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Aligarh Travel Guide


  • Aligarh Fort Historical landmark in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh
Aligarh At a Glance
  • Average Climate:7°C - 22°C
  • Best Time to Visit:October - March
  • STD Code:0571

Introduction

Aligarh is one of the crucial cities of Uttar Pradesh and hence beckons a large number of tourists from the various parts of India and the world as a whole. Aligarh is also known as Koil, or Kol. Aligarh is also one of the most significant commercial and educational centers of India that has its location in the western part of Uttar Pradesh. There were many freedom movements that took place here in Aligarh. The transformation that helped the Muslims to reach other matters beyond their conventional teachings came from the establishment of Mohammedan Anglo Oriental College by Sir Syed Ahmed Khan. The city is also famous for its University which is also known as the Aligarh Muslim University. Tours to Aligarh will cover a lot of important destinations that include forts and universities and other places of tourist interest.

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Beginning our travel to Aligarh the first and the most apparent attraction that the tourists are likely to come across during their first day of travel is the Aligarh Fort. This is one of the oldest forts and dates back to 1194 AD. When the Moghul Empire was on its ebb, this fort was captured every now and then by Afghans, Jats, Marathas and the Rohillas. This is a magnificent piece of architecture that would simply amuse the tourists with its charm.

The tours to Aligarh will also focus on the Dor Fortress that was constructed in the year 1524 and now it is occupied by a mosque that belongs to the 18th century. The tourists will also come across several Buddhist and Hindu temples that are of great antiquity. The Aligarh Muslim University is another feather in its cap. It is responsible for much of the freedom movements and participated in all social causes during the pre independence era.. It is a huge center of learning where a lot of students from the various Islamic countries come to study and gain knowledge.

If you thought that your tours to Aligarh have come to an end, you are probably mistaken! The tourists if not exhausted of travel can go for the short excursions to several places of tourist interest that includes; Sankasya, where there is a mound stupa and Buddha is said to have come down here after he preached his mother in heaven. Kannauj, it is the historical place where Sher Shah defeated Humayun. Etawah, it is the place where one can find the ruined fort and Jami Masjid with several bathing ghats.

Aligarh is well connected by the rail networks and also has excellent road networks that have links to all the important cities of Uttar Pradesh. The tourists can also go for other means of transport such as Cycle rickshaws, auto rickshaws, taxis.


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