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13 Best Places To Visit In Meerut


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1. The Augharnath Temple in Meerut, also known as the Kali Paltan Mandir, is the oldest Shiva temple in the city and also the most frequented. The Shiva Linga at this temple is believed to be a Swayambhu (self-manifested), making it a popular attraction among the devotees of Lord Shiva.


2. Shapir or Shahpeer Sahab ki Dargah is a mausoleum in Meerut constructed during Mughal Era by the queen, Noor Jahan. It was built in 1628 to honour a local Muslim Hazrat Shahpeer who is said to be the teacher of the Emperor Jahangir and physician/advisor to the queen.


3. Hastinapur is an ancient town which was the centre to the glorious tales of the epic Mahabharata. Situated on the banks of Ganga near Meerut in UP, Hastinapur is also the birth place of three Jain Teerthankara, and it has become an important centre of pilgrimage for the Jains.


4. Translating to ‘Draupadi’s Kitchen’, this monument is set on the banks of the Buriganga River in Meerut. Legend has it that Draupadi, the wife of the Pandavas, cooked meals here for the entire family. It is a thrilling place for people who love history and epic tales.


5. Built in memory of the 1857 revolt, the Shaheed Smarak is one of the most seasoned and well-maintained places in Meerut. Located quite close to the Company Gardens, this memorial hosts events during important Indian national holidays.


6. The Saint John's Church of Meerut is one of the oldest churches in Northern India and also one of the biggest with 3000 people seating capacity. The church is built on a very traditional style and has lush greenery surrounded by it. The motto of the parish is Unity, Witness, and Service which is strictly followed there.


7. Bhole ki Jhaal is an important dam that is responsible for providing most of the electricity in the Meerut region. It is also commonly called Salawa ki Jhaal. The area around this dam is a popular picnic spot in the city frequented by both locals and tourists to take in the natural beauty and tranquillity.


8. If you want a slice of history, Vidura Ka Tila is the place to be in Meerut. Watch the epic of the Mahabharata play out as you visit Vidur Ka Tila; an archaeological site full of 50-60 feet tall mounds. The area is said to be the former abode of Vidura, the intellectual minister of the Kauravas.


9. For a fascinating insight into Jain culture and tradition, the Digambar Jain Temple in Meerut holds all the answers. Dating back thousands of years, this temple houses two important altars. The shrine of Tikal Wale Bala is believed to be generous – all wishes are said to be granted by this ancient deity.


10. The Mustafa Castle, one of the historic and grand landmarks in the city of Meerut was built in the memory of Nawab Mustafa Khan Shaifta, a renowned poet and critic of his era, by his son, Nawab Mohammad Ishak Khan in 1900. The castle is popularly recognised for its distinguished architecture and its historical importance.


11. Gandhi Bagh is one of the oldest parks in Meerut which was set up by East India Company. It is located on Mall Road, not very far away from the city and is famous for the musical fountain show which happens every evening. This famous British spot has lush greenery with mango, mulberry, and bamboo trees.


12. A popular spot in Meerut, Suraj Kund was built by Lawar Jawaharlal, a businessman, in the early eighteenth century. This green spot is a great place for walking, jogging or even just relaxing.


13. The Fantasy World Water Park in Meerut located along the National Highway 58 hosts an array of water activities for both children and adults.