Weekend Trip to Garhmukteshwar, Uttar Pradesh
Summer 30 to 43°C
Winter 5 to 25°C
Distance / Traveling Time
From Delhi: 100 kilometers / 2 h ,10 m
Best Time To Visit
The town of Garhmukteshwar in Hapur of Indian state of Uttar Pradesh is a holy city of India. The Holy Ganges River is situated just at a distance of 5 km from the town. It is an easy-to-reach destination by road from Delhi and is the closest point from Delhi where one could witness the enchanting sights of the Ganges River. Tourists come here to enjoy the bathing fair that happens here on every Full Moon Day in Kartik month. The holy dip in Ganges River is a favorite tourist activity here. Dussehra is another important festival celebrated here with much pomp and show.
How to Reach Garhmukteshwar
The city has its own railway station, well-connected with the extensive railway network. At the railway station, there are taxis and cabs available to comfortably move in and around the city.
Delhi Airport is the nearest airport to reach Garhmukteshwar. There are taxis and cabs available for hire to reach Garhmukteshwar.
The National Highway 24 connects Delhi with Garhmukteshwar. One can drive its personal vehicle to reach or book a cab or private taxi. Interstate bus service is also available to reach Garhmukteshwar.
Attractions in Garhmukteshwar
Ganga Temple- The Ganga Temple is one of the ancient temples in India. Almost 101 steps, extending down to the Ganga River, are one of the attracting features of the temple. Presently, there are 85 steps out of 101 steps present today. The beauty of the temple is enhanced by the amazing sights of River Ganga and white stone idol of Lord Brahma.
Mukteshwar Mahadev Temple- This ancient temple is devoted to Lord Shiva, and the temple is one of the must visit attractions in the city. The temple was built by King Shivi and there is a Shiva lingam inside the temple, which is said to be built by sage Parshuram
Nahush Koop (Nakka Kuan)- Yajna was performed here by King Nahush. The water in the well is from the Ganga River. The well and the water of the well is considered sacred.
Meerabai ki Reti- Meerabai ki Reti is one of the sought-after tourist attractions, located opposite to the Mukteshwar Temple. Legends say that Meerabai used to stay at this sandy stretch and offer prayers.
Kalpavriksha- Kalpavriksha is the holy tree, renowned as the ‘Tree of Heaven’. The tree was planted by Vijaypal Baghel at the Vedant Mandir. The tree is said to fulfill the wishes of the visitors. Along with this, the tree is also considered pious and contemplates the religious, spiritual, environmental and medicinal significance. The tree is one of the rare species of holy floras.