Hastinapur at Meerut district is a small town in the Uttar Pradesh state in India.
This place has a legend that King Hastin established his place and was the capital of the Pandavas, the renowned Mahabharata epic heroes.
Hastinapur is believed to be the Kashi for Jain religion as per Jainism Hastinapur was built by the God.
Hastinapur is at a distance of 110 km from Delhi and 37 km from Meerut.
Hastinapur history is that Hastin refers to an elephant and Pura is the city. This city is named after the elephant. Hastinapur history begins from the Mahabharata period.
Ancient Hastinapur was the Kauravas capital of the Kingdom and belong to the Kuru dynasty. Hastinapur in Hindu Mythology comes as the Emperor Bharata capital and is believed that Bharata’s son Hastin established this city called Hastinapur.
The tourist attractions of Hastinapur mainly include the Jain pilgrimage that is believed to be a place where King Shreyans donated his first Jain Tirthankar ‘Ikshuras’ to Rishabhdev and there are Jain statues in the vicinity and the most prominent statue is the 16th Tirthankar Shantinath, in the life size.
Hastinapur has many Jain temples and is the most respected Jain religion shrines. There are important pillars and temples founded by the various Acharyas at different times of the Jain religion such as the Shwetambar temple and Digamber Jain Bada Mandir.
Old Pandeshwar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is located in the old Hastinapur ruins. However, Gujar King Nain Singh renovated the old temple.
The Hastinapur National Park is near the canal and is an amazing place of tourist attraction, especially for wildlife lovers. This national park is opulent in fauna wealth as there are different ecological niche types present in the reserve.
The National Bird of India, Peacock is found here in plenty of numbers. A water reserve near river Ganga is the main place for aquatic birds coming from Afghanistan, Siberia, urkmenistan and China.
Hastinapur, in Uttar Pradesh state is very popular. Its culture is considered to be the Hindu religion cradle. It has important Hindu pilgrimages and several Buddhism sites.
Uttar Pradesh is renowned for its stage plays, music and dance, among Hindus and Muslims.
The weather is beautiful as it shares the international border with Nepal and is bounded by Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Delhi and Bihar.
The sub-tropical climate, makes it favorable to visit between October and March.