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A journey to lesser known ancient cities of India - Hastinapur & Shukratal

"Once war has been undertaken, no peace is made by pretending there is no war." - Duryodhana (The Book of the Effort)
This time we headed to meet some of my relatives in residing in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India. After greeting & meeting, they gave us the suggestion to visit ancient cities which are also mentioned in the Epic - Mahabharat.
Places to visit near Meerut/Muzaffarnagar:
It is situated 150km from Delhi, on the way to Haridwar. Historical Significance- It's also known as Shukteerth. This place is named after the sage Shuk. There is a canal which is a part of Ganga. It is believed that Shuk used to visit here to worship Ganga every morning. Nearby, there is a Vat Vriksha(Banian tree).

I had to capture this tree in 2 photos and still I could not cover it all as it is a huge tree.
Acc. to Hindu mythology, Shuk Muni recited the Bhagwat Katha(story) to King Parikshit(son of Abhimanyu who was son of Pandavas).For full story, read here. Also there is Dharam…
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