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Overview of Aligarh

Aligarh ( ( listen); formerly Allygurh) is a city in the Northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh and the administrative headquarters of the Aligarh district. It lies 126 miles (203 km)) northwest of Kanpur and is approximately 90 miles (140 km) southeast of the capital, New Delhi. Notable as the seat of Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh is one of the largest cities in Uttar Pradesh as well as the 55th largest city in India.

Historical places

• Shekha Jheel, Bird Sanctuary
• Maulana Azad Library(AMU campus) (Estd 1875)
• Clock Tower known in Hindi Ghanta Ghar
• Aligarh Fort, known as Aligarh Quila
• Achal Taal, Historical Pond
• Dharnidhar Sarovar, Beswan, Tapobhumi of Vishwamitra
• Jama Masjid (Mosque) (Const 1727)

Places of worship

Khereshwar Temple which is the Birth Place of Swami Shri HARIDAS JI, "Sai Mandir" at Sarsol on G.T. Road. Many old Hindu temples in the city are near Achal Taal (opposite Dharma Samaj College). There are four key temples at four corners of the Achal Taal; all the four temples are Hindu Siddh Peeth. The Tika Ram mandir at center point is also a renowned temple of the city. Khereshwar Dham is known for an ancient Lord Shiv temple and situated at Haridaspur, Aligarh (3 km from Aligarh).It is one of the famous temple of the city.

Another landmark is Sir Syed Masjid in Aligarh Muslim University's campus.

SS Masjid beside Strachey Hall, AMU Aligarh
The city contains tombs of Muslim saints Hazrat Shah Jamal (R.A) at Shah Jamal Area Barchi Bahadur was the one of the Descendants of Shah Jamal. Aligarh has a very renowned tomb, Baba Barchi Bahadur, at Kath Pula. Another old Jain temple with fresco painted ceilings is located behind Khirni Gate Police Chowky at Agra Road in the main City.

Aligarh Muslim University

Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) is one of the oldest central university. It was established by Sir Syed Ahmed Khan as Madrasatul Uloom Musalmanan-e-Hind, In 1875–78 which later became Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental College (MAO College). It was designed to train Muslims for government services in India and prepare them for advanced training in British universities. The Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental College became Aligarh Muslim University in 1920. It is famous for its Law, Medical and Engineering College.


By rail
Aligarh Junction railway station is the primary station for Aligarh city and is a major stop on the Delhi-Kolkata route.It is a A-Class railway station.It is one of the oldest railway station of this route. It connects Aligarh to the states of West Bengal, Odisha, Bihar, Jharkhand, north-east and most of Uttar Pradesh, and important cities such as New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bhopal, Indore, Jammu, Gwalior, Lucknow,Jhansi, Puri, Kanpur, Agra and Varanasi.
Aligarh City has following railway stations:
• Aligarh Junction: a A-Class Railway Station
• Somna (Gabhana) railway station
• Mahrawal railway station
• Kalua railway station
• Daudkhan railway station
• Mandrak railway station
• Harduaganj railway station(Satha, near Kasimpur Power House)
• Manjoorgarhi railway station (Chherat)

By road
Aligarh is 140 km from New Delhi. It is one of the Division of UPSRTC. Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) buses serve cities all over the state and cities in Uttarakhand,Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana.
Aligarh City has two UPSRTC bus stations:
• Aligarh Depot bus station (It is under renovation).
• Masoodabad (Budh Vihar) Depot bus station
• ISBT proposed at Sarsaul.
There are buses plying from Aligarh to Delhi at frequent intervals via
1) Khair, Tappal, Palval, faridabad, delhi. the route is under construction between Khair and Palval and should be strictly avoided for cars. No toll charges.
2) Khair, Tappal, Yamuna expressway, G Noida, Noida, Delhi, Gurgaon. - Best and recommended Route for Delhi, Noida, Gurgaon. Toll Charges are 100 rs between aligarh and delhi.
3) Old GT Road, Ghaziabad, Delhi. NH 91, it is a four lane highway (Toll road).

By air
The nearest international airport from Aligarh is Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi. It is 140 km from Aligarh.

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