The Aligarh city is famous as Tala Nagri since Lock manufacturing is one of the major attraction for the city since a very long time. There are so many important things about Algarh about which many of us are not still aware, like: The famous ruler of Aligarh “Kaushriv” has been introduced in the holy book Ramayana by mahirshi Valmiki.
Aligarh is very much inluenced by the Muslim traditions. Aligarh is famous worldwide due to the city is having one of the famous universities in India, The Aligarh Muslim University(AMU). AMU is not only famous in India but it do have a good image for its education system all over the world. Students from various countries came here to get good education.
Aligarh has faced tourtures from the period of Ibrahim Lodhi to the Britishers but the city faced all that and overcome from the bad situations whatever occurred.
"A writer has written that the name has been changed from the Sayyed’s period and known as Aligarh.
History is the silent viewer that to occupy the Western State, it was necessary to occupy the city Aligarh. Keeping that in mind, in 1803, Britishers attacked on Aligarh and ruled on it. On 14 May 1772, the British Viasrai of that period, Waren Hesting holded the post of Collector and started the system of District Administration. In the starting, the cllector only looked for the land disputes and collecting tax only, but after some time, collectors got other different roles to play and they were also called District Megistrate as well. In Aligarh the last collector from British period was D.Wali
In the cultural field, Padam Sri award winner, Gopal Das Neeraj has increased the fame of Aligarh.
Many famous personalities were born here like Jainendra Kumar, Akshay Kumar Jain, Prof. Sharharyaar, Ravindra Bhramar, Dr. Amba Prasad and Gokul Chandra Sharma and many more has increased the fame of the city in the cultural domain. The world famous hstorian Prof. Irfaam Habib also born here. He was the Chairman of Akhil Bhartiya Itihaas Anusandhanc Kendra for 10 years. Late. Mohd. Habib denoted the importance o the city to the nation.
In the Indian film industry, Bharat Bhushan Shiv Kumar, Chandrachur Singh etc are well known for their contribution towards art.
Location : In the Westem (Central) Uttar Pradesh, India
Also Called As : Kol or Koil
Country Code : +91
STD Code : 0571
Pin Code : 202001 / 202002
Language Spoken : Hindi, Urdu, English
Vehicle Code : UP-81
Time zone : IST (UTC+5:30) Area
Best time to visit : October to March
Nearest Airport : Delhi Airport| Agra Airport
Nearest Railway Station : Aligarh Junction