Ghaziabad is situated in the middle of Ganga- Yamuna doab. This rapidly developing town comprises the part of the upper ganges plain, historically known as the land east of Sapta Sindu (seven rivers).
Ghaziabad was founded in 1740 by Ghaz-ud-din, the vazir of south India's king Salawat Jung. The city was formerly called Ghaziuddinnagar. According to a legend, sage Vishravamuni used to reside near the present city of Ghaziabad.
Ghaziabad was founded in the year 1740 by emperor Ghazi-ud-din. He is supposed to have built an architectural marvel for himself. It was a spacious palace that consisted of 120 rooms of masonry with pointed arches. Only the gate, a few portions of the boundary wall and a massive pillar about fourteen feet in height remain now. Ghaziabad has appeared prominently during the mutiny of 1857. River Hindon that flows through Ghaziabad was the site for the battle between Mutineers and British Forces in which, the former were crushed convincingly.
Air: Delhi airport is at a distance of 30 km from Ghaziabad.
Rail: The railways link Ghaziabad to almost all the major cities.
Road: UP State Transport buses connect the city to the surrounding cities.
Ghaziabad is primarily an industrial city with manufacturers in railway coaches, diesel engines, electroplating, bicycles, picture tubes, tapestries, glassware, pottery, vegetable oil, paint and varnish, heavy chains, automobile pistons & rings, steel pharmaceuticals, liquor, etc. It is one of the most industrialized cities in Uttar Pradesh.