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Tourist Spot in Aligarh

About Aligarh: Lying southeast of Delhi, the city of Aligarh is usually referred to as Koil, or Kol. Aligarh is known for the its university known as the Aligarh Muslim University. Aligarh is the name of a nearby fort. The city, an agricultural trade centre, is located in central Uttar Pradesh. The Aligarh Fort is three km north of the town and in its present form, dates back to 1524. Originally, it was under Mughal rule but after the death of Aurangzeb, it was confiscated by the Afghans and later on passed on to Jats, Marathas, Rohillas and finally in 1803, it came under the British.
How to reach:The place is well connected by rail. A network of
Best Time To Visit: September to February.
Accomodation: Hotels, Panthanivas etc.
Local Transport: Bus, taxi service etc.

Place of Tourist Interest in Aligarh

Aligarh Muslim University: Aligarh is best known today for its Aligarh Muslim University, where the thoughts of having a separate Islamic nation found ground. Muslim students from all over the Islamic world come here to study.

Aligarh Fort: The old fort dates as far back as 1194. During the collapse of the Mughal Empire, the region was fought for by the Afghans, Jats, Marathas and the Rohillas. Renamed Aligarh, meaning 'high fort' in 1776, it fell to the British in 1803 despite French support to its ruler, Scindia.

Dor Fortress: The ruins of an old fort built in 1524, the site of which is now occupied by an 18th century mosque, is also located here. Buddhist and Hindu temples of great antiquity are also found here.

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