Moradabad

About Moradabad  

Moradabad  is a city, commissionary, and a municipal corporation in Moradabad district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It was established in 1625A.D. by Rustam Khan and is named after prince Murad Baksh, the son of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan.

Moradabad is situated on the banks of the Ramganga river, at a distance of 167 km (104 mi) from the national capital, New Delhi and 344 km north-west of the state capital Lucknow. The city is known as Pital Nagri, (“Brass City”) for its famous brass handicrafts industry. It is also divisional headquarters of Northern Railway (NR).

History

According to records the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the year 1632, appointed Rustam Khan to capture the region and establish a fort here and name it Rustam Nagar. The place was however renamed as Moradabad after Shah Jahan’s son Murad Baksh, a name that the city maintains till this day. In 1637, Shah Jahan commissioned the Jama Masjid. Moradabad is situated on the west of river Ramganga.

As said above, the city is renowned for its brass work throughout the world. It has carved a niche for itself in the handicraft industry, and its products are exported to countries such as USA, Britain, Canada, Germany and the Middle East and the items find pride of place in retail stores such as Walmart and Tesco.

Geography

Moradabad is situated on the banks of the Ramganga river, that originates from the Doodhatoli ranges and is a part of the Namik Glacier, originating from the high altitude zone of 800mts. to 900mts. The Ramganga flows to the south west from the Kumaun Himalaya. It is a tributary of the Ganga. It flows by the Corbett National Park near Ramnagar of Nainital district, from where it descends upon the Gangetic plain. The Ramganga Dam has been built on the Ramganga river at Kalagarh for irrigation and electricity generation.

Moradabad has a history of flash floods occurring due to the over-flooding of Ramganga river.

Major Distances from Moradabad

  • Delhi 168 km.
  • Lucknow 357 km.
  • Aligarh 136 km.
  • Rampur 28 km.
  • Haridwar 152 km.
  • Bareilly 92 km.
  • Nanital 132 km.
  • Meerut 117 km.
  • Ghaziabad 141 km.
  • Saharanpur 205 km.

Map

How to Get There

By Road
Moradabad Bus station

Moradabad is well connected by roads with cities like Delhi, Lucknow, Agra, Aligarh, Ghaziabad, Noida, Haridwar, Dehradun, etc.

The following National Highways and State Highways pass through or are connected with Moradabad:

National Highway 24 – connects New Delhi to Lucknow via Ghaziabad, Bareilly and Sitapur. It has been made four-lane between Moradabad and New Delhi. Four-laning of the highway between Moradabad and Lucknow is underway. It is essentially from Delhi via Ghaziabad and Moradabad to Rampur. Part of this highway is also a part of the AH2 (Asian Highway 2), which connects Denpasar, Indonesia to Merak and Singapore to Khosravi, Iran.
National Highway 509 – Also known as National Highway 93, it connects Moradabad to Agra via Chandausi, Aligarh and Hathras.
State Highway 43 – it connects Moradabad to the historical city of Badaun, which is 102 km away and Farrukhabad, which is 210 km away, via Bisauli. It also extends to Kanpur.
State Highway 49 – connects Moradabad to Haridwar, merging into State Highway 78 at Dhampur.
State Highway 76 – connects Moradabad to Bijnor via Noorpur.
State Highway 78 – connects Moradabad to Amroha via Pakbara.
MDR65 W – connects Moradabad to Kashipur via Thakurdwara.
Moradabad – Sambhal four-lane highway.

Major roads inside the town:

Kanth Road
Sambhal Road
Delhi Road
Rampur Road
GMD Road
Court Road
Prince Road
Idgah Road
Station Road
Thakurdwara Road

By Train
Moradabad railway station

Moradabad railway station is one of the Major Railway Stations of Indian Railways, it comes under top hundred railway stations of India. It lies on Lucknow-Moradabad line, Delhi-Moradabad line and Moradabad-Ambala line. More than 200 trains pass through and stop at Moradabad Railway Station. It is direct connected by trains with major cities like Delhi, Lucknow, Kanpur Agra, Aligarh, Ghaziabad, Jaipur, Jodhpur Haridwar, Dehradun, Amritsar, Ludhiana, Ambala, Guwahati, Dibrugarh, Kolkata, Jamshedpur, Varansi, Ahemedabad, Patna etc. Shatabdi Express, Rajdhani Express, Garib Rath Express and many Super fast, mail and passenger trains stop at Moradabad. Moradabad is called inter-change station due to 5 line junction.

Amenities Moradabad railway station is categeory ‘A’ railway station. It has a Tourist Information Centre, Post Office, telegrapgh office, General Railway Police Office, computerised reservation counters, retiring room, vegetarian and non vegetarian refreshment rooms, tea stall and book stall. It also has the Tatkal seat Booking counter.

Electrification Electrification[20] of the 636 km (395 mi) long Mughasarai-Moradabad line was completed in 2013.Many trains on Ambala and Lucknow line run with electric locomotives (including Freight trains) Electrification of Delhi-Moradabad line is under progress and expected to be completed by December 2015. Being one of important section of the Northern Railways, Indian railway has given this project a high priority.

Electrification of 135 km line between Ghaziabad – Moradabad is complete as of 31-03-2015. CRS’s detailed inspection of GZB-MB section Electrification completed successfully on 19-01-2015.
By Air
Moradabad Airport is under construction. The nearest working domestic airport is Pantnagar Airport, 86 km away and the nearest international airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, 178 km away.

Get around

You can visit the malls such as: Westend Mall, Crossroad Mall, Parsvnath Mall, Rap Mall, Pacific Mall, Tdi Mall, Parsvnath Square, Parsvnath Plaza, Tdi Arcade, Wave.

You can also visit the Deer Park and the Prem Wonderland.

Sightseeing

It’s brass industry apart, Moradabad has lots to offer to the visitors. As with other cities and towns in India, temples and other religious sites form the backbone of the community. Some of the main temples here include Sita Temple, Bade Hanuman Ji Temple, Chandausi – Kunj Bihari Temple, Sai Temple, Pataleshwar Temple and the Lord Shani Temple.

Given its Mughal lineage there are several monuments that stand testimony to that particular era of Indian history. Some of the most notable ones include Najibudaulah’s Fort, Mandawar Ka Mahal and the Jama Masjid.

While in Moradabad visitors can also see the nearby Chanausi (Chand means moon and Chandausi is like a moon). The scenic town cultivate the mint plant in large scale and the main product is the mint oil. The town is also home to several religious sites such as Rambagh Dham, Kunj Bihari Temple, Lord Venugopal Ji Temple, and Braham Dev Ji Temple.

For some family fun and relaxation, you can head to Prem Wonderland and Prem Water Kingdom. The Raza library in Rampur caters to the literary buffs and is a treasure trove of Indo Islamic learning and arts.

Best Time to Visit

The ideal time to visit Moradabad is from November to April the weather being  mild and pleasant during that time.. However, since it is a major industrial hub, Moradabad invites visitors the year round.

Do

  • Indra ChowkNear Jama Masjid. Enjoy the delicacies of Moradabad, such as biryani, kebabs, paya, etc. at Gulshan-e-Karim. Get good tea right in front of Gulshan-e-Karim.
  • 1 Prem Wonder Land and Water KingdomPrem Wonder Land Overhead Bridge, Rampur Rd

Buy

Moradabad has a huge market of brass utensils, brass ornaments jewelry and handicrafts. The city exports a huge amount brass-ware to other countries.

Eat

  • 7 days
  • Drive in 24 (Delhi Road, N.H. 24). 
  • Khansama
  • Midtown Hotel (Ram Ganga Vihar). 
  • Nahari (Delhi nahari center (tehseel school)). 
  • Red Chillies
  • Rock cafe
  • Tasty Bites
  • Temptations (near Crossroad mall). 

Sleep

You can find many good budget hotels as well as big luxury hotels in Moradabad.

  • Holiday Regency, Om Enclave, Delhi Road, NH 24, Moradabad., . checkout: 12:00 noon. ₹8000-₹12000
  • Drive in 24 (Hotel 24), Opp. Circuit House, Delhi Road, NH 24, Moradabad 244001, +91 591 2480518, . ₹3500-₹4500
  • MB Greens Clarks Inn (Hotel Clarks Inn), Rampur Road, NH 24 Moradabad, . 2500-3500
  • Hotel Grand Sai, Budh Bazaar, Station Road, Moradabad,