New Delhi, the national capital, is located 75 miles (121 kilometers) northwest of Aligarh.
While it can be a temptation to simply sit back and relax when vacationing in Aligarh, remember, Uttar Pradesh's diverse scenic wonders are never more than a day trip away. Prem Nagar, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the southwest, and Jahangirabad, 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the south of Aligarh are good places to visit if you're keen on learning more about this region.
Journey back in time in the area. Take the time to visit some of the historic palaces for which this part of the world is known. Enjoy a little culture, learning and lore under the bright blue sky at the region's much-loved gardens and open-air exhibits.
There are some cool ways to make the most of the wide open spaces in and around Aligarh. Mountain climbing and hiking are two ways thrill seekers here can get their fix.
If you are in the region on the 26th of Janurary, join the locals during the national Republic Day celebrations.
For those who intend on arriving and departing by plane, keep in mind that the nearest major airport is Kheria Airport, 50 miles (80 kilometers) to the south of Aligarh.