About Afzalgarh

An Introduction of AfzalgarhThe beautiful city Afzalgarh is located in Bijnor district of Uttar Pradesh. The city is a municipal board and it forms its boundary with neighbouring state Uttarakhand. It operates under the Moradabad division of the state and forms the headquarters of its tehsil. It is sited at about 61 km east from Bijnor. Hindi is the most spoken language of the city while Urdu is also spoken by the locals. People of all disciplines and communities reside here. The city is said to be founded by Nawab Afzal Ali Khan who also constructed a fort in this city. The fort was destructed during the 1857 Indian Rebellion.

History of Afzalgarh


The city was under Mughal rule till 18th century after which the power passed on to the Rohilla Pashtuns who were Muslims from Afghanistan, settled in Bijnor district. Very soon Marathas invaded Bijnor district and established their rule by overthrowing Rohilla Pashtuns from power. Rohilla Pashtuns requested aid from Nawab of Oudh to get back their power from Marathas. An agreement was made between Rohilla Pashtuns and the Nawab of Oudh in 1772 to expel Marathas from their land in exchange of money. Finally, the Marathas were thrown out of power by the Nawab of Oudh and the Pashtuns were placed in power but they failed to pay the Nawab the agreed sum of money which turned the Nawab of Oudh against the Pashtuns. At that period of time the English East India Company was established in Calcutta. The Nawab of Oudh with the help of English regiment expelled the Rohillas Pashtuns from the district and extended his rule in Afzalgarh and its surrounding districts till 1857. After 1857 the rule passed on to Nawab of Najibabad. From the Mughal rule till the Nawab rule happiness flourished in the city. By 1858 the English East India Company extended their colonial rule in the city.

Geography of Afzalgarh


The city is elevated at about 212 m above sea level which is about 695 feet. The city was bounded in the north by the Barhpur Tehsil, west by the Dhampur tehsil, east by the Jaspur tehsil and south by the Budhanpur Seohara tehsil. The city is closely located to major villages of the district like the Heerapur Gokal, Shivpuri, Asfabad Chaman, Harewali, Ajimulla Nagar. The city has its coordinates of 29.393°N latitude and 78.674°E longitude. The summers are very hot and the winters are cold in the city. The nearby cities of Afzalgarh are Sherktot, Jaspur, Seohara and Nagina.

Demography


As per 2011 census the city has a total population of about 29, 101. So the density of population is about 11,975.7 inch per sq km in an area of about 2.43 sq km.

Tourist Places near Afzalgarh


The nearby tourist locations from Afzalgarh are Corbett National Park, Lansdowne, Hastinapur, Nainital and Jeolikot which were all in a distance within 100km from the city. Since the city is sited on the Uttarkhand border the tourist has also an opportunity to tour this state from Afzalgarh. All these places can be reached through roadways from Afzalgarh. Read More

Culture of Afzalgarh


Hindus and Muslims are majority in the city; Jains, Christians, Buddhist, Sikhs also reside in the city who all unite together on festivals and fairs in the city. Popular festivals in the city are Diwali, Holi, Kartika Deepam, Karva Chauth, Maha Shivaratri, Ramzan, Id, Muharam and many more. People in the city give more preference to pilgrim visits within the neighbourhood and pilgrim tour mostly along the ghats of holy River Ganges. Most of the rites are performed by the men in the family. Fairs in the city are conducted at Ramlila ground. Other than fairs the ground also stages the renowned play Ramlila which depicts the divine life of Lord Rama. It also hosts popular folk song Rasiya and folk dance Charukala.

Emergency Services in Afzalgarh


The mandatory emergency services such as the police, ambulance and fire service are all available in the city. The police station in Afzalgarh provides 24 hours public service and they act immediately during floods, natural calamities, traffic block and communal riots.

Police Station
Kalagarh Road
Afzalgarh, Bijnor - 246722
Phone no.: + (91)-1343-240023

Animal Care Afzalgarh


The pets in the houses are treated by experienced doctors in the city, vaccination against certain illness and infections are also available in the pet clinics.

Prathmik Chikitsa Evam Kratrim Garmadhan
Meerpur Ghasi
Afzalgarh, Bijnor - 246722
Phone no.: + (91)-9927054433, 9758848460

Chemists in Afzalgarh


The chemist in the city provides 24-hour-service to aid the sick patients on time. The department of family welfare and health records the quantity of drugs supplied to each pharmacy and the usage of each drugs. Here is the detailed list of chemist in the city.

Faiz Medical Store
Main Market
Afzalgarh, Bijnor - 246722
Phone no.: + (91)-9719346722

Laxmi Medical Store in Afzalgarh
Kila Market
Afzalgarh, Bijnor - 246722
Phone no.: + (91)-9557768467

Faim Medical Store
P N B Road
Afzalgarh, Bijnor - 246722
Phone no.: + (91)-9927221572

Faiz Medical Store in Afzalgarh
P N B Road
Afzalgarh, Bijnor - 246722
Phone no.: + (91)-9719346762

Siddique Medical Store
Kila Market
Afzalgarh, Bijnor - 246722
Phone no.: + (91)-9759126361

Sunrise Medical Store
Dhampur Road
Afzalgarh, Bijnor - 246722
Phone no.: + (91)-9719150195

Prince Medical Store in Afzalgarh
Main Market
Afzalgarh, Bijnor - 246722
Phone no.: + (91)-9258957225

Satyam Medical Store
Begam Sarai
Afzalgarh, Bijnor - 246722
Phone no.: + (91)-9837825628

Lifestyle in Afzalgarh


People of Afzalgarh lead a modest lifestyle; they are very down to earth in approach and also very devoted to God. People in the city still follow traditional culture. Pujas and prayers at home are given prime importance. The joint family system was once popular in the society but due to the growing demand most of the joint families have split up into nuclear families. The woman in the house teaches the family values and ethics to the children while the man works to earn bread for the family. The woman is responsible for the house hold works and looking after the cattle. The city runs separate women and men beauty parlours and spa which offers varied beauty services, hair stylist and beauty treatments. Here is the list of beauty salons and parlours in Afzalgarh.

Beauty Parlour in Afzalgarh
Main Market
Afzalgarh, Bijnor – 246722
Phone no.: +(91)-9761161320

Sonam Beauty Parlour
Main Market
Afzalgarh, Bijnor – 246722
Phone no.: + (91)-9761101320

Monika Beauty Parlour in Afzalgarh
P N B Road
Afzalgarh, Bijnor – 246722
Phone no.: + (91)-9639392573

Baby Beauty Parlour
Main Market
Afzalgarh, Bijnor – 246722
Phone no.: + (91)-9759776867

New Style Hair Cutting in Afzalgarh
P N B Road
Afzalgarh, Bijnor – 246722
Phone no.: + (91)-8005719452

Smart Hair Dresser
Dhampur Road
Afzalgarh, Bijnor – 246722
Phone no.: + (91)-9027270888

Raaz Gents Parlour
Ismiel Market
Afzalgarh, Bijnor – 246722
Phone no.: + (91)-9528385283, 8445138355

Sports in Afzalgarh


Bijnor district sports authority is responsible for selecting the young sports talents in Afzalgarh through many preliminary and zonal level tournaments and provides quality coaching to nurture their talents and make them fit for national and international sports tournaments. The sports stores in the city sell all varieties of sports goods for its citizens. Here are the details of few sports stores in the city.

Aggarwal Sports in Afzalgarh
PNB Road
Afzalgarh, Bijnor - 246722
Phone no.: + (91)-9897145449

J K Sports
Main Market
Afzalgarh, Bijnor - 246722
Phone no.: + (91)-9719292527

Roadways in Afzalgarh


The national highway 74 passes in two routes in Afzalgarh. The highway is about 333 km long which starts from Haridwar National highway 58 in Uttrakhand and ends in Bareilly National highway 24 in Uttar Pradesh passing though Afzalgarh and Pilibhit. This national highway aid the travel system of Afzalgarh as roadways is the only means of transportation in the city, the city does not own a railway station or an airport. The other major roadways in the city are the PNB road, Kalagarh road, Dhampur bypass and Nagina road.

Afzalgarh Bus Stand


The local buses stop by the Afzalgarh bus stop through which buses to the city and to other cities starts. This bus stop is located at the city’s prime location where most of the shopping markets are located.

Afzalgarh bus stand

Afzalgarh, Bijnor – 246722

Car Rental services in Afzalgarh


The Faisal Khan car rental agency in Afzalgarh provides car for tours and travels at an affordable price which is based on the number of hours / days of hire and the distance to travel.

Faisal Khan

Mohalla Jainul Abeddin
Afzalgarh, Bijnor – 246722
Phone no.: + (91)-9917712647, 7417495017

Nearby Airport and Railway Station


The Pantnagar Airport in Pantnagar and the Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun are the nearest airports from the city which are located at a distance of about 103 km and 143 km respectively from the centre of Afzalgarh. The nearest railway stations from the centre of the city are the Dhampur railway station and Habibwala railway station each at 21 km away from Afzalgarh. The Moradabad railway station is the nearest major railway station from Afzalgarh which is located at a distance of 71 km.

Afzalgarh Accommodation


The city has no hotel business; the nearby hotels from Afzalgarh are the Shri Rama Residency and New Mansarovar in Dhampur, Ahmad hotel in Seohara and Hotel Walia residency, Hotel Kanha Palace & Inderlock hotel in Najibabad.

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    Mohd Imran from Afzagarh 296 Days ago

    Very good town and ok ok ok

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