Dhampur is a small city in the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is a part of Bijnor district. The state capital, Lucknow, lies at a distance of 403 km south-east. The major nearby urban agglomeration is the city of Moradabad at a distance of 64 km south-east. The city is reputed for the defeat suffered by the Mughals at the hands of the Rohillas in 1750; and the Daaku Sultana, a pro-independence dacoit who would harass British supplies.
Places to Stay
The area being quite close to some of the major towns and cities of Uttar Pradesh offers a wide variety of good budget hotels. Some of the options you ought to try in Moradabad are Singh Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Paradise Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600), Pratiksha Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Rahi Tourist Bungalow (Tariff – Rs. 100) among others.
The official language of the area is Hindi. Urdu is also widely spoken and understood.
The important festivals celebrated are Eid Milad-un-Nabi, the fasting month of Ramadan, two Eid(s), Holi in March, Hanuman Jayanti and Dusshera in September-October and Diwali in November.
Places of Interest
The most important places worth a visit in the area are in Meerut, at a distance of 113 km south-west. Some of the sites worth considering are Baba Augharh Nath Temple, Shahid Smark and Government Freedom Struggle Museum, St. John Church and Cemetery, Mausoleum of Shahpir, Suraj Kund Park and others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is Dr. Bheem Rao Ambedkar Domestic Airport in Meerut at a distance of 127 km. Avoid standing in queues in bus counters and go for online bus ticket booking facility instead.
The nearest railway station is the Bijnore Railway Station at a distance of 40 km.
Various state transport buses (UASRTC) connect the place to other cities and towns in the region.