As you step foot in the Brass City of Uttar Pradesh, you will know that it is a famous cultural center. The brass objects of Moradabad have made an important place worldwide and the products of this city are found all over the world. A confluence of both Hindu and Muslim religions is seen in this prosperous city and seeing this, it shows that India is indeed a diverse democratic country. Some of the things around Moradabad are highly commendable. Here is the Raza Library in Rampur which houses a collection of Indo-Islamic heritage with over 30,000 books. You will also get to enjoy music, dance, food and architecture in this city. Talking about the religious aspect of the city, the Sai Temple and the Jama Masjid are the most talked about here. The fort of Najibudullah is a marvelous piece of architecture. Places such as Prem Wonderland and the Jal Kingdom, VidurKuti, Sita Temple, Kanva Ashram attract tourists. Apart from these, there are other attractive places here.
History of Moradabad
Moradabad has been a part of several dynasties like Nanda, Panchala, Maurya, Mughal, Gupta, and Makuhari. Speaking of 1624, Rustam Khan, the governor of Sambhal, conquered the region and named it ‘Rustam Nagar’. It used to be a province of Rohilkhand state in the 1700s. Rohilkhand was taken captive by the British after which it was divided into two districts: Bareilly and Moradabad. There is a lot to see in this city for tourists. It is said to have been a part of the First War of Independence in 1857. But one part of remembering and storing in our memories is that soon after India became independent in 1947, Moradabad became a part of Uttar Pradesh. In 1980, the brass industry was fully developed and after this, the aluminum and iron industries also saw growth.
How to reach Moradabad
By Air: The nearest airport is Pantnagar and Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi which is located 85 km and 185 km from Moradabad. By Road: Talking of roads and highways, Moradabad is very well connected to the rest of the country. It is National Highway 24 which connects it to New Delhi as well as Lucknow to Bareilly, Ghaziabad, and Sitapur. By Rail: Moradabad Railway Station is a busy railway station. You will get trains from New Delhi, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Chandigarh, Bangalore, Amritsar, Jammu, Hyderabad, and Chennai.
Best time to visit Moradabad
Places to visit in Moradabad
Sri Sai KarunaDham Temple
Moradabad has a large religious shrine for the devotees of Sai Baba. One can visit Shri Sai KarunaDham Temple in Moradabad. Sai Baba is worshiped at this holy place. It is believed that the idol of Sai Baba located in this temple has magical healing powers. ‘Sabka Malik Ek’ is considered here as Sai Baba.
This library is famous as a heritage site of Indo-Islamic culture located in Rampur district of Moradabad division. Between 1774 and 1794 the ruler of Rampur was NawabFaizullah Khan and he built the Raza Library. Several historical manuscripts and miniature specimens of Islamic calligraphy are preserved here. Nawab Yusuf Ali Khan Nazim, an Urdu poet of the year 1855, decided to take over the library with the help of poet Mirza Ghalib. A unique collection of manuscripts was also added to the library by Nawab Kalbe Ali Khan. You will be surprised to know that it is related to the holy book of the Quran which he kept with him during his Hajj journey.
Love wonderland and love water kingdom
Located on the outskirts of the Moradabad district, it is the largest source of entertainment in Moradabad. You can enjoy water rides here in the summer season. There is also a food court in the park where a lot of delicious food is available. This amusement park opens from 10 am to 7 pm in winter and from 10 am to 9 pm in summer. The entry fee for the amusement park is Rs 200 only, but if you want to go to the water kingdom with the park, then you will have to spend Rs 450 per person. Here you can enjoy water slides, spray grounds, and splash pads. There are also many great packages available for groups and college students regarding admission fees.
Talking about the attractive sightseeing places of Moradabad district, it also includes the name of ‘VidurKuti’. It is also called ‘Vidura’s Ashram’. After Duryodhana’s death in the Mahabharata, Vidur spent the rest of his life here. Vidur had pioneered the protection of all the wives of the children of both Kauravas and Pandavas during the Mahabharata but Vidur could not find enough space for everyone to live and hence an area was built for women and children, now Is called Daranagar.
This fort emerged in the 18th century and was more famous as ‘Ghulam Qadir’ or ‘Najibudullah’. Even today the walls of this fort are very strong and you will be surprised to know that this fort used to be the residence of Sultana dacoit during the British period. You can come to Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh for your next trip.