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"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 Rachna

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.

Restaurants and Local Food in Hastinapur

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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Suggested Itinerary for Hastinapur

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, Uttar Pradesh
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FAQs on Hastinapur

What is famous about Hastinapur?

Great pilgrimage site.

What is not so good about Hastinapur?

Limited connectivity due to lack of railway junctions and airports.

Who should visit Hastinapur?

Greta place for Jain and Buddhist pilgrims.

What is the best time to visit Hastinapur?

Being a popular Jain pilgrimage, it is visited round the year but it is most preferred to visit the town during October to March as the weather is much more pleasant compared to the rest of the year when it is hot and humid.
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What is the local food in Hastinapur?

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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What is the best way to reach Hastinapur?

Hastinapur can be easily reached by using a good network of roadways.
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What are the things to do in Hastinapur?

The top things to do in Hastinapur are Wildlife Sanctuary, Ashtapad, Jambudweep Jain Tirth, Bada Digambar Jain Mandir, Shastri Nagar, Shopping in Hastinapur. You can see all the places to visit in Hastinapur here

What are the places near Hastinapur?

The top places near to Hastinapur are Nainital which is 144 km from Hastinapur, Garhmukteshwar which is located 42 km from Hastinapur, Delhi which is located 93 km from Hastinapur, Rishikesh which is located 106 km from Hastinapur, Mussoorie which is located 144 km from Hastinapur

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Devyani Chandra

3 years ago
- 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, the (Read More)y are always the most important source of unrefined information. Also, beware of snakes and pick pockets.
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