Meerut is a city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is the second largest city in the National Capital region. The city is one of the largest producers of sports goods and the largest manufacturer of musical instruments in India. The city is also an education center in western Uttar Pradesh. Meerut is also identified as the "Sports City of India".
The history of Meerut is an endless saga of hard work and dedication of its inhabitants that comprise of the Tyagis, Vaishyas, Rajputs, Jats and Gujjars, all of whom were instrumental in the all-around development of Meerut.
The city lies 70 km northeast of the national capital New Delhi, and 453 km northwest of the state capital Lucknow.Meerut is the biggest city in NCR after Delhi. The city lies connecting the plains of the Ganges and those of the Yamuna. In the area, Meerut district covers 2,522 km2 which are bigger than Delhi.
Meerut has a monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate characterized by hot summers and cooler winters. Summers last from early April to late June with temperatures reaching 49 °C.
Meerut is one of the main industrial towns of western Uttar Pradesh with a number of traditional and modern industries. The city is known for the handloom works and scissors industry. Existing industries in the city include tyres, textile, transformer, sugar, distillery, chemical, engineering, paper, publishing, and sports goods manufacturer.
Some major tourist attractions of Meerut are Gandhi Bagh, Augarnath Temple, St. John's Church, and Jain templesofHastinapur.
Some local places found here are - The Shopprix Mall, Basilica of Our Lady of Graces, Shahid Smarak and Pine Children Park.
By road, Meerut is well-connected to major cities like Delhi, Noida, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Haridwar, etc. The nearest airport is the Indira Gandhi International Airport which is about 100 km away.
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