Here are the top 6 tourist attractions to see in Aligarh:

1. Jama Masjid Aligarh

3 km
from city center
1 out of 6
places to visit in Aligarh

Jama Masjid is the oldest historical monument located in the Upper Fort area of Aligarh, the highest point in the city. Described as Asia's highest gold mosque, its dome and minarets are made of pure gold, unlike any other mosque in Asia. It is also the first mosque in India housing tombs of the martyrs, also known as Ganj-e-Shaheedan (Martyrs' colony).

2. Aligarh Fort

2 km
from city center
2 out of 6
places to visit in Aligarh

Aligarh Fort, also known as Aligarh Quila, is one of India's strongest forts. Popularly called as "Bonay Chor ka Kila" (dwarf thief's fort), it represents historic Islamic influences through its exquisite architecture and intricate symbolic carvings, though most of it is in ruins now.

3. Sir Syed House Museum

2 km
from city center
3 out of 6
places to visit in Aligarh

Sir Syed House Museum, located in the Aligarh Muslim University, is a well-known art gallery amongst the locals. Formerly the museum was Sir Syed’s home, the founder of Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental College (which was converted into Aligarh Muslim University in 1920).

4. Khereshwar Temple

1 km
from city center
4 out of 6
places to visit in Aligarh

Located in Aligarh, the Khereshwar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is known for the holy Shiva linga, which is so small that it is popularly known as Invisible Shiva linga. Other highlights of the temple include metallic mural engraved ceiling and brass idols of other Hindu deities.

5. Naqvi Park Aligarh

2 km
from city center
5 out of 6
places to visit in Aligarh

Naqvi Park is one of the most popular and visited parks of Aligarh. Also known as Rajkeey Udhhan Jawahar Park, the park is well-known for its lush green surroundings and fountains. It also houses walking paths and playgrounds as well as a plant nursery open for sale.

6. SkyHigh

2 km
from city center
6 out of 6
places to visit in Aligarh

Sky High is the only internationally recognised sky-diving drop zone in India. A foreign affiliate of United States Parachute Association (USPA), it the only commercial skydiving company in India. The participants are provided with a certificate and merchandise after successful completion of their dive.

FAQs on Aligarh

How can I commute within Aligarh?

The city has frequent buses and auto services that make travelling inside the city easy and comfortable. Car rental services such as Ola, Uber, Meru are also available.
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What are the top sightseeing places in Aligarh?

The top sightseeing places in Aligarh are Jama Masjid Aligarh, Aligarh Fort, Sir Syed House Museum, Khereshwar Temple, Naqvi Park Aligarh, SkyHigh.

Can you suggest an itinerary for Aligarh?

Day 1: Reach Aligarh by morning. Have breakfast and freshen up. Start your tour around the city by visiting the famous Aligarh Fort near Ghantaghar Circle. The fort is a beautiful example of the fusion of Indian and French style of architecture. Next, visit the Jama Masjid, outside which you are sure to find amazing street food. Your next stop should be the Aligarh Muslim University, founded by Sir Syed Ahmad Khan in 1875. Close to the University is Sir Syed's House, which is also a must visit if you are in Aligarh. You can go shopping in the evening at Centre Point and the Great Value Mall.

Day 2: You can start your day by visiting the Kheereshwar Temple, a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. After this, you can go to Baba Barchi Bahadur Dargah which is almost 600 years old. After this, you can stop for lunch and continue your tour with Maulana Azad Library, one of the largest libraries in the whole of Asia. You can end the day after visiting the Dor Fortress, although it is in ruins today.

Day 3: You can use the last day to visit Teerthdham Mangalayatan, a religious centre in Aligarh. Next, you can go to Chacha Nehru Gyan Pushp, an educational museum founded in 1982. You can also visit the Hakim Karam Hussain Museum and Shekha Lake. End the day after visiting Nagliya, a small village that is popular for its Black Deer Conservation Reserve.
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