Meerut is an ancient city located 72 km (44 miles) north-east of New Delhi in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. Meerut also has one of the major army garrisons/cantonments in this part of the country. Meerut can also refer to the district in which Meerut is located.
The city is one of the largest producers of sports goods, and the largest producer of musical instruments in India. It is also the largest producers of bicycle rickshaw in the world.
Meerut is the 63rd-fastest-growing urban area in the world. It is the 14th fastest developing city in India. A new report by U.S. financial services firm Morgan Stanley, "AlphaWise City Vibrancy Index: A Guide to India’s Urbanization" gave Meerut the 5th spot on the "vibrancy" index, ahead of Delhi and Mumbai. Meerut ranked second on both the financial penetration index, which measures things like the presence of ATMs and bank branches, and on the consumption index, indicating the city’s transformation into an urban town. While the city ranked in the bottom 10 in job creations, the report suggests that overall there are plenty of signs of "potential for urbanisation," including future employment opportunities. The infrastructure segment of Meerut is currently going through a boom phase with many new projects coming up in and around the city. There are many new buildings, shopping complexes, malls, roads, flyovers and apartments coming up.
A 24 hours Bus service is available from the national capital of india- Delhi. Meerut is just 60 Kms from delhi.
AC bus service is avaliable from Anand vihar (ISBT) Delhi to Vaisali bus stand Meerut.
Meerut is connected to delhi by national highway 58. Another National Highway 119 which connects meerut to the state of hills Uttrakhand. Other way to reach Meerut from Delhi is by NH-24 via Hapur.
NH-58 and NH-24 both can be pretty crowded during day time. It is advised to travel early in the morning to avoid traffic.
Meerut city has 4 railway stations. All are well connected to Delhi and Other parts of india.
Dr. Ambedkar Airport in meerut is a single airstrip airport in meerut which is used by government officials.
There are various options available to travel within the city. There is a good suburban city bus service connecting various parts of meerut and suburbs. Local Rickshaws are also available, travel around best option would be to hire a local taxi from any of the travel agents.
You can see Jain temples in Hastinapur.Beautiful Jain Temples in Hastinapur town near Ganga River are must watch. Pandav teela in Hastinapur is must watch place.
Abu Lane, Begum Bridge Road and Central Market Shastri Nagar are good places to shop though modern shopping malls have also come up.
Local chaat bazar of meerut is very famous in the city.
You can eat 23 different type (from egg patti to banana patti) of patties from the shop near victoria park (Bhamasah park).
Gazak and Rewarees are very famous you can buy it from Bazaar near Jimkhana maidan.
Naan khatai is another famous thing here in meerut.