Tourist Destinations

Moradabad City Trip


Moradabad (earlier known as Chaupala) is a city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, which was established at 1600 AD by Prince Murad, who was the son of Mughal great Shah Jahan, from whom the name Moradabad was coined. Moradabad is mainly a muslim populated city and is situated 167 kms from national capital Delhi. Moradabad is famous for production of brass and is therefore popularly known as the “brass city”. According to the census of 2001 the total population of Moradabad is 641,240 which constitute 53% of male and 47% of female. The literacy rate is 74% which constitutes 83% in male and 66% in female. This literacy rate of 74% is higher than the national literacy rate of 59.5%. The languages spoken in Moradabad are Hindi, Urdu, English and Punjabi.

History of Moradabad:

Moradabad has its history linked with that of the history of Bareilly and got under British control in the year 1801. Moradabad is places on the right bank of the river Ramganga. It has wide production of crops like wheat, rice, sugarcane, etc.

Brass Industry at Moradabad:

Afghan Mohammed Yar Khan is depicted as the father of Indian Brassware Industry who migrated from Afghanistan to Moradabad in India in the 1860’s. Since then Moradabad is made itself as a powerful centre of Brassware industry and presently exports brass made goods to countries like Britain,United States,Germany,Canada and Middle East Asia, which includes about 600 export units and accounts for around 5000 industries with in the district. Moradabad has a net good exports which worth Rs. 2200 crore . Mentha is another product which is also exported to foreign countries and worth about 400 crores rupees or more from Moradabad. These products (Brass and Mentha) are very in high demand in international markets and which brings in thousand of crores every year in India.


Moradabad is well - connected with all Indian cities via railways and roadways. The city via road transport is connected with Bareili, Agra, Delhi, Amroa, Dehradun, Ghaziabad, Etah, Farukhbad, Bulandshahar, Badaun, Aligarh, Firozabad, Etawah, Lucknow, Kanpur, etc. The road transportation to Morabad connects it with most of the Indian cities. Trains are also available to Moradabas from some of the Indian cities. The nearest airport to Moradabad is Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun, which is 162 Km from Moradabad and another one is Indira Gandhi international airport, Delhi, which is 167km from Moradabad.