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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.
- 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.
Great pilgrimage site.
Limited connectivity due to lack of railway junctions and airports.
Greta place for Jain and Buddhist pilgrims.
Hastinapur can be easily reached by using a good network of roadways. (Read More)