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About Amroha

About Amroha tourist attractionsSituated in Uttar Pradesh, Amroha is a town located close to the Sot River. The town is the district headquarters of Amroha district. A city with significant historic significance, Battle of Amroha was fought here during Alauddin Khilji’s reign. Amroha is named after mangoes (aam) and a variety of fish (Rohu). Amroha was earlier part of Moradababd district and was under Delhi province during Akbar’s reign.

History of Amroha

The city is known for its monuments that date back to the Slave Dynasty. Amroha’s existence could be traced back to 479 BC when Raja Amarjoda from the Bansi dynasty ruled the area. Tarik-i-Amroha is one of the important scriptures preserving crucial information about the town’s history. It mentions Amroha being a Hindu kingdom ruled between 676 and 1141 AD by Rajput rulers. It was conquered by Mahmud of Ghazni in 1093 AD. Syed Mohammad Ahraf Taqvi Sahib was bestowed with the title to “Danishmand” but he Mughal Emperor Babar. He settled down in Amroha and the place is now called Danisdmandan. The area is still inhabited by his descendants and is known for being home to some of the beautiful monuments constructed by the family. Read More

Geography of Amroha

The town of Amroha is located to the close proximity of river Sot in the North Western part of Uttar Pradesh. It has rail connectivity with the national capital Delhi and the nearest city is Moradababd. It is located between Latitude 28°54'15.95"N and longitude 78°28'3.10"E.

Climate of Amroha

The climate of Amroha is similar to other towns situated below the might Himalayas. It remains hot during summer and experiences chilling cold during winter.

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Places of Tourist Interest in Amroha

Mosques, imambaras, idgahs, diwan khana, khanqash, madrasas, temples, dargahs, forts and gates built during the Sultanate and Mughal period are one of the main attractions of the city today.

  • Azakhana Wazeer Un Nisa or Bada Imambada
  • Mazar of Nasiruddin Sahib
  • Dargah of Hazrat Syed Husain Sharfuddin Shah Wilayat Sahab
  • Dargah of Sufi Saint Bhure Shah
  • Vasudev Mandir
  • Tulsi Park
  • Dargah Hazrath Shah Abdul Hadi
  • Dargah Hazrath Shah Abban Badr Chishti Imam Bargah e Akbar Ali Khan
  • Bayen Ka Kuan
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Festivals in Amroha

Amroha is the centre for many festivities. With its existence beyond 2400 years it is one of the oldest cities in the planet. An excellent example of Ganga-Jamuna tahzeeb, Amroha celebrates many festivals across the year. The prominent among these include
  • Muharram, the Shia as well as the Sunni Muslims of Amroha takes out giant processions on this day to mourn the deaths in the battle of Karbala.
  • Barah Wafat or Id-ul-Nabi the birth date of Prophet Mohammad is celebrated with great pomp and shown in Amroha.
  • Urs of Hazratshah Waliyat
  • Holi the hindu festival of colors paint Amroha with shades of happiness and festivity
  • Chehlum

How to Reach Amroha

Amroha is conncted to rest of India by rail and road. It lies in close proximity to NH 24. Located between Delhi and Moradabad the town has sound rail connectivity as well.

Economy of Amroha

Amroha is known for its mangoes and fish. The other prominent industries are pottery and handloom. Wooden handicrafts and carpet weaving are other source of income for people of Amroha.

Quick Facts About Amroha

Amroha is the district capital of Amroha District
Total Population as per the 2011 census
Total Population - 1,838,771
Males :- 964,319
Females:- 874,452
Sex ratio:- 906
Literacy Rate:- 63.88
Population Density :- 818/km2
Main religions:- Muslims (66%), Hindus (33%)
STD Code:- 05922

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