history.

The Kali Paltan Mandir got its name from the army personnel who were called Kali Paltan. It was located in close proximity to the army barracks and it provided a safe haven to the fighters. The Kali Paltans used to make use of the place as a meeting point. It is therefore significant for its religious significance, and also for the tremendous role...

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Karan Mandir, Hastinapur
40 kms from Meerut city limits
HistoryNatureWater

Karan Mandir is a historic temple located in Hastinapur, Uttar Pradesh. It is dedicated to hindu deity Lord Shiva. It is located within city limits and is 2 km from city center.

The Karan Temple, claimed to date to about 4000 B. C. is situated near to Pandeshwar Temple, on the bank of an old ravine of the Ganga. The shivling inside the Karan Temple is said to have been established by Karna, one of the central figures in the epic Mahabharata. The legend is that after worshipping daily, the Sun’s son Karna used to donate 50 kg gold daily to the temple. There used to be a temple of D...

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Mansa Devi temple is one of the renowned temples of India for the inclusion of adventure with devotion. This temple is on the hapur road approx. 4-5 kms from Shastri Nagar. It is an ancient Sidhpeeth located in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh aside the 'government medical college' in Meerut. Predominantly, it is a Hindu sacred place but devotees of other beliefs are also embraced here warmly.

The term 'Mansa' in Mansa Devi have a noteworthy meaning. According to the Hindu mythology 'Mansa' symbolize for fulfilling wishes and bountiful happiness. That's why admirers and residents believe in its...

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Mustafa Castle, Meerut
Within Meerut city limits
ArtArchitecture

The striking Mustafa Castle is located in the Cantonment area of the city Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India. It is one of the greatest landmarks of the city which holds important History of the country. It is situated at a distance of 3 km from the city centre and can be easily reached by car, bus or autorickshaws.

Built in 1900 by Nawab Mohammad Ishak Khan, the building is a splendid example of great architecture. The Nawab built the castle in the memory of his father Nawab Mustafa Khan Shefta who was a very famous Urdu poet. The castle was also an important centre where the national...

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Nishiaji are the ancient ashrams near Meerut where pilgrims can see the footprints of various Jain Tirthankaras inscribed on marble stones. It is an important religious site located about 1. 5 km away from the main city.

In Jainism, a Tirthankara is a saviour and spiritual teacher of the dharma (righteous path). The word tirthankara signifies the founder of a tirtha, which is a fordable passage across the sea of interminable births and deaths, the sa?sara. According to Jains, a tirthankara is a rare individual who has conquered the sa?sara, the cycle of death and rebirth, on his own...

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Sardhana Church (Meerut)
20 kms from Meerut city limits
ArchitectureHistory

Sardhana Church which is also known as Basilica of Our Lady of Graces, is a Roman Catholic church in Sardhana. It is located at a distance of about 20 kms to the north-west of Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. It is dedicated to Virgin Mary and was built in 1809 by Begum Samru who converted to Roman Catholicism in 1781.

The church is the largest in North India costing around 4 lakh rupees for construction; which was a huge amount in those days. The altar and it's surrounds are of marble set with coloured stones and the interior is of the highest craftmanship. The church is known for the use o...

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The Shahi Eid Gah in Meerut is a historic 600 year old mosque, located about a kilometer away from the main city, built by Nasir ud din Mahmud, the youngest son of Iltutmish, the eighth Sultan of the Delhi Sultanate. It is a huge mosque and can comfortably accommodate more than one lakh people at a time. The architecture and Mughal carvings of the Shahi Eid Gah reflect the prosperous Delhi sultanate period in India.

Eid Gah is a term used in South Asian Islamic culture for the open-air enclosure reserved for Eid Salah, Islamic prayer offered in the morning of Eid al-Fitr. The very f...

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Shahid Smarak, Meerut
6 kms from Meerut city limits
HistoryArt

Shahid Smarak is located on the Westend Road in Meerut in Uttar Pradesh, India. Located at a distance of 6 kms from the city centre, The Shahid Smarak is one of the best tourist place in Meerut. It can be easily reached via car, bus, autorickshaws.

The Shahid Smarak is mainly built in the memory of the Martyrs who sacrificed their lives in the first war of Independence of 1857. It has decorated lush green compounds which are pleasing to the eye. There is a Government first freedom struggle (1857) museum which consists of 2 galleries. Each glorifies certain important aspects of th...

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Shahpeer Gate is one of the oldest and most prestigious monuments in Meerut. The monument is located near the Suraj Kund Park at a distance of mere 1. 3 km from Meerut, U. P. The entire mausoleum area is surrounded by one of the most famous markets in the city.

Shahpeer Gate was constructed by a local Jagirdar referred as Rajaji in the year of 1829 as a part of the tomb known as Shahpeer ki dargah. The tomb was constructed in the year 1620 by Noor Jahan, the wife of ruler Jahangir, in the memory of Hazrat Shahpeer. Hazrat Shahpeer was a teacher to the ruler Jahangir. The monument i...

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Shahpeer Sahab ki Dargah, also known as Shahpeer's Mausoleum, is a Mughal mausoleum that was erected by the empress Nur Jahan in 1628. It was built in the honor of a local Muslim Hazrat Shahpeer. It is located 800 m away from the city center of Meerut and 4. 1 km away from the Meerut City Railway Junction.

Shahpeer Sahab ki Dargah is a red stone structure that was partly built and still remains incomplete till date. The main tomb lacks a roof and it is said that Shahpeer was the teacher of Mughal Emperor Jahangir. The Dargah is now listed by the Archaeological Survey of India as a na...

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Shashtri Nagar Market, Meerut
Within Meerut city limits
Food

Shashtri(Shastri) Nagar Market, or Central Market, Meerut, is not only well known for its innumerable shopping options, but also for its 'Meerutness' which offers visitors a peek into the day-to-day lives of the locals. The Market features stalls and shops with affordable items such as clothes, hosiery, accessories, items of daily use, eatable and of course the crowds, among other things. It is located about 3 km away from the city and caters to lakhs of people visiting Shastri Nagar.

The shops of Shashtri Nagar Market (Central Market) promise goods for every budget and every age. T...

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Shri Shantinath Digamber Jain temple is considered to be the oldest temple in Meerut amongst 40 Jain temples. There is a statue of Shri Shantinath in it who happens to be the main deity of the temple. The Indian government preserves the temple for it's ancient art works, including the different Jain Digamber statues. It is located at a distance of 38 kms from Meerut.

The main temple was built in the year 1801 under the auspices of Raja Harsukh Rai. Along with the principal deity of Shri Shantinath, the altar also has idols of two other Tirthankaras, Shri Kunthunath and Shri Arana...

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St. John's Church, Meerut
Within Meerut city limits
History

St. John's Church is the oldest church in North India. It is located in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. Monumentation work was founded by Captain George in Hutchinson, 1819. The great building was build in such a way that it can accommodate 3000 people at the time.

St. John's Church is also known as 'Saint John the Bapist Church' in the diocese of Agra. A British Army captain Rev. Henry Fischer was its founder. Monumentary design consists of classical model influenced by ancient British church and its forms and principles. Its wooden work typically represents an exemplary standard within a t...

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Suraj Kund Park, Meerut
Within Meerut city limits
WaterWildlife

Suraj Kund Park is one of the most famous tourist site in Meerut. It is located on lane number 3 in Gandhi Nagar, Meerut, India. It lies at a distance of 2. 5 km from the city centre and can be reached by car, autorickshaw or bus.

Suraj Kund Park is one of the very few tourist locations in Meerut. The park consists of a pond located in the centre which has a mythological significance. The pond was constructed in 1714 by Lawar Jawahar Lal who was a rich merchant. As the mythology goes, it is believed that Karna (from Mahabharata) had sacrificed his Kawach (protective shield) and Ku...

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Tiranga Jhanda Gate, Meerut
4.9 kms from Meerut city limits
HistoryArchitecture

Tiranga Jhanda Gate is one of the major tourists attractions in the Meerut City. This historical landmark is located in Nauchandi at a distance of merely 3 Km from the Meerut City and at a distance of 4. 9 Kms from the Meerut City Railway Junction, U. P.

The Tiranga Jhanda Gate was built by the government after the 1971 India-Pakistan War to honour those who gave their lives in the war. The Gate is built completely of Whitestone. This half-oval shaped gate has a magnificent Tiranga (the Tricolour) sitting on the top of it like a crown. The Ashoka Chakra of the Tricolour is fitted w...

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Victoria Park Bhama Shah Park, Meerut
Within Meerut city limits

Victoria Park, now known as Bhama Shah Park, is one of the major sports facilities in the City. It is located on the Circuit house road, at a distance of 2. 5 Km from the city centre of Meerut district in Uttar Pradesh.

The park is the most famous cricketing landmark in the city. The Victoria Park houses the city's biggest practice facility known as Bhamashah Park Cricket Academy. It also houses an indoor swimming pool and a large open ground used for coaching fresh talent. Cricket enthusiasts from all over the city visit the park to train and watch cricket. The park conducts many ...

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