The Suraj Khund is the most interesting Hindu temple in Meerut and there is a Moghul mausoleum,the Shahpir,near the old Shahpir Gate. At Sardhana,18 km north of Meerut, is the palace of Begum Samru. She was converted to Roman Catholicism and built the basilica here in 1809, which has an altar of white Jaipur marble. There are several Hotels in Meerut. Hotel Shaleen is the best.