Hapur is a historic town in Ghaziabad District
of Uttar Pradesh
. It is famous for Hapar ‘papar’ (a large wafer) and is a leading market for grain and jaggery in the district. Hapur is located 64 km east of Delhi
and is about 34 km from the district headquarters, Ghaziabad
Hapur was founded by Haradatta, the Dor chieftain of Bulandshahr and Meerut, in 983. The town was then christened after him. Another version is that the town derives its name after the word ‘hapar’, which signifies an 'orchard.'
Dasna, a 17th century Juma Masjid are some places of tourist interest around.
Nearest international airport is at New Delhi. Hapur is a railway junction where the Delhi-Moradabad and the Meerut-Khurja lines of the Northern Railways meet. National Highway No 10 passes through Hapur.