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Ghaziabad

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"Gateway of Uttar Pradesh"

Ghaziabad Tourism

Ghaziabad can be best described as the "Gateway to Uttar Pradesh". Given its proximity to the national capital, the social life of the rapidly developing town is intertwined with that of Delhi. The city has evolved as one of the dynamic industrial centres in the country, and it booms with the urbane culture of the neighbouring metro town. Other than the queuing traffic, bustling markets and the millennial crowd, Ghaziabad also wakes up to increasing number of multiplexes, better-planned roads and surpassing flyovers. Emerging as the industrial hub of India, Ghaziabad is a hotspot for a lot of industries including electric locomotive and EMU trains, bicycles, tapestry, pottery, paint and varnish, metal chains, etc.

The city has evolved as one of the most dynamic Industrial cities in the country. Ghaziabad takes a step towards triumph everyday, be it in the field of infrastructure, education or Industrial developments. Apart from all this Ghaziabad serves its tourist with numerous shopping malls, movie theatres, restaurants and night clubs.

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Gateway Of Uttar Pradesh

Ghaziabad, also known as the "Gateway of Uttar Pradesh", is a part of the NCR of Delhi. The city shares a historical affinity with the Mughals and their rich cultural past. An industrial, educational and commercial centre, Ghaziabad is another fast emerging and rapidly developing city of the state of Uttar Pradesh. The city has a couple of tourist attractions, ideal for one-day getaways.

History of Ghaziabad

The studies and excavations made on the Kaseri mound at the banks of river Hindon prove that the history of Ghaziabad dates back to 2500 BC. The myth also suggests the existence of the city in the times of Mahabharat. The fort at Loni has been associated with the Ramayan. The city was founded in AD 1740 by the Wazir (minister) Ghazi-uddin of Mughal empire, who named the city after himself- Ghaziuddin Nagar. Later it was shortened and came to be known as Ghaziabad. Situated on the banks of river Hindon, the town served as the picnic spot for the Royal family for a long time. Meanwhile, it was ruled by several emperors including Mohammad-bin-Tughlaq, Taimur, Mughals, Marathas etc. The village of Kot is famously linked with the reign of king Samudragupta as he performed several Ashvamedh Yagnas. Ghaziabad was also associated with the Indian independence movement from the British rebellion of 1857-58. This war is also called as the first war of independence in the nation. Until 1976, Ghaziabad was a tehsil in the district of Meerut. Following which, it became an independent district, and it has been growing ever since, by leaps and bounds.

Restaurants and Local Food in Ghaziabad

There are many restaurants, dhabas or hotels that are multi-cuisine. You can eat Italian dishes like pizzas or pastas, or maybe Chinese noodles, momos, manchurian. And if you prefer Indian cuisine, the options are unlimited. There are south Indian dosa, idli, uttapam or Gujrati phaphda, dhokla which are easily available and are great in taste, at reasonable prices. Talking about north Indian cuisine, Rajma chawal and chhole bhature are the most loved dishes. Apart from these, for lighter snacking there are sweet corn stalls usually spotted in malls or market areas. And representing the touch of Uttar Pradesh, there are numerous chaat waalas which serve delicious chaats to retreat your taste buds
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One Day Itinerary

Ghaziabad is ideal for a single-day getaway. You can head towards the Garhmukteshwar area and visit the Mukteshwar Temple, MeeraBai ki Reti and Nahush Koop. You can spend the rest of the evening at various malls in the city or at Masuri. Alternatively, you can visit the Hastinapur Wildlife Sanctuary and spend your day there.

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Holidify's Opinion

What's Great?

Industrial, Commercial and Educational hub.

What's Not So Great?

Not a tourist hotspot.

For Whom?

Ideal for weekend picnics, business conclaves, commercial meets and students pursuing higher education.

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How To Reach Ghaziabad

Ghaziabad is well connected via roadways and railways. The nearest airport is the Indira Gandhi International Airport, 45 km from the city.

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Rohit Shroff 1 year ago
- Be mindful of pickpockets and be extra careful especially at nights since safety might be a concern
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