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"Gateway to Uttar Pradesh"

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Ghaziabad can be best described as the "Gateway to Uttar Pradesh". Although geographically located in Uttar Pradesh, it forms part of the Delhi NCR (National Capital Region). Given its proximity to the national capital, the social life of the rapidly developing town is intertwined with that of Delhi. Ghaziabad has evolved as one of the dynamic industrial centres in India, 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 an increasing number of multiplexes, better-planned roads and surpassing flyovers. Emerging as the industrial hub of India, the urban town is a hotspot for a lot of industries including electric locomotive and EMU trains, bicycles, tapestry, pottery, paint and varnish, metal chains, etc.

Ghaziabad was found by Ghazi-ud-din in 1740, who called it Ghaziuddinnagar. Later, when the railway line of the city was established, the name was shortened to Ghaziabad. Interestingly, it serves as the major railway junction for North India.

Ghaziabad takes a step towards triumph every day, 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 to Uttar Pradesh

Formerly called as Ghazziuddinagar by its founder and Mughal king, Ghazi-ud-din in the mid-1700s, Ghaziabad, also known as the "Gateway of Uttar Pradesh". Lying on the UP-Delhi, Ghaziabad is part of the Delhi NCR.

The city not only encompasses rapid urbanisation through educational institutes, but it is also a great industrial and commercial sector in UP. Given its proximity to New Delhi, Ghaziabad is called the Gateway of UP as it functions as a vital route between UP and New Delhi, including Noida and other major cities within Uttar Pradesh as well. 

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-ud-din 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 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

Ghaziabad hosts lines of multi-cuisine restaurants, Punjabi eateries called dhabas and hotels. In addition to local street food and main courses from both North and South India, Ghaziabad also serves global food composing of Italian and Chinese cuisines.

This part of Uttar Pradesh also carries out its own flavours of Gujarati food such as Phaphda and Dhokla. The typical North Indian platter consisting of roti, rice, vegetables and dal (lentils curry) is the city's larger staple. Besides, Ghaziabad also has its own array of street food or chaat including sweet corn chaat, Chole Bhatura. 
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How to Reach Ghaziabad

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Located on the border of Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, Ghaziabad is well connected to all major cities in India by bus, trains, car and flights. Even though there is no direct flight to Ghaziabad, the nearest airport is just 45 Km away. For travelling to and from any nearby city of Uttar Pradesh or New Delhi, there is a well-connected network of regular bus and trains.

How to reach Ghaziabad by flight

Ghaziabad is connected to other cities in India through the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI), New Delhi located just 45 km away. Being one of the most important and biggest airports in the country, IGI Airport has regular flights to all big and small Indian cities. All Indian airlines operate daily flights from this airport, so connectivity is not an issue. 

The New Delhi Airport is also connected to all major international destinations in almost all countries. Every international, as well as, domestic flights operating to and from India, has connectivity through the Indira Gandhi International Airport.

Travelling from the airport to Ghaziabad is very convenient with easy availability of airport buses, pre-paid taxis, app-based taxis (like Ola and Uber), and the metro rail line that operates directly from the airport.

How to reach Ghaziabad by road

Ghaziabad is connected from all four sides through a good network of roads to all the cities in Uttar Pradesh, New Delhi, Uttarakhand and even Himachal Pradesh. With the easy availability of taxis and self-drive cars, travelling to and from Ghaziabad by road is a breeze.

How to reach Ghaziabad by train

Being a major railway junction in North India, Ghaziabad is connected to all the cities in India by a good network of daily and weekly trains. The Ghaziabad Railway Station (GZB) has several lines passing through it and some of the major routes include New Delhi, Allahabad, Kanpur and other cities in Uttar Pradesh. 

The Ghaziabad Railway Station is located centrally in the city which makes it very easy to travel to any point through different modes of local transportation like auto-rickshaws, taxis, and the metro.

How to reach Ghaziabad by bus

The Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) run regular AC and Non-AC buses to and from Ghaziabad. Private companies also run regular deluxe and luxury buses between Ghaziabad and the major nearby cities. Even though the traffic can be a bit daunting at times, the good conditions of the roads on most routes make the journey bearable.

Local transport in Ghaziabad

Since Ghaziabad is a major part of the Delhi NCR region, it has a wide network of local transportation options. For travelling shorter distances the cycle rickshaws and auto-rickshaws (locally known as vikrams) are your best bet. For travelling long distances, you can opt for app-based taxis (Ola, Uber, Meru and others), and local buses.

The first phase of Ghaziabad Metro Rail is a proposed project which would make connectivity within the NCR region much more convenient. 

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What is the best time to visit Ghaziabad?

Ghaziabad falls in the northern parts of India in the National Capital Region, so the climate gets extreme in summers and winters. The best time to plan a visit is late October to Early March when the temperature is pleasant for sightseeing.

December and January are the winter months when the temperature records drastic fall, making it inconvenient for people not used to the extreme cold. Summers in Ghaziabad experiences uncomfortably high temperatures with regular passing of "loo" (hot dusty wind). So, it is best to avoid during this time.
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What are the places near Ghaziabad?

The top places near to Ghaziabad are Delhi which is 23 km from Ghaziabad, Garhmukteshwar which is located 64 km from Ghaziabad, Agra which is located 174 km from Ghaziabad, Noida which is located 16 km from Ghaziabad, Faridabad which is located 31 km from Ghaziabad

What are the things to do in Ghaziabad?

The top things to do in Ghaziabad are ISKCON Temple Ghaziabad, Shipra Mall, Drizzling Land Water and Amusement Park, Swarna Jayanti Park, City Forest, Indirapuram Habitat Centre. You can see all the places to visit in Ghaziabad here

What is the best way to reach Ghaziabad?

Located on the border of Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, Ghaziabad is well connected to all major cities in India by bus, trains, car and flights. Even though there is no direct flight to Ghaziabad, the nearest airport is just 45 Km away. For travelling to and from any nearby city of Uttar Pradesh or New Delhi, there is a well-connected network of regular bus and trains.
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What is the local food in Ghaziabad?

Ghaziabad hosts lines of multi-cuisine restaurants, Punjabi eateries called dhabas and hotels. In addition to local street food and main courses from both North and South India, Ghaziabad also serves global food composing of Italian and Chinese cuisines.

This part of Uttar Pradesh also carries out its own flavours of Gujarati food such as Phaphda and Dhokla. The typical North Indian platter consisting of roti, rice, vegetables and dal (lentils curry) is the city's larger staple. Besides, Ghaziabad also has its own array of street food or chaat including sweet corn chaat, Chole Bhatura. 
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Who should visit Ghaziabad?

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

What is not so good about Ghaziabad?

Not a tourist hotspot.

What is famous about Ghaziabad?

Industrial, Commercial and Educational hub.

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