The historic town of Hapur is the largest tehsil in the district Ghaziabad. Located 34 kms from district headquarter and 60 kms from Delhi, the capital of India, Hapur is a part of the National Capital Region.
It is believed that the town was established by Hardatta, the chieftain of Bulandshahr and Meerut in 983 AD and was named after its founder. According to another view, the name was derived from the word ‘hapar’ which means a garden.
Hapur is incidentally famous for its papads- round thin wafer like crispy salt-n-spicy eatables. In earlier times, the town could be accessed through five gates known as Delhi Gate, Meerut Gate, Garhmukteshwar Gate, Kothi and Sikandra Gates which have disappeared with the passage of time. It boasts of Jama Masjid, a mosque built in 1670 during the reign of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. Hindu temples include Chandi Mandir, Sabli Shiva Mandir and Dudheshwar Nath Mandir.