Nuh (city)

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Nuh
नूह
city
Coordinates: 28°07′N 77°01′E / 28.12°N 77.02°E / 28.12; 77.02
Country  India
State Haryana
District Mewat
Government
 • Type democratic
 • Body INC
Elevation 199 m (653 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 11,038
Demonym mewati
Languages
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Nuh is the district headquarters of the Mewat district in the Indian state of Haryana. It lies on the Delhi-Alwar highway and is about 45 kilometres from Gurgaon.The town assumed importance in the time of Bahadur Singh of Ghasera because of the trade in Salt which was manufactured in the neighbouring villages.

To the west of the town is a masonry tank of red sandstone with a chhatri possibly connected with the name of Chuhi Mal, adorned with floral designs. The tomb of Sheikh Musa combines the Muslim and Rajput forms of architecture, and is at a distance of about 2 and a half kilometres from town.

Geography[edit]

Nuh is located at 28°07′N 77°01′E / 28.12°N 77.02°E / 28.12; 77.02.[1] It has an average elevation of 199 metres (652 feet). It is 70 km from the capital New Delhi. It is located in the far south west area of Haryana.

Climate[edit]

Climate in City is Extreme. Lowest Temperature: 0-1 degrees Highest Temperature: 44-45 degrees

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Nuh had a population of 11,038. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Nuh has an average literacy rate of 54%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 63%, and female literacy is 44%. In Nuh, 20% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Visitor attractions and monuments[edit]

Various ancient monuments of historical importance are scattered in this region, including:

  • Shaking Minarets: These minarets are one of its kind in India, as these can vibrate/shake. If a person shakes the pillars of one minar, the person standing inside the adjacent minar will automatically feel vibrations. The condition of these minars are not good due to lack of maintenance by concerned authorities and immediate action required otherwise within next 2–3 years we may lose this example of ancient engineering.
  • Chui Mal's water tank or pond: This is a rectangular ancient water tank with a cenotaph (chhatri) of red stone and having beautiful carvings.

The Aravalli mountains across green farms.

There is also a natural reservoir in Nallad, a village 2 km from Nuh under the Aravalli Hills. The most interesting factor is that water keeps flowing out of this reservoir and it is located in the rocks of Aravalli Hills. There is also a lord Shiva temple which has a religious significance for the Hindu minority of the district. It is also claimed that Pandavas stayed there and drank the water of it during a visit in their 14 years long exile.

Transportation[edit]

Nuh city is well connected to neighbouring states Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh by high frequency bus service. It is connected to gurgaon and alwar through a 4-lane state highway(SH 13). Night bus services are also provided by Rajasthan Roadways.

Nuh is situated on the Delhi Alwar highway. A frequent bus service is provided by Haryana and Rajasthan Roadways from ISBT Delhi. Nearest airport is IGI airport, New Delhi. Nearest railway station is Palwal (32 km) and Gurgaon (45 km).

The Delhi-Gurgaon-Alwar-Jaipur highway used to pass through Mewat until the late 1960s when the new national highway (NH 8) was constructed bypassing Mewat.

Education[edit]

Schools[edit]

  • Delhi Public School Mewat
  • Sardar Gurumukh Singh Memorial School
  • Hindu High School
  • Meo High School
  • Gupta Nursery School
  • Maria Manzil School
  • Green Field Public School
  • Girl High School
  • Kasturba Gandhi Girls School
  • Aravali Public School

Higher Education[edit]

  • Yasin Meo Degree College
  • Mewat Wakf Engineering College
  • Govt. Medical College (under construction)
  • Industrial Training Institute
  • Teachers Training Institute

Nearby cities and towns[edit]

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