Meerut, an ancient city in Uttar Pradesh, is located at a distance of about 70 km from New Delhi.
Renowned as a vibrant mass production centre for sports goods, musical instruments, cycle rickshaws and textiles, Meerut is rising as one of the most important industrial towns in India. Meerut boasts of an affluent history that dates back to the Harappan Civilization. According to the myths, the city of Meerut was founded as Mayarashtra by Mayasura, Ravana's father-in-law. Meerut encloses Hastinapur, a town that holds a strong significance in the pages of the epic Mahabharata.
Meerut is brimmed with a number of tourist hotspots that attracts tourists from all over the country. Gandhi Bagh or Company Garden located centrally in the town is among the popular places to visit in Meerut. Every evening, a musical fountain show is arranged inside this garden that attracts every visitor's attention. Another important place of tourist interest is Martyr's Memorial, which is situated at Bhainsali and contains manifestations of the first freedom struggle of India. Meerut sightseeing also includes a number of places that hold religious importance. St. John Church, Augarnath Temple, Jama Masjid, Mansa Devi Temple, Baleni, Suraj Kund, Basilica of Our Lady of Graces and Chandi Devi Temple are some of those places.
Located in the Doab region, Hastinapur houses some of the most famous tourist attractions in Meerut district. Owing to the number of Jain temples dotting the place, Hastinapur is highly revered as one of the main pilgrimage sites for Jains. Shri Digambar Jain Mandir, Jambudweep, Kailash Parvat and Shwetambar Jain are some of the famous temples located in this place.