A commercial town situated in Uttar Pradesh, Moradabad was established in 1600 by Prince Murad, the son of Kind Shah Jahan, after whom it was named. The city has grown a lot and become a major industrial hub, best known for its brass handicrafts
It is because of the large-scale brass works that the city is also known as the ‘City of Brass’ and is nicknamed Pital Nagri. Apart from its brass handicrafts, the city is also famous for the various tourist attractions situated all around it. The best time to visit this city is surely in the winters as the weather is cool and soothing, and perfect to go sightseeing. As Moradabad is also an important commercial center, businessman travel to the city all the time.Moradabad has many places that attract tourist from all over India. It is an important commercial hub in North India and the brass handicrafts are worth looking at. One can also indulge in some shopping. Apart from that, the city has places that hold historical and religious value.The Raza Library is a place that holds great historical significance in the city. It has some of the greatest manuscripts and an amazing collection of pictures and inscriptions on palm leaves in many different languages. Along with that, the great Mandawar ka Mahal, which was a gift from Queen Victoria to a learned teacher who taught her Urdu and Persian, is also situated in Moradabad. The Najibudaulah’s Fort and Jama Masjid also hold a lot of importance in the city.The Sai Temple, where the presiding deity is Shirdi Sai Baba, the Vidur Kuti, the history of which dates back to the Mahabharata, and the Kunj Bihari temple dedicated to Lord Krishna are some of the places that hold religious significance in the city. Other temples in the city include the Bade Hanuman Ji Temple, Sita Temple, Ganesh Temple, Pataleshwar Temple and the Lord Shani Temple.Moradabad is a city that has a lot for the tourists to see and hence traveling can be a matter of concern, but there is no need to worry. Traveling around Moradabad is possible by buses which travel across the lengths and breadth of the city leaving no part unreachable. Another means of transport are the auto-rickshaws, which are not too costly. For shorter distances, you can choose to travel by the cycle-rickshaws that are available at every other corner in the city. Renting a car or hiring a taxi in order to get around the city comfortably is also possible. Buses that connect Moradabad to other cities are also available.Women should avoid wandering around the city alone, especially after sunset.Moradabad experiences very hot summers with the temperature crosses 40°C, so it is best to avoid visiting the city during this time.Take care of your personal belonging and do not carry a lot of cash or expensive and precious jewelry
Moradabad is not well connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights. The nearest airport is in Pantnagar at a distance of 71kms.
Airports: Pantnagar Airport
You can easily get regular trains to Moradabad from other major cities of the country..