History of Garhmukteshwar
When there was a war between Muhammad Ghori and Prithvi Raj Chauhan at Talawdi, Jats attacked the army of Mughals but they did not support Prithvi Raj as he had captured their state. When Sanjeev Bhandari Garhwals lost Garhmukteshwar, they came to Rajasthan and occupied Ker, Bhatiwar, Chhawsari in 13th century.
Garhmukteshwar has also been mentioned in the Bhagavata Purana and the Mahabharata. It is said that Garhmukteshwar was a part of the ancient city of Hastinapur. The place boasted off a very ancient fort that is said to be built by later Pandavas, brothers of Kauravas.
Demography of Garhmukteshwar
Population of Garhmukuteshwar is almost 60000. Male constitutes 54% and female 46% of the population. The average literacy rate of this place is 82% that is higher than the national average rate 74%; male literacy rate is 88% and female rate is 76%. Garhmukuteshwar has 11% of the population, which is less than 6 years of age.
Climate of Garhmukteshwar
This place has a subtropical climate, which has a monsoon influenced humid influence. Climate of Garhmukuteshwar is typically characterized by extremely hot summers and cool winters. Summer duration of Garhmukuteshwar is from early April to late June and winter lasts from late October to middle of March. Monsoon season arrives in late June and stays here till the middle of September.
Fairs in Garhmukuteshwar
This city hosts two important fairs in a year. One is the bathing fair on the full moon day of Kartika and another fair is held on the occasion of Dussehra, both the fairs attract tourists from all over the country. The Gadho-ka -Mela which is a part of the big Garh Ganga fair, is a huge trading center for asses, donkeys and horses.
Tourism in Garhmukuteshwar
There are several places Garhmukuteshwar is surrounded by and tourists often like to give a visit to these places. Ancient Ganga Temple with 100 steps, Mukuteshwar Mahadev Temple built by Saint Parashuram, Nahush Koop where King Nahush performed a ‘yajna’, Meerabai Ki Reti, Vedant Mandir, Hanuman Mandir, Amrit Parisar in Brijghat are the popular places of Garhmukuteshwar. The town also has an ancient mosque built by Ghayas-ud-din Balban, with an inscription in Arabic dating back to 1283 A.D.
Transportation to Garhmukuteshwar
The nearest railway station at Garhmukteshwar is on the Delhi- Moradabad line of Northern Railways. This city is situated on the National Highway 24 joining New Delhi with Lucknow. Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi is the nearest airport to Garhmukuteshwar.
(Last Updated on : 18-01-2019)
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