Meerut – Indian state of Uttar Pradesh
Meerut - Indian state of Uttar Pradesh
Meerut is a city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The Municipal Corporation is working here. This ancient city is located 42 km (4 mi) northeast of Delhi. Meerut is part of the National Capital Region (NCR). There is also a cantonment of the Indian Army. It is one of the fastest-growing and educated districts of Uttar Pradesh.
Meerut district has 12 blocks, 34 Zilla panchayat members, 80 city councilors. Meerut district consists of 4 Lok Sabha constituencies, Sardhana Vidhan Sabha, Muzaffarnagar Lok Sabha with Hastinapur Assembly, Bijnor Lok Sabha, Siwal Khas Baghpat Lok Sabha constituency and Meerut Cantt, Meerut South, Meerut City, Kithore Meerut Lok Sabha constituency.
The geographical location of Meerut is 28.98 ° north and 77.7 ° east.  The average height here is 219 meters () 1. Ft). Nearby cities are Capital Delhi, Roorkee, Dehradun, Saharanpur, Aligarh, Noida, Ghaziabad, Hapur Bulandshahr, etc.
The city of Meerut is the headquarters of the Meerut district, which also includes 1,025 villages. According to the 2011 national census, Meerut urban area (which includes areas under the Municipal Corporation and Cantonment Council) has a population of about 14 lakhs, of which about 13 lakh 10 thousand are in the municipal area.
Nauchandi fair is one of the famous fairs of Meerut Uttar Pradesh. The Nauchandi fair is held every year in Meerut. This fair is the pride of Meerut. The historic Nauchandi fair here is a symbol of Hindu-Muslim unity. The temple of Hazrat Bale Mian and the temple of Navchandi Devi (Nauchandi Devi) are located close to each other. Where bhajan kirtans are held in the temple, there is qawwali, etc. in the temple.
The sound of Ajan with the bells of the temple echoes a communal spirituality during the fair. The Nauchandi fair is held every year at the Nauchandi Maidan. Its specialty is that the Nauchandi fair is held only at night. The grounds are completely empty during the day. This fair takes place one week before the Navratri festival of Chaitra month. About a week after Holi. And lasts for a month.
A train also runs here in the name of Nauchandi fair. It is the only train connecting Meerut to the capital Lucknow.