It is situated in district Meerut & connected through Meerut-Bijnor Road, about 37 kms. from Meerut and 100 kms. from Delhi. It has been the silent witness to the majestic, grandeur, royal conflicts and princely anecdotes of Pandavas & Kauravas. It was also known as capital city of Pandavas and Kauravas at the time of Mahabharata. Sites related to Mahabharata spread across the Hastinapur like Vidurr Tila, Pandaveshwar Temple, Baradri, Draunadeshwar Temple, Karna Temple, Draupadi Ghat and Kama Ghat etc. Hastinapur is also a sacred place for Jain devotees. A number of masterpieces of architecture and center of great faith of Jain religion are also worth visiting here like – Jambudweep Jain Temple, Shwetambar Jain Temple, Prachin Digambar Jain Temple, Astapad Jain Temple and Shri Kailash Parvat Jain Temple Etc. Along with Sumeru Parvat and Kamal Temple in Jambudweep Jain Temple and whole premises of the Temple is worth a visit.
As being the birth place of Panch Pyare Bhai Dharam Singh, one of the five disciples of Guru Govind Singh Ji, Hastinapur is also a center of great faith for Sikh devotees. The Gurdwara at Saifpur Karamchandpur is a center of great devotion and faith for Sikh religion. Besides known for sacred place & historical palaces, Hastinapur is also known for its wildlife attraction, as sanctuary nearby is full of Flora and Fauna diversity, a center of wildlife tourism and adventure, ecotourism and related activities. Lodging and fooding facilities are also available in Hastinapur. Rest house of department of forest and guest house of P.W.D. with Jain Dharamshalas offers good lodging and fooding facilities there.
Government Freedom Struggle Museum, Meerut was established in 1997. It is located in the Shaheed Smarak compound on Delhi Road, about 6 km north-east from the city railway station and at a distance of about 200 meters from the Delhi Bus Station. Visitors can stay in various guesthouses, private lodges and hotels.
The Museum’s main aim is the collection, preservation, documentation and exhibition of cultural property and to make it available for educational activities as well as for creation of awareness about our glorious past.Some postal stamps, pictures, post cards, memorial coins related to the events of 1857 and latter coins are also in the collection of the museum. The museum is in the developing stages and efforts are being made to collect more specimens.
The museum organises educational programs such as lectures, seminars and competitions related to history, culture, philosophy, the freedom struggle and religion.It also aims at coordinating with other cultural and educational organizations for disseminating Indian culture and particularly the events related to the long drawn freedom struggle of India.
Museum Timings : 10:30 AM. to 4:30 PM. Open on all days except Monday, Sunday
following 2nd Saturday of the month and public holidays.
Government Freedom Struggle Museum,
Meerut, U.P.(INDIA) 250001
Tel : 0121-2404367
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