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Firozabad is located in the western part of the Indian state, Uttar Pradesh and also stands as the headquarter city of the district of Firozabad. This popular commercial center is just at a distance of 40 km from the architectural city of Agra.

This city is popularly known for its production of glassware and is commonly known as the ‘City of Glassware’. The city possesses a rich and vibrant history and this was the reason that the city got its initial name as ‘Chandwar Nagar’. During that period the territory was under the reign of Mughal Empire. Thereafter the district was named as ‘Firozabad’, with which the city is recognized today as well.

The city, even today holds the possession of the tomb of Firoz Shah, who was the Mughal Emperor Akbar’s Mansab Dar, the general. The city is just at a drive of 200 km from the country capital, Delhi. The place also holds importance of being mentioned in the period of 18th century as a Pargana also known as sub-division. The city has grown various leaders as e famous Chauhans of Mainpuri, Jamidar of Chandwar with local Mallahs took active parts in freedom struggle in 1857.

The city has been mentioned in the memorable “Khilafat Movement”, “Quit India Movement”, and “Namak Satyagrah” were arrested and sentenced to Kala pani by the East India company government.

Firozabad travel and tourism is a popular among the Indian and foreign tourists alike and for that the Firozabad tour packages are a perfect way of exploring the splendor of the destination in Northern India.

General facts about Firozabad

Location: Northern India
Altitude: 364 m
Language: Hindi, Urdu and English
Climate: Humid subtropical
Major Attractions: Kalan Mosque and Marsalganj Jain Temple
Ideal Time to Visit: October to March

Tourist sightseeing in Firozabad

This historically rich city has lots to reveal about its past. Also the city holds some of the religious tourist attractions such as Kalan Mosque and Marsalganj Jain Temple. The city is mainly famous for producing glass and its products such as glass art wares consist of toys, candle-stands and miniature idols. Domestic wares consist of drinking glasses, beer glasses, wine glasses and dinner sets, Scientific and lab wares like beakers, flasks, test tubes, containers and electric wares of glass articles.

At present, Firozabad has a moniker, Suhag Nagar as it produces bangles, kadas, kangans and other items of suhagins (brides). This city is also recognized as the ‘World Capital of Beads’ as the glass beads produced here are used in clothing, accessories and jewelry and are exported  all over the world. The city of Firozabad is also referred to as the ‘dome of glasses’.

Climate of Firozabad

Here summers are generally very hot with cold and dry winters. The monsoon season here can be extremely wet or dry, depending upon the climatic conditions. The best months to pay a visit while having a comfortable journey in the city of glass, Firozabad are October trill March.

How to reach Firozabad

Firozabad by Air: The nearest major airport to Firozabad is Agra Air Force Station and is at a distance of about 45 km from the center of Firozabad.

Firozabad by Train: Firozabad is well connected through train to long and short distanced destinations, enabling the city to be connected with the rest of the country.

Firozabad by Road: Firozabad is connected to several bus services to the Western and Eastern parts of Uttar Pradesh state. Almost all the major cities connect to the city of glass.

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