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 Garhmukteshwar (Uttar Pradesh)

Garhmukteshwar is a taluka headquarters in Ghaziabad district of Uttar Pradesh. It is located the NH 10 that leads to Delhi. Garhmukteshwar is an ancient city that has been mentioned in the Bhagvat Purana and the Mahabharata. It is said that this city was a part of the ancient city of Hastinapur, the capital of the Kauravas. The place derives its name from the great Mukteshwara Mahadeva temple. The temple is dedicated to goddess Ganga, who is worshipped here in four temples, two situated on a cliff and two below it. The nearest railway station at Garhmukteshwar is on the Delhi- Moradabad line of Northern Railways.

This city hosts two important fairs in a year. One is the bathing fair on the full moon day of Kartika and another fair is held on the occasion of Dussehra, both of which attracts tourists from all over the country. The Gadho-ka -Mela which is a part of the big Garh Ganga fair is a huge trading center for asses, donkeys and horses.The town has an ancient mosque built by Ghayas-ud-din Balban, with an inscription in Arabic dating back to 1283 A.D.

According to the 2001 India census report, Garhmukteshwar had a population of 33,432 inhabitants. Males constitute 54% of the population and females constitute 46% of the population. In Garhmukteshwar, 17% of the population is less than six years of age. The city has an average literacy rate of 50%, which is lower than the national average literacy rate of 59.5%. The male literacy rate is 58% and female literacy rate is 41%.