Hapur attracts many tourists every year. The city has been a famous religious centre for Hindus since many decades. There are many temples, mosques and forts to visit. The government of Uttar Pradesh and private tourist operators provides good tourism facilities throughout the year.
Places to Visit in Hapur
Hapur has many tourist spots in vicinity which maybe of great interest to historians and students of religious discipline. However, there are certain places which attract tourists and should not be missed at all.
Garhmukteshwar is a holy place and has a considerable religious importance in the Hindu religion. Garhmukteshwar is situated at the banks of River Ganges and is famous for Ganga Fair that is organized every year on the full-moon day in the month of kartika. People come to take a dip in the holy Ganga. Another fair is held in the month of Jyaistha on the occasion of Dussehra and attracts lakhs of people every year.
Shiv Bari Mandir
Shiv Bari Mandir is an ancient temple which was built around 700 years ago. This beautiful temple is located at ‘sabli’ village and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is believed that the ‘Shivling’ in this temple rises a little upwards every year. People also believe that if a person visits this temple with a good and true intention, Lord Shiva fulfills all their wishes and dreams. It is around 8 km from Hapur city center (Tehsil Chopla).
Dudheshwar Nath Temple
Dudheshwar Nath Temple
Dudheshwar Nath Temple was built around 200 years ago. The temple is dedicated to Dudheshwar Nath and it attracts thousands of devotees on Janmashtmi. There is a story behind this temple which states that a Brahmana happened to cross the town and saw a cow digging a hole in the ground and she let her milk flow in that hole. People got impressed by this and built a temple here.
Chandi Mandir was built by Raja Harishchandra around 500 years ago. The temple is located in the city in ‘Subzi Mandi’ area which is 1 km from Hapur city center (Tehsil Chopla).
Ajrara is an old and historic village located at a distance of 15.5 km from Hapur. The place derived its name from a yogi called Ajaipal. He built a temple (thakurdwara) here and named it Ajaipara. The village is famous for a traditional table playing style, gharana-a-style. The style became famous after the name of the place and, therefore, it is called Ajrara Gharana.
In 1740, Jats emerged as military power of India. The Jat ruler of Kuchesar built the Kuchesar fort. It is a mud fort which got captured in 1763 and was won back in 1782 by Jats. Main attraction of the fort is seven cannon turret built for protection from British forces. The descendants of Jat rulers still stay in a part of the fort, however, majority of it has been converted to hotel. It is located on NH24 between Gharmukteshwar and Hapur.
Best Time to Visit Hapur
Hapur has very hot and humid summers with temperature reaching up to 430C and it becomes quite unpleasant to roam around. The best time to visit Hapur is between October-March. Winters are extremely cold with fog in the month of December and January; one should avoid planning a trip during these months.
Cinema Halls in HapurCinema halls in Hapur are the favorite hangout place for movie lovers. The cinema halls in Hapur are:
Ghaziabad district, Hapur
OM Palace Cinema Hall
Pilkhuwa Road, Hapur
How to Reach Hapur
Hapur is well connected to the major cities in north India. Trains are readily available for cities like Lucknow, Ahmedabad, Guwahati, Amritsar, Ludhiana, Dehradun, Varanasi, Jammu, Gorakhpur etc. The nearest Airport is Delhi Airport. The road network is also very good. National highway 24 passes through the city and connects Delhi to Hapur. Buses and taxis are readily available from Delhi to Hapur throughout the day. Driving in own vehicle from New Delhi can also be fun owing to good road condition and availability of highway facilities.
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