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Hastinapur, Uttar Pradesh Travel Guide

Hastinapur is a town in the district of Meerut of Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The town is full of many temples and old religious buildings. The town has reference in the epic of Mahabharata and according to it the town was earlier under the rule of Kaurav Kings. The town also was under the rule of Gujjar Kings during the Mughal regime in India. Temperature of the region ranges from 32 to 40c in summer and 4 to 12c in winter. The ideal time to visit Hastinapur is from September to February How to get there: Several state run buses and other private vehicles like cars, luxury buses etc are available to reach Hastinapur from other cities and towns of the state. Nearest railway station is Meerut railway station which is just 36km away from the town. The railway station is well linked by many trains to other cities of the state and the country. Indira Gandhi International Airport at Delhi is closest airport to Hastinapur. The airport is about 110 km away from Hastinapur and is connected by several domestic and international flights to other major cities of India and other countries as well. Places worth visiting: Hastinapur is mainly known for its temples in and around it. Pandeshwar Temple is the temple of Lord Shiva and it is situated in old Hastinapur. Karan temple is another temple of Lord Shiva. It is believed that Shivling inside the temple is established by Karana, one of the important characters of epic Mahabharata. Being the home to birth places of three Tirthankaras of Jain religion, Hastinapur is one of the most important pilgrimage sites for the Jains. Digamber Jain Baba Mandir is an important pilgrimage center for the Jains. Digmber Jain Jambudweep Mandir is another temple of marvelous sculpture in Hastinapur. Lotus temple, Ashtpad, Nishiaji are other important places related with Jain religious. Bhai Dharam Singh Gurudwara is religious significance place for the Sikhs. The Gurudwarw is situated in a village called Saifpur which is just 2.5 km away from Hastinapur. The Gurudwara is visited by many Sikh pilgrims from all over the country. Other details: Meerut is just about 36 km from Hastinapur and provides several avenues for shopping. Abu Lane, Begum Bridge road, central market at Shastri Nagar are nice places to shop. Sports items are also famous shopping items of Meerut. Bats (cricket) of Meerut are also popular item for shopping.

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