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Ideal duration: 1 day

Best time: Oct-Mar (Read More)

Nearest Airport: Delhi (Check Flights)


"The seat of Kauravas"

Hastinapur Tourism

Hastinapur is an ancient town which was the centre to the glorious tales of the epic Mahabharata. Situated on the banks of Ganga near Meerut in UP, Hastinapur is also the birth place of three Jain Teerthankara, and it has become an important centre of pilgrimage for the Jains.

It was the capital of Kauravas and was ruled by the Pandavas after winning the Mahabharata. From that era to this, the city has come along a long way but it is still known as the town of Mahabharata. It is fascinating in its own way and as it has lived through ages, it has also kept the spirit of mythology alive. Being an important part of the epic, every nook and corner of the city has been a part of it in some way and thus the locals have fascinating stories to share.

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Kailash Parvat is a 131 feet high structure created and maintained by the Shri Digamber Jain Mandir in Hastinapur. The principal deity here is of Rishabhanatha, the first Tirthankara. It comprises various Jain Temples, Bhojanalyas and is a very popular place amongst those who are ardent believers of Jain principles and religion.

Being a Jain pilgrimage, most of the food here is vegetarian and Jain food is also easily available. The taste is typical North Indian and most of the eating joints serve simple food.

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Day 1- Arrive, check-in and rest. Then visit the Digambar Jain Bada Temple.
Day 2- Spend the day at Kailash Parvat.

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Hastinapur Reviews

9 months ago by Devyani Chandra

- Hastinapur is a small town, it could turn very interesting for you if you have an interest in epics. Hire a guide, learn about the various stories and myths about the place. Talk to the locals, they are always the most important source of unrefined information. Also, beware of snakes and pick pockets.

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  What's Great?

Great pilgrimage site.

  What's not so Great?

Limited connectivity due to lack of railway junctions and airports.

For Whom

Greta place for Jain and Buddhist pilgrims.


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