We always wanted to know about the things that happened during our Independence. From where all the revolt took place and what is their significance in our freedom. Then go to Meerut and know what all happened over there during the revolt of 1857?
Located on the northwest of Lucknow, the state capital of Uttar Pradesh and comes in second number of the largest city in the National Capital region of India. It is a primordial city and traces are found here of the Indus Valley Civilization. It is also found that the Marathas stayed here for some time. Here the trace of Hastinapur is also found, the capital of Pandavas and Kauravas in Mahabharata. Also know by the other name “Ravan Ki Sasural”. This city is also associated with freedom of India, for the Revolt of 1857 against the East India British Company. It is also an education center in Western UP.
Climatic Conditions in Meerut :
In Monsoon Season there is generally humid. The season is from June to September which starts with moderate rainfall and last with the heavy rainfall at the end of the season.
Summer Season the temperature is around 30 -40 degree only. The period is from March to June.
Winter Season is from November to February, with the temperature around 20 – 30 degrees. You are experiencing a very cold weather during this time.
Any time of the year is good to visit there.
Places to Visit:
There are many tourist destinations to visit in Meerut as Jain temples of Hastinapur- there are many Jain temples in Hastinapur but the main and famous are Jain Mandir of Shri Digamber, Kailash Parvat, Jambudweep, Jain Temple of Shwetambar. It is implicit to be the place of birth of three Jain Tirthankaras.
St John Church set up by Chaplin Reverend Henry Fisher for East India Company. It is believed to be the oldest churches in North India. It is also the witness of the war of 1857 which was there between Indians and British forces.
There are many other places as Suraj Kund, Augarnath Temple, Jama Masjid, Shahpeer’s Mausoleum, Gandhi Bagh, Basilica of Our Lady of Graces, Dargah of Baley Miyan, Shahi Eid Gaah, Mansa Devi Temple, Baleni, Martyr’s Memorial, Sardhana and the Chandi Devi Temple and many others
As it lies between the two rivers Ganga and Yamuna, it has fertile soil and it is used to grow crops as Wheat, Sugarcane and Green Vegetables
How to arrive at the Destination:
Meerut is well connected with the four railway stations – Meerut City, Meerut Cantt, Pabli Khas and Partapur.
By road also Meerut is well connected with the main cities like Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Haridwar etc. It is also connected with three national highways NH-58, NH-119 and NH-253.
There are two main bus terminals Sohrab Gate bus terminal and Bhainsali bus terminal from where UP state government bus is there and one can take them for the nearest city.