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"The Hidden Town of Ghaziabad"

Loni Tourism

Loni, a surprisingly less known town in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, is a place of religious significance. The historical site is connected to many Hindu mythological stories. There are also many significant temples around the city.

The Loni Fort being another attraction in the city is believed to have been the place where Lord Ram's brother, Shathruguna killed the evil demon Lavansura. The fort which is ruins today is believed to have been because of the invasion of Mohammed Shah in the 18th century. There are also three other important places of significance - Kharanji Bagh, Uldipur and Ranap which are believed to be 500 years old.

Apart from the spiritual sites, there is also the Lal Bagh Ashram and IdiraPuri Gurudwara. Modernising the town, there are classic malls and theatres. Marking the popularity of the town is the world's largest LPG pipeline which is 1.270 kilometers long and is a definite place of visit. Also, on nature's side, there is the April Park which is filled with greenery. Tronica City is one of the city's fast developing places which is a must-visit.

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Places to Visit

The remains of the three famous orchards Uldipur, Ranap and Kharanji Bagh are some prominent places to visit. Katu Shyam Baba Mandir, Loni Hanuman Mandir and Shiv Mandir are some places of holy importance in the city. Also, April Park in Tronica City is another exciting place to visit to catch a beautiful sight of nature.

Shiv Temple - At a distance of 13 kilometres from central Loni is the Shiv Temple. A massive flight of stairs reaches the sanctum. The view from the peak is extraordinary and gives a brief picture of the neighbourhood and town. The white tomb of the temple provides the shrine with a beautiful appearance.

Movie Magic Cinema - The theatre is located in the heart of the city and is quite popular among the locals. With sufficient parking space and excellent facilities, the theatre is a rare find in a place like Loni. The tickets and eateries are decently priced and are a must-visit for some fun within the city.

Loni Local Culture

The fast-developing city has people from multicultural backgrounds. The people in the town are very respectful and helpful.

Local Traditions
A city known for its religious significance, holy activities and culture are part of a daily curriculum in every household. Children are taught art, music, dances and other cultural activities from a young age. 

The general attire worn by men is dhoti or kurta-pyjama and the ones worn by women are sarees or salwar-kameez. Men often sport the Topi as a headgear.

Language of Loni
The language spoken by the locals is Hindi. However, schools and colleges follow Engish as their medium. Festivals are celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm and by the tradition.

Loni Celebrations
Nag Panchami, Janmashtami, Mahavir Jayanthi, Christmas Buddha Jayanthi and Moharam are some famous festivities.

Food and Restaurants in Loni

Loni is very much famous for North Indian foods which are widely available in different restaurants within the city. Rajma Chawal, Butter Chicken, Dal Makhani, Cholle Bhature and Dahi Bhalla are some super hits in the city. Bhola Sweets and Dhanuram Sweets are some popular sweet shops in the town which serve a variety of dishes like Gulab Jamun, Jalebi and the famous Doda Burfi. There are also other cuisines around the city which serve pizzas, burgers, Chinese and Burmese foods. The most lip-smacking food is the North-Indian chaat which are available in local fast-food shops around the town. Punjabi Zaika, Taj Chicken Point, Aggarwal Fast Food are some famous restaurants in the city.

History of Loni

Most popularly known for its significance in mythology and history, it is a place where great rulers and essential figures from Hindu epics have spent their time. The name of the city derived from the historic legend King Lonnkaran who ruled this area and named his territory after his name. During the 12th century, Prithviraj Chauhan ruled the town. Even to this date, certain places of his fortification are significant places of visit in Loni. During the Mughal era, Zinat Mahal, the wife of Bahadur Shah Zafar built the three famous orchards. They are believed to be over 500 years old and are a major historical attraction in the city.

Traveller Tips

  • There are many banks located around the city, and the ATMs are open 24 hours.
  • However, it is recommended that a small amount of cash is kept for safety because local buses and autos don't accept cards and it may get tedious during the commute.

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What is famous about Loni?

Loni is exceptionally known for the historic sites and religious places of visit within the city. It also has several luxurious malls around, which serves as an excellent shopping destination which gives a taste of Delhi's fashion trends.

What is not so good about Loni?

There aren't exciting places for children. Theme parks and play areas are very few. Also, the weather in Loni can be in extremes, which deteriorates the enjoyment of the visit.

Who should visit Loni?

Loni is an apt place for those who have an interest in visiting ancient and historical sites. Also, it is a hub for spirituality with many different temples, churches and mosques spread around the city. Thus, Loni is the perfect pilgrim destination as well.

What is the best time to visit Loni?

October to March is the best time to visit Loni, when the climate is cool and pleasant. The climate in Loni during summers is extremely hot and humid. There is excessive rainfall between the months of July and September which sometimes floods the city and makes it difficult to travel. There is not much rainfall during this time but the climate is airy and comfortable. The best time to visit the town would be during this span of time when the visit can be enjoyed the most.
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What is the best way to reach Loni?

Loni is well connected to most places surrounding the city. Noida and Delhi are most connected to the city to which many people commute for work.

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What are the places near Loni?

The top places near to Loni are Delhi which is 11 km from Loni, Rishikesh which is located 176 km from Loni, Garhmukteshwar which is located 79 km from Loni, Agra which is located 188 km from Loni, Noida which is located 25 km from Loni

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