Not only is the wonderful state of Uttar Pradesh the third largest state in terms of size with a huge population, but all sorts of tourist destinations are also present here - all of those which one can dream of like religious, historical, natural or cultural ones. Let alone Lucknow, which is its capital, other major cities like Varanasi, Allahabad, Udaipur, Chauri Chaura, Jhansi, Mathura as well as Gorakhpur also attract innumerable guests all year round.
One such town which you should include in your travel itinerary is Muzaffarnagar. This city, situated on the Delhi-Haridwar National Highway has been given wonderful recognition as the National Capital Region, as it is located in an extremely nice location. It comes under western Uttar Pradesh. It is deemed to be a good farming region as well as a major commercial business hub of India and thus, who shall not like to visit such a thrilling destination?
How To Reach Muzaffarnagar
By Air - The closest airport will be your Jolly Airport present In Dehradun. From there, you can avail public transport or hire a taxi or perhaps a private vehicle to reach Muzzafarnagar. All the buses for Delhi cross via this city.
By Rail - You shall find frequent trains towards the railway station in Muzaffarnagar from cities like Delhi, Jalandhar, Amritsar, Allahabad, Haridwar, Mumbai and Dehradun.
By Road - You shall spot Muzzafarnagar on the very highway that connects Delhi to Dehradun. State transport buses shall be available to join it to important cities like Allahabad, Meerut, Haridwar, Ujjain as well as Delhi.
Best Time To Visit Muzaffarnagar
Are you wondering that when shall be a good time to visit Muzaffarnagar? It possesses a cool and comfortable climate from the month of November to April. So, this has to be the best time to visit the city region. However, the presence of religious sites, as well as temples, attract a lot of visitors all year round.
1. Ganesh dham
What do you think is the most attractive thing here? The 35-feet statue of Lord Ganesh who is the son of Lord Shiva and Parvati. It was a donation by Lalal Sukhbir Singh and Lala Lakshmi Chang Singhal who were simply local residents here. If you notice carefully, two minuscule water bodies flow through this place which are rivers Tripatha and Vat Vraksha.
An idol of Lord Hanuman, you shall come across in the artificial lake, Sukhdev Teela. As we all know, he was an ardent follower of Lord Ram and plenty of devotees seek blessings from two exceptional deities by making it a point to visit this place.
This intricate village in the vicinity of Muzzafarnagar takes care of the iron industry sector of Uttar Pradesh. Vahelna can be tagged as the most secular village throughout the state. To reflect the act of tolerance, a Jain Derasar as well as an Islamic mosque and a Shiva Temple not only possess a common ground but share the same walls as well.
The Jain Temple is a part of the Digamber community whereas the year 2011, saw the addition of a gigantic 31-foot long statue of Lord Parshvanath to the abode. Let us talk about a Naturopathy Hospital as well as a Research Centre in the heart of the campus. It serves as a major place of worship for Hindus as well as Muslims.
3. Bhairon ka mandir
Talk about a major pilgrimage destination for all the devotees of Lord Bhairon, it has to be this auspicious and unique temple. It is located right in the heart of the city and the main shrine flaunts eleven Shivlings, Ekadash Shivlings. Pilgrims usually undertake the process of performing the ritual of Parikrama - that is hovering around the shrine in circles. Who looks after the daily activities and affairs of the temple? The Paliwal family of Brahmin sect. You shall see the most number of people gaping over this ravishing place during the festival of Shivratri.
4. Zoology museum
Are you a science student or more specifically a life science student? This shall prove to be quite an exciting endeavour for you, filled with information which you shall relish. Built in the year 1970, the museum was an act of initiation by the PG Department of Life Sciences. It is located in the campus grounds of Sanatan Dharam College.
What all here shall pique your interest? You can bet going speechless over the insect colonies, the presence of preserved animals, fossils, fishes as well as charts comprising information and diagrams. You shall surely fall in love with the popular library present here for research scholars and aspiring students who are keen on gaining knowledge and exploring a countless edition of books.
5. Akshay vat vatika
Imagine coming across a 5100-year-old banyan tree which looks nothing less than an absolute miracle. It has a height of 150 feet with its crawling roots trying to intimidate anybody and everybody. Have you heard of Sage Sukhdeva? There is an absolute replica of him and as the legend says, he seated himself under this very tree and had made a complete recital for seven long days, to King Parikshit, Arjun's grandson, of the Shrimad Bhagwad Puranas! Isn't that a difficult feat to achieve?
This tree is defined as an epitome of truth, forgiveness, divinity as well as sacredness. Do you know what was a special name given to this tree by its loving and devoted pupils? The ‘Tree of 'Undying Character'! Because it never sheds any of its leaves! People derive faith from the fact of tying a red thread around this magical tree to fulfil their desires.
Did you just signal your friends to pack their bags and hit the road to Muzaffarnagar?