Meham is a historical city in the state of Haryana. Situated about thirty two kilometers from Rohtak, this city has been in the center of upheaval events of ancient times. And even connected with Mahabharata era, the modern city of Meham was initially known as Mehamadbad.
This was a thriving and popular city during the Mughal dynasties, but suffered attacks and destruction, which led to the city being raged to the ground three times. The present day city has been developed on the ruins of the bygone ones on a small hillock. Despite the ravages that the city had to face in the past, it still has to offer a lot to the visitor.
Things to do at Meham
Steeped in historical events, there is a lot a visitor to Meham can do. Besides, paying a visit to the Jama Masjid and Pizada Masjid, tourists can also get a fair amount of information about the tombs of some of the eminent personalities who were a part of this historical city, a visitor also has the option of visiting the park to just relax and enjoy the serenity and also the many temples in and around Meham.
Places of Attractions in Meham
The historical background of the city has a lot to offer in terms of places and remnants of the past, and moreover, as Meham was under the Mughals, for a considerable period of time, the typical architecture and design are there for all to see.
The Jama Masjid and Pirzada Masjid are two such examples, besides the tombs of Hazrat Shah Muhammad Ramzan Mahami and Hazrat Shah Gulam Hossain Mahami, although not too well maintained, still is steeped in information.
There are many temples in and around Meham. The more famous among these are the Radha Krishan temple. This temple is significant because the statue of Lord Krishna is made of a rare variety of black stone. Then there is the Sheetalpuri Mandir right in the heart of the city. It is about five hundred years old. Besides these temples, Meham is home to many more temples that a visitor can go to and seek blessings.
The ‘Baoli’ or ‘Stepwells’ are another spot of attraction for the visitors to Meham, especially for those interested in arts and architecture. This was constructed in the reign of Akbar on the request of a "Dhai" of the emperor Akbar. This place also has a nicely maintained park for casual walks and a few havelis of yesteryears of interest to the visitors.
Accommodation at Meham
Meham has a wide variety of accommodations to suit every visitor who comes to this city. From high-end hotels to the more moderate budget accommodations, this place has the answer to all accommodations that a visitor requires.
How to reach Meham from Rohtak
Rohtak is easily accessible from any part of the country. Situated only about seventy odd kilometers from the country’s capital city, it is well connected by flights, trains and surface transport. On reaching Rohtak, getting to Meham is no problem. The driving distance or road distance between the two places is just 32 kilometers. You can easily hire a car in Rohtak and reach Meham in around 35 minutes. Surface transport is very well developed, with state transport and private buses, along with cabs making it very convenient to reach this place.
Best Time to visit Meham
The best time to visit Meham is during the months of October to March when the weather is pleasantly cool and hardly any rain.