GHAZIABAD

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Location: Uttar Pradesh
Main Attraction: Garh Mukteshwar
Founded By: Ghaz-Ud-Din
Languages: Hindi, English

Ghaziabad is located at northern part of Uttar Pradesh. Established in 1976, this rapidly developing town comprises the part of the upper ganges plain, historically known as the land east of Sapta Sindu (seven rivers). Garhmukteshwar is one of the major tourist places.

Ghaziabad was founded in 1740 by Ghaz-ud-din, the vazir of south India's king Salawat Jung. The city was formerly called Ghaziuddinnagar. According to a legend, sage Vishravamuni used to reside near the present city of Ghaziabad.

PRIME ATTRACTIONS

Hastinapur Wildlife Sanctuary:
Founded in 1986, in Meerut, Ghaziabad, Bijnore and Jyotiba Phule Nagar, The Hastinapur Sanctuary sprawling in an area of 2073 sq. kms, is inhabited by varied types of wild animals like the swamp deer, chital, nilgai, wolf, leopard, hyena, gharial and wild boar.

Masuri:
Located on the banks of a canal, Masuri is an attractive picnic spot, lying at a short distance from Ghaziabad. The place is surrounded by lush green mango groves.

Garhmukteshwar:
Garhmukhteshwar is thronged throughout the year by devotees, who come over to Jarkhandeshwar Temple and Mukteshwar Mahadev Temple to pay their obeisance. Infact, the place is famous basically for the beautiful temples. The temples of Dudheshwar Nath and Durga Devi are also located in the city.

HOW TO GET THERE

Air: Delhi airport is at a distance of 30 km from Ghaziabad.

Rail: The railways link Ghaziabad to almost all the major cities.

Road: UP State Transport buses connect the city to the surrounding cities.

Local transport: For local transport, taxis, autorickshaws and cycle-rickshaws.

PLACES TO STAY

Shipra Hotel, A-8-A Ambedkar Marg, Ghaziabad.
Hotel Mela Plaza, C-3 Raj Nagar, District Centre, Ghaziabad.
Hindon Motel.
Hotel Skylark, Navyug Market.

NEARBY CITIES

¤ Meerut (46 km)
¤ Gurgaon (49 km)
¤ Aligarh (112 km)
¤ Hissar (183 km)

GENERAL INFORMATION

Area: 2,600 sq km.
Population: 271,730 (town).


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