Top Tourist Attractions in Muzaffarnagar
Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh
An Indian city, Muzaffarnagar is part of Muzaffarnagar Urban Metropolitan Region and is governed by the Muzaffarnagar Municipal Board. National Capital Region (NCR) is a component of the Delhi NCR acronym. Muzaffarnagar is the district’s HQ.
Best Places to Visit in Muzaffarnagar
- Bhairon ka Mandir
- Akshay Vat
- Sambhalheda Panchmukhi Shivling
- Nakshatra Vatika – SHUKARTAAL
- Government Educational Museum
- BAHU KI MAZAR
- Shukarteerath – Shukartaal
- Shukdev Temple
Bhairon ka Mandir -This temple is an important pilgrimage destination for devotees of Lord
In the city centre, it’s a great place to stay. There are eleven Shivlings at the main temple, known as Ekadash Shivlings. People conduct the Parikrama, which involves walking around the temple in a round motion. In the temple, the Paliwal family of the Brahmin sect is in charge of the daily activities and the temple’s affairs. During the Shivratri celebration, worshippers go to the shrine in droves.
Hanumatdham, situated in the Shukratal town of Muzaffarnagar District, was constructed in 1987. A 72 ft high idol of Hanuman was installed by Shri Sudarshan Singh Chakra and Inder Kumar. The idol was made by Shri Keshav Ram of Shahdol and was inaugurated by Swami Kalyandev Maharaj.
In the front of the idol, there is an open courtyard of yagyashala and on the other side, there is katha-manch. Just behind the idol, there are shrines of Lord Rama, Shri Radha Krishna and a hut of Shri Sudarshan Chakra.
Akshay Vat-This 5100-year-old Banyan Tree is nothing short of miraculous. Akshay Vat Vatika towering height of 150 feet and sprawling roots are enough to intimidate anyone. It is considered a living representation of Sage Sukhdeva. It is believed that he sat under this tree and recited the Shrimad Bhagwad Puranas to King Parikshit, Arjun’s grandson, for 7 simultaneous days. The tree is hence seen as an emblem of divinity, truth, forgiveness and sacredness. The tree has been given a special name, the Tree of Undying Character, as it doesn’t shed any of its leaves. This Holy tree is visited by devotees, who tie a red thread around it to fulfil their wishes.
Sambhalheda Panchmukhi Shivling
This temple is as old as Pashupatinath temple at Nepal.Having very beautiful panchmukhi Shivling made by very costly stone Kasauti. statue of Ma Ganga, Ganesh Gauri, Laxmi-Narayan and Garun devata also seen in this temple.It is situated at village Sambhalheda (a very small village) of distt. Muzaffarnagar (Uttar-Pradesh).
Nakshatra Vatika – SHUKARTAAL
Nakshatra Vatika is the center of tourist attraction. Visitors and pilgrims visiting the mythical city Shukartaal are sure to visit the Vatika. The beauty of the Nakshatra Vatika forces tourists to stretch towards it. Nakshatra Vatika, full of greenery, is proving better from the environmental perspective. From time to time, there is also the support from the administration and leaders for the beautification and improvement of the Nakshatra Vatika. The management of the Nakshatra Vatika has been entrusted to the five-member team, which monitors it.
Government Educational Museum
Government Educational Museum, established in 1959, is famous for several historical metal images, terracotta, coins and stone sculptures. The museum also has varied types of paintings and dolls dressed in traditional costumes, along with stamps and cannons.
Ganeshdham is popular among devotees for the 35 ft high statue of Lord Ganesh. At Ganeshdham, there is River Tripatha flowing on one side and Vat Vraksha on the other. It also has a huge idol of Lord Hanuman at the back side, near the Sukhdeva Teela.
Vahelna is an important pilgrimage site for Jains. This site has a mosque, a Shiva temple and a Jain temple sharing a common wall, signifying secularism. The Vahelna Jain Mandir, also known as Shri 1008 Parshwanath Digamber Jain Atishye Chetra, has an old idol of Lord Parshwanath. This temple complex also has a 57 ft high Manasthamb and a Naturopathy Hospital & Research Centre. A newly built 31 ft monolith statue of Lord Parshwanath has been installed in the Jain Mandir. Vahelna is a small industrial village situated 4 km from the Muzaffarnagar City.
BAHU KI MAZAR (Sadat Hostel) : where wife of Saiyed Munawwar Laskar Khan was cremated.
Shukarteerath – Shukartaal
Shukratal is the place where Sukadeva Goswami narrated the sacred Srimad-Bhagavatam (Bhagavata Purana) to Maharaja Pariksit son of Abhimanyu 5000 years ago. This is one of the famous holy destination in North India. This place is around 28 KM from Muzaffarnagar . The sacred place is situated on the banks of the holy Ganga River, where it has cut a swathe through the rocky region. Every year lots of pilgrims are used to come in the month of ‘Kartika’ (October-November) on the day of ‘Purnima’ (Full Moon) to take a bath in holy river ‘Ganga’.
Places to visit in SHUKRATAL: Akshayavat (The Undying Tree): On a hillock stands the big Akshayavat (banyan tree) under which, according to belief, sage Shukdev had narrated the Shrimadbhagwat Katha to King Parikshit. The uniqueness of this tree is that it does not shed leaves.
This majestic temple has beautifully carved idols of Sage Shukdev and King Parikshit.
Lord Hanuman Temple: In close proximity to Shukdev temple, stands the beautiful Hanuman Temple. This temple has one of the tallest images of Hanuman at 75 feet high standing outdoors over the main shrine.
Ganesh Temple: Nearby hanuman temple there is a Ganesh temple which has a tall outdoor image of Ganesh Ji, which stands 35 feet tall.
There are so many places to visit as Lord Shankar Temple, Swami Charandasji Temple, Lord Ram Temple, Goddess Shakambhari Temple, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Ganga Temple.
Shukartaal Ganges Holy Bath
From Delhi, this important holy place is about two third of the way between Delhi and Haridwar. This small town sits on the banks of a branch of the holy Ganges River. This is a special place where Shukdeva Goswami spoke the Srimad Bhagavatam to Maharaja Parikshit 5000 years ago.
It is about an hour east of the city of Muzaffarnagar. It is around 150 km from Delhi on the way to Haridwar.
Best Time to Visit in Muzaffarnagar
Winter, from November to February, is the finest time to visit Muzaffarnagar. Winter temperatures in Muzaffarnagar range from 11oC to 7oC, making it the best season to explore holy sites.
How to Reach Muzaffarnagar
Muzaffarnagar is well-connected by roadways and railway networks. National Highway number 58 (NH-58) also passes through Muzaffarnagar city.
The nearest airport is Dehra Dun Airport.
- 98 km away – Dehra Dun Airport (DED), Dehradun, Uttarakhand
- 105 km away – Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), New Delhi, Delhi
Muzaffarnagar is well connected to other major cities of the country via regular trains.
Major Railway Stations: Muzaffarnagar (MOZ), Kahtauli, Mansurpur, Jadoda Nara, Rohana, Bamanheri
You can easily get regular buses to Muzaffarnagar from other major cities of the country.