Aligarh is one of the prominent cities in the state of Uttar
Pradesh. It is called as the University Town primarily because of the Aligarh
Muslim University which has constantly produced a class of intellectuals. It holds
great historical importance since the time of the British Empire as it was
grounds for various movements. The city is world famous for its lock industry
and the locks are exported all over the world. People who want to know about
India’s roots since the British Empire should definitely visit Aligarh.
Places to see:
Aligarh Fort: It is
located on the Grand Trunk road. It is constructed in the shape of a regular
polygon. It was built under the regime of Ibrahim Lodhi of the Lodhi dynasty
and later rebuilt by Sabit Khan. Later, it became the base camp for the
battalions of Madhavrao Scindhia.
University Campus: Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) is one of the pioneer institutes
in the field of education. This university has various specimens ranging from
science, sculptures, terracotta, paintings, textiles, coins, etc. It also has a
Chacha Nehru Gyan
Pushp: It is an educational museum situated on the Ramghat Road in Aligarh.
It has a large collection of stamps, coins, paintings, rocks, minerals, shells,
gems, medals, stones, science specimens and equipments and ancient dresses.
Naqvi Park: It is
situated close to the University Campus.
The Mangalayatan: It
is a Jain pilgrimage complex and is one of the few of its kind in India. It is
taken care of by Shri Adinath Kund-Kund Kahan Digamber Jain Trust. The complex
takes part in various social services and activities.
How to reach:
By air: The
nearest airport in the Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi which is 160
By rail: Aligarh
junction is the main railway station which connects Aligarh to many cities of
India by train.
By road: Masoodabad
Bus Terminal and Gandhi Park Bus Terminal are the two main bus stands. UPSRTC
buses connect Aligarh to various cities within Uttar Pradesh.