Wide dusty paths flanked with quaint structures representing its glorious past on one hand, and the buzzing street markets, brimming with beautiful traditional handicrafts made of wood and clay on the other. Hathras is the abode of marvelous legacies of regal kingdoms, ancient traditions, and a delightful culture. Situated in the Brij region of Uttar Pradesh, this small city is linked to the mythological era of the Mahabharata. From the Guptas, Kushanas, and Marathas to the Jats and Sindhas, every ruler and dynasty has left their distinct imprint on Hathras, making it the vibrant city it is today.
Hathras is a treasure trove for history enthusiasts. The city houses some popular sites of archeological significance that are a must-visit for every traveler. The city's iconic Hathras Fort is one such site. Though the new fort structure was built in the 18th century, the surrounding ruins of the older structure date back to the medieval era, with reminders of the Maurya and Kushan empires. Some of the other prominent historical sites include the memorial monuments of Major Robert Naim and Samuel Anderson Nichterlein.
A renowned religious destination, Hathras is home to a number of important temples. The Dauji Maharaj Temple is especially popular among the locals as it is dedicated to Lord Balram, the brother of Lord Krishna. The city's biggest festival is celebrated here every year with great enthusiasm as devotees flock to the temple in large numbers. With the traditional dance forms and music being performed, it is a great time to visit the city. Bhadra Kali Temple, Baghraya Temple, and Teerthdham Mangalayatan are other sites of religious as well as historical value.
Hathras has good transport infrastructure and local transport services. For traveling from one point to another within the city, you can hire an auto-rickshaw directly from the streets. If you are traveling a shorter distance, cycle-rickshaws and hand-pulled rickshaws are also available. However, as a tourist you may prefer traveling at your own leisure by hiring a private car. There are several car rentals around the city where you can book a vehicle for moving around the city.
On a daily basis there are approximately 5 flights that operate at Agra Airport.Air India is the popular airline brand that fly frequently to this airport.
Besides flying you can also reach Hathras through train.Hathras City, Hathras Jnare some of the most popular train stations in Hathras.On an average about 48 trains pass through Hathras on a daily basis.Kanpur to Hathras, Aligarh to Hathras, Firozabad to Hathrasare some of the most popular routes to Hathras with 91, 80, 70 trains weekly respectively.
By road Hathras is surrounded by Aligarh, Vrindavan, Mathura which are 21.04 km, 21.6 km, 23.67 km away respectively. These places are ideal spots for people to plan their short weekend break.