In the entire Uttar Pradesh, Meerut is considered to be a significant destination for the tourists. One can observe several significant structures having historical as well as cultural importance such as numerous churches and cathedrals namely the St. John’s Church. Another place worth visiting is the Vilveshwarnath Temple. Other places of tourist appeal include the Dargah of Shahpir, the Hastinapur Wildlife Sanctuary, the Martyr’s Memorial.
PLACES TO SEE
Baba Augharh Nath Temple (Kali Paitan Mandir): This Baba Augharh Nath Temple has been constructed in the name of Lord Shiva. It is believed that the soldiers of Kali Paltan, which is a component of the British Army, used to come here to satisfy their yearning for water.
Shahid Smark and Government Freedom Struggle Museum Meerut: This museum is linked with the initial struggle for independence in the year 1857. The ground of this structure is set against the backdrop of well ornamented, plush luxurious greeneries. A Shahid Stambh is also present within its compounds. A museum related to the first struggle of India for independence, is situated in the grounds of the Shahid Smark. One can find several items in the display of the museum such as documents and cultural items linked to the magnificence past reflecting the significant events of the struggle for independence in the yeat 1857. There are two main galleries naming Gallery 1 and Gallery 2.
St. John Church and Cemetery: This structure has been constructed during the period of British Colonialism. The architectural style of this structure is worth seeing. Close to the cemetery, the Church is located. Here, at the cemetery, one can observe the graves of the British people and also those of their family members, who died during the struggle in the year 1857.
Mausoleum of Shahpir: The existence of the structure can be traced back to the time of 17th century A.D. This architecture has been constructed with red stone. All round the year people come here in large number. It is popularly called the Makbara of Sufi Saint Shahapir.
Gandhi Bagh: The repairing and conservation of the Gandhi Bagh is undertaken by the Cantt. Board Meerut. One can spend a leisurely and enjoyable time here.
Suraj Kund Park: The repairing and conservation of this park is undertaken by the Municipal Corporation of Meerut. The park is set against a backdrop of plush greeneries and different types of plants. As per mythical stories, this is the place, where the King Kama of the Mahabharata period presented his Kawach & Kundal to the Sun God here.
Victoria Park: The significance of this location dates back to the time of India’s first struggle for independence in the year 1857.
HOW TO REACH MEERUT
By Air: The airport in Delhi is the closest airport. It is situated at a distance of 99 Kms from Meerut.
By Rail: Meerut has got its own railway stations.
By Road: This place is connected via state run buses, taxis, private cars as well as private coaches.