Shamli | People | History | Geography

Shamli is a city, tehsil and a municipal board in Muzaffarnagar district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is located on the Delhi - Saharanpur highway. It is around 100 km from Delhi and 65 km from Saharanpur.Shamli is also famous for its old sugar mill called Upper Doab Sugar Mill. It is big market place for 10s of villages around.

According to legend, Shamli is the place where Krishna took a night's halt while going for his last attempt of truce thus avoiding Mahabharata, hence was its previous name "Shyama vali”. This small suburb is also famous for the Hanuman tilla, a temple of Hindu deity Hanuman, built by the great warrior Bhima. The entire complex has around 20 temples devoted to various Hindu Gods and Goddesses. It is believed that Lord Hanuman stopped here while on his way to Dronagiri mountain to fetch Sanjeevani, a powerful life-restoring herb, for Lord Lakshmana. Ruskin Bond's experience long time ago in this small town inspired him to write a story called "Time Stops at Shamli".