All You Need To Know About Travelling To Khurja: The Ultimate Pottery Destination

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Khurja is a pottery lover’s dream, where the sky is a canvas of smoke from countless chimneys and the earth is a mosaic of splendid pots and ceramic art. This hidden gem in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahar district is a hive of activity, buzzing with more than 500 ceramic factories and earning the title of ‘The Ceramic Town.’

As you explore the labyrinth of Khurja, you will be mesmerized by the ancient and modern pottery that blends seamlessly, creating a symphony of colors and shapes. Every piece of ceramic is a masterpiece, reflecting Khurja’s glorious past and present.

Getting There

Khurja beckons you to wander through its streets and feast your eyes on its dazzling pottery and ceramic art. You will be captivated by every piece of their exquisite work, made with artistry and love.

Khurja also offers easy access to other cities by buses, trains and taxis. The nearest airport is Delhi (DEL), a short drive of 80 km, and the nearest railway station is Khurja Junction (KRJ), which connects to major routes.

A Town Where Every Piece of Ceramic Tells a Story

Laced with ceramic artistry and the heritage of preserving the art of pottery, Khurja is a destination on its own, where you can find your nirvana if you’re a pottery lover. In Khurja, you can find everything - from little pots to intricately-carved vases, and lustrous cutlery to fancy home decors and lavish sanitary ware.

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Every artisan here is an expert in their field, and their products are sought after not only in India, but also around the world. Ceramic products from Khurja are delivered to every corner of the earth. Khurja also has a unique appeal, with some old buildings and houses along the road, such as Lala Mewaram Ka Kamra, Gangaram Bhawan and the J.A.S. College.

These are traces of the past, now in ruin. The city has many local markets, the most famous being the Budh Bazaar (Wednesday Market). It also hosts annual fairs during Diwali and Navratri, called Ramleela and Durga Puja. These are the best times to visit and experience the festive atmosphere.

Don’t forget to treat yourself to the local delicacy, Khurchan, which is a heavenly sweet made with layers of condensed milk. You will find it in any sweet shop in Khurja.

Things To Do & See In and Around Khurja

Khurja is a treasure trove of cultural history, where every nook & cranny breathes the essence of the town’s rich past and echoes the forgotten tales, shrouded in mystery. You can visit the Khurja Temple, a jewel of Hindu spirituality, reflecting the glory of the past through its ancient art, and architecture, that’s bound to leave you bewitched. But that’s not all! We have more places in the roster that you can explore! You can drive your way to the nearby town of Bulandshahr, where the Bulandshahr Fort stands tall and proud, a testament of Mughal brilliance.

Photo of All You Need To Know About Travelling To Khurja: The Ultimate Pottery Destination by Varsha Banerjee (Crazy Jetsetters)

A sight for the sore eyes, straight out of a painting, the fort offers a panoramic view of the landscape, peppered with sepia tone, that’s hard to miss. Another place to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature is the Karna Lake, which is a stone’s throw away from Meerut. The lake is a haven of peace and fun, with activities like fishing and boating. You can also wander around the charming gardens and picnic areas around the lake.

Photo of All You Need To Know About Travelling To Khurja: The Ultimate Pottery Destination by Varsha Banerjee (Crazy Jetsetters)

You see Khurja and its surroundings are full of wonders that will spice up your trip and make it unforgettable. So, what are you waiting for? Add this ultimate pottery destination to your bucket list now!

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