Meerut is a city in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Meerut is an ancient city. In Meerut, settlements and surrounding areas are found around the Indus Valley Civilization. This city is also called the Sports City Of India. Plenty of sports equipment is produced here. The largest exhibition of musical instruments in the city.

The city of Meerut is believed to have been founded by Maya, the father of Mandodari in the Indian epic Ramayana. Since Meerut served as the capital of Maya, it is sometimes referred to as “Ravana’s father-in-law”.The city is also religiously famous for its Ramayana.

The city hosts a fair every year which is organized by the municipality. Named Navchandi Melo, the fair starts around Holi. The main exhibits of this fair are the artistic and religious rituals followed in rural Uttar Pradesh.

Most famous place in Meerut 

Augharnath Temple

This temple is also known as Kali Paltan Temple. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple is considered to be the oldest Shiva temple in the city. It is believed that Shivling is considered to be spontaneous in this temple, which makes it a popular attraction among the devotees of Lord Shiva. The temple’s historical significance stems out from the fact that it played an important role during the Freedom Struggle. Apart from the linga of Lord Shiva, the temples of Radha Krishna and Goddess Durga are also located in this temple premises.


‘Draupadi’s Kitchen’ which is a monument established on the banks of the river Buriganga.This place is associated with Ramayana. According to Hindu mythology, Draupadi made cooking for everyone here. When Lord Krishna came to visit this place and told him to have dinner, Draupadi did not have anything, so Lord Krishna built a miraculous ship. Who created an unlimited supply of gorgeous food in Draupadi’s kitchen, and this place marks this wonderful feat.

Gandhi Bagh

Gandhi Bagh was established by the East India Company. This place is very famous for one-day trips for the people located in Meerut. There are boating and water fountains in the lake to attract children. The park is also known as the “Company Garden“.

Shahid Smarak

The monument commemorates the 1857 uprising. The memorial company is located near the garden. The memorial hosts events during important Indian national holidays. There is a government freedom struggle museum located here which was built in 1997. The museum also cites two galleries showcasing some artifacts and paintings of the time.

Digambar Jain Temple

Equipped with Jain culture and tradition, this temple houses the main idol of Lord Parshvanath. Digambar Jain Temple is considered to be the oldest Jain temple in Meerut. Five minor altars complete the Digambar Jain Temple, with tall spires as well.

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