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Tourist Attractions in Ghaziabad

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Ghaziabad Local Guide

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Mohan Nagar Temple, G T Road


Indira Priyadarshini Lake, Hindon


Ram Manohar Lohia Park, Sahibabad


Swarn Jayanti Park, Indirapuram

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Ghaziabad Statistics

General Information:
In the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh Ghaziabad is a planned industrial city. Ghaziabad is 19 km east of Delhi and 46 km southwest of Meerut. The city houses the headquarters of the Ghaziabad district. It was initially part of the Meerut district after independence, till the time when due to political intervention Ghaziabad was separated and given a new district status.

Ghazi-ud-din is the founder of this city, who called it Ghaziuddinnagar after himself. Later the name was shortened to Ghaziabad. It is a large industrial city well-connected by roads and railways. It has industries that Maintenance of electric locomotive & EMU Trains, manufacture railway Wagons, bicycles, tapestries, glassware, pottery, paint and varnish, heavy chains, etc. Also it has an ordnance factory at Muradnagar & Bharat Electronics Limited for manufacturing defense products. Once notorious for the staggering rate of crime and law-and -order problem ( it had been ranked third on the worlds most crime infested cities sometime in the early 80's), the city today stands as one of Indias most developed cities. The city has well planned roads, malls and flyovers.And the city has been listed in top 10 dynamic city list by newsweek.

Country - India, State - Uttar Pradesh, Districts - Ghaziabad, Language - Hindi, Punjabi, English & Urdu,
Population - 33,14,070 (2006), Elevation - 250 metres (820 ft), Time Zone - IST (UTC+05:30),
Codes - Pincode - 201xxx , Tel [ISD] [STD] - [+91] [0120] , Vehicle - UP 14
Emergency No's - Police - 100 , Ambulance - 102 , Fire - 101 , Best Time To Visit - October to March

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Weather of Ghaziabad

As it is connected to National capital Delhi, its temperature and rainfall are similar to Delhi. Rajasthan's dust storms and snowfall in the Himalayas, Kumaon and Garhwal hills name their impact in the weather regularly. The monsoon arrives in the district during the end of the June or the first week of July and normally ends by October.
It is in northern India with mainly three seasons- summer, winter and rainy. But sometimes due to severe snowfall in the Himalayas and Kumaon Hills adverse weather is also seen.
There is one municipal corporation (Ghaziabad), five municipal councils (Muradnagar, Modinagar, Hapur,  Garhmuketeshwar and Pilkhua) and six town panchayats (town area Loni, Niwari, Patla, Dasna, Babugarh and Faridnagar) in the district. Ghaziabad was given the status of municipal corporation on 31st August 1994. There are 580 villages in the district of which 535 villages are inhabited and 45 are non-inhabited.

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Ghaziabad Attractions

The city of Ghaziabad although an industrial city has many attractions. Since the city is very rich in culture and heritage there are many fairs and festival attractions constantly being held. Most of these festivals are considered to be of Hindu origin. Important features of many of Ghaziabad’s festivals consists of feasting and fasting and is celebrated much in the same manner as other places. There are even important festivals of the Sikhs which is held on the birthday of their gurus named Nanak, Bovind Singh, Lorhi, and Baishaki. Mourning muslim festivals called Barawfat, Shab-e-Barat, Id-ul-Fitr, and Muharram is even observed to be celebrated in the city of Ghaziabad. There is also huge bathing festival observed in Ghaziabad where people bath in Ganga and then attend a great fair at Garhmukteshwar.

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Best Times to visit City

 

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Festivals

There are seven major festivals celebrated in Ghaziabad each year. The main seven festival attraction celebrated in Ghaziabad is the Ram Navami, Naga Panchami, Janamastmi, Dasahra, Dipavali, Shivratri, and the Holi. The festival Ram Navami is held to celebrate the birthday of Lord Rama with temples decorated and very beautifully illuminated at night. The Ramayana is recited and people flock to listen and admire the lights. The Naga Panchami is celebrated for the serpent gods. Music, song, and dance takes place in this festival. Janamastimi is to celebrate the birthday of Lord Krishna and the eating of prasad takes place this event attracts nearly 50,000 people. The Dashara is celebrated to commemorate the victory of Rama over Ravana and it held as a big fair in Ghaziabad. The Dipavali is considered as the festival of lights and people feast. The Shivratri is celebrated in recognition of Lord Shiva’s birth extravagant decorations and vigils are held. The Holi is the last festival of the year. It consists of singing, bonfires, and the tossing of colored powder in water. A truly beautiful event among many attractions the city of Ghaziabad has.

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Etiquette

 

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Ghaziabad Neighbourhood

Ghaziabad Ajrara: The place of Ajrara was the seat of Hindu monarchy before Muslims making this village which lies on the left bank of the Kali Nadi somewhat historical.
Place of Bahadurgarh: The place of Bahadurgarh was the original home of Khurja pottery and it is very well known for its tradition of handloom cloth.
Place of Dasna: The place of Dasna has a railway station located on the Ghaziabad-Moradabad line of the railway station adjoining the village of Masuri.
Place of Dhaulana: The place of Dhaulana has the temple of Sati Malindi Devi where a fair takes place regularly.
Place of Faridnagar: The place of Faridnagar was founded by the Nawab Farid-un-din Khan in the historic reign of Akbar.

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