|Elevation||253 m (830 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Vehicle registration||UP 17|
Baghpat is a city of NCR and a Municipal board in Baghpat district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is the administrative headquarters of Baghpat District. The Baghpat city is located on the banks of river Yamuna at 28 deg 57' North Latitude and 77 deg 13' East Longitude. It is 52 KM from Meerut City and is on the main Delhi–Saharanpur Highway around 40 KM from Delhi toward north.
Occupation of the people of Baghpat is mostly Agriculture. approximately 70% people are dependent upon agriculture.Main crops of baghpat are sugarcane, wheat and rice.
District Bagpat is one of the district of Uttar Pradesh. The city is Located on the banks of river Yamuna at 28O57’ North Latitude and 77O13’ East Longitude. It is 52 KM from Meerut City and is on the main Delhi – Saharanpur Highway around 40 KM from Delhi. In the north of the district baghpat there is district Muzaffarnagar,in the south district Ghaziabad,in the west river Yamuna and district sonipat of Harayana.The shape of the district Bagpat is rectangular which area is more in north to south than east to west. It is very closely located to (around 40 km) the national capital New Delhi.
Area :- 1321 km2
Population :- 1163991
Nearest Airport : IGI, Delhi-70 km
Nearest Railway Station: Baghpat Road-Aggrawal Mandi (Tatiri) 6 km
Nearest Bus Stand : Baghpat - Meerut Road
Distance to Other Places
The district hospital is continued to work from 2011 and Aastha Multispeciality hospital in Baraut worked From 2008 The Government Medical Center is relatively outdated, thought the present UP state government does have plans to modernize the currently available facilities. The city also has private hospital - Raksha Hospital, the most modern hospital in the district providing all sorts of medical facilities.
Pura MahaDev (पुरामहादेव)
Pura MahaDev (पुरामहादेव) Village is inhabited by the Jats and is situated on the banks of Hindon River and is on the hillock. There is very ancient Temple dedicated to the Mighty Lord Shiva and twice in the year Shiva devotees used to offer water which they carry from the Holy River Ganges from Haridwar and all the way walked up to their designated destination to offer water to the Lord Shiva.Fairs are held here on the fourteenth day of Sravana (sometime in August-September)and Phalguna (February) at the foothills of the Lord Shiva Temple in this village. This place (Mahadev Pura is about 3 K.M. from the nearest town Baleni which is on the highway from Meerut to Baghpat well connected by the road.It is 28 km distant from Baghpat and 32 km from Meerut. According to a local tradition, the sage Parashurama founded a Shiva temple here and named the place Shivapuri which in process of time became changed to Shivpura and then got shortened to Pura.
Baraut is a town (a small city) and a small municipal board in Baghpat district, Uttar Pradesh, India. The town is mostly inhabited by traders and farmers. Baraut is known for Digambar Jain College and Janta Vedic College (old name was Jat college), both supposed to be ideal for Science and Art students. At present it is an education hub for the villages around Baraut. Students of every age grops i.e. class 1 to class 12 can be seen coming to Baraut for better education even after travelling for 1–2 hours. Baraut is famous for its quality education imparted to the students in schools, which can be found in almost every street of Baraut. It is famous for the Rim & Dhura and agricultural implements industries. The city is famous for its Jain temples and grand Jain functions organized every year. It is also famous for producing wheels and axles, which are used all over India in motor vehicles. Baraut has an average literacy rate of 77.98%, which is higher than the national average of 74.07%. According to the 2011 census, 84.65% of the males and 70.51% of females are literate. Once upon a time Baraut used to be a Tehsil and Baghpat was one of its village during British ruled India. The British punished Baraut for the part it played in the freedom fight by down grading its status from tehsil to a village and rewarded Baghpat with that title of tehsil. After gaining independence, the Indian government failed to reverse that British decision. Furthermore to add insult to injury the UP government not only continued with the injustice but went one step further and awarded district status to Baghpat not to Baraut which beats Baghpat in every area hand down!!
GUFA WAALE BABA KA MANDIR
This is a holy place on the name of Gufa Wale Baba ji(aka:kuti wale baba).There is also lord Shiva's Mandir within this place.People, in bulk, visit it on religious festivals like Holi,Diwali etc. Every Sunday devotees from nearby areas participate in religious activities.
NAAG BABA KA MANDIR
It is situated near village Bamnauli on road from Baraut to Budhana via Puchar. Every year on Naag Panchmi, huge croud can be seen here. On deepawali and Holi also, people belonging to nearby places come here from other cities of India to worship Naag Devta.
Baraut is known for Digambar Jain College and Janta Vedic College (old name Jat college) for their Graduation courses. Students come to Jat College specially for its Graduate course in Agriculture. Morever Baraut is the main educational hub for nearby places. Students come here from far for better School education provided in Schools, also having ACET (aryabhatt college of engineering and technology), daula, JIMT(JagMohan Institute of Management and Technology) opened in 2011 is quite popular amongst youth due to its Placements visits Bagpat city itself has many good schools attracting students from far places. The SYADWAD INSTITUTE OF HIGHER EDUCATION & RESEARCH established in 2008 is the only Nursing college in the District.VANJAKSH Institute & Coaching Academy is a Coaching academy for UPSC/UP-PSC etc. this institute takes and runs govt. project.
As of 2001[update] India census, Baghpat had a population of 36,365. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Baghpat has an average literacy rate of 66%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 82% of the males and 58% of females literate. 13% of the population is under 6 years of age. Major castes are Jats, Yadav, Gujjars and Rajputs besides Dalits and a large number of Muslims.
History and Culture
Some panchayats in Baghpat have recently issued backward diktats limiting women's freedom and rights, which have been denounced by prominent politicians and activists. This indicates the backward culture of the people in this district and the challenges faced by women in this society.
Land of Tigers
It was founded by the Pandava brothers of Mahabharata as Vyagprastha. Barnava, near Binauli is the site of the Lakshagarha - palace made of wax, that was built by Purochana a minister of Duryodhana to kill the Pandavas. The city was originally known as Vyagprastha - Land of Tigers (because of the population of tigers found many centuries ago). There are many versions of the story as to how the city derived its name. One version states that the city’s original name was ‘Vyagprasth’, while according to another version, the city has derived its name from the Hindi word ‘Vakyaprasth’, which means place of delivering speeches. Inspired by such words and versions, the city was finally named ‘BAGHPAT’ or ‘BAGPAT’ during the Mughal Era.
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- "Baghpat panchayat bans mobiles for women, police says no idea". Hindustan Times. 13 July 2012.
- "Baghpat Panchayat issues a Taliban-style diktat to women". The Hindu. July 13, 2012.
- "Baghpat Panchayat's Diktat Against Women 'Illegal': PC". Outlook India. July 13, 2012.
- "After diktat against women, Baghpat villagers thrash cops". July 13, 2012.