In the current scheme of things, Modinagar in the Ghaziabad district of Uttar Pradesh is a fairly new city. Established around 1933, by industrialist Gujaral Modi, with the setting up of a sugar mill, the city has been a bustling economic and commercial hub ever since, all thanks to this man and his descendants. Formerly known as Begumabad, Modinagar was named after its founder in the 19th century. This was because the British recognized his efforts to put the region on the map and therefore wanted to confer him with knighthood. Modi however, requested to be named the Raja Bahadur of the area instead. Since he didn’t own enough land to become the Raja Bahadur, the British renamed Begamabad to Modinagar, to facilitate the granting of this title.
Today, apart from being a major manufacturer and supplier of sugar, Modinagar is also an important educational destination, with a number of educational establishments cropping up in the region over the years.
A city racing ahead of its peers, yet one that holds on to its fascinating past, Modinagar is a city that you should visit once at the very least.
The Modi Mandir in Modinagar is perhaps the city’s most notable landmark, especially outside the state. The Modi Mandir is a Laxmi Narayan Temple that was built by Gujaral Modi and covers an area of over 15 acres. The Devi Mahamaya Temple in the district is also another popular religious spot, which sees a huge influx of devotees during the festival of Navratri.
Modinagar also has a number of markets, small and large, selling various types of food items as well as local wares, such as cloth, jewelry and other local items.
Local state-transport buses and auto-rickshaws are common modes of transport in Modinagar. You could also hire a car to get around in comfort, but may need to find car rentals and hire services in one of the bigger cities.
On a daily basis there are approximately 847 flights that operate at Indira Gandhi International Airport.Air India, IndiGo and SpiceJet are the most popular airline brands that fly frequently to this airport.
Besides flying you can also reach Modinagar through train.Modinagaris one of the most popular train stations in Modinagar.On an average about 19 trains pass through Modinagar on a daily basis.Meerut to Modinagar, Ghaziabad to Modinagar, Muzaffarnagar to Modinagarare some of the most popular routes to Modinagar with 59, 52, 52 trains weekly respectively.
By road Modinagar is surrounded by Pilkhuwa, Meerut, Ghaziabad which are 9.02 km, 13.43 km, 14.03 km away respectively. These places are ideal spots for people to plan their short weekend break.