Dungar is a small village in the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is an outskirts area of the famous city of Meerut. Dungar lies at a distance of 18 km north-west of the village. Another major urban agglomeration in the area, Muzaffarnagar, lies at a distance of 68 km north; whereas the national capital New Delhi is not too far either, situated at a distance of 78 km south-east of the village (two hours away by drive).
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 Meerut are Yedu Residency (Tariff – Rs. 900), Basant Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600), Neeraj Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Hotel Deep (Tariff – Rs. 800) among others.
The official language of the area is Hindi. Urdu is also widely spoken and understood.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Hanuman Jayanti and Dusshera in September-October, Diwali and the two Eid(s) in November.
Places of Interest
The most important places worth a visit in the area are in Meerut. 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 23 km.
The nearest railway station is the Meerut City Railway Station at a distance of 14 km, from where trains to major Indian cities such as Delhi and Lucknow are available.
Various state transport buses (UPSRTC) connect the place to other cities and towns in the region. Buses to the area are readily available from Meerut and Muzaffarnagar. Log on to Ticketgoose.com and get a cheap bus ticket.