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The History of Meerut, Uttar Pradesh

11 local experts

From dinosaurs to explorers to wars, here's what 11 local experts had to say about the history of Meerut, Uttar Pradesh.

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Meerut is a historical city best known for the start of free India movement against British led by Late Mangal Pandey in 1857. The people here are full of life, helpful and most importantly patriotic.

Vaibhav, says: 2020

He or she must be made aware about traffic problem so that a person can reach at his/her destination on or rather in time. Apart from it he/she must make a visit to Augarnath temple as it’s quite peaceful and beautiful. And yes there are many buildings which represents the history of this beautiful city.

Narasimhan, says: 2020

The city has no great malls that they can visit. However, the history of this city is a legend. This is city where the first spark of revolution was ignited. Apart from that, there is a legendary place to visit in the city. It is hastinapur. One can see its reference in various Hindu and jain scriptures.

Anshika, says: 2020

Meerut is a place where one finds many old heritage. Here the regional language is purely Hindi. It is famous for sports manufacturing industry. It is also famous for sweets also. From here, these are exported to various parts of the world. A place near meerut is hastinapur, which relates to ancient history and where one finds beautiful jain temples also.

Meerut has historical importance. It has very good educational institutes. It has a rich cultural and heritage. It has ancient architectural design. It offers some traditional mouthwatering dishes. It’s a famous tourist destination. Here people have unity in diversity. People have a traditional and modern outlook.

Mariam, says: 2020

Meerut is a city of historical importance. The First Mutiny against the British started from the famous Kali Paltan Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. People of Meerut are very friendly, helpful and can make any visitor very comfortable in the first go. Meerut used to be a very quiet and peaceful town but now due to population it has expanded in all directions and has become somewhat congested. Being in close proximity to New Delhi it has lot of locational advantages due to which the first Rapid Rail system is under construction from New Delhi to Meerut.

Kundan, says: 2020

Meerut- heart of Uttar Pradesh. Meerut is a beautiful city which is well known for its sport’s stuffs, scissor manufacturing and for snacks. The greenery makes it more beautiful, one must visit this gorgeous place for once. From generation to generation this place always nurture the generation with it’s glorified history, the place from the revolt of 1857 initiated. Salute to this land for its most inspiring history.

Gayatri, says: 2020

Meerut is the in laws of King Ravana. Scissors of Meerut is worldwide famous. First revolution of freedom in India was started from here only. People are very hard by outside but very helpful for innocent one. The most beautiful Temple Augharnath (also known as Kali Paltan) is here. In Meerut, People are like coconut, hard and soft both.

Princeton, says: 2020

Meerut is in western Uttar Pradesh and is one of the prominent hub of Industrial Development in India. It has been known to have seen the Great Mutiny by the soldiers in British Army which later on resulted into a bigger movement to free India from the British. This city is well connected by road with all the cities apart from the Capital of India i. e New Delhi. It takes about couple of hours to travel between the National Capital and Meerut. It has also seen the rise and fall of the Kuru Empire as discussed in Mahabharat which is one of the greatest Indian Epics. The town of Hastinapur which also finds mention in Mahabharat is located very close to Meerut. There are lot many folk tales and stories about those times which are associated with this city. It is said that this place got its name from “Maya Rashtra”, which became “Meerut” with the passage of time. Maya was a demon who is believed to have designed this city in ancient times.

Abhinay, says: 2020

A person moving to Meerut must know that meerut is a city that has a rich heritage and great historical background. In fact the first Indian war of independence took place here. Meerut is considered a place that is particularly famous for riots and robbery but it’s just a rumour it’s a really peaceful place people of all religions live here with abundant harmony.

Meerut is a city that has a really great culture. People of all religions live here with harmony and peace. Our city is a big part of Indian history as the first war of Independence was attempted here. Anyone moving to Meerut should know even though it is popular for riots it’s pretty much a rumour. People here live quite peacefully. If you want to move here all the citizens will welcome you!

Bargavi, says: 2020
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