Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh is often referred to as the "Mecca of Education” because it houses the renowned Aligarh Muslim University. It is also well known for its lock industry with its products being exported across the world. Aligarh offers great food experience, including a mouth-watering delicacy called 'Aloo-Kachri'. Some of the must-visit places in and around the city include Mathura, Bulandshahr, Vrindavan and Dabchik.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Aligarh. Some of them are Palm Tree Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Gulmarg Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Vikash Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Abha Regency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official language of Aligarhis Hindi. Other languages spoken are English and Urdu.
The important festivals of Aligarh are Makar Sankranti (January), Holi (March), Dussehra (October), Diwali (November) and Eid.
Places of Interest
The important tourist attractions in Aligarh are Baba Barchi Bahadur (1.5 km), Aligarh Fort (4.5 km), and Dhanipur (5 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport is Kheria Airport, located 93 km away from the city.
The closest railway station is Aligarh Junction Railway Station, situated at a distance of 2 km.
Aligarh is 37 km away from Hathras by road. Aligarh Bus Station is just a kilometre away from the city and is the closest bus stand. Local travellers can use buses operated by the Uttar Pradesh Roadways to reach nearby cities like Delhi, Lucknow and Kanpur. Get online bus tickets to more than 4,000 destinations by logging on to TicketGoose.com, a leading bus booking website of India.