Widely known as “Peetal Nagri” or “the Brass City”, Moradabad is known worldwide for its high quality brass handicrafts that are exported all over the world particularly in the Europe and the North America. Also known as the “City of Nakshatra”, Moradabad is located in the state of Uttar Pradesh and is situated on the banks of River Ramganga. It is also a Municipal Corporation in Moradabad District.
Moradabad Travel guide is incomplete without a mention of its spiritual legacy and rich heritage. Moradabad has also added its name in the field of music by being home to the well-known Tabla player Ahmad Jaan Tharakwa.
The Prince Murad, son of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan established this city in 1600. The city was previously known as Chaupla. Later on, Shahjahan appointed Rustam Khan in the year 1623, the governor of Sambhal who captured it and built a Fort at this place and named it as Rustam Nagar. Soon after, it was named as Moradabad after Shah Jahan's son Murad Baksh.