Local Experiences

Meerut is a city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is an ancient city with settlements dating back to the Indus Valley Civilization having been found in and around the area and is said to be associated with earliest traditions of the Hindus according to which Maya, the father-in-law of Ravana, founded this place which has, therefore, been call Maidant-ka-Khera. According to another version Maya, a distinguished architect, got from king Yudhishther the land on which the city of Meerut now stands and he called this place Mayrashtra, a name which in course of time became shortened to Meerut. Tradition are so has it that the district formed part of the dominions of Mahipal, king of Indraprashta and the word Meerut is associated with his name.

The rich yet latent historic tales of the city attract numerous mythology and nature-lovers to the rustic grounds of this city.

Major attractions around Meerut

The true spirit of Meerut lies in its forgotten past. To discover the amusing fragments of the city's history, our concierge recommends the best places all over Meerut for you to gain a complete and fulfilled experience.

Mansa Devi Temple

Known for its ornate multilevel tower, Mansa Devi is reckoned one of the oldest religious places in the city. The temple is a revered shrine dedicated to Goddess Durga and is frequented by numerous devotees everyday to worship the mighty warrior. The temple is majorly popular for its exquisite architecture and authentic carvings & statues sustained over time. The complex of the temple also comprises of various other small shrines.

Hastinapur

Every child in Northern India recognises the name of this ancient city, over which's rule, the Great War of Mahabharata was fought between the Pandavas and Kauravas. Situated near the banks of the river Ganga, Hastinapur is a legend in itself and encompasses various tales of courage and deceit within its grounds for you to hear.

Kanch Ka Gurudwara

A Gurudwara is a place of worship for the Sikh community open 20 hours a day where people worship and bow down infront of the Gurugranth Sahib - The Holy Book of Sikhs. A Gurudwara feeds langar everyday free of cost to thousands visiting the place as an act of seva- service. One must visit the pious environment enlivened by shabads all day and walk barefoot amongst people coming from all walks of life.

Sahid Samarak

This is a Government Freedom Struggle Museum established in 1997 with an aim to preserve, collect and document our glorious past aa well as make it available for educational activities and creating awareness. Some postal stamps, pictures, post cards, memorial coins related to the events of 1857 and latter coins are also in the collection of the museum.

Surajkund Park

Adorned with a rich variety of flora and fauna, inside the park is a historical pond believed to be the place where Karna donated his swarna kawach to Lord Krishna. Due to it's mythological relevance, the Surajkund Pond is one of the most famous places in Meerut, and the pond is supplied with the water of river Ganga.

Augharnath Mandir

A popular place of worship in Meerut, Shri Aughdnath Shiva Temple in the Meerut Metropolis is an ancient Siddipith where people worshiped Shiva since ancient times. The Ladhukaya Shivalinga established in this temple is Swayambhu, who is a true fruit provider and is an auspicious Shiva Swaroop, who fulfills the wishes of the devotees from time immemorial. For this reason, it got its name Aughdnath Shiva Temple.

Sardhana Church

Boasting a resemblance with St. Peter Basilica of Rome, the Church of Sardhana is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. It is also popularly recognised as the Basilica of Our Lady of Graces. The church was founded by Begum Samru - a Muslim woman who married Walter Reinhardt Sombre - a European mercenary soldier.

Clock Tower (Ghantaghar)

The clock tower is a distinct landmark to a town or city and was generally established center of the town, or at the most popular place of it. During the British rule in India, several ghantaghars were built in different towns and cities, and many visit the one on Meerut to marvel at its sheer beauty and construction in that era.